Why Would You Want to Go to a Botanical Garden in Gothenburg, Sweden?

There are gardens and then there are GARDENS! The Botanical Garden in Gothenburg, Sweden, is one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe. It is situated in a formerly rural area, where an earlier great estate, named Stora Änggården, was located. Stora Änggården is the yellow villa built in 1812 , which is now located…

Life in Color: January 24th, 2021

Today, for Life in Color we are still finding BROWN, but mine is desert BROWN today! We’re in Egypt! Hey Jude says: To add your photos to this challenge, look on at the tab below and post on Sunday’s!  Won’t you join us? Here are the Guidelines! Each Sunday post one or more photos for the…

Square Up: Day 22

Becky’s Square Challenge is encouraging us to be UPLIFTING in the month of January! Going UP anyone? Wondering what to do next with Becky’s Square Challenge?  Well here are a few more ideas for this month’s theme of up. Remember it is totally up to you how you interpret the theme, the only absolute rule…

Gothenburg, Sweden Gets an A for Effort

We’ve arrived in Gothenburg, Sweden on a rather gloomy, rainy day…….but what IS THAT on the pier? It’s a marching band, greeting us to the city! EVEN IN THE RAIN! Well, we can’t let them down…..let’s take a look at Gothenburg! Going up to higher ground on the bus……. and we can look back over…

FOTD, January 16, 2021

Very cheery colors this morning from the Gothenburg, Sweden Botanical Garden! Challenge rules, why not join in? 1. Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it.  You can either post new flower photos or dig back into your archives. 2. Depending on the time of year, you can post any…

#RoofSquares in Melk, Austria

Today for Becky’s Square Challenge we are in Melk, Austria. In 1929, the Melk Abbey sold their copy of the Gutenberg Bible to Yale University to begin restorations on the Abbey, which is still in process today. In the village looking up, we can see a roof, above a roof, above a roof! At the…

#RoofSquares: Budapest, Hungary

Today for Becky’s Square Challenge I am showing a Castle and Church that is now in a beautiful, big public park in Budapest. My best memory of this park is talking with a group of sisters, (they looked like gypsies) as best I could, because they didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak, whatever language…

#RoofSquares in Cesky Krumlov, the Czech Republic

Today for Becky’s Square Challenge we are in one of the most beautiful villages in the world…… Well that is my opinion! Cesky Krumlov is a magical village situated on the twisty Vltava River, which makes a perfect S through town. Above the Old Town is the Castle Town. The one main street winds through…

MeetTheBloggers: A Photo Challenge

There is a new PHOTO challenge from MeetTheBloggers. This week we are to feature Signs…… so here is Cairo, Egypt! Most signs are in English and Arabic…….. and who knew there was a Cairoland? or police for the tourists? I hope you have enjoyed my signs for this week’s challenge! Check with MeetTheBloggers for the…

#RoofSquares: Cairo, Egypt

Today for Becky’s Square Challenge let’s see some rooftops in Egypt! and there must be a pyramid view too, or we would not be in Egypt! Here is a close up of the pyramid. Really big big stones! Won’t you join in with your squares?

#RoofSquares: The DMZ, South Korea

Here is a great roof from the DMZ Zone in South Korea! This is the Peace Bell Pavilion. See Becky’s Square Challenge to add your square!

Have You Ever Wondered What the DMZ Was Like? Part 2

Today, we will be visiting other sections along the DMZ. I hope you read yesterday’s post to get a good start on the lay out of the land. Visitors to the DMZ must comply with the strict instructions. You may only take pictures when and where you are told. You must dress appropriately, no written…

Thursday Doors: Have You Ever Wondered What the DMZ Was Like?

Today I am taking LIBERTY with Norm’s Thursday Doors to show what I thought I would never see. This is a very large door, but it has been closed for a very long time. We are getting a chance to open that door between South Korea and North Korea, which might be one of the…