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…

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…

Last Day in Columbus, Georgia

We have seen a great deal in Columbus and we have been busy! Isn’t this a great city? I think so. From the historic areas of fine architecture and antebellum homes to gardens and parks and oh, that beautiful river! I loved learning about the history of the city too! A lot has gone on…

Columbus, Georgia: The Chattahoochee Riverwalk

I have Georgia on my mind, do you? Today in my 4th post about Columbia, Georgia and today we are walking on The Chattahoochee Riverwalk. This is a 22-mile walking and biking trail along the Chattahoochee River that spans from the riverfront from the Lake Oliver city marina, south to the National Infantry Museum.  Today…

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…

Columbus Georgia Botanical Garden

I’ve been busy in my gardens the last couple of weeks, hence my absence. But, I wanted to share a beautiful plot of garden in Columbus, Georgia. This is the garden and homestead of Lillie Belle Kimbrough Adams. The 22-acre piece of land has been given in her memory, by her family, to establish an…

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…

The Last Day in Barcelona, Spain

It’s our last day in Barcelona and my what a time we have had! Beginning with the cruise from Southampton, (and learning all about the Titanic) then moving on through France, Spain, Portugal and then Spain again, oh my! Our cruise ended in Barcelona and we stayed there three days! I booked the Hotel Colón…

Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

I can’t say enough about our cruise and our last days spent in Barcelona. One of the best decisions we made (prior to leaving home) was setting up an eight hour private tour with Barcelona Day Tours and a driver, who knew Barcelona. When the ship docked, Christian, our driver, was there to pick us…

Park Güell, Barcelona, Spain

Eusebi Güell i Bacigalupi, 1st Count of Güell (December 15,1846 -July 8, 1918) was a rich industrialist, who first met the architect, Antoni Gaudí, in the Spanish Pavilion, at the World Fair in Paris in 1878. He soon became Gaudí’s patron, and the beginning of their building aspirations started. In 1890, Güell established a worker’s…

Casa Milà in Barcelona, Spain

One of the highlights of Barcelona is to visit the seven Unesco designated works of Antoni Gaudí i Cornet ( June 25, 1852 – June 10, 1926)  The word “gaudy” to me means: a bit over the top, way more is better and do you really like that? And that describes Gaudí’s works too: highly individualized with a…

Out and About in Barcelona, Spain

Let’s take time to look at some of the streets in Barcelona……. starting and ending in the Gothic area…..some streets are narrow……. and lead to a food  shop on my list of places I wanted to see…..  Casa Gispert. Gispert, is a family owned grocery, since 1851, that is truly one of a kind. One…

Did I Mention “Eating” In Barcelona?

We are out and about with our driver and tour guide and have seen many fabulous spots so far! (See previous posts) We had expressed an interest in eating lunch in a tapas bar, and reservations were made for us at the Catalana. It’s a good thing we had reservations, because when we were dropped…

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,…