Six on Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway: Again

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! We’re still in Kristiansand, Norway, so let’s get a look at what I think makes for a great entrance to a new city….. When you first approach a city, whether by ship or road, does it look appealing? Is there a welcome sign? Is the sight clean or dirty? Is their something…

Thursday Doors in Kristiansand, Norway

This morning we are continuing our walk in Kristiansand, Norway and making our way to the Old Town, called Posebyen. But, before we get a move on, I want to say some more about COLOR! I just can’t get over the play of light on the colors. They are so brilliant and crisp. Crisp and…

Six On Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! Today, I am in Kristiansand, Norway! There are four distinct sections to the city and for our first SOS here, we will walk to the Wergeland Square area, central to the main shopping area and the hub of the city. The Kristiansand Cathedral, is featured prominently in the middle and is completely…

Six On Saturday: It’s Finish Up day

Good Mornin’, SOS’ers!  58 posts later and we are finishing up the first two weeks of the Baltics Cruise! Let’s take one more look at the gardens of Warnemunde, Germany, before we head back to the ship! We’ve had a great two weeks! Remember all the pears, real and faux? They were everywhere! and so…

Six On Saturday: The Warnemunde, Germany Edition

Today my SOS is coming from Warnemunde, Germany! It would be hard to find a seaside resort, more enchanting than this one!  Walking along the old fisherman’s cottages, you are greeted by color at every turn. We’ll start first, right along the harbor’s edge, where the larger homes were built on higher ground, probably so…

Six On Saturday: The Schwerin, Germany Edition

I know I have been delinquent in my duty to SOS! I never thought that being in lockdown would keep me so busy! I need a schedule now! I have caught up with the all the things I wanted to do “when I had time,” and I’ve had plenty of that! So, now let’s see…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #84 : Narrow

I’m joining the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week for the first time. Amy, from The World is a Book has chosen Narrow as our theme…… First a narrow street and tunnel in Stockholm………… This sculpture was on board the Seven Seas Explorer……it looks like an angel to me with a very narrow waist………hopefully my new…

Sixish On Saturday:Say It With Flowers

or maybe a stroll in the park………. I couldn’t help myself. I had to show more of beautiful Riga, Latvia. The city has turned the OLD MOAT, that surrounded the medieval historic area, into a beautiful little waterway that meanders through the city. The walkways are large on either side and the parks are well…

Thursday Doors: The Medieval Riga, Latvia

In 1201, Riga was a small port town. From the 13th century to the 15th century Riga grew, as one of the key centers of the Hanseatic League, (towns with German ties that functioned with independent political power)  Because of their valuable trading and cultural routes Riga flourished and led the way in current trends…

Weekly Smiles: The Valentine Edition

Last summer, on our cruise on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer, we celebrated our anniversary……….The butler and staff surprised us by decorating our room and  making these delightful little cakes………… They were in our room when we came back from our excursion. That put a smile on our faces that I can still remember! Our…

Six On Saturday: Sleuthing in Riga, Latvia

Good Morning SOS’ers! I hope you have been following us along at our stop in Riga! There is so much to see and do here! It’s like being in a fairytale! My photos for today come from just one of the restaurants/garden areas and I’m going to call this one Stonehenge! Scattered all around Riga…

Thursday Doors in Riga, Latvia

There are many layers to Riga, Latvia………There is the economic layer, with the bright and shiny new buildings across the river from the Medieval Village, where the cobblestones and ramparts can still be seen. There is the old moat, now filled with water, dividing a beautiful, tranquil park into left bank and right, in the…