We were driving from Bled, Slovenia to Slazburg, Austria when we stumbled upon this gem. What an amazing castle, it seems like it was built from in a fairy tale.
This abbey was one of the largest in England until Henry VII decided to break with the Catholic Church. This is all that is left.
This was definitely worth it. It rained on us, was overcast, and the sky was blown out. But, a little magic and it finally looks like I remember it.
Gol Stave Church
Found in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, this church was relocated from Gol to Oslo and sits with other buildings and homes from different time periods in Norway's history. This one was hands down my favorite.
Cathedral of Christ our Savior
There isn't anything quite like Moscow in the Spring. I love the flowers, the churches, the atmosphere. This picture, I feel like, captures all of that.
How many places can you find a castle and colorful houses? Well, in Wales for sure.
I almost missed this view, and if it wasn't for some locals I would have missed this. Thank you to those fine locals!
I have been in a lot of cathedrals, but the there grandeur of Canterbury still has me in awe. Look at the detail, the symmetry but uniqueness of each side. Just stunning.
The Queen's Home
The view from the long walk, as it is called, because it really is a long walk. But the view of castle certainly is worth it.
Probably my favorite cathedral (you may hear this a lot from me lol) but Notre Dame was equally as stunning on the outside as it was on the inside. This was my favorite place in Paris, and I visited many times, even attending mass here just to follow in the footsteps of quite possibly millions before me.
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's isn't the older cathedral, nor the most impressive (in my opinion) but it certainly is amazing from this view in the shopping center across the street from it. It is like looking at multiple cathedrals all at once.
Probably my favorite castle, I love how it crawls up the hill. All I know is if I had seen this castle and had to raid it, I would have packed up and went home.
The Eagle Soars high
I thought I had seen a lot of different roofs on a lot of different churches, but this one certainly won me over instantly. The colors and patterns were astounding. Well played, Vienna.
The home of Christian IV from the early 1600's was not quite as grand as many other castles I've seen, but the inside Was quite unique and special. I did like the lamps on the outside, however.
Flags and Churches
There was just something I loved about this flag with the backdrop of a church. It pretty much summed up all of Vilnius for me!
St. Michael's from St Sophia's
They let you climb St Sophia's Cathedral and you can get a magnificent shot of St Michael's. These two imposing, beautiful cathedrals are at opposite ends of the same street. A monument to Christianity in Ukraine and all of the East.
Caernarfon Castle from up above. You may not be able to pronounce its name but it is sure worth going to!!
The Glow of the Setting Sun
This is where the Danish royalty live. Not a bad set up, right?
Borgund Stave Church
I love cathedrals and churches, but these one hold a special place in my heart. I am about 1/3 Norwegian, and my family would have worshipped in churches like this. Not to mention just how unique these buildings are.
Vianden Castle in the Snow
This place was recommended by a native of Luxembourg, and it was well worth the 45 minute drive. One of my favorite castles.
Coming around the bend and seeing Vianden was one of my favorite experiences of the trip. The snow covered castle transported me to a fairy tale world.
One more of Vianden
This was on the way out of town. The benefit of driving yourself is the ability to stop wherever you want!
Esch Sur Sure
Just a continuation of rock - one natural, the other man made.
Castle and Cathedral
One brings death, the other life...