I found the stairway to heaven!
It is in Melk Abbey in lower Austria.
The Benedictine Abbey was founded in the 12th century and is the oldest continuously operating school in Austria.
900 lucky co-educational pupils attend school here.
The Abbey over looks the The Danube River,
and the medieval town of Melk which was the center of intellectual life in Austria in the middle ages.
It is off the beaten tourist path in November and is a wonderful place to explore.
Melk is in the Wachau Valley section of The Danube River which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cheers to you from the stunning Wachau Valley~
326 thoughts on “Stairway to Heaven~”
Fantastic photos from Austria, Cindy, and what an amazing stairway!!! 🙂
Blew me away! Can you imagine going to school here?
It certainly would be amazing Cindy 🙂 A bit different to a school built of concrete in the 1960s! LOL!! 🙂
I keep thinking of me in high school though, ditching class and going to the beach, somehow I don’t see this working at The Abbey……
Wow incredibly beautiful!!
It is amazing. You should see the library!
Wow. The stairway is amazing. Great post Cindy.
I can’t even imagine who conceived of this celestial stairway in the 1100’s.
aah…if only there were one, however, these pics do make you wish…
Yes they do! Happy weekend Antionette~
The stairway to heaven is amazing. The yarn-bombed bike is something as well. What beautiful countryside.
They completely amazed me too!
PERFECT!!! What a WONDERFUL! trip you are enjoying! I am so happy for you!
What a lovely comment! Thank you~
Of course. You’re welcome!
That stairway is so wonderful, but just looking at it makes me dizzy! Is the Abbey still owned/run by the Benedictines? And who ever thought of crocheting a bike! You have such a good eye for selection and composition, Cindy, as well as the photography itself.
Hi Cynthia! Yes, The Abbey is part of the Benedictine Federation. Can you imagine going to school here!
It would indeed by heavenly!
I wonder what they would do if you got caught smoking in the stairwell????? 😉
that bike is something else.. wow…was that crochet?
Yes crochet with a scannable message!
Absolutely enchanting Cindy! Like a fairy-tale kingdom come to life. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Yes, Germany and Austria are fairytale places. Happy TG to you Linda and be well my friend~
Amazing! I loved all of it, but the art of the stairway is just awesome!
It was just completely stunning artistry!
Yes! Stunning is the right word.
The Abbey’s staircase is beautiful! All the photos are wonderful!
Aww thank you Timothy and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
Stunningly beautiful, from the ornate Abbey to the crocheted bike wheels. What artistry!
Creative juices are freely flowing in Austria. Cheers to you my friend~
It is obvious that a good eye is operating a good camera with tripod when photographing such gorgeous subjects. What camera do you use? I used to buy Linhof’s publication, “Gross Bild”, I think was the name, with pictures of similar subjects taken with transparencies 4 X 5 and up. Your pictures bring those memories back.
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Oh this is lovely of you! Thank you. I will google Gross Bild. Love to see the bilders!
Gorgeous places and photos! Love, N 🙂 <3
Love & Happy Thanksgiving back to you Natalie!
That and other great works of beauty are well worth fighting to preserve for use of those who appreciate them and whose ancestors created them.
The fact that these incredible masterpieces have survived wars and time intact is just awe inspiring to me. They are precious beyond words.
Wow. Stunning. Looks like it is worth a visit someday. Love the stairway shots.
Yes, definitely worth of visit. I hope you do go and post about your experience.
OMG that abbey is gorgeous. The whole area just went on the bucket list!
It is dangerous in a very good way when you and I share trip photos!!! <3
Sweet photos, as always. And the colors!
Aren’t the colors amazing! I am surprised I didn’t develope a crick in my neck from all the incredible ceilings!
Cindy, this truly is a stairway to heaven. So beautiful. Love the countryside, thank you for sharing! Hugs! Veraiconica
Hi Veraiconica, so wonderful to hear from you and very happy you enjoyed! <3
Does Led Zeppelan reside at the top of the stairs??? LOL
I seriously wonder if Robert Plant visited!
I have no idea how you do this, but you know I love it! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
It’s just cat ‘scratch’! (ृʾ́꒳ʿ̀ ृ )ु …LOL
Oh how gorgeous. I can’t wait to travel to Europe again. Such a visual feast.
Mind boggling and hope inspiring to think about these masterpieces surviving all the human violence and wars. Hope you go soon so I can see your posts!
