Thursday Doors: Marksburg Castle

Of all the Rhine River hill castles from Bingen to Koblenz, Marksburg Castle is one of only two that has never been destroyed nor fallen into disrepair, so it has been continuously occupied for nearly 700 years.  It is located above the city of Braubach in Germany and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The […]

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Thursday Doors: Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is the most noticeable building as you approach this city on the north Rhine River, with its Gothic spires soaring high above the landscape. At 157 meters (515 ft.) ir the third tallest twin-spired church in the world. The towers for its spires make its façade the tallest in the world. From the […]

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Bayeux: Tapestry and Cathedral

The city of Bayeux, in the province of Normandy, France, has three main tourist attractions. The first is a famous tapestry that tells the events surrounding the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy’s successful campaign to invade and take over England. William became king of England, later passing the throne to his […]

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Caen’s Church of Saint-Pierre

(June 17, 2019) While in Caen, after touring the Chateau, we had lunch, then went to see the cathedral. Or at least, we THOUGHT it was the cathedral, but this is a mistake by tourists due to its size and soaring Gothic elements. It is actually called the Church of St. Peter (St. Pierre) and […]

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Thursday Doors: Caen Chateau

(June 17, 2019) For Norm’s weekly feature, Thursday Doors, I am splitting our visit to Caen, France into two posts. We weren’t planning to visit Caen, but ended up spending half a day there because we had to get our rental car exchanged. Actually, Caen is a rather interesting city. After we took care of […]

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Thursday Doors & July Blue

Doors in Cabourg and Arromanches, France The first photo is my entry today for Becky’s July Blue Squares. All are my contribution to Norm’s weekly Thursday Doors feature. The first three were taken in Arromanches; the rest were captured in Cabourg.        

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The Doors of Fares Island

On Dec. 31, 2018, during our cruise on the Nile in Egypt, we cruised to Fares Island, where we took “tuk-tuks” through the dusty street of the town on our way to visit a crate maker (more about that in a separate post).   Of course, we took as many photos of doors (mostly gates […]

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