CFFC: White Is…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with her color series and this week is WHITE. Snow white Flowery white Bridal white (two weddings) Swan white Architectural white (two styles in Amsterdam) Somber white (American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France) Leisure white Lawn ornament white Prickly white Styrofoam white

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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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Monday Window: Bamberg, Germany

A previous post featured the doors of Bamberg during a walking tour. Here are some windows in that charming city. Schlenkerla Brewery: Neue Residenz (former palace of ruling prince-bishops): Town Hall (Rathaus) with murals painted on the outside walls – the windows are not particularly interesting but the painting around them is: See more windows […]

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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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WPPC: Touring an Austrian Winery

The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge this week has the topic of bottles. On July 5, our Viking Grand European Tour river cruise ship arrived in Austria. We spent the day exploring Melk and cruising; then in the evening, a few of us took an optional tour to visit the Mörwald Winery, and were shown around […]

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Nuremberg’s St. Sebaldus Church

Nuremberg’s St. Sebaldus is a medieval church, built 1225-1273, and Lutheran since the Reformation. It takes its name from Sebaldus, an 8th century hermit and missionary who is the patron saint of Nuremberg. We visited this magnificent church during our tour of Nuremberg on July 2, 2019 as a stop on our Viking river cruise. […]

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