Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fences and Portals

It's Thursday morning, and this will be my first link up to the Fences (and gates) theme.  My husband and I keep a separate album on our computer of "Portals and Passageways", and may someday do a book of pictures for fun.  So I wandered through this album, looking for a variety of pics to take you along on a tour.

 The first of these is of Dachau, from our driving trip through Germany.  Dachau is one of the Nazi prison camps in Germany, and it is very humbling to walk through.  The phrase on the fence means "Work Makes You Free", and was posted on many Nazi prison camps.

This picture is from Eze, France.  Eze is a small fortress city in the hills above Nice.  Very amazing to walk through this older area and imagine the people who may have lived here at one time.  Now it is mostly touristy, but great picture opportunities.

A little different from the European pictures, this one is from the Forts Trail in Texas, just outside Ft McKavitt at Hershfeld.  The old Forts Trail is fascinating listening to the stories of the soldiers sent to the west to protect people from the Comanches and such.  There are some fabulous books about the Texas history and I love reading them.

Back to Europe and Wittenberg, Germany, where Martin Luther preached and nailed his theses.  This is also the burial site for Luther.  It was one of those places where you could stand very still and feel the spirits of those who worshiped there.

And finally, one of the most beautiful spots I've ever been is on Santorini Island, a Greek Isle. We took a bus up the mountain from the sea, visited a winery high in the mountain, then enjoyed the beautiful blue rooftops and white houses of the city.  Can you imagine walking through this passageway to go to your front door?  

Thanks for checking in on the Fences challenge!

LInda Kay

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