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A compilation of our walks from last week(s).
Starting with some smaller walks nearby with a visit to the Polish Military Cemetery.
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Followed by the German Military Cemetery, both in Lommel (BE)
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Another day we did a 10k walk at "De Kluis van Bolderberg"
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A bit further away from home we visited the Sanctuary called "The Sanctuary of Banneux"
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And yesterday, we drove to Holland to see the Delta works at Neeltje Jans. There we had a 15k walk through the dunes...
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@SabineP : Some health issues kept me away from the internet. I'm still having some issues, but the latest tests are promising. Previous tests looked not that good, but as they say with us (BE) ... weeds don't die 😜

And yes, Banneux is so much more dan Scherpenheuvel.
 
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Another leg of the Essex way
very quickly took a wrong turn…what’s new!
the smiling farmers directed us around the field to connect to the proper path
crossing the plo we’d fields
A phone box dedicated to the Essex way and which now contains a defibrillator instead of a public phone
An unusual church where we found quite a few similarly built headstones, all bearing the same name and dating from the early 1800 hundreds to just a few months ago
a natural spring
A coffee in the village after crossing a Ford by the path
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On my frequent Sunday ramble along by and around the river Liffey, and near the mouth as it sweeps out into the wide world. There is a section of wall bordering an inner lock that is used by graffiti artists, and this one has survived for quite a long time:

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I have no idea why so many little boats were moored up together, but their masts provide a welcome contrast to the ubiquitous cranes littering the skyline.
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Today was a variety of sightseeing in Door County, WI. Pictures are of Lake Michigan, the Cana Island Lighthouse, up circular stairs to the top for some great views. We finished with a hike around the iisland. The white blazes showing the trail are shaped like lighthouses. Our end of day sunset.
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Even more hoops to Jump this time bit at last after nearly 2 years of not seeing the Italian contingent , we are here in the hilltop village of Montescudaio in Tuscany
Before we left I asked the English grandsons if there was anything that they would like us to bring back for them from Italy….in unison, the answer was Enrico and GiovannI, their Italian cousins!!
yesterday and today we had some nice local walks through and from from the village
rooftops
cypress trees with vineyards all around
a VII century arch and above it the inscription.

”This monument illuminates life and it will be illuminated for two consecutive nights each time a Government around around decides to abolish the death penalty, or when a death sentence is commuted to life imprisonment“

There are paintings all around the village on the house walls, painted by a local artist during the pandemic signifying Hope and during the dreadful toll taken by the Italians in the early days of Covid 19.
visiting the colourful and well maintained graveyard on the way home and looking at the ages of those that died, it seemed that so very many had lived to a ripe old age.
The church towers over the village and the walking signs of the many GR red and white signs in the centre 1807BC78-F1D5-4655-8560-AE30A74585C9.jpeg 52611BA1-5C66-4203-A363-E21799FD273D.jpeg AD42C850-2B74-4930-8317-818A45E2A89D.jpeg 846FE938-CA9A-48E4-8B0D-5F4E2B03E735.jpeg FEF2FBC4-1FA8-47B4-8399-7B74377D687D.jpeg FAC20F0B-2506-4B62-BE26-AAA6A454E4C8.jpeg FFA2AF50-E270-4BC8-904C-4473839BEB4F.jpeg C11135DF-194A-414D-B6F6-AA15B0753BB6.jpeg 6FF53803-132D-41A8-BA79-9F2605D3D9EA.jpeg 068D68F2-286A-4E2C-9EEA-F6B1D5930DC6.jpeg

Then breakfast each morning is on hand with figs and grapes
 
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A stormy day here on the west coast. Heavy rain and wind. A small window of opportunity later in the afternoon when the rain eased a bit. Rain gear on and I managed to get in an hour walk along the river. Fun watching a group of Yellowlegs Sandpipers trying to hold steady on a log. Intermittent strong gusts of wind would knock one or two off and they'd fight against the wind and their closely huddled companions to get back to their position on the log.

