Remember how the last place was a practice piece? The shore temple was the first granite temple carved to completion, and it truly reminds me how many layers of history and “practice pieces” are behind every piece of architecture. 👁: @travelinfoolv
Viewing Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan from outside the 42-foot wall surrounding it. The red San Juan Gate was built in 1635 and was the formal entrance to the walled city. It is the only remaining one of six gates that were locked each day at sundown to ward off enemy attacks. Just beyond is La Fortaleza, the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. It was built between 1533 and 1540 to defend the harbor of San Juan. The structure is also known as Palacio de Santa Catalina and is the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the New World. (Nikon L35AF, Kodak Colorplus)
Details in Tunisia.
Photo by: @annaletson
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✱ - “she loves the serene brutality of the o c e a n, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air” - holly black - ✱
1 1720 hours ago
in honor of today being my T W E N T Y F I R S T birthday - 21 things I’ve learn in 21 years- ready, set, go: (it’s gonna be a long one)
1) don’t ever rely on someone else for your happiness.
2) never say no to an adventure: it could be a trip to the grocery store or a trip to australia... any time there is a chance to make memories just GO!! 3) if you aren’t 110% passionate about something (work, school, relationship, etc.) why pursue it?
4) there’s just something about the feeling of salt water and sand on my skin that I can’t explain.
5) YOU are in control of your own life: this goes for everything... don’t like your major, your physical appearance, the paint color in your bedroom, the relationship your in? YOU can change that - all you have to do is put in the WORK (which leads me to my next point)
6) hard work and dedication (with some patience) - that’s all it is.
7) follow your dreams: no matter how big or how little or how crazy and out of this world those dreams may seem... do something that sets your soul on fire.
8) spending time with your grandparents is never “uncool”... it’s actually my favorite thing to do (you would totally understand if you knew my grandparents) so go ahead and give yours a call, you might learn a thing or two.
9) read, read, read!!!! this year I really started to pick up books of all genres... there is no better way to escape reality then a good book.
10) it’s okay to skip a couple days of going to the gym (and it’s also okay to eat fractured prune donuts and DQ s’mores blizzards hehehe)
11) create your own path... FOMO should be replaced with JOMO. don’t do what everyone else is doing. enjoy doing ya own thang.
12) don’t dread on your mistakes, instead learn from them
13) try new things: a new food, a new workout at the gym, make a new friend, a new hair style... change is good!
14) never ever ever EVER (if I could say ever a million times I would) beg anyone to be in your life... if you are wanted it will be made known
15) yes school is important but never let it completely consume your life
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10 7720 hours ago
✱ - saw so many waterfalls this day but yet everyone still had its own m a g i c - ✱
The Bagrati Cathedral is a distinct landmark in Kutaisi. It rests on Ukimerioni Hill overlooking the city. It's a steady walk up the hill from the chain Bridge along cobbled streets. The cathedral was built in 1003 and then fully renovated between 2009 and 2012.
Kutaisi is the third largest city in Georgia. Much smaller than Tblisi and so much quieter! As much as we loved Tblisi it was nice to spend a few days in a more laid back city!
A major defining feature of Kutaisi's landscape is the Rioni River. We were there in June and it was flowing so fast in fact I don't think I've ever seen such a fast flowing river.