CFFC: Roofs of Europe

The roofs in Europe are varied and interesting. So for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week with the topic of roofs, here are some European roofs. Mont St.-Michel, France Roofs with gulls Roof with window Amsterdam, Holland – These are my favorites due to their variety in architectural style. 2 views of the roofs of […]

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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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Weekly Prompt: Clock the Time

The Weekly Prompts from GC and Me theme is Clock the Time. These photos of clocks are all from our 2019 summer trip to Europe. Most of these clocks are on tall towers. Interestingly, they all use Roman numerals (except the one on a sign), which until recent times was actually quite common. On the […]

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October Square: Garden Lines

For Becky’s October Square: Square & Lines monthlong challenge, here are my square photos of lines, taken in gardens. This is one of the weird little animals scattered around the gardens of Melk Abbey in Melk, Austria. I love the shadow lines crossing this clematis in a neighbor’s garden in Des Plaines.

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CFFC: Gardens

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme of nature; this week the topic is gardens. Partial view of my garden in late July – there may be a butterfly in there somewhere… In my neighborhood, kind of hidden, is this lovely pond and landscaped garden. In front of the main building at Chicago Botanic Gardens, […]

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