The Sans Souci Palace in Potsdam, outside Berlin, was the “getaway” for ...
We took time out from our western National Park tour last summer ...
Mount Fuji doesn’t reveal itself easily. We stayed near the mountain for ...
It was a particularly soft dawn over the red sands of Wadi ...
T.E. Lawrence, the famous Lawrence Of Arabia, wrote a book about his ...
The Sans Souci Palace in Potsdam, outside Berlin, was the “getaway” for King Frederick the Great of Prussia. The pressure of being a mid 18th Century ruler was evidently so great that he needed a country palace that sported decoration that could only be termed Bacchanalian. I mean there are nudes draped with grape vines […]
We took time out from our western National Park tour last summer to fly to San Francisco for the wedding of two dear friends. It was a great affair. A City Hall wedding, a wine boat tour of San Francisco bay, including going under both bridges, and then a pizza party at a friend’s apartment […]
Mount Fuji doesn’t reveal itself easily. We stayed near the mountain for three days and the clouds only cleared enough to get a good shot for maybe two hours during that time. So, a lot of time was spent waiting, and walking around looking for an angle. But I think I got lucky three times […]
It was a particularly soft dawn over the red sands of Wadi Rum. Often you’ll get the long shadows of low light at dawn. But the early sun was still behind the mountains, and so just infused the scene with a delicate glow without pouring down so hard as to cause harsh shadows.
You want our recommendations on where to stay and eat in Budapest? No? Well here they are anyway! And if you’re interested in walking about town between meals, check out these suggestions for your self-guided walking tour. Where to Stay AirBnB Parizsi Street We were happy as clams with our own pad right in the […]
To get to know Budapest, start walking. These neighborhoods, both near and beyond the Danube riverfront, will give you a real feel for the city.
T.E. Lawrence, the famous Lawrence Of Arabia, wrote a book about his experience in his World War I campaign with the Arabs called Seven Pillars of Wisdom. This rock formation took its name from that book. It’s in Wadi Rum, Jordan, where Lawrence passed and camped many times during the campaign. Wadi Rum is also […]
The Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran is notable for a few reasons. First, it’s the oldest church in Rome. Second, it is the actual seat of the Pope, his “home” church, not Saint Peter’s in the Vatican. And third, while it’s outside the boundaries of Vatican City, it is the property of the Vatican and […]
I can clearly remember the first time I saw Saint Cecilia. It was in 2000, and I was studying Latin in Rome for two months. And so I had plenty of time to wander the city poking my head into random churches and other ancient sites. That’s just what I was doing when I came […]
Maybe it was just the day–Christmas Eve–but, aside from us, there was almost nobody in the Medici Chapels. That’s lucky if you’re trying to make photos, but disturbing when you know that Florence, no matter what the day, is full of tourists. And that none of them were seeing one of the most beautiful buildings […]