Santorini

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Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. (From Wikipedia)

sing its praise
great Santorini
wild beauty
gold sunset
rising proudly from the sea
strong and majestic

one summer
a holiday there
it was fun
unsurpassed
walking up and down the cliffs
to the Aegean

For: Skywatch Friday , ALL SEASONS – MORE OF SACRAMENTO (NOVEMBER 12 – 2017), #MySundayPhoto – Calm on the Water , Moms Taking Care of Moms, Jo’s Monday walk : Martinhal to Baleeira

Being pampered in Das Kranzbach

Hello everyone! We’re here in Das Kranzbach and we loved being pampered. It’s a four star hotel and a wellness refuge. The place is amazing!

There are four outdoor pools and one indoor pool, all heated and complete with jacuzzi. There are also saunas and other wellness facilities.

We went for a walk today, from Kranzbach to Am Berg and it took us two and a half hours going up and down. Am Berg is 1200m high.

We have a full board accomodation and the food from breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner was wonderful!

For: Pamper, ALL SEASONS – SURPRISES, Tell Me Something Good #76, The view from Mount Washington, Pittsburgh, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, TToT – 9/22/17 , Jo’s Monday walk : Coverham Abbey

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Other “pamper” posts:
https://tomboyforlife.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/ols-pamber-yourself/
https://impossiblebebong.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/pamper/
https://youareenteringmymind.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/our-trip-to-boston/
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https://thisgirlsgotcurves.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/movement/

Holiday in Hamburg, part 2

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Hello everyone! Part two of our holiday in Hamburg. Him Indoors is a big fan of model railways. We bought the tickets online so we didn’t have to queue for hours to see them. Miniatur Wunderland is a model railway attraction and the largest of its kind in the world. The railway is located in the historic Speicherstadt district of the city.

St. Peter’s Cathedral stands on the site of many former cathedrals. Built by order of Pope Leo X, it has been a Protestant cathedral since the Reformation and its congregation forms part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. The best known artworks in St Peter’s are the lion-head door handles, located in the left wing of the west portal. However, the cathedral contains many additional works of art.

The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River. It is one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. It is popularly nicknamed Elphi.

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We walked along the harbour.

We had lunch at the Portuguese quarter.

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So, what made you smile this week?

For: The Weekly Smile 86 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Skywatch Friay – 24 August 2017 Edition – The Eclipse Edition , TToT – 8/25/17 , ALL SEASONS – WILD LANDSCAPES AT END OF AUGUST, Jo’s Monday walk : Carding Mill Valley, Tell Me Something Good #72

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Holiday in Hamburg, part 1

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. We’ve just got back from our five-day trip in Hamburg. Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It’s crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of parkland. Near its core, Inner Alster lake is dotted with boats and surrounded by cafes.

Here’s the view from our room.

We walked along the Alster lake.

Here are the main train station and the theatre.

Here’s me in front of the town hall. The city’s central Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the Neustadt (new town) with the Altstadt (old town), home to landmarks like 18th-century St. Michael’s Church.

We went to see the International Maritime Museum. There’s a huge collection of model ships, art, uniforms & photographs in Hamburg’s oldest preserved warehouse.

Sunset from our room.

Last but not the least, our hamburger in Hamburg.

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So, what made you smile this week?

For: TToT – 8/18/17 , Weekly Smile 85 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurt Thurs – Lessons from Cameras, Skywatch Friday – 17 August 2017 Edition , ALL SEASONS – GOING SOUTH (Aug 20), End of Summer Pie (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Simply Church Stretton, Tell Me Something Good #71

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Our Austrian Trip

Hello everyone! Just got back from our Austrian holiday and we had a smashing time. We drove to Mittersill, which is around 3 hours away from Munich, passing by St. Johann, Kitzbuhel and other lovely towns and villages.

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We reached the castle where we stayed for 4 nights. Here’s the view from our balcony.

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Here’s my back while I enjoyed the view. What a life!

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Some of the food we’ve had. Delicious!

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We walked during the day. On the first day we walked to Mittersill town.

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“These boots were made for walking.”

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On the second day, we drove to Salzburger Land and walked up the mountains. That was hard work! But worth it!

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The horses were so cute!

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We reached Hinter See and stayed there to have our picnic.

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“The hills are alive with the sound of music!”

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So, what made you smile this week?

For: TToT – 8/04/17 , Weekly Smile 83 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Nurt Thurs – Oh the Lessons!, Skywatch Friday – 3 August 2017 Edition , ALL SEASONS – AUGUST (6) FUN, Faux Summer of Love Street Signs at de Young Museum (Sundays In My City), Jo’s Monday walk : Hovingham

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