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Too many ideas for this morning. In the end, I opted for a circuitous approach to the city, bought what was needed, and continued walking home. Here are the photos I took:
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The first one shows the toll bridge at the mouth of the sea. Nothing passed, so I have no idea why it was raised, unless it was just a routine check on the workings! The second and third were taken looking at the Rugby Stadium. I found a new route, and came across some elements of the past: a London Bridge. Tells its own story of links to our friends over the water... I cannot resist the warm richness of Virginia Creeper. The house it covers is a bit sad, but I think it is sold, so someone or some group will surely restore it to its former glory. The second last photo made me stop and reflect. I knew that place towards the end of its active life. Here indeed we have no lasting city.
The final photo is of the name of a bar. I had just passed a shape, a person, lying asleep, and my assumption is that the person is used to having the pavement for a bed.
I found it ironic that the name of the bar was for a rather upmarket hostelry, cheek by jowl with the real street urchin lying nearby...
 
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Peter Fransiscus,
What an amazing color and shape these have; they make a great autumnal sculptue!
Funges can be so pretty!
I am back home. Lo and behold I saw this wild hops growing on my trail. Didn't have my phone with, so I snapped off a bit to take a picture after goingback home. My guys enjoy IPA beers...but not me.😝
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About a month ago I made a reservation for the "Anne Frank house". Early this morning by train to Amsterdam, we had an early reservation to avoid any crowds in Amsterdam. It was a nice quiet walk to the museum. After all those previous visits, the visit to the Anne Frank house is still emotional.😥
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At the beginning of the visit the photo and the text of Anne were taken. Everyone should experience the rest of the visit for themselves.🙏
 
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I’m out of words today.
The pictures will have to do, for now.
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Photo 1 is our Art Gallery. Soft blue water and hard grey concrete.
Photo 2, this young woman doing her morning exercise routine.
Photo 3, two taxi drivers during their lunch break playing chess. The man in the middle asked to be included in the photo. They were delighted that I wanted to photograph them. The smile on that face says it all.
Photos 4 and 5, at the grounds of Melbourne University. Deep, deep pink blossom in the courtyard facing the Legal Studies Faculty.
 
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I walked five miles on my local trail with my son today, but we were dropped off by car to walk one way back to the house in the opposite direction. It's always more fun to just go forward and not repeat steps. Fall is just around the corner now with harvested fields.
I saw more wild hops, a few paltry flowers, and some Pheasant's mushrooms growing on a dead tree stump. I went back to the spot with a knife, cut some off, and after google searching, I shaved the tender ones on a mandolin and will saute them in butter, salt and pepper tomorrow. I love foraging!
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Lexicos
what a lovely place you live near
we are walking through some beautiful Tuscan villages
So quaint and with lovely cafes too
after the village of Casale, we walked along a beautiful track….on the map as going from one end to another, only to find it blocked just before a big house at the “almost” end!
So back we had to come again
our son in law said that this does tend to happen in Italy!!
Say no more!
then back to the village of Montescudaio where our daughter lives
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Annette, I am so envious of you being in Tuscany. I loved my tours of Italy and Tuscany is awesome. I think I recall you saying you have grandkids living in the area...a double blessing to be visiting there!
 
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Annette, I am so envious of you being in Tuscany. I loved my tours of Italy and Tuscany is awesome. I think I recall you saying you have grandkids living in the area...a double blessing to be visiting there!
Hi Chrissy,
yes they live in Montescudiao, a hilltop village above the seaside town of Cecina, the 2 boys are the same age of the 2 English grandsons and get on so well together despite the pandemic keeping them apart for so long
It’s bedlam really when they get together as all are under 10!
It’s a lovely place but I’m not sure if I could stand the heat for so many months of the year!
Give me a temperate climate any time.
 
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Thanks! I guess I don't know as much about Washington state as I thought. I never realized Mt. Adams was such a "stand alone" on its own merit.

Does this help? Rainier isn’t really visible from this spot just north of the Columbia River except on perfectly clear days and then it is tiny. Mt. Hood is easily visible, and Saint Helens just barely.

