Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Old Kentucky Home

A few of  my more dedicated readers probably noticed my absence over the past couple weeks.  That's because Kyle and I were finally able to go home for a visit.  It couldn't be posted anywhere online until after we arrived, because we didn't exactly tell anyone we were coming.  It was fun turning up to surprise our families and friends one by one.





We packed so much into the two weeks we spent in the states, and I'll never forget it.  More than anything now, I can't wait to go back.  They say "home is where the heart is," and it's true, but my heart is scattered across the world with so many people I love.

But anyway.

Here are a few photos taken around my old Kentucky home (aheh heh).  I hope you enjoy them as almost much as I enjoyed being home to take them.











Friday, May 25, 2012

Strasbourg Part 3: Strasbourg Cathedral (Climbing the Tower)

view of Palais Rohan from half way to the spire

While we were in Strasbourg, we decided to climb the more than three hundred stairs to get the best view of the city.  It wasn't easy, but it was definitely worth it.












Still to come:  lunch in a French bistro,

Previous Strasbourg Posts:  Part 1, Part 2

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mondays with Brinks


...in which Brinks shows off his haircut.
Happy Monday!

{Visit Angie and Axel at Harbor Cottage!}

Friday, May 4, 2012

Strasbourg Part 2: Strasbourg Cathedral (Interior)


The attention to detail inside Strasbourg Cathedral is incredible, which is to be expected, since the cathedral's construction spanned 250 years.  The chandeliers, stained glass, frescoes and statues surround visitors in beauty.









(base of the astronomical clock)

Below is a video on the history and construction of Strasbourg Cathedral.  The video includes a number of great images, and the last few minutes discuss the astronomical clock housed in the back of the cathedral.







Still to come: climbing the tower,
Petite France, and more.

Previous Strasbourg Posts:  Part 1

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Strasbourg Part 1: Strasbourg Cathedral (Exterior)


Over the past weekend we drove to Strasbourg, the capital of the Alsace region of France and official seat of the European Parliament.  The city is beautiful, and we had a fantastic time exploring.  Our first stop was the Strasbourg Cathedral.  It is a massive church, and it draws you in.



Every inch of the outside is covered in delicate statues and designs, and at 466 feet it was once the tallest building in the world (from 1647-1874).  While it isn't quite as large as the cathedral in Cologne, it is every bit as beautiful.  In fact, it might be my absolute favorite cathedral so far.






Petite France, and more.