You and me both. 😉
Gosh, Cindy, marvellous photos. I’d visit Melk if only to see the Abbey and that *phew* staircase 🙂
Thank you! It will be well worth the effort~
Love the ‘knitted’ bike! Amazing photos Cindy.
Can you believe how creative that bike artist was? Amazing talent.
Thinking of you this entire trip! <3
Wow what amazing photos! Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures! I love the stairway and the Abbey! It is so exciting to see these pictures and a different and beautiful place in the world!
It is particularly amazing that this was created so long ago and has lasted through time and trial. Inspiring~
Melk looks like a fairy-tale village, and the Abbey is magnificent. The scenery is glorious. What a marvelous place. 🙂 — Suzanne
I am so glad you see it as I do! <3
What a work of art the Abbey is, the stairway no less so. It’s magnificent. Your other pictures show this to be a beautiful place Cindy.
xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx
Remarkable what beauty humans are capable are creating. Hugs back to you David~
Oh, you certainly have found the stairway to heaven Cindy! And I see that it’s one that is paved with golden beauty! Those ceilings! There aren’t any places like that out here, is there? And to offset all that elegance, that wild, wacky bike! I just love this eclectic collection of images. Thank you Cindy! ~Lynn
Well, I just love you Lynn and you know it. There is something about you that is really different and important. So lucky to know you~
Very beautiful places and what stairway Cindy 😀
Yes, we humans can create amazing goodness~
thanks for showing me this splendid magnificence, now I know the way to go.
I was going to take the escalator Cindy but now I am going to use the stairs 😉
You are simply incredible Jack. Can you see why I love blogging? How else could I talk with you?
Indeed, you’ve located the perfect place.
Should have walked Melk with you.
Oh, heaven indeed. I’m always impressed with how beautiful the buildings are decade after decade. The interiors continue to sparkle as if touched by the master’s hand yesterday. How I wish we cherished what we once had instead of tearing everything down in the name of progress.
I agree with you and Prince Charles on this! I noticed in London they had these glass cube skyscrapers abutting the old city walls that were crumbling. I love to see it all preserved.
I wish you a good weekend.
Visa versa 2 U X 2~
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Cindy Knoke LCSW with a photographic journey through Austria..Melk Abbey is where you will find the real stairway to heaven and as usual stunning images.
You are such a lovely person Sally. Thank you my friend. <3
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Wonderous images made by both man and nature
It is wonderful to see humans creating beauty isn’t it, especially beauty that lasts over time. Thank you Judith and be well~
What a gorgeous find!!!
I was amazed and they have a library that reminded me of Cleopatras. You weren’t allowed to take pics of it, but I sneaked some. Don’t tell anyone…….. 😉
I won’t tell and your thousands of readers will be hush to I am sure – I mean we all have to stay hush while enjoying the sneak peaks 😊💚
I snuck pics in the Amber Room in St Petersburg which was also verboten. Definitely don’t tell or Putin will be pissed…… My bad.
Breathtaking! Thank you so very much for these Cindy XX
If you enjoyed them my friend, then I am happy I posted them. Be well & cheers to you. <3
Sometimes I wonder if humans are devolving. Can you imagine someone creating this today?
Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. I could be a good student in a school like that. Or, maybe I’d just sit daydreaming all day. What a perfect setting.
Yes, I think I would have ditched class less frequently……..
Stairway to heaven…indeed! Gorgeous shots, Cindy!
Thank you. The creative artistry was just mind blowing combined with the fact that it has survived unscathed over time…..
Thank you for sharing the gorgeous photos, I can see you are having a great time in Melk, Austria. All the best to you . 🙂
Hello my dear Ranu and thank you my friend for your kindness. All the best to you~
Magnificent place!!! Couldn’t help to listen to the song along . The town looks so lovely. It seems small and still preserve the culture.
Hah! You and me both. I listened to it again too……. Great minds listen to Led! 😉 “In my mind I have seen, rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand listening.”
Remarkable capture of the stairway to Heaven, wow! The abbey is fantastic. Love the photo of the town. Thank you, Cindy for the stroll on a rainy, cold morning here. 🙂
Mental strolls are sometimes the best ever! Be well my friend~
You do know that’s where I come from right? Yes,the stairway to Heaven is in Austria and I remember it well. I went to a neighbor boarding school with Catholic nuns in a similar beautiful building.
