Wordless Wednesday: “The Backs” Cambridge

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The Backs on the River Cam, behind Clare College, Cambridge University

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Armchair Travelers

We’ve got the virus du jour this week, so our weekend was dead and our week is only showing a hint of vital signs.  To boost our spirits–and maybe yours too–I’m posting some old and new travel/life abroad photos.

Hope you enjoy!

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Trier, Germany
Trier
Trier

 

Doune Castle, Scotland, 2007--location of Monty Python's Holy Grail scenes
Doune Castle, Scotland, 2007–location of Monty Python’s Holy Grail scenes

 

Edinburgh, Scotland  by night, Christmas 2007
Edinburgh, Scotland by night, Christmas 2007

 

Cappadocia, Turkey, 1998, near Guzelyurt...an old monestary in the foreground.
Cappadocia, Turkey, 1998, near Guzelyurt. . .an old monastary in the foreground.

 

A castle on the Turkish Mediterranean, 1998
A castle on the Turkish Mediterranean, 1998
Sienna, Italy
Sienna, Italy

 

 

Montecarlo, Italy (Tuscany), 2006
Montecarlo, Italy (Tuscany), 2006

 

Exeter Cathedral, England
Exeter Cathedral, England

 

We capture the castle, at Alnwick Castle, England, 2007 or 2008
We capture the castle, at Alnwick Castle, England, 2007 or 2008
Victoria Clock Tower, Ripon, England--out the window of our old house
Victoria Clock Tower, Ripon, England–a block from our old house

 

 

The Lake District, England, 2009.. Just a couple of silly blokes.
The Lake District, England, 2009. Just a couple of silly blokes.
Exiting the cave of Hell at Cennet ve Cehennem (Heaven and Hell), near Silifke and Kiz Kalesi, Turkey.
Exiting the cave of Hell at Cennet ve Cehennem (Heaven and Hell), near Silifke and Kiz Kalesi, Turkey.

 

Rouen, France
Rouen, France

 

And finally, a shout out for my home country on this anniversary of September 11th--at the statue of Pocahontas at Jamestown (the first permanent English settlement in what would become the United States).
And finally, a shout out for my home country on this anniversary of September 11th–at the statue of Pocahontas at Jamestown (the first permanent English settlement in what would become the United States).

 

Planes, Pains, and Automobiles

 

 

This blog is about to experience radio silence for a number of days while my husband and I pack a car with 2 dogs, 2 children, and too many suitcases and motor our way out of the deep South and up to the DC/Baltimore area to catch our plane.  modl t It will be a venture worthy of a John Candy and Steve Martin movie. . . Although, in my head, I see it playing out more like a Keystone Cops chase reel: frantic, flustered, hysterically funny but sometimes painful to watch, and all taking place at choppy double-time speed, accompanied by a warbling gin-joint soundtrack.   (If you need the visual, it goes something like this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKmpHvOzlxE )

Feel free to fill in the details of this misshapen trip in your own imagination.  Once we set up camp on the other end, I’ll send up a smoke signal.