Caen’s Church of Saint-Pierre

(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 […]

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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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Blue and the Unexpected

This is my entry for Becky’s July Blue Squares and also for Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Day with the theme of Unexpected. It was not until I had my zoom lens focused on the top of the blue house in Cologne (Köln), Germany, that I saw what the guide had been telling us about […]

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Thursday Doors & July Blue

Doors in Cabourg and Arromanches, France The first photo is my entry today for Becky’s July Blue Squares. All are my contribution to Norm’s weekly Thursday Doors feature. The first three were taken in Arromanches; the rest were captured in Cabourg.        

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July Blue Squares: Dome of the Rock

I’m pretty sure I have posted these photos before, but this time I am posting them for today’s Blue Square entry. Dome of the Rock is such a beautiful building, known mostly for its golden dome that stands out among the whitish buildings of Jerusalem’s skyline. However, close up, it is covered with Arabic mosaic […]

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Blue Squares: Here It Is!

Becky has her monthlong square challenge this month and the topic is Blue.  (#JulySquare) Last summer we took a road trip across 2/3 of the United States on Route 66. Between Arizona and New Mexico, we kept seeing road signs with this rabbit logo which piqued our curiosity (as it was supposed to!). We finally […]

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Blue Squares: Ad in the Sky

During our tour of Cologne, Germany, on June 27, I looked up to see this ad in the sky: It seemed to be advertising a film or performance later that day. Anyway, both the cloudless sky* and the sign are blue so it’s perfect for Becky’s Month of Squares (#JulySquare). *This is how the sky […]

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FOTD: Les fleurs de France

More French flowers! When we first got to Merville-Franceville-Plage, we got lost trying to find the address of the Airbnb farmhouse our family had rented. The GPS on our rental car wasn’t able to find it either! Eventually we went to the tourist information center, just off the roundabout in the middle of town, where […]

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