Mysterious

 

Mysterious – what is behind these doors?
A side view of a Wall with all these
back alley doors with screens,
because it was a (car) drive-by in Italy!
Nothing is more satisfying than
going to a new region,renting a car.
Seeing the sights puts a smile on my face:)
Thurs. Doors, Tue Travel, Abcwednesday -W

 

Another Back Alley door, on this side of the pond
Wonder what a Fire Riser is – anyone?
Thurs. Door

 

 

Unusual!
FOTD, Floral Fri Foto, Fri Bliss

 

From what can be tracked, my forefathers were probably
Hugenots,  who fled from France  to Holland
(Netherlands) during one of the religious persecutions.
Then settled in one of Holland’s colonies,
Indonesia, where my grandparents were born.
My  mother told me that several members
of the family had musical and artistic gifts.
Still many mysteries about the location in France
This is  the Hugenot Cross.
One Word Sunday – Size

The mysteriousness of a pond in the Huntington Garden in Pasadena.
Natur Donnerstag, Weekend Reflection

 

Which direction does one go in the sky?
Sky Watch. Makro Tex

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32 thoughts on “Mysterious

  1. My Mum does a lot of family history (apparently she is up to 13,000 different people now on our family tree!) and I know there branches of Huguenots in it. They seem to have been dispersed around the world over the centuries. I did have to look up what a fire riser room was!

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  2. I love drive-by photos! Loving your photos.
    I’ve never heard that phrase, but I looked up ‘fire riser’ and found it was a place for the fire department to connect to a water supply.

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  3. Nice photos, as always. I really enjoy France, but that bit of nastiness when people like the Huguenots were persecuted, and the St. Barthelemew’s Day massacre, are just awful. All country’s have their dark pages, but still…

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  4. What a beautiful reflection!

    I always say that one day I’d like to drive through Italy. Maybe someday I’ll actually do it. 😉

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    1. I forgot to say that your family history is interesting. I recently found out that one of my ancestors fled Switzerland and came to America in the 1750’s because of religious persecution.

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  5. Great shots. However, I loved that Hugenot Cross pendant. I actually went ahead and read more about it on the Wikipedia. You know I’m always looking for historic information. So, I had to.

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    1. Thank you! There are such gaps in my history – for instance, both sets of grandparents had died before I was born. So that’s where my curiosity stems from:)

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    2. Almost the same for me, I don’t remember much of my grandparents. Plus, I lost my parents when I was 14. So, I gathered a lot of my knowledge through books and experience. Life is a great teacher.

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    1. Thank you Janet:) In the fashion world colors change every year, – not that often with me, but it seems my attraction to colors has been changing a bit this year.

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  6. Doors like that fascinate me. When I was just a little guy we lived close to Santa Fe, New Mexico and when we went to town and went walking with my mother I was always fascinated by the big doors in the Adobe and glimpses of courtyards with flowers and such.

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    1. Alan, wow that’s a different setting from where you live now! Santa Fe and and that whole area is so full of history and Native American art!

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  7. I like the first photo, with it’s mix of new paint and old and all the mysterious doors. Also, beautiful sky shot and cool how the fence is leaning. You have a fascinating family history!!

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    1. Anonymous – I wished I knew who you were, so I could write more towards the person you are! Thank you for noticing all the colors (since I’m an artist, I’m picky!) Thank you – sometimes I can’t stand all the things I don’t know about my history!

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  8. I love those colorful doors. I really like it when people/businesses in a divided building make their part unique.

    The fire riser is where the fire department would connect to the sprinkler system.

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  9. Jesh – a beautiful cross, and all the more so with the family history! Perhaps it is a negative world view, but when I see the screens on the doors and windows (especially) I immediately think protection from crime … I think a fire riser is part of the sprinkler system to protect a building?

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