The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily

The restored Temple of Concordia heads the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Before the Carthaginians, Romans, Africans, and the Italians got there, Sicily was Greek. And, it was Greek like Pericles, Plato, [...]

By | 2018-02-24T11:47:11+00:00 February 23, 2018|Categories: Europe, Greece, History Travel, Italy, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |0 Comments

Time Zones, A Photo Exhibit, Minneapolis, March-July 2017

This is a catalog, of sorts, of my travel photography exhibit at Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis, March 25-July 29, 2017. Hours are Thursday-Friday from 10-6, and Saturdays from 12-5. The gallery is also open by [...]

Foggy Day, Meteora, Greece

We spent a couple of weeks in Greece and one of the things I remember most from the mountains was the seeming constant presence of fog. Both the ancient polytheistic religion, as personified by Mount [...]

By | 2016-12-29T11:19:51+00:00 January 22, 2016|Categories: Europe, Greece, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |6 Comments

Trip Totals: Accounting for our Whereabouts

This photo counts as one of my favorites: The Bernina Express rail line in the Swiss Alps. Apart from toting up income (not enough) and expenses (too much), we endorse counting up other [...]

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, [...]

Monastery in the Mountain, Meteora, Greece

It seems so long since we were in Meteora, Greece, but as I perused my photos for my year end post, I came across this one. I remember shooting it, but I didn't remember posting [...]

By | 2016-01-21T23:04:27+00:00 January 7, 2015|Categories: Europe, Greece, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , |2 Comments

Ancient Greek Theater for Modern Athens

"Ruins of Passion" includes use of masks, music, and the inevitable Greek chorus to convey the story. England has Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, the great theater tradition of the RSC and National Theaters, of John [...]

By | 2014-11-21T04:17:45+00:00 November 19, 2014|Categories: Europe, Greece|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Soft Landing at Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel

A comfortable chair with good lighting and a cup of tea. I'm at home already. It’s not often we write more than a couple sentences about hotel accommodations. And it’s rare we stay in [...]

By | 2014-11-15T05:04:38+00:00 November 15, 2014|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Greece|Tags: , , |22 Comments