WP Daily Prompt 17 December


What cities do you want to visit?

WP Daily Prompt

Good morning! This feature for making borders appeared in my Dashboard today. I swear I’ve never seen it before. WP seem to be adding a lot of stuff lately although I could have done without the one that makes the default font style really tiny. It doesn’t show up when you publish but it’s annoying to type with so I always change it.

The question is, what cities do I want to visit? I have been giving that a lot of thought recently. In the short term I want to and will be visiting Hobart in February to go to the Wooden Boat Show. However, I think this prompt is probably meant to be about cities that we haven’t been to yet. There are a lot of cities I’ve visited I’d like to see again but there are some I’ve always wanted to visit and it would come down to making a choice because I probably only have one more big trip left to me now, unless I win lotto, then I’ll keep going until I’m satisfied that I’ve seen all I want to see.

Ever since I was a pre-teenager reading books about girls travelling to interesting places I’ve wanted to travel across Europe. I did of course in 1990, but we didn’t stop, we went straight from Moscow to London. Some of the places that I’ve read about in those books from long ago are in Germany and Switzerland, Freiburg in the Black Forest, Basel, Bellinzona are all mentioned in my favourite stories. I’ve always wanted to visit The Netherlands so Amsterdam has to be on the list and recently I’ve been thinking about taking a Rhine Cruise in a year or two. I’d like to see Cologne, Strasburg and the other old towns along the route.

I learned about the lovely old city of Lubeck from fellow blogger Dennis and I’d love to visit. I’m more interested in Scandinavia for the scenery but I’d love to visit Copenhagen too.

I like old towns and cities with interesting architecture and history, we’re too busy knocking down the few historic buildings we have in Australia.

In the unlikely event that I ever visit the USA, New York, San Francisco and New Orleans would be on my list.

Really, although I do enjoy seeing interesting cities, I have no interest in night life or even shopping unless it’s second hand and flea markets. There really isn’t that much new stuff I want to buy. The cities I have already visited like London have changed so much. I would enjoy visiting London again but if I could visit London in say, 1953, I’d much rather do that. Where is the TARDIS when you need it?

When I travel now, I want to see cities and towns that are interesting because of the architecture, history, location or places like museums but I also want to see scenery, coastal views, mountains, fjords, flowers etc; and I want to have the opportunity to ride on trains, scenic or otherwise and take ferries, canal boats etc. I could go on and make a much longer list of other places I’d like to see. I won’t get to them. I’ve pretty much ruled out the idea of visiting hot countries because I don’t do heat well. Others are out due to the political climate; I don’t see myself visiting Russia or China again as much as I’d like to explore more of the fascinating cities in those countries. Depending on how things go in the next couple of years the USA may be joining that list I’m afraid.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

2 comments

  1. Wonderful pictures! I wouldn’t want to visit here either these days. I’ve been reading a lot of American history and realizing the times when we haven’t been trying to tear each other apart have been rare. We were at each other’s throat even before the revolution so sadly, this is nothing new. We had a good period during the early years of FDR and WWII at home, but otherwise? It’s been pretty bad here as long as we’ve been a country AND before we were a country.

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    • The pictures are all borrowed from the internet as I’ve not visited these places-yet. I would love to travel in the USA. There are many places I would love to see and I used to like the idea of just travelling o see some ordinary little towns and meeting Americans going about their daily lives. Now though there are too many folks with ideas so different from my own that I’d almost be afraid to speak to anyone. I would be anxious about how people will act after the next election no matter which way it goes.

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