Pull Up a Seat in Poulsbo, Washington

Attending our niece’s wedding recently, we stayed in the town of Poulsbo, WA, with a population over 11,000 and a Norwegian flavor (its heritage is Norwegian, so there are Norwegian flags everywhere). An early settler, an immigrant from Norway, actually had the surname “Paulsbo” but the pen he was writing with was kind of scratchy […]

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Pull Up a Seat in Holland

For XingfuMama’s weekly Pull Up a Seat challenge, here are some seats in Amsterdam and Kinderdijk, Holland. AMSTERDAM: My husband checks his email on his phone on the balcony of “our” apartment in the dePijp neighborhood. AMSTERDAM:  Luza’s, where we had breakfast one day in the de Pijp neighborhood KINDERDIJK: On the 2nd day of […]

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Open House Chicago 2018-Part 2

This post continues our brief tour of Open House Chicago 2018. The second building we toured was right across the street from the Gunder House. It is the Conway House, now the property of Sacred Heart Schools as the Driehaus Center.  The home was designed by the architect William Carbys Zimmerman in the Tudor-Revival style, […]

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CB&WPC: Plastic

The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is things made of plastic. Bowl with plastic figurines Bake sale goods in plastic containers My grand-niece playing with a plastic toy hairdryer Plastic hand-shaped chairs Fake (plastic) lotus blossoms, lily pad & frog Kids’ scissors with plastic handles & button Tape, post-it notes, […]

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