Years ago I visited Loch Ness. There is something about the area and the lake that fills it full of mystery and shadows. I was pleasantly surprised with the region and how beautiful and wild it was. I went for Nessie but I stayed for the beauty.
I snapped this little photo choosing to believe the wake was left by the illusive Nessie.
Malkværnskansen Monolith sits on the picturesque Danish island of Bornholm. Google and Wikipedia tell me these stones are a modern erection memorializing a battle in 1645. Sweden invaded the island ultimately returning it to Danish control after a peace treaty. The island was even occupied by German and Soviet troops during WWII.
The stones are situated on the coast looking out to the glorious ocean which surrounds the small and now peaceful island.
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A visit to Neuschwanstein Castle is mandatory when in Germany. This fairy-tale castle is epicly gorgeous. And the view is as great as they come. If I was a crazy king who wanted to bankrupt my country this is exactly where I would have chosen to built my castle as well…
What are some of your favorite castles and views?
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My brother Sean and I embarked on a trip to a tiny island south of Sweden which is actually a Danish island called Bornholm. (Apparently it has gone back and forth between Danish and Swedish rule and currently it is Danish.) My mother’s family comes from this tiny island. Our ancestor Magnus sailed from here around the southern tip of South America and up to San Francisco where he homesteaded land near Coloma prior to the gold rush. He then sailed back and collected his family and made the journey again. Sean and I visited the island and found ancestors buried outside this lovely little church. The island is charming and lovely and quiet with very little tourism.
While attending a class at Trinity College in Dublin back in 1999 we experienced a solar eclipse above the bell tower. I didn’t own any fancy photo equipment at the time so this photo was taken whilst holding my sunglasses over my camera lens as a filter!
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