Thursday Doors: New Neighborhood

For Norm’s Thursday Doors this week, I feature our new neighborhood. (See also my companion post about The Moorings.) Since we moved to The Moorings of Arlington Heights three months ago, I have not confined my walks to the campus – I’ve been exploring the surrounding neighborhood as well! Here are some doors and other […]

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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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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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Thursday Doors in Miltenberg, Germany

There is nothing like German towns to find picturesque architecture, including doors! Miltenberg is a small city of around 9,000 inhabitants in Lower Franconia, in the state of Bavaria. Miltenberg is on the Main (pronounced “mine”) River and was one of the stops on our Viking Grand European Tour river cruise in June-July 2019. The […]

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Thursday Doors: Marksburg Castle

Of all the Rhine River hill castles from Bingen to Koblenz, Marksburg Castle is one of only two that has never been destroyed nor fallen into disrepair, so it has been continuously occupied for nearly 700 years.  It is located above the city of Braubach in Germany and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The […]

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Thursday Doors: Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is the most noticeable building as you approach this city on the north Rhine River, with its Gothic spires soaring high above the landscape. At 157 meters (515 ft.) ir the third tallest twin-spired church in the world. The towers for its spires make its façade the tallest in the world. From the […]

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