Monday Window: Dominus Flevit Church

(Visited January 13, 2019) This little “teardrop” Catholic church outside the walls of Old Jerusalem is called Dominus Flevit, which means “The Lord Weeps,” representing Jesus weeping about the future destruction of Jerusalem. Here is the same window from the inside, framing old Jerusalem with the Golden Dome as a recognizable landmark. The church is […]

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Pull Up a Seat Challenge

I have not participated in XingfuMama’s Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge in awhile. So here goes! At holiday light show, Lightscape, Chicago Botanic Gardens Glass sculptures made by schoolchildren, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA The following three are miniatures, from Whimsical Wonderland, an annual display/fair/competition of miniatures. Choir seat, with unique carving (you’d pull […]

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Melk Abbey and Town

July  5, 2019 Today we docked at Melk, a town on the Danube known for its abbey, which sits on a cliff overlooking the town. A bus drove us up the hill to tour the abbey. The Benedictine abbey was founded in 1089. A monastic school was established in the 12th century and the library […]

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FOTD: Flowering Bushes in Israel: Church of the Beatitudes & Capernaum

Again, I am posting flower/plant photos taken exactly one year ago. On January 10, 2019, we visited several places in northern Israel, including Capernaum, a village where Jesus spent much time teaching and healing. Archaeological excavations have revealed two synagogues, one built on top of the other. This second photo was taken in the gardens […]

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CFFC: Mostly Monochrome

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with the theme of colors. This week the topic is basically one  color or hue. This photo was not shot nor edited black & white. The trees and clouds actually looked like this on a spring day in northern Wisconsin. Turtles at The Grove visitors’ center, Mt. Prospect, IL Chinese […]

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