Almost On The Rails Again

A Lovely Delay

My train arrived in Chicago late, and I missed my connection to Washington, DC. Amtrak booked me into a lovely hotel, the Swissotel, and I upgraded to a corner room with a view. It has been years since I was in Chicago. I’d forgotten what a lovely city it is, even though I could see a Trump hotel in the distance. Lake Michigan is always worth it. I love train travel but it was nice to have a bed that didn’t move all night.

Muse

I’ve Got The Whole World In My Hands

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Camel Rider, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

Hanoi Glow

Market After Dark, Hanoi, Vietman

Hagia Sofia from a rooftop.

Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey.

Ancient acacia tree, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Ancient Acacia Tree, Deadvlei, Sossusvlei, Namibia

Young school children on island in Madu Ganga River, Sri Lanka

Young school children on island in Madu Ganga River, Sri Lanka

Playing with Fire. Sri Lanka dance group in traditional Kandy region costumes prepare to fire walk.

Playing with Fire. Sri Lanka dance group in traditional Kandy region costumes prepare to fire walk.

Chandelier, Florentine Hall, Peles Castle, Romania

Chandelier, Florentine Hall, Peles Castle, Romania

Plains Zebra in Etosha

Plains Zebra in Etosha

Livid Sky Over the Potrero Trading Post, New Mexico

Livid Sky Over the Potrero Trading Post, New Mexico

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At Prayer, Golden Mosque, Singapore

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Traditional Window Decoration, VIllage Museum in Bucharest, Romania

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Bishnoi Potter, Rajasthan, India

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Statues on Facade of Notre Dame in Paris, France

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The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Floating Houseboat, Tonle' Sap Lake, Cambodia

Floating Houseboat, Tonle’ Sap Lake, Cambodia

Tyn Church after Dark, Old Town Square

Tyn Church after Dark, Old Town Square

Badger Leaves Port

The Badger Ferry Heading West Crossing Lake Michigan, USA

Parisian Pest Control Shop Window Display

Parisian Pest Control Shop Window Display

Family, The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Family, The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Bird Men Of Beijing

The Bird Men Of Beijing

Buddhist offering lamp at puja in Kataragama, Sri Lanka

Buddhist offering lamp at puja in Kataragama, Sri Lanka

Vesuvius from Pompeii

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy

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American Falls, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, New York

Alphonse Mucha window detail, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle complex

Alphonse Mucha window detail, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle complex

Joseph Roulette, explorer, adventurer, pioneer, American Fur Company,

Joseph Roulette, explorer, adventurer, pioneer, American Fur Company,

Smiling faces on towers of the Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Cambodia

Smiling faces on towers of the Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom, Angkor, Cambodia

Sunrise in Pushkar

Sunrise in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

The world and its diverse cultures are my muse and inspire my wanderlust. Since retiring, I have made the most of my inspiration. In the last year I visited Prague and Cseky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Istanbul (Turkey). I have taken two road trips in the U.S, with stops including Niagara Falls, Lake Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Carolina. I had my first taste of poutine in London, Ontario, Canada, saw elephants in the wild in Etosha National Park, and received a blessing at a Buddhist temple in Katagarama, Sri Lanka. My muse has been good to me.

 

WPC:Muse

Silent Sunday

Badger Leaves Port

 

 

One photo, no words for Silent Sunday.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Lake Michigan Sunset, one of the five Great Lakes shared by the United States and Canada

Sunset on Lake Michigan, Luddington, MI

Sunset on Lake Michigan, Luddington, MI

Taken during my road trip from Virginia to Minnesota. We were able to stop at four of the five Great Lakes during our journey.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

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