Vielen Dank fuer dieses wunderschoene post 🙂
Oh you must have so many beautiful memories. I can’t imagine what it would be like to grow up in such a beautiful place surrounded by such history and art. You must miss it terribly. I saw the Christmas markets in Vienna, Bratislavia and Budapest and Wurzburg. Heaven for adults and children!
I loved the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market in Vienna. Gosh just the smell.
I have wonderful memories about my childhood.
The hot mulled wine, the smell of cinnamon and baked cookies. So incredible!
Great shots Cindy and beautiful 🙂
So happy you enjoyed them my friend~
Stunning photos. I adore them. I;d love to see in real life one day. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Traveling these small towns in Germany and Austria gives one a sensory overload of amazing visual beauty.
I know Cindy, such a beautiful part of the world. I lived in Germany on two separate occasions and saw so much (not enough when you consider the size) but loved the scenery. Your photos are wonderful, thanks for sharing. 🙂
Lucky you! I would love to live in Germany for several months, but I would have a very hard time deciding where!
I can imagine, mind you it is many years since I lived there. First time was in the late 1950s and then again in the late 1960s so I imagine much has changed, but the scenery must still be as gorgeous I am sure. 🙂
Magnificent! It’s enough to put a bustle in your hedgerow…
….don’t be alarmed now. It’s just a spring clean for the May queen.
ha ha ha troppo forte la bicicletta col cappotto! ma qui è tutto grandioso!
Quel moto sara caldo tutto l’inverno! 😉
I can’t get over the artistic ceilings and such. So much beauty for the eyes and the heart. 😀
Yes, it restoreth the soul……
Ever since seeing “The Sound of Music” as a kid, I’ve longed to visit Austria. Your photos only confirm that longing for me, Cindy. Thank you for sharing its beauty!!
Well, then you must visit. Besides, I’m selfish, I want to see YOUR photos!
That photo of the stairway is wonderful Cindy!
You are in such an interesting place! May your travels continue to bring surprises, smiles and wonder 💛
What lovely, kind sentiments. Thank you~
Exquisite and so artistic Cindy and you took the most amazing shots as well. I love love the bicycle too. So cute! You had the most amazing views of such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing. 😀
I love anyone who “gets” the bicycle! I would so love to meet the whimsical and creative artist. Thank you Sonel. You are very kind~
Definitely something I wouldn’t miss. The artist is definitely very creative. I would love to see what other work he/she has to offer. 😀
You’re very welcome Cindy. ♥
It certainly made a impact on me and I am glad you agree~
Thank you my dear Bette~
Oh how GORGEOUS – I do love the knitted cover on the bike, complete with the “new-age” scanning code – just fabulous! 🙂
She is dressed in her winter best!
Wow, these are out of this world beautiful! Thank you for sharing! What a heavenly place to visit. Surely this is the stairway to Heaven! Blessings!
I guess they won’t let us climb it because we aren’t ready for heaven yet!
I’m feeling rather dizzy now! I also canoed on the Danube, wonderful river.
Ooooooh, how fun that would be!
What a beautiful place. Thank you for the peek. 🙂
You should see the library, and you will cuz I took some verboten pics! Bad and getting badder……
Götterdämmerung und Donner und Blitzen. Very, very frightening. Can’t wait. 🙂
Are you a Wagner fan? My husband and son are and I sat through 18 or so hours of The Ring cycles. Jim keeps trying to get me to go to Bayreuth to do it again!
Heaven forfend. No, just fooling about mit ze vords. 🙂
Boy, stunning is an understatement. What a place! Gorgeous photos, Cindy. It looks like a lot of fun.
Adjectives are hard to come up with to describe a place like this. Stunning does it.
The stairway is incredible, Cindy. I can understand why someone might believe it would take them to heaven. –Curt
Are you humming Led now? I have been since I saw it. I wonder what it would be like to climb and to read books in the library ……
Uplifting, perhaps. 🙂
Very beautiful photo’s … Great job thumbs up 😉
Awwww, thank you!
Oh my gosh the architecture is fantastic! I wished we had buildings like that in my city! Hugz Lisa and Bear
I wish we did too! Cheers to all of you~
Wow, what a gorgeous building and valley – it’s picture book perfect!
Sometimes things are picture perfect! 🙂
🙂 Especially when you are behind the camera!
I can say exactly the same thing about you my friend! <3
… And <3 's & lol's on the bicycle!
