LIÈGE, BELGIUM: VICUS LEUDICUS

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Liège-Guillemins Station

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Bridge over the River Meuse

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Port of Yachts

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Charlemagne

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17aug19 Liège, Belgium

LIER, BELGIUM: A HERMIT’S LIFE

Saint Gummarus of Lier was a Belgian saint. He was the son of the Lord of Emblem  An official in the court of his relative Pepin the Younger, after a number of years in military service he retired to live the life of a hermit. The town of Lier grew up around his hermitage. (wiki)

The Pepper pot

St Gummarus Tower, known as the “Peperbus” (Pepper pot) to the people of Lier, is 83m high.

Due to a number of catastrophes it took almost four centuries to build. We can see this from the various architectural styles: Gothic at the bottom, the octagon resting on this is late Gothic, the top octagon is late baroque and the tower roof is rococo. https://www.visitlier.be/en/see/points-interest/st-gummarus-tower

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NETE RIVER

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15aug2109. Lier, Belgium.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: VIVIENDO LA VIDA

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Correos de Costa Rica. Central Post Office. Built in 1917.
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7 Cardinal Rules of Life = Siete Reglas Cardinales de la Vida

1. Make peace with your past – so it won’t disturb your present.

2. What other people think of you – is none of your business.

3. Time heals almost everything – give it time.

4. No one is in charge – of your happiness. Except you!

5. Don’t compare your life to others – and don’t judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

6. Stop thinking too much – it’s all right not to know all the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.

7. Smile – you don’t own all the problems in the world.

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Barrio in the valley
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“57% of the population identify themselves as Roman Catholics, 25% are Protestants, 15% do not have a religion…”

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The sun can be strong on the streets of San Jose

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Peatonal. = Pedestrian.
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Old Skool mural

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La sera feminista o No Sera. = It will be feminist or it will not be. 
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This woman was an unwitting crossing guard for me. I waited to cross the busy street until she did, and when we were halfway across, I said “Gracias!” and she laughed. Costa Ricans are pura vida. 

11/12/13/14feb2019 San Jose, Costa Rica 

KIEV (КИЇВ), UKRAINE (УКРАЇНА): GLORY FOR UKRAINE (СЛАВА ДЛЯ УКРАЇНИ)

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Slava duly Ukrayiny: “Glory for Ukraine”

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St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery Михайлівський золотоверхий монастир

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St Volodymyr’s Cathedral Патріарший кафедральний собор св. Володимира

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Sviato-Pokrovskyi Cathedral

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Kyivska Perepichka ! A perpetually long queue moves quickly towards a window where two women hand out pieces of fried dough enclosing a mouthwatering sausage. The place became a local institution long before the first ‘hot dog’ hit town. AN ESSENTIAL KYIV EXPERIENCE. https://www.lonelyplanet.com/ukraine/kyiv/restaurants/kyivska-perepichka/a/poi-eat/1276912/360928

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