“Sf. Nicolae Domnesc” Church in Iasi, Romania
this weekend been to my grandparent’s village - Tigheci, the South-West of Moldova. my grandparents passed away 10 years ago, but every year, around the date of each of their passing away, their children, grandchildren, grandgrandchildren gather to commemorate them. due to my movings around, i haven’t been there for a few years already…
this is a part of the village as seen from the top of a hill, at sunset…
i like stained glass, generally. churches have them… this one has abstract ones, so even more i like.
this is the new part of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin
a medieval wooden church in Chisinau (located very close to where I live)
weekend in & around Lugano: Morcote & dinner
and here are some photos of Morcote, which has a church pretty up the hill, with steap stairs that took us down to the lake.
and there was a wedding taking place…huh? not bad to have your wedding here :D
beautiful nature, nicely cut trees along the stairs… later i found out that there was a park below the church, but it was already closed.
the rooftops of Morcote
unfortunately we didn’t have time to go through the narrow streets of Morcote
but while waiting for some people, I went for a short lakeside walk
then we all headed to the bus stop…we still needed to reach our hostel
some really wanted to take a swim… and they did it :)
the hostel and shortly the dinner
:D yep, i know, you want it too.
it came with potatoes, polenta and cooked vegetables… and some wine and other drinks.
that day was someone’s birthday…thus happy birthday songs, in several languages, the chief cook (or the owner of the place, or both) came out with a small guitar and played & sang for us, in Italian, English (Pink Floyd’s The Wall), Portuguese… we sang along, clapped and danced. reminded me of how Moldovans would celebrate. ridiculous, but fun :) then we moved to the lakeside… no real equipment for music, thus “a cappella” singing and dancing somehow worked. turned out to be a happy evening.
Church of Artore, Bellinzona
Eze… a must see while on Côte d’Azur
Eze village was part of day 2… and it is around 15-20 minutes from the Eze train station… and it really worths going there. I thank my friends for recommending it to me. A really small medievale village, all stones and some green popping out here and there… really narros streets… in fact, paths. I bet during the warm/hot season this place is super crowded…and it is really difficult to move around and enjoy and take pictures of various corners. On this map that is placed at the entrance, one can read that Eze is a arts and food place… well, during winter almost nothing was open, but I liked it better this way (although I didn’t experience it the other way…)
…the view to the left as one enters the village…
oh, but firstly this cute animal welcomed us…with its back
We “lost” ourselves on the paths of Eze… so many elements (windows, flowers, cactuses, corners, lamps etc.) that would make a good picture…
(will upload more photos in a different post… to not make this too heavy)
and some art (?)
andany village that respects itself should have a church
really liked this statue (of Virgin Mary?) in front of the church
There is an exotic garden, the entrance costs I don’t remember how much… but we didn’t have time for it, since we had Monaco schedules for this day, too :) additionally, the plants didn’t really look “fun” – no colourful flowers on cactuses during winter…
What about the panoramic view of the sea? It is “privatized” by the exotic garden and some 5* hotels…
I was thinking… 5*? Really? Here? Where? There are just small stone buildings… but I guess they dug down into the hill. But luckily the hotels had terraces open for everybody…even if not everybody wanted to have a coffee there.
And when we were getting out… we observed those additional levels of the 5* hotels…
on the way to the bus station, passed through the Fragonard shop.
all together, at most 1 hour (if not eating etc there) is enough for Eze and it is a good idea to combine it with the visit to Monaco.