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 Rüdesheim’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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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! 🙂
Thanks so much, Marsha. Yes, B&W can sometimes be very attractive. 🙂
Architectural pix’s are great in black and white. These are terrific. Have a grand time … sounds historic.
Thanks so much, Izzy. 🙂
I love the photos and your trip sounds awesome!
Thanks so much. We’re having a great time. 🙂
Yes, I saw the towel birthday cake this morning 🙂 looks great!
These shots are fantastic.. What a wonderful cruise outing idea with mom in law!!
Thanks, Lisa. 🙂
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!
Thanks for your comment.I’m so looking forward to it. 🙂
Lovely pics AD!
Enjoy the trip 🙂
Thanks so much. Sitting in our cabin right now. It’s very comfortable indeed. 🙂
Great shots, have fun on the cruise, get some castle pics for me..:-))
Thanks Ed. I’ll be sure to get lots of castle pics.:)
Have a fabulous time (she says green with envy)! Love your B&W shots! 🙂
Thanks so much, LuAnn. I’m all packed, and it’s almost time to leave. 🙂
Have a super amazing time!
Thanks so much, Tandy. 🙂
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 🙂
Thank you so much. I’m sure there will be many photo opportunities. 🙂
The exterior pipe works look interesting too.. well done with B&W.
Thank you. The drain-pipes do sort of add to the charm .:D
Great b&w shot! Enjoy your trip. 😉
Thanks, Ruth. I’m sure I will. 🙂
I can see why they call it a jewel 🙂 A great B&W collection, Sylvia 🙂 Have fun on your cruise!
Thanks so much, Paula. I will. 🙂
Love these and hope you enjoy your upcoming cruise!
Thanks so much, Phil. 🙂
You went to Lanhydrock! you are certainly getting around and I love it that MIL is too!
Yes, we didn’t let the Cornish grass grow under our feet. 🙂
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.
Thanks, Col. As long as I know where I am. 🙂 🙂
Gets to a stage where you need to consult a calendar. ‘If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium’ sort of thing!
That’s a good idea, but I have hubby to remind me where I am. 🙂
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
Thanks so much, Jim. 🙂
Groetjes aan Amsterdam 😉
I’ll pass on your greetings, Pussycat. 🙂
What a lovely collection.
Enjoy your trip. I know you will take scads of photos. – I look forward to seeing them 🙂
Thanks so much, Colline. 🙂
Lovely post, Sylvia !I love your post with love maxima
Thanks you so much, Stefan. 🙂
I was hopeful you come up to Hamburg 😉 for a cup of coffe. Enjoy Germany !!
Thanks a lot. That would have been very nice. 🙂
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!
Thanks, Tahira. You can be sure I’ll post some pics. 🙂
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. 😀 *big hugs*
Thanks so much, Sonel. Glad you enjoyed. Hugs to you. xx
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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.)
Thanks so much, Cin. I’m so looking forward to this cruise. (The comment thingy is being very badly behaved at the moment.) 😦
Thanks for these awesome captures!
You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
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!
Thanks for the catch-up, optie. I agree with you about those narrow lanes. Quite hair-raising at times. 😯
Thank you. 🙂