For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge, I am looking back at a cruise we took to the Panama Canal, stopping at several Central American Pacific ports on the way back. All these windows have grates. One of them, however, was taken in Jerusalem last year. León, Nicaragua Antigua, Guatemala The purple sashes were there because it […]Read More Monday Window: Windows With Grates
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues exploring the senses; this week it is tasting. We have 5 basic type of tastes registered by our taste buds: bitter, salty, sour, sweet and savory. Sometimes fat is considered a 6th taste. The American diet contains a lot of processed foods, which add salt to them – salt is […]Read More CFFC: Yummy!!!
In my former home town of Des Plaines, Illinois, they are constantly putting up more condo buildings, especially near downtown where the commuter train station is. Last year, right around the time we moved to Arlington Heights, they razed a whole section of downtown buildings to make way for – you guessed it – yet […]Read More Thursday Doors: Bygone Doors & Gates
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge on 4/30 is faces (real or imagined) or facial features. Jerusalem jokester Weary water pump! Good morning! Stone Sphinx Camel close-up Orchidean faces Doggie in the window Real peopleRead More CB&WPC: There Are Faces I Remember
Because we’re not going anywhere right now, I have compiled a collection of doors I have photographed during recent travels for Norm’s Thursday Doors. In fact, I don’t think I’ve shared these doors before! (Well, maybe a few of them.) Three doors at the Louvre in Paris, France: Aswan, Egypt: Store fronts and stadium Lotus […]Read More Thursday Doors: Doors on My Travels
I don’t usually get up early. Especially now – what’s the point? I can’t go anywhere anyway! I have a routine of getting up, getting a cup of tea (I can’t tolerate coffee anymore, although I love it), a banana and a piece of Babybel cheese, and then going to a comfortable spot to read […]Read More Top o’ the Morning!
Since it is Good Friday, I thought this “top” would be appropriate – it is the dome inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which was built on what is believed to be the site of both the crucifixion and the tomb where Jesus was buried. The church as it stands today is […]Read More April Square Tops: Church of the Holy Sepulchre
(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 […]Read More Monday Window: Dominus Flevit Church
Last year on our trip to Israel, we visited the Garden of Gethsemane, where we saw centuries-old olive trees. Olive trees don’t grow super tall – they just seem to get more gnarly with age! This massive olive tree, now protected by a fence, is the tree against which Jesus prayed in the Garden of […]Read More Sunday Trees: Biblical Trees
Here are some 2019 travel photos for Aroused’s Friday Fun: Distance. Caesarea & Jerusalem, Israel: Rhine castles in Germany: I kept thinking of this song while doing this post. I think the lyrics are fitting for these days of fear and crisis.Read More Friday Fun: In the Distance