Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Walk in my Neighbourhood

Many houses in and around the Loire Valley in France are made out of tuffeau or limestone.
It is very sandy and soft and is easily excavated. Most of the famous castles are made out of this stone as well as whole villages.

 Stones of various ages and decay. This is part of my garden.

Villandry - one of the many beautiful palaces .

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Time is passing

When I started this blog the purpose was to do 
with my photos. Over the time I started to link up to other blogs, looking at how many comments and followers I was getting.
A waste of time.
After many changes in my life, changing house, country and language I will treat my blog as a kind of diary.
No ambitions and no pressure.

Quiet times.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Burquin Church

Church of the Ten Lepers 

The church is also called Saint George`s church and is one of the oldest churches in the world.
According to the new New Testament it was here that Jesus crossed the village on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem and healed 10 lepers. 
The origin of this church goes back to Byzantine era and was constructed inside the cave where the miracle happened.
I am not a religious person but this little church was fascinating from a historical point of view.
A true little gem.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A New Morning in Jerusalem and beyond.

Waking up  to a new morning in an unknown city is full of promises.

The noise in the small streets, the smell of freshly baked bread

The view from the window

Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. A city which is so important for so many religions.
We did not stay long but headed off to start our hiking tour on the Westbank.

We had to take many de-tours due to road blocks or like here to demonstrations and burning of tyres.

I guess I have never ever before seen so many car wrecks.

And then beautiful pastoral scenery.

Beautiful little towns where we spent the night.
To be continued...