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Cesis: Emanuel Graf von Sievers

In the garden of the Kristus Apskaidrošanas pareizticīgo baznīca are the tombstones where two members of the Sievers family are buried. The Sievers family owned the manor of Cesis Castle from 1777 for the next 140 years. 52 more words

Latvia: Cesis

Listen to me, I say

I really couldn’t think of anything to title todays post because the photo didn’t really lend itself to anything snappy. But after describing my photo and how it came about , I replaced my usual temporary filler text of “blah, blah”. 184 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge : Relic

In religion, a relic means the personal effects or  remains of a holy person, and in many parts of Ireland, you come across holy wells, where people come to pray to a saint, or ask him/her for some special grace or healing.   264 more words


Peter Purviance (ca. 1845-17 September 1905)

Peter Purviance was born into slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. On 17 March 1864, he was sold for $250 by Francis B. Lawrenson to Joseph J. Gambrill. 74 more words


Saving Private Ryan's Tombstones

Our final stop of last year’s trip to Salem, Massachusetts was Witch City Consignment & Thrift. I never venture into antique shops because my untrained eye finds the merchandise to be someone else’s old crap that smells like the basement from which it probably came. 173 more words

War's Monument

As we contemplate entering into another war ….