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what a lovely place you live near
we are walking through some beautiful Tuscan
I’ve made a boo boo here. I don’t know how to quote or to reply 😊 but anyway, Tuscany, beautiful snow capped mountain in the distance, lovely old village ….. it’s all too much. Can’t start the morning this way. If I walk 10 km from home I’m breaking the law. So, talk to me about envy??
117 billion human beings have lived here.
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I’ve made a boo boo here. I don’t know how to quote or to reply 😊 but anyway, Tuscany, beautiful snow capped mountain in the distance, lovely old village ….. it’s all too much. Can’t start the morning this way. If I walk 10 km from home I’m breaking the law. So, talk to me about envy??
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Lexicos
Am so sorry for your predicament right now, but it will pass
It will
it was the same for us last year but now….a sort of freedom if you like for travelling
I guess we took it all for granted when we were able to just hop on a plane and take off somewhere
now so many restrictions with all the testing, masks, Locator forms etc etc
They are very very strict here in Italy …mask wearing, getting into any public building or cafe
Even most supermarkets take automatic body temperature before allowing entry
That alone puts mine up!!
Good job they don’t take my blood pressure!!
so hang in there just for a while longer and it will pass
 
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Here comes a cheat. It is a photo of a framed quote in a wonderful bed and breakfast place near the end of the Barrow Way in Ireland. I did walk the whole way, though, so it is not really a cheat. it just wasn't today! I can find the band b if anyone would like to know it. High recommendation, never mind the commercial sites!

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These are splendid photos which capture the essence of rural France. No crowds, no visible parking lot, no in-fill just the power of the building. Thank you for taking and posting them!
 
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Working up from shorter walks I hiked 20 km around the lakes and ponds of the Forbidden Plateau in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island. It took me 8 hrs. which is longer than expected. Varied terrain with some rocky steep and rooty sections and also many nifty boardwalks. Many spots to swim and cool my feet.
 

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Back in late March when I posted a few pics here of the "Big Trees" which my wife and I had hiked out to I still thought at that time I would be returning to France to set off on another Camino. Well, that has not happened so instead I have undertaken to try to find all the big old trees, known as "Veterans" in the forest industry, within + or - 10 kms of where we live.
As some of you may be aware there is a regular though not continuous "war in the woods" out here on Vancouver Island to try to save old growth forests. At present for more than a year there has been a confrontation near Fairy Creek (look it up) between environmentalists and the forestry industry resulting in the arrest of nearly 1000 protesters so far, and it far from over.
During the 45 years we have lived here I have hike along most of the old logging roads and railways and have been awed by the big trees which were left during the first cut 150 years ago for seed trees or because they had a twisted top or a "dog leg" or some blemish which marked them as "unmarketable".
Now eight months into my walks I have almost walked the distance from SJPdP to Santiago. I would never have guessed!
Hopefully next year.
 

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Back in late March when I posted a few pics here of the "Big Trees" which my wife and I had hiked out to I still thought at that time I would be returning to France to set off on another Camino. Well, that has not happened so instead I have undertaken to try to find all the big old trees, known as "Veterans" in the forest industry, within + or - 10 kms of where we live.
As some of you may be aware there is a regular though not continuous "war in the woods" out here on Vancouver Island to try to save old growth forests. At present for more than a year there has been a confrontation near Fairy Creek (look it up) between environmentalists and the forestry industry resulting in the arrest of nearly 1000 protesters so far, and it far from over.
During the 45 years we have lived here I have hike along most of the old logging roads and railways and have been awed by the big trees which were left during the first cut 150 years ago for seed trees or because they had a twisted top or a "dog leg" or some blemish which marked them as "unmarketable".
Now eight months into my walks I have almost walked the distance from SJPdP to Santiago. I would never have guessed!
Hopefully next year.
Awesome trees!
 
A cool morning walk around Garry Point and along the Fraser river just before and after sunrise. The last of the Firewheels that have blanketed the sand dune hills at Garry Point for a few weeks are blossoming and the fall fungi are sprouting from drift logs. I met a Merlin Falcon very near the edge of the path who didn't seem too concerned with my presence.

