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…

Thursday Doors: Saint-Émilion, France

First one big doorway! We have arrived in Bordeaux traveling from the Bay of Biscay down the Gironde River, where there was sometimes only four feet between the ship’s bottom and the river floor. Yikes! Hold your feet up! The drawbridge was very impressive too! Today a group of us are traveling to the village…

Thursday Doors: Dinan, France

Helloooo everyone! Today the ship is at port in Saint Malo, France and I and 25 other passengers have decided on Dinan as our destination of the day! Something told me it was not going to be as easy taking photos as it is on most of our vacations and I can see right off…

Thursday Doors: Mont-Saint-Michel, France

As some of you know, I recently returned from the cruise of a lifetime, aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer. My husband and I had never been on a cruise and didn’t think it would be something we would enjoy. We like to fly to our destination and then drive everywhere, choosing the sites we…

Thursday Doors: Pinehurst, North Carolina

It has been a whirlwind of travel for me over the past several months! Have you missed me? Well I’m back with lots to talk about and places to see! First, lets get a relaxing game of golf in! Let’s see, that would best be played at Course #2 at the famous Pinehurst Golf Club,…

Thursday Doors: The Doors of Istanbul

Today for Thursday Doors we are again in Istanbul! My first photo is of a local restaurant that features seating with cushions around low tables or seating at tables and chairs, like we know it! The glass door slides open and covers the entire restaurant front! At night they just slide it shut! So, for…

Thursday Doors: Doors in Istanbul, Turkey

This week I thought we would look at some doors in Istanbul, Turkey.  From the Sultania Hotel, near the historic district, we walked around the corner to a travel agency, where we met up with a small group, who were taking a boat tour around the Golden Horn! Istanbul is very modern…………. It is the…

Thursday Doors: The Garden Doors

Today, since I have been recovering from my yearly dose of poison ivy, I’d like to share garden doors from various gardens in the UK. What a wonderful and surprising place to find doors! The first is a garden entrance at Agatha Christie’s home at Greenway. There are so many different doors to be found…

Thursday Doors: Last Chance at Mainz!

We are saying goodbye to Mainz, but before we go, let’s see a few more doors! They certainly like pink here! Or a shade of rosy-pink! Even the trees are rosy pink! Many buildings and doors are pink trimmed! And many have the sign of the cross on them! There is the Mainz Cathedral here…

Thursday Doors: Still in Mainz, Germany

We’re still walking the cobblestones of Mainz and thoroughly enjoying every minute! If you would like to refresh your memory of the bits of Mainz, read last week’s post Here. The Heiliggeist, or Holy Ghost is a favorite restaurant! You know me, there would have to be one photo of food! And how about all…

Thursday Doors: Mainz, Germany

My Thursday Doorscursion Post today is featuring Mainz, Germany. All of my photos were taken in the three and a half mile, half-moon shaped historic district that lies along the Rhine River. The architecture is fantastic, revealing half timbered buildings, several historic churches and cellars known for their famous wines. During WWII most of the…

Thursday Doors: Let’s Go South to Comayagua, Honduras

  Today for Thursday Doors we are visiting Comayagua, a city in the Honduras, some 50 miles northwest of Tegucigalpa on the highway to San Pedro Sula.  The city is noted for its wealth of Spanish Colonial architecture and the central square reveals The Cathedral of St Mary, in the heart of the town. Built…

Thursday Doors:The Italy Everyone Goes to Italy For

  When it comes to destinations the place that I get the most questions about is Italy.  Italy is the one country with big expectations. Tourists want the Italy shown in the movies. But, there are so many aspects to Italy. For me there is the big-city Italy with great tourist sites, churches, shopping, restaurants…

Thursday Doors: Montepulciano, Italy

  Ciao! This week I got an email from an American woman contemplating going to learn Italian in Montepulciano, Italy.  Three years ago, I traveled to Montepulciano to attend Il Sasso, an Italian language school. I had traveled to Italy for many years and just fell in love with the country and the people. Then…