Delores Hidalgo · Mexico Independence Day · Parish Church of Our Lady of Sorrows Church · September 16

Mexico Independence

A simple priest walked into his parish church and changed the history of Mexico 219 years ago. On September 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launched the Mexican War of Independence from Spain with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or “Cry of Delores.” The revolution began at Parish Church of… Continue reading Mexico Independence

Doors · Norm's Thursday Door Photo challenge · San Miguel de Allende · stairs

Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge

I loved this stairway in its primitive state and the door was secondary. Not certain how you get from the ground to the railing, since it appears the stairs have fallen off at the top Maybe it is a fire escape for the desperate!. The effect is interesting, so I’m contributing the picture to this… Continue reading Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge

Happiness and Food · paris · park · Photos · Thursday Trees Photo Challenge · Trees

Thursday Tree Love 71

I’m guessing the growth of this tree is influenced by prevailing wind, but I loved the graceful angle of the branches. Found this on a stroll through a Paris, France park.   This is my contribution to this week’s Thursday Tree Love 71. See more trees at https://www.happinessandfood.com/thursdaytreelove-71/  

Book of Kells · Cee's Fun Foto Challenge · library · paper and books · Shakespeare · Trinity College library

Books and Paper–CFFC–Ireland’s Trinity College

I am not a library tourist, meaning visiting libraries around the world are not one of my ‘must do’s’ while traveling, but I couldn’t resist seeing the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland several years ago. The building was beautiful, the ‘stacks’ were inviting, and one wanted to sit and absorb the peace and beauty… Continue reading Books and Paper–CFFC–Ireland’s Trinity College

kalamity · Kneecap · musings

Kneecap ‘Kalamity’ Update

It’s been about six weeks since finding myself knee first in the cobbled street of San Miguel de Allende. Since I was walking my dogs, I would love to blame them for the mishap, but in keeping with the spirit of partial truth I’ll admit I stepped off a curb I didn’t know was there.… Continue reading Kneecap ‘Kalamity’ Update

Lens Artists Photo Challenge 14 · Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel · Photo Challenge · Photography · silhouettes · Trees

Silhouettes–Lens Artists Challenge

Silhouettes are this week’s prompt for Travels and Trifles’ Lens Artists Challenge. See more at https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/lens-artists-challenge-62-silhouettes/   Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel, whose dramatic towers are silhouetted in the evening and rise above the main plaza, El Jardín in the center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.   Trees are caught in silhouette showing the… Continue reading Silhouettes–Lens Artists Challenge