This photograph was sent in the early morning by my DIL in Berlin.
For the blog!
Thank you, N,❤️!
I’ve had some excellent contributions from family members and friends, as my own travel has been restricted, during these Pandemic times.
This morning, when I heard today’s date, I realized it was on this day, eighty years ago, that my parents married. (Well I had a bit of help as my friend counted the decades by tens.)Although they passed away in 2000 and 2002 I was thinking about their wedding day all those years ago.
Durand Illinois. August 28, 1939. Not sure who took this home movie but here are a few shots from the screen. Roy Joseph Hendricks and Marian Van Sickle and family members in photos below.
Took the U bahn and then walked across this bridge to the outdoor East Side Gallery.
It’s an excursion many tourists take.
1.3 K in length. International artists murals illustrate peace and freedom and adorn pieces of the Berlin Wall which were placed here. Many graffiti artists have added to or obliterated the paintings. You can see dates of original painting and a date of restoration painting.
You can see the restored and unrestored sections of the hands.
A film crew was filming while I walked along the sidewalk.
I took the the backside of the wall, too.
Weekly Photo Challenge- The Road Taken
Saturday afternoon, my sister and I were walking back from Battery Park with three of the grandchildren.
The kids were running ahead on the Dog Free Zone boardwalk.
We bumped into this wedding party taking photos so we doubled back to the concrete walk along the Hudson River where I took a quick picture.
The female attendants had to be freezing.
Remember the groom bestowed upon his groomsmen the colorful light sabers at the rehearsal dinner the other night?
And you saw the beautiful wedding couple at the church and the Pittsburgh Zoo and their reception at the PPG Aquarium.
I took the flash drive with some wedding photos to them earlier today and I got to see them open this gift before they head out early in the morning for a warm beach honeymoon.
One of the most creative wedding presents I’ve seen! There was a STAR WARS bottle opener tucked inside, too.
I asked permission to post them sporting their new robes and it was granted. Thanks Shawn and Celeste.
A beautiful day for a beautiful wedding.
Here is the wedding party with the lion.
The Bridesmatrons are Cousin Katie, Sister Vicky, Friend Laura, Bride Celeste. Groom Shawn, Best Man Jason, Groomsman David, Groomsman Jason. Lion top right, name unknown.
Then the baby elephant ran out and nuzzled the mother elephant.
Another bench. This time at the zoo.
Just a smidgen, a sweet taste.
Celeste and Shawn first dance in reflection