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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CFFC: Pastel Colors

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with her color series – this week it is pastel colors. Some flowers are bright, while others have muted colors. Most marigolds are bright, but these are soft yellow and white. Dahlias come in all colors – some are bright, some are light. Artists experiment with all kinds of color […]

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CB&WPC: Vintage Kitchen

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, the topic this week is kitchen items. Here are photos of a vintage kitchen, all of which are on display at the Dawes Mansion, now known as the Evanston Historical Society. We toured this building last year during Open House Chicago 2018.  

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Thursday Doors: Open House Chicago

Last Saturday, we participated in the annual Open House Chicago event, in which over 300 buildings are open to the public. People can tour these buildings and most have volunteers that can answer questions about the building or organization housed there. For Norm’s Thursday Doors this week, I feature some of the doors we saw […]

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