I will be doing a series on streets and alleys of the Baltic countries.
I have been to all the Baltic capitals which includes visiting of some of the UNESCO Heritage sites like Vilinus, Riga, Tallin etc.
What I found most interesting are the alleys and the streets which all have their own characteristics.
I am not able to tell you exactly where those alleys and streets are; in my simple mind, they are my memorable parts of the Baltic.
I like the cobblestones, the quaint street, the colored walls on both sides of the alleys, the cafes along or encroached onto the roads, the crude masonry wall facing and last, but not the least, the friendly people.
They leave an undeletable part in my memory!
Most tourists head for the fortress side of Dubrovnik; we did the same too.
Many of my photos show the fortresses, the walls and the many terracotta roofs.
For a change, this picture was taken towards the sea, away from the fortresses, when the sun has set.
We were walking back to the hotel and my eyes were captured by the very peaceful feeling of the sea and the cliffs and the lone house by the seaside.
Altogether, a very soothing view!
These flowers are so vibrant at this time of the year.
The pictures were taken on our way to Luoping, Yunnan in China a couple of years ago.
Spring was in the air.
There is so much of a festive mood in seeing the flowers.
On a rainy day, we found ourselves hiking laboriously in the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales.
My shoes were soaked, water penetrated my shoes, part of the skin on the feet has come off.
Gazing afar, we saw this beautiful lake of Llyn Llydaw.
Llyn Llydaw – 1,430 feet (440 m) high, 110 acres (45 ha) – lies in Cwm Dyli, Snowdon’s eastern cwm, and is one of Snowdonia’s deepest lakes, at up to 190 ft (58 m) deep.
There was clearly a connection down to and across the lake, in the form of a causeway.
On that gloomy day, we did hike down and across the lake, in the form of a causeway. A day always remembered.
I like bridges as it connects places which otherwise are separated or inaccessible.
Here are a couple of photos which I took near to the entrance of some very big caverns in Yunnan, China.
The first photo shows in more detail the bridge which connects both sides. Water flows quickly swiftly below the bridge into the cavern. A bridge over troubled waters?
The photo may be a bit hard to visualize; therefore, I have included a second photo in portrait format which shows the outline of the caverns.
It is hard to imagine how to connect both sides before the bridge was built.
I have been posting a series known as The Dog that Lived on a Fishing Raft.
It was about the life of a dog whose owner chose to rear this labrador on one of his rafts for rearing fishes in the sea.
For much of the time when the owner was not on the raft, the dog was a loner.
This dog has a great connection to his owner and to those who went fishing on the rafts.
I have stopped posting about him when I heard last summer, this dog Dor Dor was drowned in the sea. He went for a swim but couldn’t get back onto the raft because his body was too heavy ( due to captivity on the raft) and the raft was too high to climb back on.
Here is a photo which shows the great connection between the dog and the owner. May his soul rest in peace.