cast iron staircase at Bay City (MI) City Hall
received from US
The Assumption Monastery of the Caves,
A cave monastery carved out of a cliff in Crimea from the 15th C
something I think I should have known (but have forgotten?) is that a cave dweller is called a troglodyte.
A December getaway on a calm beach in Aruba, one of the islands in the Netherlands Antilles
two very different coastlines for Sunday Stamps
Maison & Atelier Horta, Brussels
designed by Victor Horta in 1898 as a home and studio. It is now a museum celebrating the art nouveau architect.
PalmanovaIt took around 200 years to build this Renaissance fortress town. It was built in geometric harmony, but in the end no one wanted to live in such an obsessively ordered town.
Northern Velebit National Park. The Velebit mountains are the largest mountain range in Croatia. The whole range is a nature reserve.
The Cabot Trail is a scenic highway on the northern tip of Cape Breton Island through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
some greenery for Sunday Stamps
Melbourne has the largest urban tram system in the world
260 km with 493 trams in a most diverse array of designs.
received from Australia, 2013
a stamp issued in 1967 for the new flag designed by artist and sculptor Sir Reginald Samuel. the rising sun represents the dawn of a new era with the points for the six parishes and the island of Barbuda.
a flag for Sunday Stamps
two does in evening wear
Keith Harrop, from the US
International Women's Day
laundry is the drudgery of women the world over. but, I actually don't mind it. and I especially love fresh air dried linen and pyjamas which I will be crawling into later today as I nurse this dratted flu I seemed to have caught.
345 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. 900,000 square feet.
The western Canada flagship store for the Eaton's department store. Demolished in 2003 for a sports arena
Today is World Wildlife Day
a small animal with wings of a bird, antlers of a deer that lives in the forests in Bavaria.
Today is World Book Day
two stamps (1979 and 2004) of the Quebec Winter Carnaval featuring the snowman mascot Bonhomme Carnaval
from Ukraine (sent 4.11.22) artist Yurii Shapoval
on this grim anniversary. not forgetting that Crimea itself was invaded by Russia in February 2014 as was the Donbas region.
This is a different urban owl from the one that escaped from the Central Park Zoo earlier this month. His name is Flaco and capturing him has proved elusive. He seems to be thriving in the 'wilds' of Central Park and has acquired quite a few fans.
With a name like 'Aloha', you might think this motel was in Hawaii. But, no. It is located in San Antonio, Texas
NEW, and with heated swimming pool, beautifully landscaped grounds, completely air-conditioned. TV and music by Muzak in all rooms. A delightful and friendly place to relax and enjoy one night or a whole vacation.
Some of you may know this as an aubergine, but I know it as an eggplant (though, more and more, I find myself using aubergine)
an 'E' for Sunday Stamps
There has been no skating on the Rideau Canal during this year's Winterlude as the ice is not thick enough. For that, 10 - 14 consecutive days of -10C to -20C is needed. Apart from a 2 day cold snap at the beginning of the month, it has barely gotten below 0C