Saint Pierre le Jeune~

How about some scenic church photographs? Cindy takes us on a tour of the lovely Saint Pierre le Jeune in Strasbourg.


The ‘Young’ Church of St Peter, is an old and unusual church in Strasbourg, France.

The oldest, and lowest part of the church is the burial crypt, which was built-in the 7th century.

The church itself was consecrated in 1053, and three of the remaining columns supporting the arched interior galleries in the church date from the 11th century.

The bulk of the church as it stands now was built between 1250-1320 and many of the frescoes you see are originals from the 14th century. In 1682, the church was divided into two sections, half for catholics and the other half for protestants, which seems quite forward thinking and civilized, doesn’t it! The pipe organ is a relative newbie, built-in 1780.

Strasbourg is full of old and amazing churches, but the old, ‘Young Church of St. Peter’, is off the beaten path, less visited, and remarkable in terms of history…

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Tuesday Tunes & Soothing Scenery…13 June 2017

To counter the ugliness that is rampant here in the USA, around the world, and everywhere on the Interwebs, I offer up some soothing scenery of beautiful people and beautiful places, along with some relaxing music. Enjoy…


Sunday Screen-Shots: 22 January 2017

I selected some screen-shots of a few of the pets that I “own” in-game. Every warrior needs a good companion, especially we solitary roamers! A friendly ear is always good to have around.


Winged Adder

Desert Hound

Floating Baby Jelly

Winged Orange Flame-Toad

Black n’ White Piggy

Turquoise Dragonfly-Pixie

Black Panthers

Miniature Mammoth

Sun Salutation

Scenic Saturday…

Just some pictures I grabbed from the interwebs, marking what has happened this past week – and today marks the opening of the National Museum of African-American History & Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., almost 90 years a I watched the historical opening ceremony…it was beautiful. I’d love to visit it while President Barack Obama is still in the White House – it would be fitting.

Random Pictures…13 September 2016!

Fishing on the Columbia River near Astoria, Oregon. The Astoria-Megler Bridge is in the distance.

I’m currently attempting to get my webcam to work…Windows 10 interferes with things that used to be simple plug-and-play, it seems! I could at least get some of the programs to (barely) function on my old computer, once I cranked it up and made it cooperate; this new rig has its own mysteries for me to solve, with or without the computer tech guy! I will figure this shit out…trust me on that!

In the meantime, enjoy these random pictures I took over the past few months, while I maintain an even temperament whilst dealing with frustrating technology. Mercury retrograde isn’t going to thwart me, LOL!

We saved this little frog! He was hiding in the “sun-room” area of the shop, which should be the workout room since it has most of the gym equipment in it. Notice the colouring? All speckled like the concrete that lines the floor – just a tiny strip of green on its back:

The day after rescuing the frog, this interesting-looking beetle decided to say “hello.” I’m not sure if it’s a ground-dweller, a tree-dweller, or a swimmer!

There is a small “water feature” in a corner of the property. Two years ago, we went out and dug up a big hunk of water-lily root that had three leaves on it and put it in the feature for a bit of greenery. In June of this year, right around the Summer Solstice, it looked like this:

During the small heat wave we had at the end of August, it looked like this:

Did you count the leaves?

Speaking of plants, check out this cool little cluster of flowers! One of my happy indoor plants, that I never knew bloomed, has been sprouting these like crazy – I have no idea what the plant is called, but I like these little stars:

Finally, some shots of food…just because!

Now I’m craving sushi…but it’s a two-hour drive away!

Scenes From PAX West 2016!

I finally “cracked the code” that allowed me to download my pictures from cell-phone to computer…success, in spite of Mercury Retrograde!

Please enjoy these select scenes from PAX West 2016, held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from Friday, 2 September – Monday, 5 September. It was crowded as hell, and the Friday traffic was the worst – we had to drive through three different parking garages until we found one that had spaces left! $27 – $30 (USD) per day, all four days…parking cost the most, I think!

The game “Magic: The Gathering” had something going on at the Paramount Theatre, just up the block. This moving sculpture was leading a parade up the street:

I could only get the backside of this nice costume:

Inside, these two struck a pose:

…and this guy was trying out a Virtual Reality (VR) game:

Took a break for lunch at the Daily Grill, an excellent restaurant to stop in at for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! This appetizer was divine: lightly seared ahi tuna crusted with sesame seeds; pickled cucumber, pickled ginger, and deep-fried spinach…it was fantastic!

Back inside, I saw some cool sculptures that commanded attention:

…and, I met a fellow ESO gamer who was more than happy to join my tiny guild – meet Morgueblade!

Here are some random shots of the Bethesda room, where all of the ESO stuff was going on:

…and finally, a few pictures of the team that puts this awesome game together! It was neat to meet them face-to-face and talk with them…they’re a decent bunch of people!

That’s all for now…I hope that you liked the pictures!

Sunday Scenery, Screen-shots, & Songs!

Ah…what a perfect day! The sun is shining, a nice breeze is blowing off of the ocean, and I have nothing scheduled but gaming, relaxing, and eating – chicken soup now; grilled seafood and vegetables later, and beef stew for dinner. I need to plan my meals more often as I begin my exercise schedule, which requires doubling my caloric intake! I currently maintain a healthy weight of 140#, with minimal exercise and eating 2900 calories per day. Putting on more muscle means that I’ll weigh more, so I plan on adding 15# of muscle over the next two years, with daily caloric intake slowly increasing, as needed, to 4500 daily – most of that will be protein (animal, of course), with starches and carbs coming from corn, rice, barley, and root vegetables. The calorie numbers are estimated, I’ll admit: I’ve never been one who measures every little thing that I eat, and I did fine with exercise before. The key for me is, don’t overthink it – just do it! I know who to ask if I need advice…that’s the beauty of the blogosphere!

Enjoy these old bits of scenery, mixed in with some random screen-shots from my game…and, of course, some music! Have a great day, everyone…I hope your respective weekends are going well – if it’s still the weekend for you, that is!

Sepultura’s Saturday Scenery…& a Schedule!

Let’s see…what was I doing? Oh, yeah…writing some stuff to post later! In the meantime, enjoy these screen-shots – also, I’ll be gaming and live-streaming some of the gaming action on Saturday, 18 June and Sunday, 19 June – so check out my ‘Multimedia Links’ page for the link to my Twitch feed, and enjoy the slaughter! I included two of my favourite battling songs, too…hope you like them!
More writings in the works…stay tuned.

Some Saturday Scenery…

I’m doing more testing since my computer wants to crash every couple of hours, but I think that I have everything else prepped and ready to go…so, I’m nearly ready to launch my live-stream and post a few of my gaming videos! Please enjoy some Pacific Northwest and in-game scenery on this 1st Day of Kwanzaa and Boxing Day, in the meantime.

Sepultura’s Scenery

I got nothin’…just preparing a non-traditional meal for “Turkey Day” and gaming all day. Enjoy some random screen-shots from my other worlds, and a song saying “thanks” to all of my WordPress pals – wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, thanks for just being you!


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