This is the Tornimäe church in Saaremaa. It has history around the 1860s and is an Orthodox church.
This is the Pöide Church. A Lutheran church in Saaremaa with a long history dating back to the 1230s. It's massive, the largest church in Europe for its time, see the dogs by the entrance for scale.
Found this interesting building while out in the snow. I wonder what it used to be.
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato.
Its so dry the air isnt cold.
Even the cows have frost.
Misty day the colours are so subtle.
What stands in the way, becomes the way. Marcus Aurelis.
These are the Snow flowers. When in full bloom the Snowdown is carried by the gentle winds and covers the surrounding farms and towns. It only feels cold because as it drops the Snow seeds into the ground the Snowdown disolves spontaneously and that makes a cold feeling.
The water of the spring is clear, that of a dream.
The earth’s dream, lucid and very old. I hurry
over the hill like a scale with two weights, then
drink water from a cup, meadow-grass seeds in my mouth. © 2009, Hasso Krull
Morning light casts a gentle shadow.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost.
Testing the ice for ice sports ❄
Something deep and hidden about the trees here. They are not scary, they are beautiful in their darkness.
Saturday seems to be a great day to go fishing, even at 3 degrees C.
There is a quietness present here.
Walking around Riga this morning. The markets are amazing!
The Republic of Uzupis found in the Old Town Vilnius.
Uzupis has its own constitution, flag and this sign at the border that first instructs that smiling is mandatory.
Incredible buildings in Old Town Vilnius.
Lithuania's Vilnius by night
Leaving Warsaw today. Even the taxi service was excellent.
Warsaw in daylight. Old town is very cute and considering it was entirely rebuilt, after the entire destruction in 1944, by 1984.
Captures of the evening.
Approximately 1000miles i travelled...UK to Belgium (9 hours, 49€) to Berlin (12 hours, 49€) to Warsaw (9 hours, 16€)...from 29th December to 31st December.
I learnt to sleep on the bus 🤣😁
A city where the contrast between people is repeated in the contrast between buildings.
The cathedral is really opulent inside. Also some archeology back to the 1100's
This netted him around £3, but gained him a significant applause.
Such a beautiful day in Bristol
"Starve the ego, feed the soul."
This is really an archeological excavation more so than a spa. The complex is huge and once lots of people relaxed in luxury here.
Caught between two worlds in the middle of the sunshine...time.
The view of the highest mountain in south UK.
Omg! ... and im in Cardiff 😮😍😍
Im staying in Swindon tonight. This church has 10 bells, and a poem written about them ringing.
Nativity plus a few extras.
Outside the Great Tythe Barn looking to the stables entrance.
Coleshill has some random elaborate gateways to nothing.
My cycle route today was less strenuous than yesterdays. This is the Allsaints church in Coleshill, Christmas dressed.
National Cycle Route is quite freaky. The weather was low cloud so the magnificent views i could imagine from up on this hill.
Cycling to the White Horse in the chalk hills.
The white horse was definitely worth sightseeing.
The Pitt Rivers Museum contains the University of Oxford’s collection of anthropology and world archaeology.
“I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all—the colleges I mean—like an opera.” William Butler Yeats, in a letter to Letter to Katharine Tynan
When you face-recognise everyone...
Does this door lead to the pub?
Sometimes i wonder what stories the history of these places have left etched in their walls.
The poet of Swindon - Tony
Swindon's Victorian Turkish Baths