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08 Oct 2015 5 Comments
in challenge, Places I visit Tags: architecture, cathedral, churches, Frankfurt, Frankfurter Dom, Russian Orthodox church, St. Bartholemew's Cathedral, Thursday doors, Travel, visit Germany, Weisbaden
The metal and glass doors belong to St Bartholemew’s Cathedral in Frankfurt, also known as the Frankfurter Dom, and the original church on this site was constructed many years ago, in the 14th and 15th centuries.
These very ornate doors are from the Russian Orthodox Church in Weisbaden, also in Germany. The church itself is also very highly decorated, with golden turrets on top, which sparkle in the sunlight.
To check out more interesting doors, head on over to Norm’s place.
08 Sep 2015 24 Comments
Hi, I am delighted to let all my friends and followers know that I have been shortlisted for the Blog Awards Ireland 2015, in the category of Best Travel Blog.
This is a great achievement and I would be really happy if you could all vote for me, I have seen the other wonderful blogs in this category, and believe you me, I need all the help I can get.
The public vote is open until 21st September, and comprises 30 percent of the vote, the rest is up to the judges, so as the politicians say –
‘Vote Early and Vote Often’
Seriously though, I would be very happy to get your vote, here is the link, just click on my blog (Retirement and Beyond) to vote.
Thanks to everyone that follows, likes and comments on my posts, I really enjoy being part of the blogging community. Now let’s have some hot chocolate and vote!
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12 May 2015 3 Comments
This week Cee has given us a choice of subject, and asks us to pick a topic from her photo. I recently visited one of the higher buildings in the City of London, and the extra special attraction of this building, apart from the amazing views, is the SkyGarden, which is on floors 34 to 36 (luckily there are plenty high speed lifts to get to the top quickly!) The garden has a restaurant, plenty places to sit and chat, and the covered gardens are full of exotic tropical plants to soothe the stressed mind.
Hope you enjoy the views of my lines and shapes!
18 Mar 2015 10 Comments
I was in Zimbabwe at Christmas time, and on our way back from Lake Kariba, we came across this very informative sign…we could go to Mount Kilimanjaro (2772 km), or in the other direction, Port Louis in Mauritius (2772 km), or even to the Pyramids in Egypt! Then again, we weren’t feeling too adventurous that day, so Clouds End Hotel (And Cold Beer) at 163 meters was just about right!!
Linked to Cee’s Which Way Challenge