The Fabergé Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

I had never been to Russia, so I really looked forward to going there! I was most interested in learning more about the Russian people. Face to face, one on one. This did not happen. The Russians that escorted us at all times were friendly, but in a guarded kind of way. I just had…

The Ups and Downs of the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

We’re back in St Petersburg and today we will be a touring the Hermitage, the second largest art museum in the world (the Louvre in Paris, is the largest) ! First, a little about the routine everyday after we left the ship. Security is very tight in Russia. Foreign visitors must have a visa to…

If We Were Having Coffee On a Tuesday, We’d Be At the Mill

I haven’t done a Weekend Coffee Share for a while because my weekends seem to be hectic! But, today I am doing a Tuesday Coffee Share, so pull up a seat at the remains of the Roswell Manufacturing Company and we’ll have a cuppa and enjoy the beautiful weather! To learn more about what we…

Thursday Door: The Antebellum Era

Good Morning TD friends! It’s been so beautiful and warm and the leaves are beginning to change color, so it’s time for a roadtrip!  Today, we are traveling to Roswell, Georgia, just a few miles from Atlanta, to look at the antebellum properties and there are plenty to see. I was hoping to get some…

Six On Saturday: From Russia With Love

Good morning SOS’ers! It’s been a while since I posted here, sometimes life just gets busy! But, this morning we are back touring in St Petersburg, Russia, just one of the stops on our Baltic Cruise! What gardens and flowers will we find here? First, let’s take a look around the Hermitage, a museum of…

Capturing the Spirit in Oakland Cemetery

We’ve just come back from Atlanta, where we had a great time at the Oakland Cemetery! Yes, that’s right, a good time in a cemetery! You see, the Oakland Cemetery is celebrated with several nights of Capturing the Spirit! The adventure is meant to enlighten, not frighten! So join us as we meet a few…

One More Little Neighborhood in Tallinn, Estonia

This will be my last Doorscursion from Tallinn, Estonia. The medieval Old Town has been a treasure trove of doors! So, let’s start in the Old Town Square and make our way into another old neighborhood! Not everyone has sitting doves! And I found one here……… But, walking along the Old Town Tower Walls I…

A Sign of the Times in Tallinn, Estonia

Yesterday, I talked about the Maiasmokk Café, the oldest surviving coffee shop in Tallinn. Did you notice the Featured Photo of the café window in today’s post? It features Maiasmokk’s famous marzipan and coffee. But, why are there all those kittens? It’s all about another folktale from Tallinn! But, as you check out the shop…

Tallinn, Estonia………The Old and Older………..

Today in Tallinn……what are we up to? I thought we would start in the Old Town and work our way into the Town Square to see how the architecture changes. Tallinn’s Old Town is one of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is something…

Six On Saturday in Tallinn, Estonia

Good morning SOS’ers! This morning I am taking us for a stroll through Tallinn, Estonia…….Enjoy! The outdoor cafes, in Old Town Square, were surrounded by baskets and baskets of petunias. The Tapas Bar invited us in with bright pink geraniums……. “Petunias on a post” here, but notice those two trees?  The leaning trees just look…

Thursday Doors in Tallinn, Estonia

We have arrived in Tallinn, Estonia! What will we find here? Let’s check out the map to see where we are! Oh yes, this is Fat Margaret’s Tower……one of six gates and towers built as part of the Great Coastal Gates, that controlled access to the town in medieval times. The gate system was built…

Six On Saturday: The Unexpecteds

Dear SOS’ers, just because you’re on a cruise ship, it doesn’t mean you are going without flowers……or fantastic arrangements! Welcome to our suite on the Seven Seas Explorer! There were the orchids…….. up close and personal……. And flower arrangements were found in the Atrium………. Aren’t these just gorgeous? and there were also arrangements in one…

Window Peeping in Stockholm: Two Point, Oh!

I couldn’t help it! I had to show more windows, they were all so lovely! We’ll start, today, in the large Stortorget Square. There were many people here, just relaxing away the day! Don’t you love the color of those buildings? Many folks were around the fountain too! But, we tend to like the small…

Six On Saturday in Stockholm

I think you can tell a lot about a city by their plants and where they choose to have them. The cities that don’t have them look tired, worn out and very very drab. Not only do the plants and flowers make the cities more charming and welcoming, I think their presence just boosts the…