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Author Topic: Travel the world in your armchair  (Read 851 times)

milla

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Travel the world in your armchair
« on: January 11, 2016, 04:18:51 PM »
‘East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet’ wrote Kipling, but there is a place on Earth where East meets West and that is Greenwich in London. We went there on Sunday, DH and I. It was a dry day; the sun even showed its face for a while, so we went up to the Royal Observatory and admired the view. I met a lovely French woman with an unusual pet. What about you? Any trips/outings  lately? If so, perhaps you would like to post some photos and we can all travel the world…in our armchair!


BeautyBarbara

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Re: Travel the world in your armchair
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2016, 10:10:29 PM »
A possum!   :lol:  Wow!
Thanks for sharing!!!
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milla

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Re: Travel the world in your armchair
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 10:09:51 AM »
It is not a possum, it is a ferret! a very well-behaved male ferret (the owner was French, so that explains it...)

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Re: Travel the world in your armchair
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 12:41:40 PM »
Wow is right!  I have not travel as my orchids keeps me home as they require lots of attention and I don't mind it one bit.  :lol:
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Re: Travel the world in your armchair
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 06:27:55 AM »
How fortunate you are to have such photo-worthy destinations, Milla. Clearly you also have a good eye for what will make a good photo, too.

I'm seldom out and about and when I am I never think to take photos. However, just because you started this topic, I will make an effort to change my ways.

Meanwhile, I'll enjoy any photos that others care to share!
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milla

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Re: Travel the world in your armchair
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 04:42:02 PM »
I would love to see some photos of your lake, Styyna!

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Re: Travel the world in your armchair
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 05:32:32 PM »
from June '93 trip for others' armchair travel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque%E2%80%93Cathedral_of_C%C3%B3rdoba  the Mezquita of Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra  Granada, Andalusia, Spain. where Christopher Columbus received royal endorsement for his expedition
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalife  originally was linked to Alhambra by covered walkway across ravine that now divides them

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc%C3%A1zar_of_Seville  Seville, Andalusia, Spain. oldest royal palace still in use in Europe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Palace_of_Madrid  The palace has 135,000 square meters (1,450,000 sq ft) of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest royal palace in Europe by floor area


milla

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Re: Travel the world in your armchair
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2016, 04:09:45 AM »
We have been going to the south of Spain in February for the last... 15 years. I love Granada and Cordoba; but I have mixed feelings about Sevilla, because when I was very young I nearly died with the heat there. People who are used to extremely hot temperatures will think nothing of it. Still, Seville holds the highest temperature for any city in Europe, with a recorded 50˚C! (that is 122 F). That summer it was easily 47˚C (over 116F); I did not like it at all.