Marazion from St Micheal’s Mount

St Micheal’s Mount is the Cornish counterpart of Mont St Michel in Normandy.  Largely owned  by the National Trust since 1954, the St Aubyn family retained a 999 year lease to inhabit the castle. Aaahhhh Boy in Blue on Bike Carousel de la Cité Carcassonne Dilapidated Door in Dinan Elephant on Elegant Egg First Frost in Flower garden Guard Gait in Gamla Stan Hero on … Continue reading Marazion from St Micheal’s Mount

Visual Quotations 25

“When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.” – Abraham Kuyper Somber but I thought timely, as world leaders struggle and debate over the Syrian crisis. Canadian … Continue reading Visual Quotations 25

Knocking Knees with unKnowns

I take some strange photos and never know what I’m going to use them for … but, hey, there you go. Riding the subway … all a-kilter, knockin’ knees with unknowns, but kindly no kicking the kids, please[Maybe I’ll use this again for SSS – strangers sitting on the subway.] AAA click here BBB click here CCC here DDD here EEE here FFF here GGG … Continue reading Knocking Knees with unKnowns

Gangs and Höfe

One of the things that Lübeck in northern Germany is noted for are the many walkways, or gang, as in  Hellgrüner Gang and Dunkelgrüner Gang, that lead to hidden höfe, or courtyards.  This inauspicious doorway off of Engelswisch …

alley in Lubeckleads to this charming höfe …

courtyard in LubeckLübeck is very old and these hidden oases are the remains of the medieval development in the centre of the Old Town.   This gang and höfe are off Glockengeisserstrasse … Continue reading “Gangs and Höfe”