Storied Gate


walk through storied gate
into the shadows of history
sense of the ancients

Pat R


Inspired by

“I left the small city, passing through the wall at the Spanish Gate. In the past, the city had been on the preferred route for the Roman invaders, and through that gate had also passed the armies of Charlemagne and Napoleon. I walked along, hearing the band music in the distance, and suddenly, in the ruins of a village not far from the city, I was overwhelmed by emotion, and my eyes filled with tears; there in the ruins, the full impact of the fact that I was walking the Strange Road to Santiago finally hit me….”

For Carpe Diem #1117 First steps to Santiago

To read more about this journey go here:

Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge

This used to be a tree stump, now living a new life as a coffee table in the lobby of a hotel. Interesting I thought!!
I’ll never look at a tree stump quiet the same way again.


I just need to figure out how to get this one from the park to my living room.


Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge

And for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

I think I’ll name this the ‘The Next Life‘.

Pat R