Saturday, October 21, 2017

Postcards for the Weekend – Lighthouses


Postcrossing card from South Africa, received in September 2015 (ZA-82884)
Cape Agulhas Lighthouse at the southernmost tip of Africa was built in 1849, in the style of the Pharos Lighthouse of Ancient Egypt.

Postcards for the Weekend

Postcards for the Weekend 57: Lighthouses

(PS. For the same theme last year I shared a postcard of 16 lighthouses along the coast of the Netherlands, which you can see here.)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Inspired Sunday – Brandstorp Church


Another church from our trip around Lake Vättern at the end of July.

The Church at Brandstorp is a wooden church, built between 1694-1698. (Before that, there was a smaller wooden chapel in the same place.) The shape of the church is that of a Greek cross, with four “arms”. On the outside, the walls are covered with woodchips and painted red. It has been through a number of renovations over the centuries. In the late 19th century, it is said to have been “modernised” and painted yellow; but in the 20th century, again restored to its original colours.


Like some of the other churches we saw in this area, it has a separate bell-tower; added in 1708.



The churchyard is surrounded by a rather unique kind of timbered fence/wall.



There was a church service going on inside when we arrived, but we could hear that they were close to the end of it, so we waited outside until people were coming out… Then we went inside to have a look. The ceiling was painted in 1748 (by a painter named Johan Kinnerus, from Jönköping).






InSPIREd Sunday

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Postcards for the Weekend

Making things simple for myself with the “Anything You Wish” theme this week… All of these cards dropped in this past week; and quite by chance, they all also happen to share at least two other themes: art/illustrations, and animals!

170926-171009 from Ginny 1722

These lovely deer came running on Monday
(from Ginny in the US, Virginia)

171010 RU-5995148

On Tuesday, this Night Watch owl came flying in from Russia
(postcrossing) … (please note the watch – so funny!)

171010 US-4915370

… in the company of a cute swimming seal sea otter from California

Scotch Moorland

These highland cattle came wandering my way on Thursday
(vintage card sent by John in England) …

171007-171013 from Jarina 0062

… followed by a bunch of rabbits and a mouse seeking shelter from the rain on Friday
(from Jarina in the Netherlands)

All in all, my mailbox was rather happy this week! Smile

(Thanks to everyone who contributed!)

Weekend Linky Party:

Postcards for the Weekend 57: Anything You Wish

Friday, October 13, 2017

Building Reflection


We’re having something of a building/renovation boom going on in town. Now it seems they are not only planning to build high, but also going down under water!

Winking smile (Just kidding!)

Weekend Reflections

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Autumn Skies


From a short walk in my neighbourhood today – the sun shining on the trees dressed in yellow autumn colours, and a background of dark clouds.


My Town Shoot Out

SkyWatch Friday

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