Animal Crackers

Please click on any image for a better view. Charlie the labradoodle, from Thunder Bay, Ontario Sleeping dogs lie in the Andes, Hotel Portillo, Chile This fellow wanted to play ball in Berchtesgaden, Germany Out to pasture, Thornhill, Scotland Alpaca, Glengarry County, Ontario Walking the dog in Lockerbie, Scotland Sleeping dogs also lie in Punta Arenas, Chile … and a pee break at Dunnet Head, … Continue reading Animal Crackers

Words

Click on any image for a better view. Ailsa’s travel theme is Words Long words … Nuremburg Short words … South Glengarry, Ontario Exciting words … Words of reflection … Bavaria Words of love … Proud words … Ottawa Moving words … Ottawa Funny words … at least to me … Salzburg Incomprehensible words … at least to me … St. Petersburg, Russia and words of … Continue reading Words

Door(s) 22

Please click on images for a better view. Pass through these doors to enter Dom zu unserer Lieben Frau – the Cathedral of Our Dear lady, also referred to as Frauenkirche.  The onion domes of this church are unmistakable on the skyline of Munich. Located near Marienplatz in the heart of the old town, construction began in 1468.  However, the cathedral suffered heavy damage from … Continue reading Door(s) 22

Church/In Old Town Square

Going by google there seems to be two St. Nicholas’ Churches in Prague.  One in the Old Town Square, and one in Lesser Town Square.  This one is in the Old Town Square.  In Czech it is Chrám svatého Mikuláše, as opposed to Kostel svatého Mikuláše in Lesser Town.  Please click on any image for a better view. The following information is taken from http://www.prague.eu which I’m assuming … Continue reading Church/In Old Town Square

Church/St. Mary’s, Beddgelert

St. Mary’s Church in Beddgelert, Gwynnedd, Wales – please click on any image for a better view. This site near where the Rivers Glaslyn and Colwyn meet has been a place of Christian worship since the 7th century.  By 1230 the monastic community was recognized as an Augustinian Priory with a sizable church and a number of other buildings that have since disappeared.   St. … Continue reading Church/St. Mary’s, Beddgelert

Statues and Sculptures/8

Statue of General Barclay de Tolley  – 1761-1818 by the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia.    Please click on image for a better view. General Barclay de Tolley was a Russian Field Marshal and Minister of War during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812. A descendant of the Scottish Clan Barclay with roots in Towie, Aberdeenshire, De Tolley grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia.  He entered the Imperial … Continue reading Statues and Sculptures/8

Door/17 – Postkantoor

Please click on image for a better view.  This door provides entrance to what was the Postkantoor (post office) at 42 Coolsingel in Rotterdam, Holland.  It leads to an entrance hall with a ceiling rising to 22.5 metres (74 feet). The post office was built between 1915 and 1923.  They didn’t want it to overshadow the Town Hall nearby and so situated it further from the … Continue reading Door/17 – Postkantoor

Historical Tidbits

Ailsa’s Travel Theme is History – please click images for a better view. The Chateau Laurier, a 660,000 square foot hotel in downtown Ottawa, was built for $2 million, between 1909 and 1912.  When the hotel first opened, private rooms cost $2 a night; and only 155 of the 350 bedrooms featured a private bath. The great Memorial Anchor at the end of Nyhavn in Copenhagen is a … Continue reading Historical Tidbits

Door/15 – Tintern Abbey

Please click on images for a better view. Tintern Abbey is in the beautiful Wye Valley in Wales, the River Wye forming part of the border between Wales and England. Founded in 1131, it fell into ruin after the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century.   That was the process by which Henry VIII disbanded the Catholic monasteries and convents and effectively put … Continue reading Door/15 – Tintern Abbey