Finally a post on the beautiful Church of St Peter in Walpole St Peter in Norfolk. This is one of my favourite churches, and I have been using many of the photos taken in 2016, for this years Christmas 2017. It is going to be a difficult Christmas for us this year, my Father is seriously ill, my Mother in Law also, but on top of her illness, she had a major heart attack on Tuesday morning, but she is doing well. For all that, we are determined, to make the best of everything and make their Christmases very special. In fact we are really looking forward to some Christmas magic, and I am sure it will happen with a little help 🙂 But back to the church, each year St Peter’s is decorated so beautifully, and hopefully after the holidays I will be able to visit and take some photos of this years decorations. The last photo is of my husband, who is very important in helping me with my blog, for taking me more or less where ever I want to go, and also for putting up with my never ending desire to see more of our wonderful world 🙂
This is the last of my photos of our trip to the top of Europe in 2015, The Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps. This is the return trip down from the Mountain and the glorious views that you can see from the trains. We did have a wonderful trip and this is really to remind me of how much we enjoyed it. The photos are of the views from the two different trains that we travelled on……at one point it was very steep, but we stayed on the rails 🙂
You travel on three trains to reach the Top of Europe, we caught the first train at Interlaken, Switzerland in 2015, and two more took us up to the top of the Jungfrau. The last train travels through the interior of the mountain, and then if the cloud is clear, you enter another world. Just a few photos of the trip up to the top, they are not as clear as I would like, as they were taken through the train windows. The Top of Europe Experience will hopefully follow shortly.
When we travelled on the train up inside the Jungfrau, in the Swiss Alps, in 2015, they stop the train at a couple of places. Everyone tumbles off and heads for the light, there are large windows that allow you an amazing view of the mountains. More to follow.
In 2015 we went the Top of Europe , The Jungfrau, in the Swiss Alps, in fact we went in 2016, but we don’t talk about that trip, as it was a white out, we didn’t see a thing. In 2015 we did, the weather was perfect, I have posted a little about the trip, but not any main posts. As I’m into my third week with the cold from hell, I want to blog about something that will cheer me up and make me feel ……sorry…Christmassy, So for a few days, I will be re-visiting the top of the world again. By the way, the photo is me, gazing out into wonderland.
Florence 2016, The Gardens of Boboli where you really do need to be wearing walking boots, thank goodness we were. Of course its just more then a garden, its one of the greatest open air museums in Florence….The gardens are a spectacular example of “green architecture” decorated with sculptures and the prototype which inspired many European Royal gardens, in particular, Versailles. My husband had read about the sculptures and this was the reason we were now visiting this amazing green oasis, after the heaving city centre and a bonus…..the rain had stopped.
The building of the garden start in the 15th century, the original fields and gardens were laid out by the Borgolo family, in 1418 the property was bought by Luca Pitti. In 1549 the gardens were greatly enlarged and became the Medici family’s new city residence.
The gardens continued to be enrich and enlarged in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, becoming a wonderful outdoor museum setting, for both Roman and Renaissance statues.
When you reach the highest point in the garden, you can rest and look out over the amazing view of Florence and the surrounding country side. Next stop is the ‘The Museums of the Pitti Palace’.
Florence 2016, after our lunch, we made our way to a garden that was on my husbands wish list, Boboli Gardens, husband has a thing about gardens, so on our way there, and its quite a walk, I took some photos. I have played around a little with the photos as they were very dark, due to the poor light. Next stop, the gardens.