I knew you would like the bike!
WordPress is hiccuping for me today: yours is the second blog that didn’t show up in my reader. Good thing I decided to come by just to check or I would have missed these stunning photos! The stairway is magnificent! I could spend all day staring at it. 😊
When WP hiccups, I get indigestion! Thanks for coming by…..
I would be very sad to miss this post (or any post of yours!). 😊
Awww, I feel the same about you and your wonderful blog! People like you are why I love blogging. <3
Oh, if only the walls could talk – can you imagine all the remarkable conversations that were held on this “stairway to heaven.” I love traveling with you, my dear friend…
You are the best travel companion Rebecca and yes, I can just imagine the conversations in the stairwell. The stairway connects the church to the library and rivals the library in Vienna. So amazing, filled with ancient books on philosophy, science, medicine and religion. I could live there!
You continue to inspire me!!! BTW its C S Lewis’s birthday! I’m drinking tea and reading a book in his honour!!💛🍁💛
My kids were so massively into CS, such a wonderful contributor to their lives. Happy Birthday CS and happy teatime Rebecca. It sounds like a lovely way to spend the day!
Happy Sunday to you.
Visa versa 2 U X 2!
Stunning and this is amazing. Did you climb those stairs?
No they were roped off, wish I could have!
You are one fantastic photog Cindy! <3 <3 <3
You are a very nice person for saying this! <3 <3
It truly was amazing!
Such beauty, wow. I want to visit Austria one day, too.
I hope your making a bucket list. Bucket lists are excellent for your mental health…..
No, a list would make me feel pressure to get to things and feel a failure if it never happens. I am okay with having the occasional unfulfilled longing. 😉
That works too, but be careful what you wish for, it so often does come true and not just in your marvelous fairytales. You never know where your life will be twenty years from now. You could be traveling the world…….and fufilling your travel longings.
Are your longings being fulfilled? You’ll have to create new dreams. 🙂
Lots of them, never all of them of course, but I am surprised about where my life is now. I would never ever have imagined this life 20 years ago when I was working full time and raising my children.
A wonderful place, and indeed worth a visit. I’d like to do that tour again – I havent been there since I was sixteen…and that, was loooong ago. Marvellous shots.
I have been over at your blog drooling over your photos of the icy landscapes. So beautiful!
Haha – yes, thank you, I’ll be returning to them myself…seems to be the only snow we’ve had for two years! Sometimes (read always) our photos are important for the memory…
Gorgeous…it looks like a fairytale!
So much of Germany and Austria do look exactly like that!
Hubby’s side is 1/4 from Austria. But so long ago I couldn’t tell you were. They escaped oppression to the states.
Beautiful photos. I never did get to learn how to do photos yet. I spent about three weeks in Kentucky with Hubby while he worked this summer. And well now we are nearing the the beginning of winter.
That yarn-bombed bike was interesting. We’ve had a few trees done around here. I thought it was an American thing. Guess though that bike isn’t going anywhere…
Love the stairs! Almost off to our second TG… Continue to explore where you are!
Hi Jules wonderful to hear from you. Happy second TG to you and your family. Lucky you. We are home at The Holler now trying to recover from jet lag. We took three long flights from Budapest! Be well my friend~
Just sitting uncomfortably can be very tiring. As well as waiting in all those lines to get on flights and finally getting out of the airport! 🙂
Home from our mid-day meal – time for a nap!
Oh I would love a nap……..
Incredible! I would love to see this in person, but through your lens is very satisfying. 🙂
So pleased you enjoyed and cheers to you!
Beautiful!! I loved the title, too.. Zeppelin being an all time favourite… 🙂
Yay, another Led head! 😉 Thank you~
You are taking photographs of the most magnificent places, and I loved the crochet covered bike 😊
I loved it too! Be well my friend~
Liebe Cindy wünsche dir eine gute Nacht und eine schöne Weihnachtszeit Klaus in Freundschaft
Glückliche Advent mein lieber Freund. Ich liebe Ihr schönes Land ! <3
You bring true life to your gorgeous photos Cindy, always! 🙂
Awwww, so thoughtful. Thank you~
Beautiful photos – love the first one of the spiral!
Isn’t that staircase magnificent? It speaks volumes!
Amazing photos, Cindy! Beautiful.
Oh so nice. Thank you! <3
Amazingly beautiful and what colours!
