Sunday, December 29, 2013
View from Maryland Heights
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Over 1400 feet high, Maryland Heights affords a spectacular view of Harpers Ferry. The town is situated at the north end of the Shenandoah Valley where the Shenandoah River (left) empties into the Potomac River (right). It is here that the three states of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia meet.
Claude Monet (1840-1926), "A Woman Reading"
Here's an adventure! what awaits
Beyond these closed, mysterious gates?
Whom shall I meet, where shall I go?
Beyond the lovely land I know?
Above the sky, across the sea?
What shall I learn and feel and be?
Open, strange doors, to good or ill!
I hold my breath a moment still!
Before the magic of your look.
What shall you do to me, O Book?
U is for 'Unzipped'!
The duckling has obviously gotten into an unfamiliar situation. Where is its mother, quick?!! Or quack??!!
A RAS card from Mijo1981. But somehow, the kitten seems to peek curiously at the quirky duckling card above!
Bachelor And Three Graces. Yosemite National Park, California
This interesting group of Giant Sequoia trees is located in Yosemite's Mariposa Grove. The Grove contains about 500 mature Giant Sequoia trees spread over 250 acres. The Giant Sequoias are the largest living things on earth and some in this Grove weigh over two million pounds.
HRH Queen Elizabeth II
(Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926)
Quote: "The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbours and friends, celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere."
U is for 'Urinal'
Techiman, Ghana, 2006
This brilliant postcard made me laugh out loud! Yes, "Urinal" means toilet but we don't use that term for the general public in my country. Which term do you usually use to refer to the toilet?
The washroom, restroom, bathroom, lavatory, water closet, w.c.?
The loo, the porcelain goddess, the crapper, the throne, the gents/the ladies or the john…?
It pays to know the correct term when travelling and especially, the native language for it! :-)