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Some of Benin’s coastline, seen on the far side of what my map tells me is most likely Lake Nokoue, as our plane lined up for a mostly-cloudy dusk landing at Cotonou Cadjahoun International airport for a stopover during my flight from Brussels to Abidjan in late April.

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I found / remembered there were still two Urban Entrances entries left unposted from our Vienna trip last year, so herewith the first :-).


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Two cities in two different months: Amsterdam in April above & February below right. Leiden’s old university observatory below left, also in February.

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Our farewell, for now, to SF on the blog, ’til next visit & new pics.


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Last use of the photos from this year’s lovely display of bluebells at my lovely local canal-side park. ‘Til next season, dear flowers.


Yes, the wharves by SF’s ferry building can count as “coast” on my own blog if I decide they do. And yes, this means I’ve an urgent need to get to some “real” coastline again asap, or we may run dry on images for this series even sooner than the previously-noted country canals. Second to last post from that March – April US swing, already two months ago, goodness me but time flies when you’re chasing postable images. 🙂

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Attentive readers may note that in a comment on yesterday’s post, my friend & fellow meditator Gretchen agreed that was indeed “country” – perhaps even wilderness – but expressed doubt how it could NL with that rocky hillside as a backdrop. Those of you viewing these posts as email alerts (thanks for following me!) and on mobile phones see only a simplified version, which for some reason hides the meta-data with Categories (in the case of both that post and this: Iraq), and Tags (in both cases again, Kurdistan region). If you go to a full website version, you should be able to see it all, in small type at the bottom of each individual post. I’ll still be working my way through these photos for a while, but still in reference to that last Country Canals post, I’m happy to to say just yesterday I found myself beside a lovely little canal in a verdant part of North Hollland where I was able to snap some new shots, so they won’t all be Iraqi “canals” of the borderline variety in the weeks ahead 🙂

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I still maintain I’m allowed to call these canals, since it’s my blog after all … even if you consider them cascades instead :-). Though I do need to get out to some more-traditional canals in some Dutch countryside soon, or even my tortured categorizations won’t let me carry this series much longer. We can certainly agree this is the countryside, right?

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Nikos leading the way on the steeper ascent of Henry’s Knob, in Annadel, a fitting last photo from the most recent visit to good ol’ SoCo. 🙂