Statue of Roland, Riga, Latvia

The Riga version of the mythic hero Roland. Roland was a close confidant of the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and died at the Battle of Roncevaux in 778. He was immortalized in the [...]

By | 2018-02-15T11:14:13+00:00 January 18, 2016|Categories: Europe, Germany, Latvia, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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, [...]

Art Nouveau Facades, Riga, Latvia

The art nouveau streets of Riga, Latvia are perhaps the city's most charming facet. We went into a couple of churches, and they aren't much to look at. I think this is somewhat indicative of [...]

By | 2014-06-23T04:44:22+00:00 June 23, 2014|Categories: Europe, Latvia, Photo of the Day, Unesco World Heritage Sites|Tags: |4 Comments