Year End Favorites

2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing.2021 has come to a tumultuous end and many of us are ready to move on to the next chapter. As a blogger it will be interesting to learn what intriguing facets the new year will hold.  Recently, I went through photos that didn’t make it into posts, but thoroughly enjoyed reviewing and felt the need to share…. enjoy.

The Governors Palace in Williamsburg was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. It was home to governors until the capital was moved to Richmond in 1780.

We took a quick trip to Williamsburg on December 11th to see the colonial decorations and to shop the Cheese Shop on Merchants Square. The shop makes the best “house dressing” to go with turkey or ham sandwiches, their wines are superb as are the cheese selections.


Visiting the Mayan ruins of Xunantunich this summer in Belize. Cerros is an archeological site not engulfed by jungle, and is constructed near a turquoise sea and the blue sky.

My adorable 2 1/2 year old nephew sitting in the Captain’s seat on his first flight this fall.

Holidays at the National Harbor in the Waterfront District has a nightly tree show. The 54-foot tree is part of a breathtaking light-show at sunset. The Awakening is a 72 foot statue that depicts a giant embedded in the sand along the Potomac.


Life continues to move at a cautious pace, let’s welcome this upcoming year with great health and happiness!!!
Kathleen


Destination: Athens

Here are few favorite photographs taken while in Athens.

Nike Bastion/ Temple of Athena Nike is the smallest temple on the Acropolis, its placement is on the southwest corner on the edge of the cliffs, and I snapped this photo while walking back down the Acropolis towards the Museum. {High Classical Period}

View while hiking to the top of the Acropolis. It was extremely cold and windy that day, and the scene was breathtakingly beautiful.

Gorgeous sunset from the rooftop of our hotel. The sun would set quickly each evening so, we had to time our visit carefully to take in the wondrous sky each evening!

Dromeas {“Runner” in English} is a glass and iron sculpture created by Athens artist Costas Varotsos. The Hilton located on Vasilissis Sofias Avenue showcases the Runner across the street, and I found the best photographs of the sculpture are at sunset.

Walking the Plaka at night is exciting. Known as the “neighborhood of the gods”, this historic area is clustered around the northern and eastern slopes of the Acropolis. This photo of the Parthenon was taken after dinner.

Travel stylishly,
K