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Wordless Wednesday: Lincoln Monument and Memorial

Lincoln Statue and Memorial

Location: Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
 

March 27, 2017 at 9:01 am Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: It Is Easy Being Green!

Hallstatt Cemetery
Hallstatt Cemetery

Location: Hallstatt, Austria
 
A grave doesn’t have to look plain and drab. It can be
beautiful and green adorned with flowers making it suitable for reflection and as a final resting place.

While in Austria, we spent a couple of days in Hallstatt, a small village in the Salzkammergut region.

After taking the funicular up to the salt mile 2,700 feet above sea level, we hiked back downhill amidst ferns and wildflowers always careful to watch our steps on rain-soaked trails.

Our hike ended in the rocky grounds of the Catholic cemetery where we saw each graveyard plot tended like a small garden. I couldn’t think of a better way to honor a departed loved one.

St. Peter's Cemetery
St. Peter's Cemetery

 
In Salzburg, a visit to St. Peter’s Cemetery showed the same tender loving care accorded to the graves. It must be an Austrian tradition.

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March 24, 2017 at 1:58 pm 9 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Jonsok (Kati Casida, 2011)

Jonsok

Location: Skjolden, Norway
 

March 20, 2017 at 9:42 am 8 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

Rio de Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Although I’m afraid of heights, it doesn’t stop me from going to high places. It’s worth the risk considering the reward. Aside from the splendid view of surrounding areas, it can be an uplifting experience (no pun intended).

Cristo Redentor Cristo Redentor
Cristo Redentor Cristo Redentor

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Visiting the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil most definitely fits the bill. It’s located 2,300 feet above sea level atop the Corcovado mountain and takes about 30 minutes to reach by train.

The landmark statue overlooks Rio de Janeiro where it has become a cultural icon and matter of pride. It’s 98 feet tall with its outstretched arms extending up to 92 feet wide. Standing on a 26 feet pedestal, it weighs 635 metric tons. It’s currently listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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March 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm 10 comments

Wordless Wednesday: A Gray Swan

A Gray Swan

Location: Parque de Pena, Sintra, Portugal
 

March 13, 2017 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

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