Monday, July 30, 2012

two journeys

first to toronto in august
then to europe in september:
london, paris, bruges, oxford, and hadrian's wall.
if anyone has suggestions as to how the brattcats might best savor any of these places
please let me know.
i'll visit your posts when i'm able and put up posts of my own between travels.
be well, all of you.

36 comments:

Lowell said...

Ah, you are so lucky! Traveling around the world is a wonderful experience and you'll see so many wondrous places!

Best wishes for a great adventure!

Jack said...

Ahhh, wonderful trips. I have been to all of these places except Bruges. The choices are endless. I will be interested in how you choose to spend your time. Enjoy the trips!

Jilly said...

How beautiful is this shot! Those old envelopes, stamps, the background. Just perfect. You'll have a wonderful time. Just sit in a cafe and watch the world go by - that's all you need to know ... all life will appear before you.

magiceye said...

Have fun!!

Malyss said...

Eat chocolate at Bruges, read Marguerite Yourcenar's book before going to the Adrian wall, kiss Big Ben for me and meet me in Paris !

brattcat said...

thank you, my friends. dear malyss, i will happily do all you suggest (except, perhaps, kissing big ben).

Kate said...

How I envy your trip! You'll find many bloggers to visit and photograph (I hope). Will wait patiently but expectantly for your posts while you travel. You could spend a month in Paris and still not do it justice.

Sharon said...

Safe travels. Have a wonderful time. You've listed my four favorite travel sites. London (of course) is my all time favorite, Oxford is simply beautiful and very interesting. Paris is my second favorite city, so much to see and do and so easy to get around. Ahhh, Bruges, one of the most picturesque places I've ever visited. I was there back in the day of film cameras. I'd love to go back with the digital. There is something to see around every corner.

Melissa said...

Lucky you guys! Tour the canals in Bruges, and enjoy the chocolate. My favorite London spot was Westminster Abbey. Definitely get the audio tour!!! And my final advice is make sure you have a big SD card for your camera and can charge your camera battery on 220V. I'm very jealous!

Birdman said...

What no Portland? We NEED to touch base soon. Please!

Bibi said...

Beautiful photo, and I wish you bon voyage. Wish I could make it up to Paris to meet you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Green with envy Brattcat, say hello to Paris pour moi, tell her j'adore!! Looking very much forward to hearing about your travels, stay safe.

Rob and Mandy said...

About your European grand tour: bring an umbrella!

cieldequimper said...

Aha... I suppose you will be in Paris when I'm in the States?

slim said...

Happy trails, m/m Brattcat! Make sure you have an extra camera battery & a couple memory cards -- will look forward to the sharing.

Doug Hickok said...

Good hunting BC. Sounds like an awesome adventure!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I wish you great time and great weather.
And many many photos.

Thérèse said...

Enjoy each one of these wonderful places and I am sure your eyes and your camera will adjust accordingly.

Sharon Creech said...

Think you might love WAR HORSE and BILLY ELLIOT in London/theatre; also the National Portrait Gallery. And a zillion other things, you vagabonda, you.

Amin said...

Hello! Have a wonderful trips!

glenda said...

So envious and looking forward to your travel photos. So many things to see and do. My personal favorite is Paris. Can never get enough. Have a great time!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, DO have a marvelous time!

Clueless in Boston said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Have fun.

Carraol said...

This is a superb image, with a great atmosphere! Have a wonderful trip, in a relaxing way, like Jilly suggest.

JM said...

Absolutely lovely shot! Enjoy your travels, Brattcat.

Tom Singleton said...

Haven't been to Europe in years-but I did enjoy the Eye in the Sky in London . Do it if you haven't already.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

No idea what to do with the Brattcats, but hope to see some great photos.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Lots of good energies and a wonderful trip!!!
hugs from Brazil
Leia

Virginia said...

OH dare I breathe the word Paris for my BC???? Be still my heart. We'll have to chat about what to see and do. :)V

PS and the old letters, perfect.

Gunn said...

You lucky woman!!
Have a nice journey with lots of good memories to take with you back home again.

Lowell said...

Nice to hear from you! I'm sure you are having a nice time, and I hope it's the time of your life! Don't forget the wine and chocolate. :-)

Bob Crowe said...

I'm envious. Suggest you contact Ciel de Quimper or Olivier about Paris restaurants. I could pass along some London favorites. Most of what there is to do in Bruges is walk the beautiful canal-filled town and drink Belgian beer.

My wife and I once drove from York to Edinburgh and wanted to see Hadrian's Wall along the way. We were never able to find it.

Tom Singleton said...

My wife and I spent a delightful three weeks in England and Scotland in 2000. Cannot recall the route but we did find parts of Hadrian's Wall as we crossed into Scotland on our way to St. Andrews. I bet Google would reveal much info. Good luck!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

If you've never been to Paris before, I'd suggest visiting Sainte Chappelle. The stained glass windows are unreal and make you feel like you're inside a kaleidescope. An extraordinary experience.

Jim said...

Enigmatic

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Hadrian's wall? Write a haiku on a paper scrap and leave it wedged in between the stones.

How I wish that our paths could cross in Paris.

Bises,
Genie