Courtyard

St. Augustine's Old Town reminds me of New Orleans, especially the ornate doorways. This wrought iron gate was the only opening in a tall stone wall surrounding the property. A glimpse of the brick courtyard with fountain and large sculptures provided more questions than answers. An overgrown yard hiding most of the house filled my … Continue reading Courtyard

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Bobby’s Helmet

The bobby's helmet rested on the corner post of a lonely bench in back of Beatrix Potter's home in England's Lake District.  The bobby (slang for English police officer) was no where to be found. The rainy day did nothing to discourage visitors to the site; there was a steady stream of hardy souls wandering … Continue reading Bobby’s Helmet

Pathway

The cemetery path was bordered on the left by a fence with questionable durability.  Strong brick pillars connected by an aging woven stick fence made me wonder just what was being kept inside ... or attempting to keep out. Beyond the mysterious fence was a solid brick wall showing signs of its age.   Attempting to … Continue reading Pathway

Hay Market

Many forms of transportation are used in Tanzania, everything from donkey carts to large trucks.  Walking is probably the most common, followed by cheaply made Chinese motorcycles. Bicycles are very popular too.  On a major highway leading out of Moshi, a large city of 185,000, I noticed many men moving hay with their bicycles.  Whatever … Continue reading Hay Market

Getting Directions

The two-year old's curiosity helped overcome her fear of the unknown.  Every day is something new.  Learning the difference between real and pretend is a high priority at this age ... and fascinating to watch. Thought for the Day:  Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.                    … Continue reading Getting Directions