Sonel’s B&W Windows and Doors

Today I’m packing for a week’s cruise on the Rhine River, which will take us from Basel to Amsterdam. My 100-year-old mom-in-law is treating her close family, and of course she’s coming along too. I’m so looking forward to seeing the stately German castles which stand close to the river bank, and we’re going to do tours of those in Marksburg and Heidelberg. There’ll be a stop off in the magnificent city of Cologne, and we’ll experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region. It’s many years since I’ve seen Holland’s famous windmills and beautiful canals, In France I’ll be seeing Strasbourg for the first time. and then we’re promised that we’ll experience the nightlife of RΓΌdesheim’s Drosselgosse, which has been described as ‘the merriest street in the world’. I’m sure the six of us are going to have a load of fun.

Sonel’s B&W Photo Challenge is coming to an end, so I decided that I really must take part in it this week. Here are a few photos of some of the windows and doors I saw on my recent visit to Cornwall.

I really fell in love with the leaded windows at St Michael’s Mount, which is said to be the ‘jewel in Cornwall’s crown’.


Here are beautiful windows in the 15th century church which stands in the grounds of Landhydrock House, the “finest house in Cornwall.”


The harbour town of Polperro has so many picturesque cottages, and I just had to capture some of those old doors and windows.




The Blue Peter Inn, described as “the last pub before France”, is where we had dinner on the last evening of our holiday. Hubby had the Cornish pasty and a Guinness, and I had home-made fish cakes and a beer shandy.


So tomorrow I’ll be off on yet another adventure, and I haven’t even finished telling you about my last one. I’ll try to pop in on some of you, but if you don’t see me around, you’ll know where I am. Have a great weekend.

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59 comments on “Sonel’s B&W Windows and Doors

  1. Black and white really makes some of the doors pop, doesn’t it? Who would think stained glass would look so wonderful in B & W, but it does! πŸ™‚

  2. These photo are beautiful. Just this evening I had dinner with a couple who drove along the Rhine River a number of years ago. We were chatting about the European vacations we’ve taken and, judging by their comments, you’re in for a very special holiday. Buon viaggio!

  3. Oh, wow, you’re going on a cruise! Have fun! Will look forward to your post about the cruise. I’m sure it will be loaded with lovely photos πŸ™‚

  4. Striking ones – B&w always seems to add a dramatic quality.
    It is quite impossible to figure out which part of the globe you will be in from one week to the next!
    I’d need to be really merry before I even attempted to say the name of that street.

  5. We have been looking at different river cruises and I am looking forwarded to hearing all about your trip.. I love the B/W Pictures. Have fun and a safe trip. Jim

  6. Lovely post, Sylvia. Makes me want to open some of those windows and peek in.
    Have a wonderful time on the cruise – Look forward to seeing the pictures!

  7. Absolutely stunning doors and windows AD and thanks so much for taking the time to do this last challenge hon. You are so sweet! Enjoy the cruise and have lots of fun. πŸ˜€ *big hugs*

    • Loved the photos. Enjoy the cruise, I’ve done it 3 times and would never get tired of it. Looking forward to seeing your photos.
      (Couldn’t post a comment unless I did a reply to someone else’s, not sure why.)

  8. I think I’m all caught up now AD, loved your photos of St Michael’s Mount and all the beautiful windows and doors. I have very happy memories of touring in Cornwall, so much to see but oh, those narrow lanes – you never know if you are going to meet an oncoming car, tractor, truck, or sheep. Enjoy the Rhine cruise – how wonderful that you are to share it with your mother-in-law. I doubt many people will believe her age!

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