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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

V is for VIEWS & VILLAGE


Since I did Vancouver for the ABCW home page, I thought I'd just show you a few of my favourite photos of places I've been in the world.  Of course, I've included a few from my own village, too!  I wanted to show you more shots of France and Italy, but I didn't have a very good camera when I was there (not a digital) so you'll have to make do with one shot of Giverny (in the rain) and one of Portovenere along the Cinque Terre in Italy.  The slideshow is set to the music "Epic Journey."

Very great thanks to the vivacious Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABC Wednesday, and to the virtuous Roger, our administrator.  Also, thanks to the valiant team of helpers who visit all the posts to give valuable feedback to our contributors.
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

31 comments:

jill said...

Beautiful views Leslie, we did have a lovely day on the Yorkshire moors didn't we ?.xxx

Roger Owen Green said...

Thanks for noting you did the intro. I'll put in the Linky forthwith. Or with forth. Or something like that.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Leslie , I love the Bow Church underground photo and the photos of the Light park (I think it is called). I have not been up to many of the places you have , you love Britain :-) xox

Reader Wil said...

I recall many of your UK photos, but I've never seen the Bow Church station. It's very unusual for an underground station. Very colourful and creative too. Thanks for your visit. Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Carver said...

Wonderful slideshow. Looks like a sequence of paintings to me.

photowannabe said...

I agree with Carver. the slideshow does look like a series of beautiful paintings.
You outdid yourself on this post.
Love all the photos.

richies said...

Awesome slideshow. The photos of your village make me want to visit. I have been to Seattle a few times but that is as close as I have been.
An Arkies Musings

Hildred said...

I look forward each week to your videos, Leslie, and this is certainly the tops!

Norma Ruttan said...

stunning VIEWS, Leslie! they make me wish that I'd planned more prudently for my golden years. these would fit well for Rebecca's Postcards from Paradise meme!

anthonynorth said...

Some beautiful views there.

Nana Jo said...

I had to peer closely to discern that these were not paintings, but photos. I've been to several of the same places and viewing them this way was like a glorious re-visit to the gallery of my memories.

ewok1993 said...

vee you tee ful!!!!

Leovi said...

Nice colors, I like these impressive photos of beautiful cities!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I sure like the slideshow Leslie, you have a lot of great photos of your travels. I love the bright colors and they do look like paintings I think also.

ChrisJ said...

Wonderful paintings and photos! -- especially those of Yorkshire, (I'm a little biased :) )

LONDONLULU said...

I do love those UK photos! Beautiful and so cheery to see.

Hazel Ceej said...

Monet's Garden sent me off to Dreamland. I love the reflections on the water, the red houses so beautiful.

Hazel Ceej said...

I also thought they were paintings. I miss the Yorkshire Moors.

Pheno Menon said...

Lovely views. I Vie for these places now :)

PhenoMenon, ABCW

Ann said...

Leslie, your village is so beautiful, don't we have a splendid world to live in? Beauty at every turn. Loved all the pictures.
Ann

Robyn Greenhouse said...

All beautiful Views!!

Powell River Books said...

Love the colourful buildings in Italy. I've always liked lots of colour around me. Plus, I enjoyed your Vancouver post on the main page. We pass through all the time, but don't stop that often. - Margy

Gerald (SK14) said...

There's some strangely coloured skys on some of those photos.

Joy said...

I think colours on non digital are more vibrant. Lovely journey both home and away. Next time I'm in London I must make a trip to Bow Church station having seen your photo.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your slideshow was riveting. But for my money the Vancouver photos are all that and more.

magiceye said...

All so beautiful!!

MaiThreeBoyz said...

The Church Christ Gardens photo is picture perfect. It's something I'd like to print out and make into a cross-stitch project. :D beautiful photos, all of them.

Gattina said...

What a beautiful slideshow and such good memories for you to see all these places again. I so much regret that digital cameras didn't exist when we travelled through the USA in the 80/90th for several years. Fortunately I have the videos !

Lise said...

Very impressive slide show, thank you for sharing. Makes me want to visit and be in all those places at the same time!

LOLfromPasa said...

Gosh, it was certainly worthwhile to spend a few minutes looking at your beautiful photo slideshow. Enjoyed the UK ones particularly (you have given me some ideas of places to visit). Nicely done and Thank you!

Shady Gardener said...

What a wonderful array of beautiful photos! You have been privileged to travel (and photograph) such diverse country! Thank you for sharing!