Ponte Sant’Angelo : Bridge of Angels, Rome

Make yourself familiar with the angels, and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you. – St Francis de Sales The Sculptures of Ponte Sant’Angelo: Bridge of Angels, Rome One of my favorite places in Rome, I found while walking between the crowded and celestial Vatican City toward theContinue reading “Ponte Sant’Angelo : Bridge of Angels, Rome”

Charles Bridge, Aristotle, and Italy’s Cinque Terre

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” -Aristotle I have 3 things to share this week: 1) Happy news: Capitol Prague, a new restaurant and cafe in Washington D. C. / Georgetown, has bought use of of one of my photographs of Charles Bridge in Prague forContinue reading “Charles Bridge, Aristotle, and Italy’s Cinque Terre”

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”

Venice, Italy: the Color and Charm, a Photojournal

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank! Here we will sit and let the sounds of music Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night Become the touches of sweet harmony. -Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice “To not see Europe during our years in Prague would be like sitting at arm’s-length from aContinue reading “Venice, Italy: the Color and Charm, a Photojournal”

Lake Como, Northern Italy, and the Beauty Found There

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”  ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden During the holidays, in the changing of the calendars from 2012 to 2013, and in the pristine time of Christmas which is celebrated soContinue reading “Lake Como, Northern Italy, and the Beauty Found There”

My Favorite Italian Hideaways

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” -Giuseppe Verdi When my family and I moved to Europe 3 1/2 years ago, one of our first travel goals was to explore Italy. Everything we had ever seen or read about Italy made it the destination that topped our travel wish list. We wereContinue reading “My Favorite Italian Hideaways”

Italy’s Lost City of Pompeii: A Photojournal

“The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city on the southwestern coast of Italy … Pompeii was partially destroyed and buried under nearly 20 ft of ash lava in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79. Pompeii was lost for nearly 1700 years before its accidental rediscovery in 1749.” -on Pompeii, guidebook The day I visited theContinue reading “Italy’s Lost City of Pompeii: A Photojournal”

Italy’s Amalfi Coast: A Photojournal

“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” -John Steinbeck, Harper’s Bazaar, 1953 Last week, my family and I traveled farther south in Italy than we had ever visited, to the Amalfi Coast, a region of soaring mountains besideContinue reading “Italy’s Amalfi Coast: A Photojournal”

The Magic of Low Light: Photography

Photography is the art of writing with light. -Gerardo Suter I love visiting the ocean, and having time on the beach. To me, there is something about the rhythmic crashing of waves, the wide feeling of timelessness, and the gentle scrubbing of the saltwater and sugary sand to wipe away all of the world’s cares.Continue reading “The Magic of Low Light: Photography”

Capturing the Beauty in Life: Photography, and Venice

Photography is the beauty of life, captured. – Tara Chisholm In 2003, I received my first SLR camera from my husband as a birthday gift. It was not one of the more prestigious brands, and the zoom lens was off-brand, as well. But, the combination of the two– a Target-special camera combined with a basicContinue reading “Capturing the Beauty in Life: Photography, and Venice”