Welcome to our #SightSeeingSunday page. Every week we share a photo from around the world! So check back often to see our #SightSeeingSunday photos! Where we are travelling from the comfort of our home.
Known as the heart of Riga, Latvia, Town Hall Square is featured in our #SightSeeingSunday photo for the week. Located in the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage, Town Hall Square is home to the House of the Blackheads, Town Hall and St. Peter’s Church, which were all destroyed during the Second World War and were later rebuilt in the late 1990s. Shot at twilight, the image features the House of the Blackheads, St. Peter’s Church and a St. Roland Statue, a knight with a drawn sword. The statue exists in several cities around the world, with some built in the 12th century. The statue signifies town privileges and is an emblem of a town’s freedom and city rights. Portrayed as a military man, St. Roland was a just protector of the people. He is the semi-fictional paladin of Charlemagne’s court.
Have a restful Sunday!
The medieval castle Alcazar of Segovia is featured in our #SightSeeingSunday. Located in Segovia, Spain, the castle dates back to at least the 12th century and is one of the most renowned medieval castles globally. It has been home to 22 kings, along with notable historical figures. The castle has also been used as a state prison, a Royal Artillery College, and a military academy. In 1985, the castle was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, the castle is an Armory Museum and the General Military Archive of Segovia.
Have a magical Sunday.
Passendale, West Flanders, Belgium
This week’s #SightSeeingSunday image is from Belgium. Located near Passendale, West Flanders, is Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery and Memorial to the Missing. The cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for soldiers lost during the First World War.
Tyne Cot is the largest cemetery for the Commonwealth forces, with 11,965 war dead buried there. There are 101 unknown fallen buried and 8,368 unnamed. Of that, 966 Canadians have been laid to rest at Tyne Cot, including Victoria Cross recipient Private James Peter Robertson. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery. On Nov. 6, 1917, he rushed a machine gun emplacement and rescued two men from under heavy fire. He lost his life saving the second man.
This year, the cemetery became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We Shall Remember Them.
This week’s #SightSeeingSunday features the historic, quaint town of Dinkelsbühl under a full moon. Located in the Central Franconia region in Germany, Dinkelsbühl lies on the River Wömitz. The town, established 800 years ago, still resembles a German 15th-century look and feel as old medieval walls and towers still surround it. Dinkelsbühl is also well known as the site of Summerbreeze Open Air, a yearly Heavy Metal Festival.
Lake Braies, South Tyrol, Italy
Like a majestic autumn painting from an artist’s canvas, the Alps cascade down to meet Lake Braies in our #SightSeeingSunday picture of the week. The world-renowned Lake Braies is situated In the Prags Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy.
Have an informed Sunday!
The stunning colours of fall glimmer on a crisp autumn day in Westport, ON, in our #SightSeeing image of the week. Located in the heart of the Rideau, the small eastern Ontario village is steeped in heritage and boasts some of the best fall colours and views around for miles.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Sunday!
Under a full moon, the Jamaa el Fna Market is illuminated in our #SightSeeingSunday picture of the week. The Jama el Fna Market is located in Marrakesh, Morocco’s old city and is a particular point of attraction for locals and tourists. The city of Marrakesh, and its old city, dates back to 1070 AD.
Have a restful Sunday.
Kromlau, Saxony, Germany
The autumn colours dance in a reflection of the Rakotz Bridge in Kromlau, Saxony, Germany, in our #SightSeeingSunday image of the week. Built in 1860, the bridge is manmade, including the jagged, rocky spires on either end of the bridge and the pointed rocks in the Lake. The bridge is often described through the years as a bridge that belongs in a fairytale. However, the bridge is also known as the Devil’s Bridge. Many of these types were built throughout Europe during the medieval times.
The bridges are masonry and are so spectacular and challenging that it was thought only the devil could have helped with the construction. As the legend goes, the devil helped in exchange for the soul of the first human who crossed the bridge. Each bridge has its own unique folktale.
Have a magical Sunday!
Cathedral Grove, B.C.
A fairytale-esque boardwalk winds through the red cedar trees of MacMillan Provincial Park in British Columbia for our #SightSeeingSunday picture of the week. This week’s image features the old forest at Cathedral Grove of the breathtaking MacMillan Provincial Park, located between Qualicum Beach, BC, and Port Alberni, BC, on Vancouver Island.
Have a blessed Sunday!
Ronda, Andalusia, Spain
Dating back to the 18th century, the famous stone bridge of Ronda, Andalusia, Spain, sits stoically in our #SightSeeingSunday image of the week. Known as the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), it connects the old and new cities. The bridge took 35 years to build, spanning the 120-metre-deep (390 ft) canyon. It is a popular tourist attraction.
Have a great Sunday!
Nitmuluk National Park, Australia
The Katherine River cuts through the Nitmuluk National Park in our #SightSeeingSunday picture of the week. The gorge featured here is just part of a 13-gorge system in the National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Have a blessed Sunday!
A stunning view of the iconic village of Vrbnik, Croatia, glows in a summer sunrise for our #SightSeeingSunday image of the week. Vrbnik, Croatia, is located on the island of Krk Island and is separated from the mainland by the Vindol Channel.
Have an amazing Sunday!
What can only be described as heaven on earth is actually the Maletsunyane Falls near the town of Semonkong, Lesotho seen here in our #SightSeeingSunday image of the week. The Maletsunyane Falls is on the continent of Africa and offers incredible panoramic views, surrounded by lush gardens, a delight to the eye for any visitor.
Have a great Sunday!