There is a season – turn, turn, turn

To everything – turn, turn, turn
There is a season – turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven

Lots of ways to interpret this week’s photo challenge, but my immediate thoughts were of the Byrd’s song which was a hit in the 1965. Written by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s the words are taken from the bible (Ecclesiastes). The lines are open to myriad interpretations, but as a song they are commonly performed as a plea for world peace, with an emphasis on the closing line:

“a time for peace, I swear it’s not too late.”

Cascais 2

In view of what is happening in the world today, I thought that this was an appropriate response, though I hasten to add that I am not in any way religious, despite being drawn to religious buildings and ancient churchyards like this pretty little chapel on the outskirts of Cascais, Portugal.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

24 thoughts on “There is a season – turn, turn, turn”

  1. Like you, I am not religious, but I can sense the tranquility of that place too. I also remember the Byrds version of the Seeger song. (Though I prefer ‘Chestnut Mare’…)
    Regards as always, Pete. x

  2. Love the initial shot and , funnily enough, I recognised it as a Portuguese building. 🙂 Never been to Cascais but do intend to. Wishing you much-needed peace, sweetheart, and a happy resting place. Oh, no!!! That sounds a bit final! Not sure whether to laugh or delete. Hope it makes you smile. 🙂

    1. Cascais is lovely. I could live there. Lovely park, lots of beaches, nice restaurants (away from the tourist drag) and interesting architecture. We stayed in a lovely B&B in walking distance of the town, but in a quiet residential area.

      As for moving. Oh, I am so tired of walking around boxes! How did we end up with so much STUFF! And I am now worried we don’t have any storage in the new house 😦

      1. I’m watching the Great Interior Design Challenge. They could knock up some extra storage for you! Do you absolutely have to keep it all? Got the removal co. booked? I reckon the sooner you get there the better and then you can stop agonising. Hugs! I wish I was nearer (but you’re going further away 🙂 ).

        1. I wouldn’t want any of those ‘designers’ in my house! And you won’t believe the amount of stuff we are chucking out (OH hates decluttering, but even he is getting rid of things that we brought from the flat – after 5 years I say if we haven’t missed it/used it then we don’t need it). It is quite liberating!

  3. The first photo is really clever and the light in the second is glorious! I’m the same as you, not religious but the buildings draw me every time.

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