How long did it take you to find the word, London? Not long, I hope! This first photo was an easy one, unlike many of my prior Where Oh Where Wednesdays where I put the most difficult image first! Each image of recycling bins is from a different country. So, Geography buffs, in which country is London located?
Wow, huge recycling bins along a street in...Utrecht! When I first visited Utrecht in the Netherlands in November 2013, I was intrigued by recycling bins like these I saw along streets in every neighborhood. I found out that The Netherlands ranks among the top 5 in Europe for recycling. Paper, plastic, and separate bins for green, brown and white (clear) glass! Now that I'm living in the Netherlands, I recycle my items at either the bins about 2 blocks from our condo, or in the parking lot at our neighborhood grocery store. What do YOU do to recycle?
Reduce, reuse, recycle! We've all heard the phrase, but how much do we follow those commands? When I saw this desk in the Design Museum in Gent, Belgium, I knew I was going to use a photo of it for this blog post (and that was over two months ago)! Since I launched my blog in January, everywhere I go, I have a mental list of things I want to photograph, and great examples of reducing, reusing and recycling are on that list! I knew the exact date of my post; I planned ahead that my Main Event Monday on April 20th was going to be about Earth Day 2015 on April 22nd!
Cheery yellow daffodils--"a happy signal of the arrival of spring," according to Head of Gardens, Mike Calnan, as quoted on the National Trust website.
I'd been seeing daffodils along roads and bike paths in the Netherlands for about 2 weeks, and when we visited Dusseldorf last Sunday, these were smiling brightly along Am Handelshafen.
Twenty-one days ago, I wrote about how I was participating in a 30 Day Blogging Challenge. My task today--create an infographic, which you see above. I'm pleased with the graphic...
I wasn't excited about the private wine tasting at Domaine Chandon in Yountville, California. In years past on New Year's Eve, I'd sip a bit of whatever bubbly we had, or people brought to our parties, and then go back to my usual red wine. But when the young man poured out our first set of wines after our tour of the winery, that one in the middle surprised me--it was pink!
The official capital of Belgium, and considered the capital of Europe since it is home to many important European institutions, Brussels is definitely a city you want to include in your travels to Europe. From the medieval to the modern, there were signs of majesty all around this city.
No more hints now! Try to guess where where this sign is located, and then check back tomorrow to see if you're correct! Post your guess in a comment below!
That's me last September, trying to look comfortable on my new bike in my new home, Utrecht in the Netherlands. I have to admit, it's taken me 7 months to gain a comfort level that enables me to bike around the city, maneuvering in and out of marked bike lanes and paths, get to my final destination without two many missed turns, and not worry that my bike will be stolen! In today's Tech Tidbits, I'll briefly explain two technological marvels that have enabled me to reach my current, and still growing, level of comfort!
I posted this on Instagram 4 days ago. I first saw the sign in Brussels, Belgium, and since then, I've seen it Gent, Belgium, as well as Dusseldorf, Germany. I wondered where else this sign might be, since I had never seen it in the United States. It got me wondering--how universal are signs?
Mrs. T.--lifelong learner, traveler, teacher, voracious reader, and food, wine and chocolate lover!