Tag Archives: travel

Kew Gardens 8th Smile

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Kew – a destination always worth it.

When ever you go,

it is exciting.

Every time there are different plants blooming,

there are more plants to discover and

I can practice and take pictures with my new phone camera.

You can never get tired of this beautiful Garden.

Some close ups

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge,

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

 

Kew Gardens 7th Smile

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On a beautiful day another visit to Kew Gardens.

There is currently

an exhibition of Dale Chihuly‘s Glass Art in the midst of all plants.

It was a brilliant day with so much to see.

It started off with this amazing glass art sculpture.

While you walk around with me

you see his radiant colours of those glass art pieces

in the midst of plants in Kew.

They fit in so well.

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge,

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 4

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You can also visit the Akershus Fortress,

It houses the Resistance Museum.

Beautiful on a sunny day!

It is rather a big area and great to explore.

 

I love a city with history.

We had a short city break in Oslo and loved it.

It is a great cultural city, has many museums and beautiful people.

There is so much more to see.

A reason to go again.

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 3

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The city of Oslo has modern Opera house.

You can walk up and are rewarded with a beautiful view.

They are building a new Library at the right side of the picture.

You can see glass art from Monika Bonvicini called ‘She Lies‘.

It is a permanent installation, floating on the water in the fjord on a concrete platform, rising 12 metres (39 ft) above the water surface.

The sculpture turns on its axis in line with the tide and wind, offering changing experiences through reflections from the water and its transparent surfaces.

 

 

Oslo Impressions – Part 2

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The city of Oslo has beautiful old buildings like the Parliament,

The University with an Aula

with paintings of Edvard Munch famous for his painting ‘The Scream

 

You can also visit the Rathus

a massive, dominant building at the harbour.

It took 19 years to build.

Its chimes you can hear every hour.

In this hall every year on 10th December the Nobel Prize is given out.

View from the Rathus window

Part 3 coming soon.

All pictures taken by me.

 

Today is …# 26 – a day to travel – Trip to Hohen Urach – Germany

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On  a beautiful sunny day

I visited the Ruins of “Hohen Urach“,

above the town “Bad Urach”.

built as a castle, later used as a prison, then destroyed.

It plays part of the interesting local history.

We used to go up when I was a child.

Recently we revisited the ruins with a picnic up there.

A steep walk through forest, we arrived on this very unspoiled spot.

No shops, no cars, it is beautiful.

See for yourself:

 

 

Well worth a visit, take a picnic and

enjoy the scenery and the peace.

Hello from me – Danny

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Hello wonderful bears and non bear people,

I need to check in, in between my mum’s posts.

I have been traveling again to Germany – just a quick visit.

Having a great time eating good food,

Relaxing

 

but also helping with chores.

I used all my muscles to recycle old clothes.

I couldn’t reach so I had to be lifted up.

My mum was very grateful for my help.

At the Airport in wonderful sunny weather

I was treated to my own “Strandkorb” – Beach basket

to relax on the visitor’s terrace watching planes.

 

That was just so cool.

Big hugs from Danny for all my friends.

 

Today is …. #20

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…a day to be a tourist!

Imagine you have never visited your hometown,

What would you do if you were visiting for the first time.

What would you visit?

What would you eat?

What would you want to see?

You can be a tourist where you live

Explore.

Notice.

Find a market, find a museum, find an art Gallery or slip into a church.

Notice the smells, the scents, feel the atmosphere.

Being a tourist wakes your curiosity and make you notice more around you!

 

 

Have an interesting day!