Tag Archives: travel

On the Move Until…

…an obstacle encountered on the road presents a photo opportunity.

Cows Heading Home in Zambia
Cattle rush hour in Zambia.
Sharing the Road in Southern Spain
Heading out for lunch in southern Spain.
On the Road in Kyrgyzstan
Lost in Kyrgyzstan.

“More than ever, the moments of our in-betweens are photo-worthy and shareable.” Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move

 

Moon Over Tbilisi

Continuing on from my post about the Lado Gudiashvili Square redevelopment, these night shots capture the magic of Tbilisi, old and new.

Jvarris Mama Church Tiblisi (C) 2013 Bringing Beauty Home

Jvaris Mama Church. Dating from the 16th century, this church is on the site of a 5th century temple which was destroyed during a Mongol invasion.

The Moon over Mtatsminda

My eyes have never seen the moon so lovely as tonight;
In silence wrapt it is the breathless music of the night.
Moonbeams embroider shadows with fine thread of silver light;
O, eyes have never seen the sky so lovely as tonight.

Galaktion Tabidze (1892-1959)

Bridge of Peace Tiblisi (C) 2013 Bringing Beauty Home

Bridge of Peace.

Tiblisi at night (C) 2013 Bringing Beauty Home

The Tbilisi TV Broadcasting Tower with the Bridge of Peace to the right.

Tiblisi at night (C) 2013 Bringing Beaty Home

Statue of King Vakhtang Gorgasali looking towards the Narikala fortress. The King reigned over Kartli (Georgia) from about 449 to 502, ascending to the throne at the age of fifteen.

Tiblisi (C) 2013 Bringing Beaty Home

Dancing statues and new construction near the Baratashvili Bridge.

 

Züri Fäscht 2016 Countdown

Grossmunster Zurich

Swiss cross graphics lighting up the Grossmünster. Projection by Swiss lighting artist Gerry Hofstetter.

As our out-of-town guests will tell you, we like to include a trip to Zürich on the itinerary when they visit. We often head there on our own too.

This photo was taken during July 2013’s Züri Fäscht party. Züri Fäscht is Switzerland’s largest festival. A weekend-long street festival filled with music, fireworks and other special events (all FREE!!!). The next one takes place July 1 – 3, 2016, so there’s still plenty time to make your travel plans. Don’t wait too long though, it’s a popular event.

Thinking about visiting Zürich sooner? Pop on over to the travel post that I recently had the pleasure of writing for Maureen Richmond’s blog bluemopheads.