One of my favourite Elvis songs – the laughing version. Try not to get caught up in Elvis’s contagious laughing
“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” – Voltaire
“Laughter serves as a blocking agent. Like a bullet-proof vest, it may help protect you against the ravages of negative emotions that can assault you in disease.” – Norman Cousins
“Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away.” – Benjamin Franklin
Earth laughs in flowers. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
God has a smile on His face. — Psalm 42:5
On Day at the Pearly Gates
St. Peter stood at the Pearly Gates, waiting for the incoming.
He saw Jesus walking by and caught his attention. “Jesus, could you mind the gate while I go do an errand?” “Sure,” replied Jesus. “What do I have to do?” “Just find out about the people who arrive.Ask about their background,their family, and their lives.Then decide if they deserve entry into Heaven.” “Sounds easy enough.Okay.”
So Jesus waited at the gates while St. Peter went off on his errand.
The first person to approach the gates was a wrinkled old man.Jesus summoned him to the examination table and sat across from him. Jesus peered at the old man and asked, “What was it you did for a living?” The old man replied, “I was a carpenter.” Jesus remembered his own earthly existence and leaned forward. “Did you have any family?” he asked. “Yes, I had a son, but I lost him.” Jesus leaned forward some more. “You lost your Son?Can you tell me about him?” “Well, he had holes in his hands and feet.” Jesus leaned forward even more, and whispered, ” … Father?” The old man leaned forward and whispered, ” … Pinocchio?”
This was a no brainer for me but I’ve posted so much Australia you must be over Australia photos by now. On my very first European tour by bus, the tour ended in Vienna. I had a few days until my flight so I wander about. Here’s a selection of Austria.
My first view of Austria from the bus
I had to go to the Schonbrunn Palace
The view across the grounds
The main reason was the gardens – spectacular
Of course there were doors to be seen
I was lucky to be there for the Harvest Festival
Of course there had to be tractors
Of course I couldn’t go any where in the world without finding a bit of nature especially birds, I found a Hooded Crow
As we are travelling a bit, let’s take some music with us. This is an Aussie band called Fraternity. You may recognised the singer playing the recorder. It’s Bon Scott, the lead singer of ACDC when they first started out, before his time in ACDC.
The first Bridge is the Pont Saint-Bénézet or Pont d’Avignon over the Rhone River at Avignon. It’s not much of a bridge as it doesn’t go all the way across the Rhone but still attracts lots of tourists every year
Another not really a Bridge is the Pont du Gard which is an aqueduct which crosses the Gardon River. It is a three story bridge
In Verona is the Bridge the Castelvecchio or Old Castle which crosses the Adige River. A beautiful red brick example of Gothic architecture.
A colourful Bridge in Vienna in a marina and leads to fun park on the River Danube.
How many Bridges can you count that cross the Arno River in Florence?
Of course my favourite Bridge is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
In a garden in Seoul is a pretty little Bridge crossing a tiny babbling brook.
I could not let a Bridge or a Traces of the Past photo challenge go by without putting in the wonderful little Bridges in Venice.
These little Bridges lead to the apartment in Venice where we love to stay out of the tourist areas.
Thanks for coming across my Bridge and into the Traces of the Past
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