I spotted these two dressed up bulldogs in front of the Batavia, IL town hall the other day. So Dale turned around and went back and I got out to take a few photos. They were kinda two of a kind – the same but different! So I thought they’d be just right for Becky’s […]Read More Kinda Square #2: Two of a Kind
We have so many surprises in life. Unfortunately, it is rare for me to get a picture of it – such as the swans on one of our lakes mating! Another resident here, a wily older man from Germany, took a series of pictures of the swans’ mating ritual – before, during, and after – […]Read More LAPC: Surprise!
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is of things with the letter R and at least 6 letters in the word.Read More CB&WPC: RRRRRR!
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is about pointing your camera upward!Read More CFFC: Upward
For Mind Over Memory’s Sculpture Saturday, here are some sculptures I captured during Open House Chicago last October. Street art At Zen Buddhist Temple Sculpted steins at Dank Haus At Elks War Memorial At Wintrust Bank, Old TownRead More Sculpture Saturday: Open House Chicago 2019
I really liked the graceful Romanesque sculptures of lovers in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Sculpture Saturday challenge by Mind Over MemoryRead More Sculpture Saturday: Schoenbrunn Palace
On the 4th of July, the day we spent the morning in Passau, Germany, we opted for an afternoon tour to the small town of Schärding, Austria (population approx. 5,000). Passau and Schärding are essentially border towns. We even crossed a bridge on the Inn River that had a small metal plaque in the middle […]Read More Thursday Doors: A Walk Through Schärding, Austria
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with the theme of colors. This week the topic is basically one color or hue. This photo was not shot nor edited black & white. The trees and clouds actually looked like this on a spring day in northern Wisconsin. Turtles at The Grove visitors’ center, Mt. Prospect, IL Chinese […]Read More CFFC: Mostly Monochrome
June 30, 2019 On a walking tour of the city of Würzburg, Germany, we first visited the palace of the Prince-Bishop, known informally as the Residenz. The palace was built in Austrian/South German Baroque style, with some influence of the French Style, commissioned by Prince-Bishop of Würzburg, Johann Philipp Franz von Schönborn in 1720 and […]Read More Thursday Doors: the Würzburger Residenz, Würzburg, Germany
(June 17, 2019) While in Caen, after touring the Chateau, we had lunch, then went to see the cathedral. Or at least, we THOUGHT it was the cathedral, but this is a mistake by tourists due to its size and soaring Gothic elements. It is actually called the Church of St. Peter (St. Pierre) and […]Read More Caen’s Church of Saint-Pierre