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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Day 7 of the Scenic/Landscape Challenge

Day 7 of the Scenic/Landscape Challenge. I conclude it with the stunning scenery of Peru:

El Beso, famous sculpture in Lima by Victor Delfin



Artisans in Cuzco creating native handicraft
Cathedral at the Plaza de Armas in Cuzco
Plaza de Armas in Cuzco
Desert near Arequipa with carvings from a pre-Inca tribe

Tunupa or Wiracocha, the legendary Pilgrim Preacher of Knowledge above Ollantaytambo
Sixteenth Century Convent Santa Catalina in Arequipa
And, of course, Machu Picchu

This is the end of the Scenic/Landscape challenge. I hope you enjoyed it. Leave a comment, if you wish!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Day 6 of the Scenic/Landscape challenge

Day 6 of the Scenic/Landscape challenge: Thinking of a wonderful trip through Maine I took with my friend, Diane Busch. And here are some pictures of that gorgeous landscape.







May you, too, have fair winds and following seas! More to come.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Day 4 and 5 of the Scenic/Landscape challenge!

Just to summarize: I was invited to take part in the Scenic/Landscape challenge by Darlene Foster. Here are the pictures of Day 4. (I actually mixed up Day 3 and Day 4, but it doesn't really matter).

So here we go. Day 4 or 3 of the Scenic/Landscape challenge: Germany meets California: A sculpture of Goethe and Schiller, two German literary greats, in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco!



Day 5: More pictures from the beautiful Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Japanese Garden is one of its many scenic spots.







And more to come!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Day 3 of the Scenic/Landscape Challenge

Day 3: Castello di Pavone in Ivrea, Italy (Piedmont). This is unique castle dates back to Medieval times. It is now a hotel/restaurant, where we celebrated an important birthday of my nephew a couple of years ago. The castle is privately owned by a family who lovingly renovated it while leaving the original intact as much as possible. Wonderful place! Find out more here: http://www.castellodipavone.com/en












To be continued.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

A Scenic/Landscape Challenge

I was invited by my friend and author Darlene Foster to take part in the Scenic/Landscape Challenge and post a picture a day for the next seven days. I decided to put them on my blog as well, since some of my friends may have missed them on Facebook. Here is my contribution for the first two days:

Day 1: This is a picture of my home town in Switzerland with hoarfrost and the fog snaking its way through the landscape. I thought of it because I woke up this morning in California to a foggy day.



 
Day 2: The following are pictures taken from the Botanical Garden at Berkeley of the San Francisco Bay and the gardens I visited together with my friend Susan Deming. We were surprised to find a rock with a poem by Sylvia Plath in the gardens.






To be continued!