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Travel Challenge – Day 10

Posted on: January 29, 2021

It´s the last day of the challenge. It´s been fun for me to go through my photos and post some of my favourites. So many great memories and I´m so grateful to have been able to visit these awesome places. Thanks so much for following along with me.

The photo from Day 9 is from Nuremberg, Germany which Andrew, Donna and Pam guessed. Others guessed Germany which is great! It is a picture of the glockenspiel displayed on the Church of Our Lady in the Hauptmarkt, (town square.) I wrote about it in Amanda on the Danube.

Here is the excerpt from Amanda on the Danube: The Sounds of Music

The vendor pointed to the church and said, “The glockenspiel! Watch!”

Bing! Bong! Bing! Bong!

The huge blue and gold mechanical clock with a sun painted in the middle, chimed twelve times. A large figurine, wearing a gold robe and a crown, sat in an alcove below the clock. Seven smaller medieval figures in red robes, trimmed in fur, came out of a side door. They slowly circled around the larger figure, bowing and then leaving through a door on the other side. Throughout the performance, the sound of bells played a pleasant tune.

“That was totally awesome!” remarked Amanda. “It’s like a giant music box. It says under the figure, 1509. That is so incredibly old. I’m so glad we got to see it.”

“The figure, in the middle, is the Holy Roman Emperor Karl IV. The seven electors come out to pay homage to him every day at noon,” explained the hat seller with a strong German accent.

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 Rebecca at Fake Flamenco. Rebecca is a bi-lingual author who writes interesting articles about her travels in South America and Spain.

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 10. If you want to guess where this is, leave your answer in the comments or just comment on the picture.

61 Responses to "Travel Challenge – Day 10"

Hi, Darlene – I’ve greatly enjoyed taking part in this series. You did a brilliant job of combining short simple posts with enticing photos and encouraging us all to play along. My guess is that today you have ended with your roots in Canada. I believe that this photo of the hoodoos rock formation is from Drumheller. Cheers to Amanda in Alberta!

Thanks so much. This is indeed the hoodoos of Drumheller. Well done, you. Thought I would end with something from my home province. xo

fantastic Darlene! ❤ Very nice!

Wow! Astonishing photo, Darlene but no guesses this time! I can well imagine this has been a wonderful challenge with lots of memories and emotions relived as you looked through your photos. BTW I love the extract from ‘Amanda on the Danube’!

I have enjoyed this challenge. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

It’s a wonderful photo, but I couldn’t begin to guess. Looking forward to finding out the answer, though!

Hint, it´s in Canada!! A place I love.

What unique scenery!

It is really something to see.

Wow, stunning rock formations…x

Every time I see them I am amazed. Nature is so wonderful.

This is a marvelous series! I am starting at 10 and making my way backwards. Isn’t that always me? But you are so wonderfully creative in SO may ways! Thank you for sharing!

I love that you are going backwards in the series. What fun.

I don’t know where this is, but the water and wind erosion have made an incredible site.

I know and it´s in Canada!!

Going backwards through all of them gives me the advantage of knowing what I’m looking at. But I never would have guessed. This is a marvelous picture. I always wanted to go there. I do Google Earth this place now and then. Its marvelous!

Okay — I’m already confusing myself. No surprise! I don’t know today’s location. I’m not supposed to until tomorrow. NOW I get it. haa…

You have come back to my side of the world! Drumheller and Dinosaur Provincial Park!

I thought I would end with something close to home. I love the Drumheller hoodoos.

I think it is Drumheller in Alberta, Canada

Yup! You got it. Have you been there, Andrew?

No, never been to Canada but it is high up on the wish list when all this bother is over. I rather fancy one of those overland train journeys.

I have really enjoyed this feature Darlene… memories make our heart warmer. Thanks for sharing some stunning pictures.

These travel memories have made my heart happy. Thanks!

I have enjoyed travels via your photos ..and enjoyed the last post and excerpt from Ananda on the Danube. I can’t decide whether this is Drumheller Alberta or New Mexico. Either way I so much love hoodoos and rock formations like this. Rock on Darlene:)

Thanks, Jayne. It has been great to go through my favourite pictures. This one is close to home and dear to my heart. xo

Looks really interesting, but I can’t imagine where the location is 🙂

It looks as though a few people have guessed the correct location? It’s quite an unusual sight!

It is very unique!! And extra special as it´s close to where I was raised.

Even more amazing that it was so close by! Did you take it for granted when you were a kid?

This was a great series showcasing your photographic talent and the fun you have traveling!

Thanks. I enjoyed putting these together and sifting through my photographs.

This one has me stumped. The rock formation is fascinating, and beautiful.

Isn´t it amazing. It is in my home province of Alberta so I have been there a few times over the years. They are called hoodoos and I featured them in Amanda in Alberta.

I should have known, since I read (and loved) your wonderful book. What stumped me was the color, the steely gray, and the smoothness of the hoodoos. Well done, Darlene!

I’m thinking this is the Alberta Badlands. Possibly Dinosaur Provincial Park?

It´s in Alberta, but it´s the Drumheller badlands. An amazing sight to see. I took my grandson a few years back and he just loved them.

It’s hard to imagine ten days have passed. These were great pictures. You have really been so many places!

I didn´t post every day, so it was more like 18 days. Going through the pictures made me realize I have been to some amazing places. Thanks for following along.

A lovely picture, Darlene. I love interesting rock formations. Is this in the USA?

It’s actually in Canada, not too far from where I grew up.

That would have been my next guess, Darlene. Very lovely.

What an unusual landscape. Not at all how I pictured Alberta. 🙂

This is just a unique small part of it. The southern part is flat prairie and the northern part is green and forested but in the central part are some badlands and interesting rock formations. Many dinosaur bones have been found around here too. Alberta is quite diverse.

I figured it was diverse, though I think I imagined it as mostly forest. 😀

Wild guess…northern Sahara desert somewhere?

I know less about Canadian geography than I thought! I better visit soon (2022) to remedy that. : )

It is so very diverse with some unique places. You would love it. Soon we will travel again. xo

Yes, we’re thinking about a big Canadian tour car trip : )

This was an amazing idea. Darlene. Always love looking over your travel photos. I too love looking over my old travel photos and certainly miss not being able to travel overseas now. Thank you for taking us on a lovely journey.

Thanks, Diane. It was fun to do. You might like to try it too or something like it. xo

A travel challenge is such a fun way to remember where we’ve been and where we want to revisit. Thank you for sharing your journey 🙂

It was fun to do. Thanks for visiting.

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