San Diego California across the pond to ....
Mons Belgium then by way of ....
It's been almost 20 years since I left home and surprisingly this is the longest I have lived in one place EVER! I moved at least ten times before I left home 20 years ago, so 14 years is a long time for me.
One of the first things I noticed when we visited this town before moving here was how much the buildings reminded me of the town in Belgium I used to live in. I loved Belgium. So I fell in love with the look of the town - although after living here about a week, I realized I found the buildings inviting, the people not so much! It's one of those towns where it really helps to belong to a family that has lived here for generations. New people will be new for a VERY long time. I'm still considered new and still referred to as "the Australian woman" the second I open my mouth. Regardless, I love it. It's relatively safe, dirt cheap to live and the scenery is amazing. Oh and it helps I have a great job here. So we'll be staying for a while.
Would you like to take a little look at our downtown walking mall? I might have mentioned before we have a lovely LYS down there. Oh that it has a few
Don't get too excited, just a couple of photos of buildings I don't know much about, but I love their architecture.
Look west up the walking mall.
The Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Now this is a building I know a tiny piece about - just a tiny piece, but I think it is an impressive piece. This church was built in 1849 on the remains of Fort Cumberland (built in 1755) and contains the most amazing original Tiffany Glass windows! They are just beautiful.
Little J's favorite store - The Treehouse Top Shop!
Looking east up the walking mall.
And there you have it - my little place in space. I hope you enjoyed your little walk around the patch. I really appreciate you stopping by and would like to thank the lovely people who visit my speck of cyberspace and leave the odd comment or two. Each and every one really makes my day!
Happy Wednesday! Three days till the weekend................. ☺
PS. As you can see I've been fiddling around with the new templates in blogger. Felt like a bit of a change you see, thought it might encourage me to blog more and my mother always said "Change is as good as a holiday". So, what do you think? Old or new? I'm not so sure this holiday is working out for me.....