Worldcloud #Chile 🇨🇱 w/s from origin in September.
📬 Worldcloud: Kenya, Egypt, Belarus
📬 MCPS: Qatar, Bahrain, Argentina
📬 HPC: Austria 3rd edition, Peru
📬 WT: Tunisia
📬 Wow: South Africa, Denmark
W/s from origin. 📬 2 maxicards about lunar year, animals, or something I like, inside envelope
📬 1 maxicard + airmail labels I don't have yet, or tea bags
📬 Touristic postcards from my missing countries
📬 Nice minisheets (these cards are expensive + postage, so I don't accept cheap ones)
📬 Nice tourist magnets
This has to be one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. I stumbled across this parking lot while driving downtown and noticed it for a different angle for a photo. I did a quick u-turn ( it may or may not have been illegal ) and hurried back down the road to grab a quick photo before the sun disappeared for a few hours. -
As corny as it is, I never feel alone in that car. The ghosts of memories, both happy and sad comfort the heart on long night drives that I use to think about life. Its easy to forget the problems of the day and to work out the ones of the future when you're just driving with zero places to be. It's also cheaper than therapy but not by much since she now takes 94. -
Iceland is full of natural wonders and resources. 87% of Iceland’s heating and hot water requirements are met by geothermal energy. Hverir geothermal area has numerous bubbling mud pots emitting hydrogen sulfide gas! Yeah, it stinks 😀 Check my Iceland story for live action. .
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida Island 😍
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La petite maison rose de Montmartre, nestled at the intersection of Rue de l’Abreuvoir and Rue des Saules is just one of the many charms of the Montmartre.
It has been open for over one hundred years and has been made famous for its intimate relationship with the writers and artists of Montmartre. Laure Germaine Cargallo, who was Picasso’s model, friend, and lover in 1901, opened the Maison Rose in 1905 with her husband and painter Ramon Pichot. The couple was part of a love triangle with Carles Casagemas, a triangle that Picasso illustrated later in his famous work The Three Dancers, in 1925. Casagemas, a painter, and poet, was Picasso’s close friend, and in 1901, in despair, committed suicide because Germaine, with whom he was deeply in love, didn't feel the same. It is said that his suicide generated the blue period of Picasso.
In 1925, when her husband Pichot died, Germaine – better known as tante Laure – was left alone to take care of the establishment. With time, her beauty faded; toothless and in a condition of premature aging, she died in December 1948 from Syphilis. She is present in many of Picasso and Casagemas’s paintings.
Montmartre has been an artist’s heaven throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Albert Camus, Suzanne Valadon, Maurice Utrillo and Picasso are amongst some of the artists that had been known to frequent this establishment.
Isn't the Grand Place in Brussels is the most impressive historic center ever? It was the place were the most important merchants gathered in the 14th century, bombarded and burned down 3 centuries later and then rebuilt combining the opulence of Gothic and Baroque styles. Those are my two favorite architecture displays and of course I was more than pleased. 😍🤩😍.
Welcome to Al-Deir or the Monastery✨Many people just visit the Treasury in Petra and completely miss out on the Monastery. It is quite the hike, 850 steps to be exact, but its so worth it. You will find that its less crowded than the Treasury. Visit the local coffee shop in front of the Monastery, sip on some tea, catch your breath😅and enjoy the view. Petra definitely deserves its spot as one of the wonders of the world. This is the fifth wonder of the world that I’ve visited. Five down, two more to go🌎