I think back home now about the people who can go to churches like this anyday they wish to think, meditate and pray. How incredible this would be.
Wow. Stunning photos!
Thank you so much and cheers to you!
Wow! I mean, WOW. Your photos are beyond breathtaking. I can’t imagine being able to see that in person. Absolutely amazing! Yes, there is definitely beauty in this world! 😀
It is so spiritually inspiring. I am glad you see the beauty my friend! <3
Stunning! I just love these photos!
Oh, I am truly honored.
Absolutely breathtaking photos, Cindy. And I love that you found the stairway to heaven… Happy to know you’re enjoying your vacation! 😀
Home now but the incredible cathedrals are still resonating with me. Jim & I got locked in a pitch black empty one. More on that later!
Great photographs Cindy. I like the fried egg effect at the top of the stairs in the first image. 🙂
Yes! I like it too! 🙂
And an awesome stairway to heaven it is too! It’s a long way for Wolfie’s furry legs to run up and down though!! 😉
Wolfie might chew the ancient books in the library! 😉
That would be very naughty of Wolfie! 😉
Gorgeous photos, Cindy. I hope to get there some day…now I must!
Oh good, looking forward to hearing about it when you do!
Gosh, these are amazing pictures. The intricate designs and architecture is very impressive. I also love that crocheted bike. What a fascinating place to visit. 🙂
These medieval towns in Germany and Austria are absolutely beautiful. So pleased you enjoyed and thank you~
Beautifully majestic. I was away in Galveston and really missed everyone. It was a needed vacation provided by my daughter and her family. We enjoyed it tremendously. I found myself energized by the sunrises and sunsets and standing with angels as the life giving waters embraced the sea shore. Your pictures move my spirit in wonderful ways. Thanks for sharing Cindy!
What a lyrically beautiful comment Wendell, reflective of your beautiful heart. <3
that’s a beautiful interior!
and the bicycle is extra cute 😀
Yep, the bike has it’s winter sweater! 😉
Impresionante reportaje con unas preciosas fotos. 🙂
Muchas gracias amiga mia! <3 <3
Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous photos! xoxo
It is always such a treat to hear from you Fae! Hugs my friend~
It definitely feels to be in heaven Cindy!
All those Phots that you have posted; I felt as if I was going with you to the places.
Serenity all over.
It worth visiting the place, if one can’t, should visit your blog.
I welcome you to read my Etheree -“The Shining Rock”
Yes, I feel your non-virtual presence Shiva and greatly appreciate your very kind words. Very happy you enjoyed and cheers to you my friend~
Truly a heavenly staircase Cindy and how lucky the students are to be able to study in such beautiful surroundings.
Hi Pauline. Wonderful to hear from you. It would be incredible to study there even though I imagine it is rather strict. It looks like a Harry Potter school. Something out of a fantasy.
A place where dreams are made…
Thankyou Cindy for taking me to such a beautiful abbey ( I love the title of your post ) …and that bicycle ! So amazing ….love , megxxx
Awww, makes me glad I posted. Thank you!
Hello! Austria is a beautiful country! I’m getting ‘Harry Potter’ from the medieval town of Melk. Lovely pictures! 😀
Yes! Me too, I just said that to someone a few comments back. Great minds…….. 😉
Cindy, the Abbey, the staircase and the reflection of the castle-like building were gorgeous images. (I realize this holds a school from your description! Wow!) It must have been difficult to limit this post, as you would have been taking innumerable photos. This may be your favorite trip, as it is MY favorite “ride along” in your suitcase trip! 🙂
You are so sweet Robin. I love having you ride along with me. You make my trips much more meaningful. Hugs to you and be well~ <3
Your captures are heavenly as always 🙂
So kind and so appreciated! Cheers to you~
Fabulous captures of that stunning abbey, Cindy. Thank you for taking me back there 🙂
It is incredible isn’t it! Can you imagine actually spending the night there? That would be heaven, wandering the corridors and hanging out in the library!
Especially hanging out in the library, Cindy – the one place no photos were allowed 😉
Yes, but, shhhhhh! I took a couple! 😉
Stunning. Who wouldn’t be awed and inspired?
My feelings exactly!
Your photos are absolutely stunning!
So kind and so motivating! Thank you~
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love this..oh so beautiful…Cindi, thank you so much for all your likes…I downloaded you scupture of the dark man…I loved it…I would like to put it on one of my bloggs at http://www.creativeexpressionsbysherri.blogspot.com
let me know if that is ok..