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An 18 km walk to the ridge above Val De Cecina
the intention was just to have a walk in the countryside but then we found ourselves at the top of the ridge beside the wind turbines
the very gradual ascent was hardly noticed…..and there we were!
Down a village for a coffee, then more down to the road and back
A cloudy day which helped.
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We look at things and what we really see is how light bounces off things. Light is what we are. Take light away and half the world is gone.

On my short walk to the bay I saw morning light, then the midday sunlight, and now I wait for dusk, not walking but standing still, so that the light can bounce off me ........... for a change.

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No yellow arrows on my camino yet but room enough to walk. Soon winter , but to-day a warm and nice day.
 

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Koidream

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Today’s walk was one with ups and downs…
But at the top the view is the same for everyone.
Did I mention that we prefer going uphill.
Going down is not our favorite… 🤔 If this sounds weird in your ears, that’s because you have an even dirtier mind than mine. I have the excuse not being native English… 😜
What’s yours?...

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I have wanted to visit Assisi for many years and indeed I have had a statue of St Francis in my garden for as long as I remember.So off we went to see the place…and what a wonderful place it is

it is a site of pilgrimage for many who want to see the place where St Francis was born, worked and died

The Basilica, consisting of the upper and lower church was the first thing we noticed in the village high on the hill
Building began in 1228 and St St Francis is buried in the lower church
of course I had to question this and was assured by the friar that this is indeed the case!
The colours of the frescoes and paintings are really intense and many famous painters have contributed to the work since the Basilica was built
The cloisters and museums were an addition to our visit

Then it was up the hill and narrow streets to the castle of Rocco Maggiore, standing over the area for 800 years
an amazing place with wonderful scenery

on the lower slopes then and in the “new” part of the village stands the Basilica of Mary of the Angels
Here lies a church within a church…literally.
the first church that the Saint built and later the larger one just built around it
more cloisters and museums to see here
a peaceful place
some sore feet at the end of the day and 11 km walked but I don’t think I will ever forget this beautiful place D9C5856C-9068-4AA1-8016-10E62048DAFD.png 69C802F1-94C5-4403-A600-6326E457BE34.png 1B92BF0C-FF15-48D3-A12E-4B552CDDBC36.png 1A8A3A79-514B-453D-8BBA-D456F4BEBFBD.png D3B13746-F8B3-416E-8890-864042A4FB84.png 3D6A270F-D0DF-4D06-A16E-257F7D850EFB.jpeg 182588A0-2FEC-4576-9405-223D558B1DBB.png
 

SabineP

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some and then more. see my signature.
4.5 km in an hour. Local hills.
Walked to the Doubtful Border. See link.
My trusty Hanwag shoes. Heavy rain and storm predicted but back on time.

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I have wanted to visit Assisi for many years and indeed I have had a statue of St Francis in my garden for as long as I remember.So off we went to see the place…and what a wonderful place it is

it is a site of pilgrimage for many who want to see the place where St Francis was born, worked and died

The Basilica, consisting of the upper and lower church was the first thing we noticed in the village high on the hill
Building began in 1228 and St St Francis is buried in the lower church
of course I had to question this and was assured by the friar that this is indeed the case!
The colours of the frescoes and paintings are really intense and many famous painters have contributed to the work since the Basilica was built
The cloisters and museums were an addition to our visit

Then it was up the hill and narrow streets to the castle of Rocco Maggiore, standing over the area for 800 years
an amazing place with wonderful scenery

on the lower slopes then and in the “new” part of the village stands the Basilica of Mary of the Angels
Here lies a church within a church…literally.
the first church that the Saint built and later the larger one just built around it
more cloisters and museums to see here
a peaceful place
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Annette, I have been to Assisi as part of my very first trip to Italy ten years ago and I loved not only the Basilica and the village, but we also hiked up to the ruins above the town on the hill for additiinal great views.
 
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I’m out of words today.
The pictures will have to do, for now.
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Edit: Found my missing words.
Photo 1 is our Art Gallery. Soft blue water and hard grey concrete.
Photo 2, this young woman doing her morning exercise routine.
Photo 3, two taxi drivers during their lunch break playing chess. The man in the middle asked to be included in the photo. They were delighted that I wanted to photograph them. The smile on that face says it all.
Photos 4 and 5, at the grounds of Melbourne University. Deep, deep pink blossom in the courtyard facing the Legal Studies Faculty.
The colors sun your photos are always so …magnetic. What kind of tree is that?
 

