Silent Easter Sunday


Silent Sunday

One photo, no words for Silent Sunday.


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Lamp with a Fringe on Top


Outside a restaurant in Den Haag


Cute, or just plain strange? What do you think?

Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top.

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Saturday Night in Madrid

Saturday night heaven? - for me it’s a few drinks, good friends and some tasty food.

For characterful bars, tasty tapas and wine aplenty, you can’t beat Madrid.


El Abuelo is just on of Madrid’s many traditional bars.  It is very firmly planted on the tourist trail, but don’t let that put you off; the wine is good and the prawns are to die for.

Find yourself a spot at one of the high tables, make your choice and enjoy!


Just one word of warning – the prawns are cooked fresh so you might need asbestos fingers to do the peeling.


La Casa del Abuelo has been in Madrid since 1906 and was originally known more for its wine: its house speciality is a sweet red wine from the Alicante area. In fact, the bar was originally known as La Alicantina.


You certainly won’t have the place to yourself – on a good day, they cook more than 200kg of prawns.


The decor is traditional, with dark woods, tall marble-topped tables and beautiful wall tiles, old photographs fill the walls and wine bottles are stacked everywhere.


There are currently three locations in Madrid:
C/Victoria 12
C/ Núñez de  Arce 5
C/Goya 57

Linked to Daily Prompt: Saturday Night.


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Clouds and Papyrus



Linked to Weekend in Black & White and Weekly Top Shot.

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Pink Bike-cessories


In Den Haag, they know a thing or two about making a bike stand out from the crowd!

Linked to Pink Saturday and Sundays in my City.

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Easter Eggs, Chocolate Bunnies and… Tomatoes?

Six Word Saturday


An organic alternative to Easter Eggs? – an edible farm


More conventional Easter window displaysaDSC00122 (2)

Have a good Easter weekend everyone!

Also linked to Sunday Post: Easter.

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A Beret French Topping


In actual fact, you’re not likely to see many French people wearing berets.  But if you fancy one as a souvenir you’ll spot plenty in the tourist shops around Paris.

There is also a factory still making genuine berets; below is a clip from their 2013 promotional video.

Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top.

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