Thursday Doors – April 14, 2016

Big doors, little door and shutter doors…there is a plethora of blue doors to be found in Greece! The white and blues with the sunshine and blue skies are stunning…even almost blinding!

If you have not visited Greece, and get a chance, I suggest the smaller island of Sifnos. The pace is slower, crowds are less and you still get the beauty and simplicity of their architecture. The people are friendly and laid back.

Even if old, abandoned or small, the blue is still evident…

And if blue is not your color, go somewhere else! Or, you could keep looking…

Yes, I had to sit on that lovely little porch!

Happy Trails and Door Searching!

PS – How could I forget…drop by and check out Norm’s Thursday Doors and join in the postings, if you wish! Thanks, for hosting, Norm!

(all images © Valorie Webster)

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – B

This week is the letter 2008 Sept Hiigh Desert Wine Auction_4574.CR2 :

May 2007 Ballooning over Madras 192a Ballooning…what a ride!

Boats…

IMG_5540 Beans…garbanzos made for us in Greece…delicious!

Bottles…food related…and drink (not our party!)

IMG_6070 Boy and Birds. This kid was really having fun with the pigeons…many in U.S. would think it potentially disgusting! No need to worry, really, he could never catch them!

I noticed there were LOTS of “B” images in my collection…this seemed a nice variety.

This fun challenge is hosted by Lumar…maybe you want to join in!

 

 

World Windows – March 22, 2016

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This window in the San Juan Cathedral, San Juan, Puerto Rico is stunning, as the light pours through. The cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, was built in 1521. It is the second oldest cathedral in the Americas and holds the tomb of San Juan founder, Juan Ponce de Leon.

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The cathedral has been very well maintained and is beautiful…

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If you get the chance to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico, be sure to make it to the old town. This is where you will get the flavor and feel of this historic city!

(images © Valorie Webster)

 

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – A

I just saw this on Lumar’s post. 26 weeks…can I do it? There is no question that I have plenty of images. Maybe it will be fun and maybe I will miss some, but I will give it a go, as I have been enjoying lots of old photos lately!

For the week of  IMG_8821 :

Apples and Asparagus

Abandoned…

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Aspen Grove

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Have a great week!

(images © Valorie Webster)

 

 

 

 

 

World Windows – March 18, 2016

Skyline in the Bean_9021© Valorie Webster – The Bean, Millineum Park, Chicago, Illinois

The Bean is not really a window at all, but it is reflecting many windows in downtown Chicago AND is a window to the world, in many ways. There are so many people there taking pictures from everywhere…wedding parties, families, tourists. For me, it qualifies to be a window today!

 

 

Thursday Doors – March 10, 2016

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In Palermo, Sicily…this little door and contents speak for themselves. I am not Catholic, but I believe this is a little shrine to memorialize people who have passed. It was on the side of a large Catholic church that also served to house the homeless and provide other services to the community.

I found Palermo to be very interesting on many levels. It is in a beautiful location, but sadly there is still very much devastation remaining from WWII. In spite of this fact and the location of this church, it was well-maintained and a benefit to many.

Happy Thursday…off to look at some other doors via Norm’s hosted blog.