Backroads America: The Royal Bar, Park Rapids, Minnesota

The best hamburgers in northern Minnesota.

Once the first movie theater in Park Rapids, The Royal Bar serves a mean hamburger. The old movie theater sign is inside.

Great staff and service.

Park Rapids is famous for its parking down the middle of the street.

Going Up Looking Down

Looking Down On The Alps

On the way to 12,739 feet, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt, Switzerland

Looking down from the gondola on the way to 12,739 feet at Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Zermatt, Switzerland.

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Wordless Wednesday


Backstreets, Obidos, Portugal


CFFC: Horizontal Lines

Shallow Steps

Marble steps at Cais das Colunas (Columns Wharf) , Tagus River, Lisbon Portugal

Marble steps leading down into the Tagus (Teju) River in Lisbon, Portugal. Once the noble entrance to the city for visiting dignitaries as they disembarked from their boat, Cais das Colunas is a now a scenic landmark of the Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio). Queen Elizabeth II landed at Cais das Colunas in 1957. Lisbon sits on the north bank of a tidal estuary, where the Tagus flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Thursday’s Special: Traces of the Past

It’s All In The Details

Architectural detail, Organ, 1737, Saint Michael’s Chapel, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Architectural detail, Chapel, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Details of the 18th century Baroque organ in Saint Michael’s Chapel at the University of Coimbra, in Coimbra, Portugal. Note the  Chinese  (chinoiserie)  motifs  between the floral moldings.  Painter Gabriel Ferreira da Cunha decorated the organ in 1737.  It has about 2,000 pipes and still works. The Chapel itself was designed in the 16th century as a royal chapel, before the palace became a university.

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Goodbye WPC: You’ll Miss Us When You’re Gone

All-Time Favorites


It’s sad to see the end of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. It was a great community, and I found some great blogs to follow every week.

WPC: All-Time Favorites

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