Square Up: Abandoned

There were some buildings in downtown Des Plaines that were going to be demolished in order to build a new mixed-use complex. I snapped a few photos of these boarded up and locked up buildings. Vacant buildings, once someone’s home or workplace… …now abandoned. Once a thriving community of monks and pilgrims in Egypt, now […]

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Looking Up! Part 2

More views looking up at what is above us for Becky’s January Square Up Challenge! Sometimes we see trees against a brilliant blue sky in spring: Perhaps there’s a birdhouse – or two – in the tree: Looking up at towering monuments against the blue sky: Looking up at animals who live above us:

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Square Up: Old Houses

Dale and I are getting ready to sell our house. We moved to a retirement community in August of 2019, and shortly afterward our daughter and son-in-law moved into our house. They have been renting, but are now ready to buy it. They have done a lot to fix the house UP. Part of this […]

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Upstairs Downstairs

Years ago, there was a popular Masterpiece Theatre series called Upstairs, Downstairs, examining the lives of the British upper class (who lived upstairs) and their servants (who lived downstairs). The popularity of that series inspired more recent series on this subject, including Downton Abbey. Those of us who had young children in the 1970s or […]

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L-APC: The Alphabet

The Alphabet starts with “A” and that is the subject of Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week, starting appropriately with the amazing letter A! I have a file of letter-shaped things. I got the idea for it when I saw this cute little ladder in our neighborhood and immediately thought of the letter A! My brother-in-law […]

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CFFC: Colorful Buildings

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with her theme “all about buildings” and this week’s topic is colorful buildings. In Amsterdam, Holland:the red light district De Pijp neighborhood (across from our Airbnb) Miltenberg, Germany:storefront the Town Hall (Rathaus) Wurzburg’s colorful cathedral: Budapest, Hungary: Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico: Costa Rica: Sports stadium in Aswan, Egypt: Tucumcari, […]

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Thursday Doors: A Nubian Lodge

Norm’s Thursday Doors is back! I haven’t been anywhere, like most of us. So I went into my archives and found photos of this charming place that we stayed one night at in Abu Simbel City, in southern Egypt. This region, which is today southern Egypt and northern Sudan, was traditionally the home of the […]

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