Merry Christmas to You From Our Small & Wonderful World~

St Petersburg Russia

Strasbourg France

Santorini Greece

Melk Austria

Nuremberg Germany

Lisbon Portugal

Dubrovonik Croatia

Prague Czech Republic

Cinque Terra Italy

Budapest Hungary

And Merry Christmas to you, from me, at The Holler~

(Photos: C.Knoke)

303 thoughts on “Merry Christmas to You From Our Small & Wonderful World~

  1. I was thinking if I had been at these places, I would have been tempted to ask, “Oh by the way, who was your interior decorator? Is he/she available for small jobs?”
    Lovely photos. Powerful, majestic, beautiful.

  2. I am inspired and spiritually nourished by the beauty and power of your choices Cindy. May beauty and peace surround every corner of the globe and reside in our collective hearts.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours,
    Blessings, Linda <3

  3. What a beautiful world we live in. Your images are stunning of course, but seriously, how many of us appreciate exactly how lucky we are.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I’m looking forward to many more overseas trips via your blog in 2020 πŸ™‚

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well, Cindy. Happy 2020 too. Lets hope it is anyway. I love your greeting for all the beautiful places in the world. What fun to have seen them all. πŸ™‚

  5. Thank you for the whirlwind tour. I hope you and your family will enjoy a peaceful Christmas and that the new year will prove to be a fulfilling one – with a lot of opportunities for your wonderful photographic skills.

    1. Thank you and all Season’s best to you! If all goes well, I will be in Oz quite soon, in 2020 (I don’t like to talk about it. Last time I did, I had to cancel, so let’s keep it on the Qt).

  6. Wow! Cindy, words fail! Wishing you a magical Christmas filled with laughter and love … look forward to more of your amazing and uplifting posts! They always fill my heart with joy and wonder! Xx πŸ˜€πŸŒ²

  7. Very lovely collection, and a very happy Christmas to you too. (Melk is the place where, when I was a prickly teenager, my mother memorably asked to buy a ‘Stift’ in a postcard shop… Decades later, it doesn’t sound quite so bad…)

  8. This just goes to show that we humans are capable of creating great beauty, given the right inspiration. I will hold to this thought in the year ahead. All the best to you and your family this holiday season,

  9. Hey Cindy,

    It seems when human-beings (reach for and) engage (with) their higher faculties, creativity knows no bounds and beauty is the reward for devoted endeavour: ’tis poetry in stone.

    Wonderful photographs, as is your style, thank you.

    Best Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous, healthy New Year.


  10. What gorgeous buildings, Cindy — thank you for showing them to us here. Each one is very grand and awe-inspiring, as a house of worship really should be. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. I agree with you Debbie. These places are stunningly peaceful places of refuge for all who walk in the door. What a concept! The Joy of the Season to you and yours Debbie 🌟

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  12. Merry Merry Christmas, my dear friend. Looking forward to the wonders of 2020 that are waiting for us. Love the photos and the beautiful stories behind them. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the artists, writers, musicians, poets and on and on for the beauty they add to our lives.

    1. Yes, I have been to St. Petersburg and took all these photos. The Church of the Spilled Blood is the most beautiful church interior I have ever seen. Happy Holidays my friend <3

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    1. You always make me smile. Happy New Year my friend <3 Λ™ΛšΚš(Β΄β—‘`)ΙžΛšΛ™Λ™ΛšΚš(Β΄β—‘`)ΙžΛšΛ™Λ™ΛšΚš(Β΄β—‘`)ΙžΛšΛ™Λ™ΛšΚš(Β΄β—‘`)ΙžΛšΛ™Λ™ΛšΚš(Β΄β—‘`)ΙžΛšΛ™Λ™ΛšΚš(Β΄β—‘`)ΙžΛšΛ™<3

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    Hello πŸ‘‹
    Wishing you and all your followers
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year πŸŽŠπŸŽ†πŸŽˆ
    Very nice pictures always.
    Your Master Gardener Dahmane Thami
    Viva ! 2020

    1. As I type this I am babysitting the baby twins from NoCal. Their parents, and my son, went to see Star Wars. One baby is coughing. I am basically staying up eavesdropping on the coughing, until the parents get home. Laughing… baby coughs alone on my watch. Happy Holidays Resa <3

  15. I hope your Christmas was absolutely wonderful and Happy New Year to you and yours!

    I was curious about where I bookmarked the most marvelous music and orchids pictures that you had posted a previous year – I loved so much, and wanted to hear the music. But I couldn’t find it. It was a full Christmas here! Lots of love in my house! So lovely to see this post now, and explore and travel with you!

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