I apologize to my Gentle Readers for my long silence. I’ve just been on a long road trip around the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia; up from Copenhagen to the top of Sweden, then down through Finland, then through the three Baltic states to Poland and Germany and back to Copenhagen. I am attaching a few pictures that I took, though I did not take very many because it’s my wife’s hobby to photograph churches and ecclesiastical art and so I don’t try to compete with her in that. Generally, I’m too tired from marching around cities looking at things to do any posting later in the day – my energy in the late afternoons is usually quite low. And I didn’t have that much free time – we were usually either driving or marching around cities most of the days.
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