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Down the Rabbit Hole

 

Stay sane this holiday season.  It's almost 2016!

(at the Muiderslot Castle in Muiden, NL, from 1370)

 

 

 

Down the Rabbit Hole

 

Stay sane this holiday season.  It's almost 2016!

(at the Muiderslot Castle in Muiden, NL, from 1370)

 

 

 

comments (25)

  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 23 Nov 2015, 02:15
stay sane, working on it, chickapee... i LOVE this picture, is it a bell tower?
Ginnie Hart: We all have to work on it at this time of the year, Elaine, I'm sure. No clock tower but one of the castle towers. Did I mention how much I love these European castles?
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Nov 2015, 04:36
Sane-who-me?....I will try wink
Love this point of view.. wonderful light.
Great memories of that weekend in my stomping grounds.
Ginnie Hart: Your stomping grounds...I'll never forget that trip. I got to picture you growing up! I love that REAL castles were part of your childhood. Who in America can say that??? smile
Impressive POV Ginnie! Did you reach the top?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard, and YES, of course! smile
What a great perspective, Ginnie! The light is so warm!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I think this was the first time I was in a tower stairway with a lamp like that in the window. It did feel cozy.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2015, 06:44
This makes me giddy Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: And that was when I still had my bum knee, Chris! smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 Nov 2015, 07:03
C'est vertigineux.
Ginnie Hart: Looking down has that effect on me, too, Martine. smile
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 23 Nov 2015, 07:23
Good angle Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard.
  • Aged
  • Belgium
  • 23 Nov 2015, 07:23
An admirable picture, perfect lighting effect!
good day Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Roland.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Nov 2015, 07:46
Oh, what a dizzying view, and you climbed up this steep staircase! I like your title - sorry, I am not in holiday mood concerning our present situation in Europe and otherwhere ...
Ginnie Hart: And this was before my knee replacement, Philine. smile I totally understand your mood right now. It's a very hard situation these days, where we live!
Wonderful old brick. The Christmas Lights go on in Droitwich on Saturday helped by Santa who will be in his grotto too.
Ginnie Hart: While in America, Bill, I always trimmed the Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving...which is this weekend, yes. It's my hardest time to be away from family, so Astrid and I have started a tradition of going away somewhere special. This year we're going to Koblenz, Germany, to see the Christmas markets (7) and the castles! That'll help.
superbe escalier!! impressionnante descente!!amitiés
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to look back down while climbing up, JP. smile Merci.
  • jpla.
  • Anjou
  • 23 Nov 2015, 08:13
Belle prise
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
I love this Ginnie, mysterious and great to explore.
Ginnie Hart: Castles are so much fun, Chad...especially since I didn't grow up with them! Thanks.
My area has a round brick lighthouse so this looks quite familiar.
Ginnie Hart: I've been up one of those, Mary, so I know whereof you speak. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Nov 2015, 10:54
With the size of my shoes, going down a stair case like this, is always done slowly and only on the wall side of the stairs.

An excellent picture. You leant over a bit far - hope Astrid held onto your coat tails.
Ginnie Hart: Even with small feet like mine, Louis, I have to be very careful. Exactly. And yes, Astrid is often holding onto my coat tails. grin
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2015, 12:22
Stop it, Ginnie; there's another nearly six weeks to go yet until 2016 smile I've seen several stone staircases like this before (Winchester Cathedral, Bath Abbey etc) but not one in brick. I like your point of view here.
Ginnie Hart: In America "it" starts with Thanksgiving this week, Alan, after which is then Christmas and New Year's. (sigh)

Speaking of brick, I have seen more bricks/stones in architecture here in Europe in the last 6 years than in the rest of my life put together. Seriously.
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 23 Nov 2015, 13:26
Wonderful POV with great light. It looks like it was quite a climb!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Beth. These towers are always quite a climb, especially before my knee replacement! I bet I'd like it much better now. smile
This doesn't do my Vertigo any good at all, but I would certainly give it a try, how many steps to the top? I went to Koblenz in the summer of 1966, you will enjoy it I'm sure, just make sure you get to stand at the very point the Rhine and Moselle meet, if only for the fun of it.
Ginnie Hart: We were in Koblenz while on our Viking River Cruise, Brian, but only to get on a bus to go up to the Marksburg Castle (which is near our hotel this time!). We were at a "point" and now I'll have to see if it's at the spot of which you speak. How fun. This time we'll be in the city center, visiting the 7 Christmas marketsa...and then seeing the other castles in the area.
So hard to stay sane in this environment! So I'm escaping...to North Vietnam! Great image!
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Woman! You're off again! What a great time to be going...midst all the craziness! Stay safe and healthy and come back with your stories!
i like the brickwork and the light on it, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ayush. I love all the brick-work in these old castles.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2015, 23:39
I think I might have got a little giddy in that stairway...
Ginnie Hart: It does have that power, Cherry! smile
you framed this very very well Ginnie... the details and your point of view are superb...

i will work on the sane part... but there is no guaranty....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Step by step. Day by day.....
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston, Bath
  • 24 Nov 2015, 06:27
Do you know - your picture has made me feel giddy!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I kinda like that part, Lisl. grin
  • Pat
  • France
  • 24 Nov 2015, 10:57
an outstanding viewing angle !! and light to mark the relief - extra
Ginnie Hart: I love these towers, Pat, if I'm able to climb them. Up or down, they give you a sense of history and what it must have been like living there.
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2015, 23:43
Great POV!
2015 has not been the best year for us so we are really looking forward to 2016.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Hollie, and yes...we can only hope that 2016 holds better promise for peace?!

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