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Travel Challenge – Day 9

Posted on: January 27, 2021

I am delighted with the response to my travel challenge series. Thanks for all the comments and guesses.

The photo from Day 8 was from Pompeii, Italy which many of you guessed. When I was in elementary school, I read a book about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius that buried the city of Pompeii under volcanic ash. Since then I always wanted to visit the site of the disaster that has been uncovered almost intact. I was not disappointed as I wandered amongst the ruins and envisioned the people living there two thousand years ago. Here is a blog post I wrote about my visit, along with more pictures. (not easy to get pictures without other tourists in them but I managed)


I was nominated by my blogging friend Geoff LePard at TanGental to post one favourite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then to nominate someone else to participate. That’s 10 days, 10 travel pictures, and 10 nominations. It doesn´t have to be 10 consecutive days. Thanks, Geoff and thanks to everyone for playing alongIn these times, vicarious travel is a great escape.

Today I nominate Three Sisters Abroad. This interesting blog follows three Australian sisters as they enjoy travelling together.

If I nominate you and you don’t want to participate, please do not feel obliged, but if you do, please link back to me so that I can see your post. I would love to see what you choose to post.

This is my picture for day 9. If you want to guess where this is, leave your answer in the comments or just comment on the picture.

44 Responses to "Travel Challenge – Day 9"

I don’t know where this is, but I know it’s old. The details and tiny touches added to structures centuries ago outshine the bland architecture of today.

Just a moment. Is that a nutcracker looking out the window at me? I have to click on the picture to make it larger.

I agree the old buildings have so much more character. It´s in the country that makes nutcrackers.

Not sure either but it’s so interesting to look at!

So much detail in these old European buildings.

About your previous photo. We’ve been to Pompeii and visited the ruins, but I somehow I didn’t catch on. It WAS a long time ago.

The cathedral (?) photo looks Hispanic or Italian. If Italian, I’d wager Milan.

It is a cathedral and it is in Europe, but not Spain or Italy. Good guesses though.

This reminds me of the architecture of Germany. I would guess that it is a church in a well-known city in Germany. Great photo, by the way!

I was going to guess Germany as well. I think I’ve seen a picture of this church before. Of course, I could be wrong!

Germany is a very good guess.

Somewhere in Europe! We don’t have buildings that fancy and old here.

It is in Europe. I agree, North America doesn´t have buildings quite like that. But you do have old buildings like the Taos Pueblo.


Not this time. But it is in Europe.

Really enjoying your travel challenge!

Thanks, John. It´s been fun for me too.

This is magnificent. I’m guessing somewhere where you had a steep walk. The gold dome reminds me of Italy, but the figures under the clock definitely look like Germany.

It is in Germany! The children would love this.


The wrong country but it is in Europe.

Nuremberg I believe.

I believe you are right again!!

Gorgeous. I’ll guess German or Czech because it’s like the amazing prague clock

I haven´t been to the Czech Republic but I have been to Germany.

Before reading Geoff’s comment I was going to say the cathedral in Prague. I visited there as an exchange student in Leipzig and the city was like gothic paradise. (Probably got this wrong now!) Awesome photo!

Avery good guess but not the cathedral in Prague. I would love to see that one day.

I hope you get a chance to visit! 😀

Is this cathedral in Hungry, Darlene. It has the Middle Eastern look to it with the gold and I noticed this coming through strongly when we were in Budapest. I didn’t recognise Pompeii.

Not Hungary but that part of the world. Budapest is such an amazing city too. It was hard to narrow it down to ten pictures!

I recognize this! Toward the end of my high school years I was on a student group tour of Germany and Switzerland. Nuremburg I believe? Amazing clock – we stood and watched it. And back to Italy – I’ve visited Italy three times – love it all – but never got to Pompeii yet. Crossing fingers that can still happen, when travel resumes. xo

I do hope you get to Pompeii. It is just so amazing. You are right, this picture is of the glockenspiel in Nuremberg. xo

Well, I think it’s time I visited the first and revisited the second. 🙂

The 3D effect of buildings like this must be awesome in real life.

This cathedral in Nuremberg, Germany is truly awesome and famous for its almost 500-year-old glockenspiel that plays every day at noon.

I would love to go to Italy! I’ve never been there! ❤ great picture for day 9 but I have no clue where it is! Lol!

You would love Italy. I haven´t seen much of it yet but what I´ve seen, I loved. Pompeii was special for the history preserved under the volcanic ash. Day 9 was taken in Nuremberg, Germany. The Glockenspiel on the church in the main square was fascinating.

At 20, I spent my first Christmas away from home in Nuremberg. I watched the show of the clock chime and figurines in the square and visited the Christmas market. I still have Christmas tree decorations from then made from wheat.

That is so cool. I would love to visit Germany during the Christmas markets. I thought the glockenspiel was magical.

I was enchanted by it. The markets had beautiful hand made items. I have wheat stalk stars.

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