From Edinburgh we’re off to Germany and the city of Frankfurt. The full name for Frankfurt is Frankfurt am Main (located on the River Main) and is the fifth largest city in Germany.
Home to the European Central Bank, this vibrant metropolis is a combination of modern and traditional architecture as seen in the photos below. Although damaged during WWII, the old part of the town was rebuilt after the war. The annual Christmas market is held in Römerberg.
Today, we’re hopping on a short flight for the puddle jump from Dublin to Edinburgh.
Scotland’s capital city boasts many museums, is the fictional home of Ian Rankin’s, Rebus, and two castles at either end of the Royal Mile. Edinburgh Castle (seen below) sits atop an extinct volcano.
At the opposite end of the street stands the Palace of Holyrood House, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh.
But the city has a dark side. Deacon Brodie, a mild-mannered well-respected businessman by day, thief by night. He was the inspiration for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
There are also the notorious grave robbers, William Burke and William Hare. They dug up the dearly-departed and sold the corpses to Doctor Robert Knox. When they couldn’t get enough already dead bodies, they resorted to murder to fill the quota.
No trip to Scotland is complete without a trip to this vibrant city.
We’re back in Canada today, Eastern Ontario to be precise. Today’s city is Brockville (also my hometown).
Located on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River, there’s plenty to see in the summer when the lakers and ocean-going ships sail by. Also near the waterfront is our newly opened tourist attraction, the railway tunnel.
This was Canada’s first railway tunnel, and was completed in the 1860s. It stretched from the waterfront, under what is now city hall and emerged from underground at Pearl Street.
For years it was closed up but a group of enterprising individuals, got together, secured grants, and with a lot of hard work restored this piece of our history and opened it to the public last summer.
2018 marks the 5th year I’ve taken part in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
The first year (2014), my blog posts were random items, but they covered every letter of the alphabet.
2015, I went with a proper theme and chose animals.
2016, it was book titles.
2017, I decided to cover musical groups/solo artists.
Quite the range of topics, don’t you think? So what does that mean for the 2018 #AtoZ Challenge?
Rather than keep you, my faithful readers, in suspense any longer, my Blogging from A to Z Challenge theme for this year is – towns, cities and villages around the world.
I hope you’ll stop by each day of the challenge to see what location I’ve chosen for that date.
Here’s the schedule (not that I’m revealing any more than that at this time).
A – April 1st (yes, April Fool’s Day)
B – April 2nd
C – April 3rd
D – April 4th
E – April 5th
F – April 6th
G – April 7th
Day off – April 8th
H – April 9th
I – April 10th
J – April 11th
K – April 12th
L – April 13th
M – April 14th
Day off – April 15th
N – April 16th
O – April 17th
P- April 18th
Q – April 19th
R – April 20th
S – April 21st
Day off – April 22nd
T – April 23rd
U – April 24th
V – April 25th
W – April 26th
X – April 27th
Y – April 28th
Day off – April 29th
Z – April 30th
With the exception of April 1st, there are no posts on Sundays. We all have to rest and re-charge for the following week, don’t we?
We’re back in the US today on the last stop of the #AtoZchallenge and the only Sunday post during the month. Who better to send the challenge out with a bang than the long-bearded men from Houston, Texas.