Smallest_Sparrow

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Smallest_Sparrow

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Boring? Not at all. Same terrain, different shoes, although the same, and different light, moments, encounters.
Yesterday I looked hard at the soles of my walking shoes. When I had time, I walked over to the same shop where I have bought the same size, make and style since 2006. The young man who served me was a bit mesmerised by my direct purchase, no maybe this, maybe that! Covid closures lost some of the longer serving staff, but that is good for younger people needing a job. He learned how to use the till to take account of a loyalty card. It is one of only two shops where I use one of those. The other one gives me discounts on the electricity bill. Yes, they know all about me - but only a dope would think you are invisible online these days,
Anyway, the photos: looking out to our nearest neighbour across the water. Two swans gliding along peacefully. Aha! Something new... I recognised the Danish flag, (yoohoo @Turga )and had a short chat with a young sailor. He informed me it is a sailing ship dating from 1933. It was first used for shipping goods to Australia, but then it became a training ship. Soon after the photos, the trainees began to follow me along the path. I stopped and asked them if I might take a photo. All delighted, and delightful young women and men. I explained that I would be posting it here, and none of them demurred. Not the best photo, but it shows them. Off they went, free till 14.30 this afternoon. And then I came home. The first 5km clocked up in my new shoes...
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edit: this is what Wikipedia has to say:
 
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mspath

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Boring? Not at all. Same terrain, different shoes, although the same, and different light, moments, encounters.
Yesterday I looked hard at the soles of my walking shoes. When I had time, I walked over to the same shop where I have bought the same size, make and style since 2006. The young man who served me was a bit mesmerised by my direct purchase, no maybe this, maybe that! Covid closures lost some of the longer serving staff, but that is good for younger people needing a job. He learned how to use the till to take account of a loyalty card. It is one of only two shops where I use one of those. The other one gives me discounts on the electricity bill. Yes, they know all about me - but only a dope would think you are invisible online these days,
Anyway, the photos: looking out to our nearest neighbour across the water. Two swans gliding along peacefully. Aha! Something new... I recognised the Danish flag, (yoohoo @Turga )and had a short chat with a young sailor. He informed me it is a sailing ship dating from 1933. It was first used for shipping goods to Australia, but then it became a training ship. Soon after the photos, the trainees began to follow me along the path. I stopped and asked them if I might take a photo. All delighted, and delightful young women and men. I explained that I would be posting it here, and none of them demurred. Not the best photo, but it shows them. Off they went, free till 14.30 this afternoon. And then I came home. The first 5km clocked up in my new shoes...
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Kirkie,
Your post is such a happy account of life continuing despite these difficult times of Covid. Change is constant; new shoes, new training. After darkness there is always a new dawn.
 
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Smallest_Sparrow

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Smallest_Sparrow

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Forecast said " light rain" and yes it started ok but then it came full force.
And it had been raining constantly this night so muddy and slippery.
Quick stop at pub and now back home.Panoramic view of my avatar.
gahhhhhhh I miss living in your part of the world...and not just because of moules and pomme frites, which if I were ever on death row would be my last meal.
worried about the rain though, hope it tapers off soon
 
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I was on the Quantocks this afternoon. It was quite squally so camera was deep in the bag when I saw a rainbow sitting on the war memorial for the villagers of Holford and Kilve. As a memorial the villagers planted a group of Scots Pines, presumably soon after the war, high on the hillside above Holford. There is also a simple commemorative stone there. And as you can see they have now grown up. Seeing the rainbow there was actually very moving. You might just be able to spot its last vestiges, which were fast dissolving as I finally got camera to hand.
 

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Peter Fransiscus

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
🙌 Yay!!

I think I've missed two. It keeps me sane.
It's the same corridor. So why post pics?
But this was just outside:
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I love the picture of the brooms. After we had been to the Anne Frank house, Marianne wanted to go to the witch's shop and then we found, among other things, this sign. ( as a joke 🤔😉 )
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