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Wordless Wednesday: Miracles Do Happen

The miraculous spring of Our Lady of Banneux
Location: Banneux, Belgium
 

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October 16, 2017 at 8:51 am 2 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Murren, Switzerland

Location: Murren, Switzerland
 
Murren is a small village town located 5,413 feet above sea level. it’s inaccessible by car. It took two aerial lifts to get there. From Lauterbrunnen Valley, we rode the cable car going to Gimmelwald and then switched over to another cable car to Murren.

I think Emily Dickinson will be happy to be here even if she doesn’t venture out. From the window of her hotel room, she’ll have a spectacular view of the village and surrounding alps to serve as her inspiration.

For those who like to roam around, the clean mountain air provides the perfect setting for adventure and exploration. If there’s a caveat, distance can be deceiving. Expect that going from Point A to Point B will likely be further than initially thought. This is especially true when hiking uphill. Good luck! Don’t scale back! If a rookie like me can do it, so can you.
 

 

The Angle of a Landscape —
That every time I wake —
Between my Curtain and the Wall
Upon an ample Crack —

Like a Venetian — waiting —
Accosts my open eye —
Is just a Bough of Apples —
Held slanting, in the Sky —

The Pattern of a Chimney —
The Forehead of a Hill —
Sometimes — a Vane’s Forefinger —
But that’s — Occasional —

The Seasons — shift — my Picture —
Upon my Emerald Bough,
I wake — to find no — Emeralds —
Then — Diamonds — which the Snow

From Polar Caskets — fetched me —
The Chimney — and the Hill —
And just the Steeple’s finger —
These — never stir at all —

– Emily Dickinson

 

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October 14, 2017 at 9:20 am 12 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Taking a Break

Taking a Break
Location: Nesebar, Bulgaria
 

October 9, 2017 at 9:14 am 8 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian

Latin Quarter, Paris

Location: Paris, France
 
Our tour guide, who hailed from the South of France, told us that Paris is considered one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful city in the world.

I couldn’t agree more. It has much to offer to anyone, but to fully experience it, you must take it slow like sipping a good wine. In other words, you must proceed with the intention that you’d be coming back.

What a better way to do that than to sit outside a cafe and watch people as the locals do. You can see them, in different shapes and colors, as they come and go about their business, immersed in a world of their own making. What’s interesting, though, is that before you can pass judgment on them, they’re gone and a new group of folks appear.

The above picture was taken while having lunch at the Latin Quarter which I’d consider the Berkeley of Paris. It’s dominated by university students and intellectuals with lots of places to eat and to hang out. Situated on the left side of the Seine River, it’s a good spot to indulge in people watching.

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October 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm 16 comments

Wordless Wednesday: GreyFriars Bobby Statue

GreyFriars Bobby
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
 

October 2, 2017 at 9:01 am 9 comments

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