Travel Photo Thursday

Merry Christmas from Travel Photo Thursday

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Travel Photo Thursday | 5 comments

Christmas

Welcome to week 353 (12/14/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday and our last link-up for 2017.  We’ll see you all again on January 4, 2018. Wherever you may be and whatever holiday you may be celebrating we wish you the best of the season. MERRY CHRISTMAS  AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Most of my holidays over the past 17 years have been spent in warmer climates or (quite often) on airplanes.  There have almost always been beautiful Christmas decorations.

 

Outside the Emporium in Bangkok

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Spain Photos: Memories of Madrid, Toledo, and Segovia

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Spain, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Spain Photos

Browsing Spain photos from my 2012 adventures in Spain is a great way to pass a dreary wet, cold week in Nova Scotia. Welcome to week 352 (12/7/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday.  This week I’m sharing some of my favorite Spain photos. Join me on eclectic visit to Spain through my eyes.

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Spain Photos: Madrid

January 2012 found me in Madrid for 10 days. The bone chilling temperatures and short days didn’t stop me from making the most of my time in the city, and a few towns within easy driving distances. I always enjoy a bit of pomp and ceremony when I’m in Europe and the changing of the guard at Madrid’s Royal Palace did not disappoint. 

 

Pomp and Ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid

“Changing of the guard at the Puerta del Príncipe gate. Royal Palace in Madrid. Since 2007, every Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm (except July, August and the first fortnight of September) you can watch a changing of the guard ceremony at the Puerta del Príncipe gate at the Royal Palace in Madrid. It is particularly dynamic and lively. The drums announce the arrival of the foot guard, who gradually fall into formation accompanied by the beating of the drums. If you’ve already seen the foot sentries take their place in their positions, get ready –this is the moment the mounted guards come on the scene. Spectacular on their mounts, the sentries trot past and gradually take their places. When they are ready and standing in formation in their places, you can’t possibly leave until you see the actual changing of the guard. There is a change of guard every 30 minutes.” (From: www.spaininfo.com)

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Prague Photos: Memories of 2012

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Czech - Prague, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday | 10 comments

Prague Photos

These Prague photos give you a glimpse of one of my favorite travel destinations, welcoming to solo travelers who like to travel slowly.  Welcome to week 351 (2017/11/29)  of Travel Photo Thursday. This week I’m sharing a few of my favorite photos from my 2012 Prague visit.

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A view of the city from Kampa Island, easily accessible via the Charles Bridge.  Located in Prague’s Mala Strana neighborhood, it’s been recognized as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. From world class museums, restaurants and lovely walks and views there is something for everyone to enjoy.

 

View from Kampa Island, Prague

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Five Favorite Nova Scotia Sunset Photos

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Canada, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 comments

Nova Scotia Sunset Photos

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Who doesn’t like a sunset (or a sunrise), and today we’re sharing five favorite Nova Scotia sunset photos.  Welcome to week 350 (2017-11-16) of Travel Photo Thursday. Enjoy the sunsets and take a second to leave a comment to let us know which shot is your favorite. 

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Pictou Harbour Sunset

During my temporary stay in Pictou I was treated to some lovely sunsets on the harbour front. I liked the fact that the sailboat was always there. I think it added a nice balance to both photos.

 

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Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal: A Late Autumn Photo Walk

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 20 comments

Historic Gardens

 

Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

 

The Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal are a popular tourist destination. Although now closed for the season, the gates to the Historic Gardens remain open and you can wander around at your own risk. Even in the late autumn with few blooms, I found the gardens enchanting. Welcome to week 349 (11/28/2017) of Travel Photo Thursday. Apologies for not publishing last Thursday. Indy and I moved into our condo on Wednesday, so it was (and continues to be) a busy and fun time of getting settled into our new home.

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Upon entering you see these three welcoming benches and fire pit. The garden hosts a winter market on Saturdays, so I am assuming that the fire pit is lit during the market to help shoppers stay a little warmer when the air is nippy.

 

Historic Gardens, Annapolis Royal

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McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre in Pictou Nova Scotia

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 9 comments

McCulloch House Museum

 

McCulloch House Museum, Pictou, Nova Scotia

 

I recently did an interesting and insightful wander through the McCulloch House Museum operated by the Pictou County Geneology and Heritage Society. Welcome to week 348 (10/26/2017) of  Travel Photo Thursday. Sorry I missed last week. My blood pressure is acting up, so had to cut down on my computer time. Come along as we visit the McCulloch House Museum and learn more about Pictou’s and Nova Scotia’s Scottish roots.

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Since my temporary relocation to Pictou, “Birth Place of  New Scotland”, I have gone by the sign and road leading to this museum at least once a day, every day.  Finally, I decided to find out what it was all about and was surprised to find the museum driveway as soon as I turned onto the street. For some weird reason, I thought I’d probably drive a bit before arriving.

There are two buildings on the grounds. The Pictou County Geneology Center is the first building. Here you can discover your Scottish roots, and they boast a lovely Scottish themed gift shop. If you’re looking for your Clan’s tartan Coat-of-Arms, there’s a good chance you can find them here. I did do a bit of sleuthing about my own Scottish background but quickly realized that it’s a time-consuming endeavor. I’ll go back on another day when I have more time.

Scots began to emigrate to Canada in 1770, and to Pictou in 1773 with the arrival of the Ship Hector. If you think you may have roots going back to Canada’s Scottish emigrants this is a good place to start your research. The staff is friendly and helpful, and you can even hire them to help you find your long lost ancestors.

 

McCulloch House Museum, Pictou, Nova Scotia

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