Discovering European Capitals of Culture

Museum of Alchemy in Prague, a European Capital of Culture in 2000 Since 1985, the European Commission has been designating one or two cities per year as European Capitals of Culture (ECOC). That’s [...]

Our 2014 Travels in 50 Photos

2014 was our biggest year of traveling yet. We visited 19 countries, including a long driving trip in the western United States. We saw, in order, the United States, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, [...]

Tallinn, Estonia: Fascinating Capital City

Tallinn always has been–and remains–at a crossroads. Taking the long view, Tallinn, like the Baltic Countries as a whole, has been tossed back and forth by neighboring powers, and in flux between invasions, war, destruction, and rebuilding. Today, it's a lot of fun to visit.

By |2019-07-29T22:31:20-05:00July 24, 2014|Categories: Estonia, Europe|Tags: |31 Comments

German Coastal Bunker, Saaremaa, Estonia

As we travel around northern Europe, we tend to head for remote coastlines. On so many of them, we've found the remains of German coastal batteries from World War II. Of course the guns have [...]

By |2017-01-03T07:52:07-05:00June 20, 2014|Categories: Estonia, Europe, Photo of the Day|Tags: , |2 Comments

Struve Geodetic Arc, Tartu University, Estonia

The Struve Geodetic Arc is a series of triangulations done by Tartu University astronomer and geographer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve between 1816 and 1855. The measurement of the meridian used the observatory at Tartu University in Estonia as its base point.

By |2019-07-30T14:03:31-05:00June 19, 2014|Categories: Estonia, Europe, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |2 Comments

Erratic Rocks, Kasmu Peninsula, Estonia

I don't normally feature photos of rocks, unless we're at Stonehenge or something. But these are "erratic" rocks, dropped on the Kasmu Peninsula of Estonia by glaciers many millennia ago. They're featured in the Lonely [...]

By |2014-12-17T16:45:10-05:00June 12, 2014|Categories: Estonia, Europe, Photo of the Day|Tags: |0 Comments

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn, Estonia

We visited the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral twice in our two days in Tallinn, Estonia. Once, for a tour of the inside, and another where we spent half an hour just walking around the outside. Unfortunately, [...]

By |2014-06-14T05:53:45-05:00June 9, 2014|Categories: Estonia, Europe, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |4 Comments