Some News I’m Pretty Proud Of…

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” ― Ansel Adams   Writing has always been my first creative love, but photography comes in a very close second. Often, here at my blog and site, I write about photography (link to a list ofContinue reading “Some News I’m Pretty Proud Of…”

Winter in Europe: Favorite Places and Photographs

“… But unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.” ― Frederick BuechnerContinue reading “Winter in Europe: Favorite Places and Photographs”

Epidaurus, the Theater from Ancient Greece: A Photojournal

“The Theater at Epidaurus is considered one of the purest masterpieces of Greek architecture and dates from the 4th century. The vast site, with its temples and hospital buildings devoted to its healing gods, provides valuable insight into the healing cults of Greek and Roman times.” – Epidaurus, Greece brochure From all of my travelsContinue reading “Epidaurus, the Theater from Ancient Greece: A Photojournal”

10 Favorite Places to Visit in Italy

“From the dome of St. Peter’s one can see every notable object in Rome… He can see a panorama that is varied, extensive, beautiful to the eye, and more illustrious in history than any other in Europe.” -Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1869   The Great Love Affair with Italy Out of the twenty-six countriesContinue reading “10 Favorite Places to Visit in Italy”

Switzerland, the Greatest Drive in Europe: A Photojournal

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy The Greatest Drive in Europe: Switzerland When my family and I lived in Europe, we drove everywhere. Not only was Prague (our home)Continue reading “Switzerland, the Greatest Drive in Europe: A Photojournal”

Prague: 10 Top Things to Do and See

Over the 4 years I lived in Prague, I used and refined this list many times. It is useful as a tour list, the Top 10 Must-Do Things in Prague. The city is relatively small and easy to navigate and tour, but even more, it is, in my opinion, the most beautiful city in Europe.Continue reading “Prague: 10 Top Things to Do and See”

12 Favorite Photos from Pompeii and Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson Now that I’m back in the US after 4 years abroad in Europe, I’ve noticed thousands of photos I’ve haven’t gone through from my travels there. So, each third week ofContinue reading “12 Favorite Photos from Pompeii and Italy’s Amalfi Coast”

Reflections of Prague Castle at Night

 “History teaches everything including the future.” -Lamartine When I stand in Prague along the Vltava River and see this view, I can hardly imagine the hundreds of years of stories and history tucked into the walls and crevices of the buildings: Prague Castle (the long, horizontal building that stretches across much of this photograph) wasContinue reading “Reflections of Prague Castle at Night”

23 Countries & 5 Seas: My 3 Years in Prague Travel Log

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo In the past few years, since my family and I moved to Europe from the US Midwest, I’ve had the opportunity to see and travel to far more places than I ever dreamed. It’s beenContinue reading “23 Countries & 5 Seas: My 3 Years in Prague Travel Log”

Charles Bridge, Prague, and Sunrise in Fog

“Under the thinning fog the surf curled and creamed, almost without sound, like a thought trying to form inself on the edge of consciousness.” – Raymond Chandler, from The Big Sleep If there would be one scene that defines Prague for me, it is the serpentine Vltava River winding through the city. Bridges cross theContinue reading “Charles Bridge, Prague, and Sunrise in Fog”