The (Second) Biggest Office Building in the World

The Grand Stairway greets you when you enter the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest. Actually, metal detectors and a bunch of security guards who are dressed like naval officers greet you, but that's [...]

By |2015-11-05T07:25:03-05:00November 5, 2015|Categories: Europe, Photo of the Day, Romania|Tags: , , |4 Comments

The Fantastic Painting of Matthias Church, Budapest

The main altar, framed by fantastic painting. The Matthias Church at the top of the Buda castle hill has been through many iterations since the first church was built on the site in [...]

Six Hours Walking in Málaga, Spain

  Along Málaga's harbor flows "El Palmeral of Surprises," the centerpiece of public space built in 2011. A weird RyanAir-induced layover allowed me to visit Málaga, unexpectedly. I spent one night there, my [...]

By |2015-07-05T18:48:38-05:00July 6, 2015|Categories: Eat Drink Stay, Europe, Spain|Tags: , |2 Comments

Modern Architecture in Rome: Rebuilding the City

The MAXXI Museum can be disorienting. Is it dated already? Or does it recall peering into the ruins below Rome's streets? I don’t mind saying that travel has a way of reminding me [...]

By |2018-03-12T09:22:34-05:00February 24, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy|Tags: , , , , |35 Comments

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, [...]

Rooftops, Spires, and Façades, The Architecture of Ghent, Belgium

I was struck by the joyous anarchy of Ghent's architecture. The Flemish style is a jumping off point for convention shattering imagination. One of the most interesting cities we've visited.

By |2018-07-09T15:59:51-05:00April 22, 2014|Categories: Belgium, Europe, Photo of the Day|Tags: , |2 Comments

2013 in 50 Photographs

Kris and I visited 13 foreign countries this year. In order: Spain, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Canada, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Japan, back to Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. Our travels within the US [...]