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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Music All Over the World

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge this week is to show “live music.” Music is a very important part of my life. I love all types of music and am especially fascinated by “world” music – music from different countries and cultures. Our favorite orchestra in the Chicago area is Chicago Sinfonietta. Every concert […]

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Jewel Colors

Nancy Merrill has a Photo a Week Challenge with a theme this week of jewel colors. Sea and sky – sapphire, pearl/mother of pearl, lapis lazuli Décor on a cruise ship – Sapphire, amethyst, ruby, beryl, gypsum, peridot Chicago at night – turquoise, sapphire, onyx Chihuly detail – ruby, sapphire, amethyst, topaz, peridot, garnet, carnelian, […]

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CFFC: Mmmmm!

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the letter M, with two m’s in the word. memoirs summit (Denali) national monument (Devil’s Tower, WY) modem mushrooms mammal momentum/movement (Women’s March in Chicago, Jan. 21, 2017) Mmmmmm!  

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Maine Excursion

October 1, 2017 Today was Day 1 of our cruise from Boston to Montreal. We left Boston on Saturday in late afternoon and by the time we woke up this morning, we had anchored off Bar Harbor. People who weren’t taking tours could obtain tender tickets to go ashore, and the first numbers were called just […]

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CFFC: Appropriately Apt…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week are things that begin with the letters Ap. In my archives I have photos that are appropriate and aptly suited to this challenge. I hope they meet with your approval! Apples:  Ape:     Appliances:  Old fashioned refrigerators (Bonanzaville, West Fargo, ND) Appetizers: (Oh, so appetizing!)   Appetizers and […]

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