16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 2 – Bon Om Touk

Tasks for Bon Om Touk: Post a picture from your most recent or favorite vacation on the sea (or a lake, river, or any other body of water larger than a puddle), or if you’re living on the sea or on a lake or a river, post a picture of your favorite spot on the shore / banks / beach / at the nearest harbour.

I spent the last couple of days of my trip to England back in July on the Norfolk coast, so here are a few impressions from that part of the trip:

 


Snettisham Beach


Wells next the Sea


Cromer Hall (inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Baskerville Hall)


Norfolk Broads — cruise in a historic steam boat


Horsey Windpump & Horsey Mew


Happisburgh beach & church (inspiration for the setting of P.D. James’s Devices and Desires, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s Dancing Men)


King’s Lynn (town center, purfleet, and guild hall)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And since I am blessed to live (and have grown up) in a beautiful part of the Rhine Valley, here are a few of my favorite spots on the Rhine in and near my home city:


Views of Bonn’s city center from “our” (= the opposite) river front


Historic flood marker on the river front, and a replica of “the Bridge Manniquin”, which used to be on a pillar on our side the main bridge connecting both sides of the Rhine, pointing its backside in the direction of Bonn.  Other places have city rivalry — we have river bank rivalry!


Sunset on the Rhine, looking towards Bonn


Looking towards the “Seven Mountains” (“Siebengebirge”), south of Bonn


Drachenfels, the best-known of the “Seven Mountains”


Arp Museum, a modern arts museum south of Bonn (designed by Richard Meier, the architect who designed the L.A. Getty Center) — and looking back towards the “Seven Mountains” from the patio of the museum restaurant (the lower of the two buildings in the left picture; a former train station)


Remagen and the ruins of the bridge (now a peace museum)

 

Original post:
ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1615481/16-tasks-of-the-festive-season-square-2-bon-om-touk

2 thoughts on “16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 2 – Bon Om Touk

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog Lifestyle

The Dazzling Blogger Award

  The Dazzling Blogger Award, designed by Helen at  Crispy Confessions, recognizes bloggers who  excel in at least one major area of blogging: writing skills, engagement, social media marketing, or content.   It was a huge surprise when Steve from A London Miscellany informed me the other day that he’d nominated me for this award.  Steve, thank you […]

Read More
Blog Cooking - Food - Drink Lifestyle Literature Movies

An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “Z”

This is the final post belonging to a new blogging project — the title is pretty much self-explanatory, I think; the project’s introductory post can be found HERE.  Credit for the idea: BeetleyPete. As always, the only thing linking the two items mentioned in this post in my mind is that they both start with […]

Read More
Blog Cats Cooking - Food - Drink Lifestyle

An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “Y”

This is a post belonging to a new blogging project — the title is pretty much self-explanatory, I think; the project’s introductory post can be found HERE.  Credit for the idea: BeetleyPete. As always, the only thing linking the two items mentioned in this post in my mind is that they both start with the […]

Read More
%d bloggers like this: