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


9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

loved the 'round the world' trip you gave us! the first was quite sobering. i loved the 3rd!!

thanks for joining in and very glad to have your shares!

eileeninmd said...

wow, I love these around the world shots. I would love to visit Greece! Awesome photos, thanks for sharing.. Enjoy your Thursday!

Tanya Breese said...

oh what a beautiful assortment...each so unique!

Linda Kay Christensen said...

Thanks, Tanya...my husband usually takes hundreds of pictures on a trip, so I then try to put them in some sort of theme album in addition to the download. Takes so much time, but easier than the old way!

Revrunner said...

Right! Just because it's from Texas. ;-)

Margaret Adamson said...

What a fantastic idea of fences from different past of the world. All gorgeous in different ways

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, nice to meet you♪
How wonderful you had such gorgeous experiences at different places; I also LOVE the third one. Oh, Greece is the dream place for me♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

orchid Miyako said...

OMG, I was SO busy and forgot to have visited you :-) I DO appreciate your visit, my new friend(*^_^*)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Great pictures!

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