Zaragoza, Spain, the ancient capital of Aragón, has two competing cathedrals, both on the large Plaza del Pilar and each with a unique story. There’s the older Cathedral of the Savior (Catedral del Salvador, known as La Seo) and the important Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar (La Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, or simply, El Pilar).
There have been many times many times in our travels when I have been speechless. Looking up at this ceiling in the Blue Mosque of Istanbul is one of them. … Read more
When you visit Paris, there are just so many images than present themselves. It probably doesn’t make much sense to try to make some organic whole of them, unless you’re … Read more
Poland is full of beautiful churches. I’m not sure how so many survived the devastation of Poland during World War II, but either they did get very lucky, or in … Read more
If you’re looking for pure beauty, as we often are when we go out of our way to see churches, the so-called Fortified Churches of Transylvania are probably not it. … Read more
The windows of the remarkable Gothic cathedral at Regensburg, Germany are a wonderful mix of 13th and 14th Century work, combined with some from the 19th Century and even some … Read more
The short visit to Belgrade, Serbia, as part of our Viking River Cruise, was a bit unsatisfying. To get to the bottom of Belgrade, one would need a lot more … Read more