I am about leave for France and Spain and then the adventures will begin! I’ll be back with new stories and pictures of some of the wonderful things there are to see. I already know I’ll be watching movies on the plane instead of resting, and there will be lots of chocolate (and gelato) ahead. I’m also bringing a sturdy umbrella and a poncho in case it rains. When I return there will be new souvenirs such as photos, postcards, and scarves to add to my collection of memories. Here are some pictures from an earlier trip to France. Goodbye for now!
One of my favorite things about traveling is how you see an everyday object in a new way. It started when I was in Salamanca, Spain with the suggestion that I look for the hidden frog in the facade of the cathedral. I didn’t see it right away. But I did notice the massive doors into the cathedral. Just when I was wondering how difficult it would be to open those doors, I saw that there was an ordinary, human sized door unobtrusively cut into the bigger one. So probably one would use the regular sized door for everyday entry into the cathedral.
After that I made a point of noticing the small door within oversized ones in other cathedrals in other cities. Then I started looking for other contexts and settings, such as castles, walls, houses, and shops. Continue reading