Thursday Doors: Old Historic Louisville, Kentucky

It seems I am very into historic neighborhoods of late! Today we are in the Belgravia Neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. Old Historic Louisville is made up of 48 city blocks, near Downtown Louisville, and boasts of the largest preservation district featuring  almost entirely Victorian architecture. The majority of homes are made of brick and the…

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…

Thursday Doors: Historic Columbus, Georgia

This post is the Third in a Series about Columbus, Georgia! I am so enjoying this excursion and today we are looking at more Doors for the Thursday Doors. First there is THE SIGN. Please follow all the rules when visiting Heritage Park or any other park for that matter. We want to keep it…

Thursday Doors: Columbus, Georgia

Today we are going South to Columbus, Georgia, located on the Chattahoochee River with Phenix City, Alabama looking back across the river at us! Columbus is such a great city because I enjoyed their Walking Trails……..The Original City Trail, The Church Square/High Uptown Trail, The Riverwalk and the Liberty Heritage Historic District. Columbus was an…

Thursday Doors: The Royal Monastery of St Mary of Pedralbes

The street to the monastery……….I was fascinated by those little bells hanging from the wrought iron! We were dropped off, by our personal guide, to this quiet neighborhood spot, to spend some time at the monastery. The Monastery of Pedralbes, was founded by Queen Elisenda de Montcada in 1327 with the support of her husband,…

Thursday Doors: Barcelona, Spain

We’re at the port in Barcelona and today is the last day of our cruise…………..now for three days in Barcelona……..it looks like it might rain on us! Or is it clearing up? The beach looks nice and so does the strand. We have hired a private tour guide for an eight hour tour of the…

Thursday Door in Barcelona, Spain

We have arrived in the Port of Barcelona, where we will be getting off the ship. There is so much to see here I have decided to write several  blog posts to capture this beautiful city. If you like architecture you have come to the right place! But, I am a little short on time…

Thursday Doors: Arcos de la Frontera, Spain

Today we are really on the frontier!  We are in the middle of nowhere, on a large outcrop of limestone rock along the Guadalete River. Over the years, the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Spanish, selected this spot to keep an eye on things! From the village round-about we rode a small electric train up the…

Thursday Doors: Medina-Sidonia, Andalusia, Spain

The ship is docked in Cadiz, Spain and this morning we are off to the White Villages of Andalusia! What will we find here? The land is very flat, isn’t it?  Driving out of Cadiz it is dry, with sand as far as you can see! Are we in the desert? We have arrived at…

Thursday Doors: Cascais, Portugal

I have to admit my favorite of all the stops on the cruise was Cascais, Portugal! The historic seaside fishing village was the perfect not-too-small, not too big place and I knew as soon as I saw the curvy streets this would be the place for me! So let’s look at some of their doors!…

Thursday Doors: Braga, Portugal

Our last stop of the day is in Braga, Portugal! We have seen the castle and churches in Guimarães, Bom Jesus Sanctuary, high on the hill outside Braga, and had lunch at a beautiful restaurant in the country!  See previous posts on those!  Now we are going to the city of Braga, before returning to…

Thursday Doors: La Coruña, Spain

The ship is still docked in La Coruña! What are we going to see today? How about the famous plaza and historic district  for starters?  Located within the Centro Historico district of La Coruña, Plaza de Maria Pita is a large, elegant square enclosed with graceful arched arcades. The Town Hall with its imposing three domes…

Thursday Doors: Betanzos, Spain

Getting off the ship in La Coruña, we are headed to Betanzos, Spain, in Galicia, twenty miles from the port. We are dropped off in the central square of this small town (less than 15,000) and the first thing that gets my attention is the color of the many painted artifacts…….. dark green. The gazebo…

Thursday Doors: Bilboa, Spain

 If I had to pick a city that I would definitely visit again, it would be Bilboa, Spain. First of all, I loved the port. There was a long quay with many walkers and on shore were huge, well manicured, manor houses! The city sits in a basin surrounded by two mountain ranges and the…