Of course it is ok! Thank you for asking & for your kind thoughtfulness~ <3 <3
Hi Cindy dear ..hope all things are wonderful for you…cold out here…
love that bike
I have two other different sort of bikes, one from Austria and one from Amsterdam that I will post sometime. Love them all. Such creative fun!
That is just what I thought! 🙂
awesome pictures, as always <3
I was just looking at your photos and thinking the same thing! <3
Really beautiful! I wish I have the chance to go there! <3
I hope you do too & Happy Sunday to you!
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Ein fantastischer Bericht, liebe Cindy. I know Austria, because I have working 1 year in Salzburg. Ich kenne deshalb Melk auch eine wunderschöne Abtei, gell. Liebe Grüsse Ernst
Österreich ist ein schönes Land! Haben Sie eine wunderbare Sonntag mein lieber Freund Ernst.
Thank you so much dear Cindy, Have a wonderful Sunday
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I had to share this folks… Cindy really shines through her photography of intricate designs and this simply blows me away… I gotta visit this place, sometime!
I do hope you visit and spend some time in The Abbey. It will be one of those stay with you a lifetime memories. Truly celestial and utterly peaceful. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and be well Kev~
It is otherworldly and wonderful!
LOVE the QR code on the yarn bike – the old and the new combined 🙂
I know! Truly I regret not seeking out the artist. So clever~
Wow, what a breathtaking staircase! 🙂
I am so pleased you see it as I do and thank you~
**Embarrassing moment reminder** When I was a (stroppy?) teenager, I went to Melk with my parents. Wonderful. However after the visit my mother saw a display of postcards with the sign “Stift” (which I knew to mean Abbey / Monastery) and assuming it mean “Postcard”, asked if she caught buy “ein Stift”… RH
Laughing, that is a memory that has surely stayed with you! 😉
Scarred for life!
The staircase is mesmerizing!
It truly is! <3
The cycle is cool and so is the stair way.. Awesome title for the post <3
Very happy you enjoyed and be well my friend~
You too 🙂
Each of your pictures seems to inspire at least one thousand words, and in a good way.
Awwwww, that is such a motivating and encouraging thought. Thank you~
An amazing staircase.
I thought so too. The artist and architect speak to us over time~
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Happy that this celestial artistry spoke to you too my friend and thank you~
Such wonderful photos!
It was a truly amazing place, so I am glad I was able to almost do it justice!
It may not be the stairway to heaven, but it’s certainly a heavenly stairway! I’d have been laying on my back for hours shooting the ceiling as well.
Kindred spirits! 🙂
I so appreciate you. Merry CHRISTmas, Cindy. <3
Awwww, so thoughtful and visa versa 2UX2!
Wow these are stunning! You really make a picture pop, I really enjoy looking through your photography they make me feel like I’m right there 😀
That makes me happy! Thank you and Happy Holidays my friend~
My absolutely pleasure! Happy holidays!
Very nice pictures. Love the winding stai case, the title is excellent.
Awww, so pleased you enjoyed & cheers to you~
I love the beautiful images and words in your blog.
spreads joyfully to
friends, new and old, as
natural as mountain streams
ice and snow
still moving, to join.
comes from sharing a
round table. Buddha
and Luther invite a pope
to break bread
under one God
that all pray to here
there in Amsterdam,
and Davao, where the
hunt for food
and water reverts to old
ways, not the
but children scramble
like coconuts, fruit, rare meat
while we feast
on turkey, baked so
well, spring rolls folded
and rolled by
hands so delicate you can’t
what they’ve done. Merry
Such a beautiful Christmas gift! You thoughts are truly inspiring and beautiful. Merriest Christmas to you and your family Doug. I look forward to 2016 with you my friend~
Lovely & Merry Christmas to you!
These are extraordinarily beautiful pictures.
You are an extraordinarily kind person. Thank you my friend and Happy Holidays!
Absolutely beautiful! And a perfect day to see these pictures – thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays! 🙂
Thank you for your kindness and Happy New Year to you!!!
that is some stair way!! love the valley photo 🙂
Oh, thank you for noticing the valley & cheers to you~
valley was my favorite because of the great view . no problem 🙂
You are such a talented photographer. Thank you!
you are so kind..Cindy..:-)