After an amazing time in Oregon it's now time to finish up the images from Estonia and get my blog written. This is my goal for the week. Here is an image of one of the many beautiful cobblestone streets leading up to the Alexandra Nevsky Cathedral. -----------------------------------------------------------------
From Wikipedia -
It was built to a design by Mikhail Preobrazhensky in a typical Russian Revival style between 1894 and 1900, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is Tallinn's largest and grandest orthodox cupola cathedral. It is dedicated to Saint Alexander Nevsky who in 1242 won the Battle of the Ice on Lake Peipus, in the territorial waters of present-day Estonia. The late Russian patriarch, Alexis II, started his priestly ministry in the church.
Toujours à la découverte de Liverdun 😊 On s’arrête quelques instants devant le porche de l’hôtel de Camilly qui abrite l’office de tourisme. Classé Monument Historique il date du XVIe siècle. Le porche hein pas l’office de tourisme 😋
Want to go for a walk in the park? What if it had a river, giant rocks, wooden bridges, picnic spots? Fancy a cave? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Let us tell you about Riverside Landscape Park “Panega” because it has it all. A marvel of geology and the most enchanting trail in Bulgaria. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Situated approximately 110km from the capital Sofia, right next to the town of Lukovit. It’s accessible by road. There’s a parking lot at the beginning of the park.
Taking the train to Karlukovo is also an option, though you’d be in for quite the walk to get there. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The trail follows the river Golden Panega. It’s clearly demarcated and very well developed. It’s 12 km long, though we didn’t walk the entire distrance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Begins with a descent besides wooden railings (bit steep), you get to a meadow, walk along the river, cross a few bridges and then nature just takes over. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Keep walking along the river until you get to the most picturesque part of the trail – the wooden platforms beside the rocks with the river beneath. Nice walk, warm weather, fresh air, gorgeous views - serenity.
There are many resting spots along the trail, even a small barbecue shack. About the cave – it’s called Temnata Dupka (literally meaning the dark hole, it’s cold, it’s wet, easy to get lost – basically not really fun).
At the time there was regret for not spending more time here as we were with a tour company and followed a schedule. Now, it’s inspiration to go back and experience nature, because that’s where we feel most alive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So, want to go for a walk? – KN
2 4313 hours ago
Apple-banana or Pineapple-banana?
Which one do you think you'd like?
I did not know such things existed, but such hybrids are one of the things that make Madeira unique.
I grew up on bananas, mangoes and passion fruit, but was never much of a fan of the latter.
Maybe a banana-passion fruit would have done the trick. @weelicious
you'd get a kick out of these! 🇪🇸 Manzana-Plátano (Guineo)o Piña-Plátano? Cuál te gustaría probar?
No sabia que existian tales cosas pero tales híbridos son una de las cosas que hacen a Madeira única. ------
Yo crecí comiendo guineos, mangos y maracujá (parcha), pero nunca fui fanática de la última.
Tal vez un plátano-maracujá, hubiese hecho el truco.
4 3313 hours ago
Could not stop taking photos of the Cathedral. Gothic architecture is my favourite. And the fact that Bryan got us a hotel with a view of it right outside our window! “It is Germany's most visited landmark, attracting an average of 20,000 people a day. At 157 m (515 ft), the cathedral is currently the tallest twin-spired church in the world, the second tallest church in Europe after Ulm Minster, and the third tallest church in the world.
2 7814 hours ago
Good morning Budapest! Colorful sunrise over the rooftops of the city 🌇