Walking ‘Round Dublin

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… “When I die Dublin will be written in my heart.” James Joyce  Dublin is big, varied, historic and a whole lot of fun. If pub hopping is your thing you can’t do any better than this fantastic city. If you’re looking to walk around Dublin, the goodContinue reading “Walking ‘Round Dublin”

Hotel Arena, A Good Choice In Amsterdam

We have stayed twice at Amsterdam’s Hotel Arena. Once while it was undergoing a major remodeling and later when it was completed. The construction wasn’t a big inconvenience as the hotel worked very hard to keep things under control. Afterwards the changes were very impressive. The hotel is in a good location for seeing theContinue reading “Hotel Arena, A Good Choice In Amsterdam”

Amazing Amsterdam in the Spring

There is something disconcerting as well as liberating about the smell of marijuana smoke drifting through the outdoor café while you enjoy your morning coffee. Welcome to Amsterdam. We were passing thru Amsterdam in the Spring and decided to stay a few days and take in the Keukenhof. We cecked into the Hotel Arena andContinue reading “Amazing Amsterdam in the Spring”

The Palace Guard in Copenhagen An Encounter

Above: The canal at Nyhavn A Short Story During a short visit to Copenhagen, Denmark a group of our friends went off to see the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace. We headed off on our own with plans to find the Little Mermaid statue and stroll the canal district. After finding the LittleContinue reading “The Palace Guard in Copenhagen An Encounter”

Graffiti In Lisbon

Photographic impressions from our travels… Lisbon Portugal is an interesting city full of contradictions. It seems to be stuck deeply in the last century while having a spirit that is forward looking. Throughout the city are a number of neighborhoods with incredibly good street art many with the blight of ugly graffiti right along sideContinue reading “Graffiti In Lisbon”

Paris Nights

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn, especially at night.  If you’ve seen movies like An American in Paris and Midnight in Paris you’ve gotten a glimpse of the magic of Paris after the Sun goes down. From cabarets and cafes to enchanting walks along the Seine or strollsContinue reading “Paris Nights”

Evening Along The Rhône River

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… In Southeastern France the Rhône River flows past ancient cities and through famous wine regions on its way to the Mediterranean. Originating in Austria the river flows west into France where at Lyon it takes a turn to the south flowing through a number of ancient RomanContinue reading “Evening Along The Rhône River”

Images of Dubrovnik

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… Dubrovnik Croatia • The Old Town of Dubrovnik was founded in the 7th Century by refugees from Epidaurus in Greece and is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its historic walls and buildings. As soon as you cross over the drawbridge and enter the Pile GateContinue reading “Images of Dubrovnik”

Iceland Belongs On Every Bucket List

Be prepared for cold*. Be prepared for rain, sleet, snow and wind. Be prepared to be blown away (figuratively). Be prepared to be awed. Before we visited Iceland we were told several times that this place has a beautiful Summer but unfortunately nobody can be sure when that week will be. During our late MayContinue reading “Iceland Belongs On Every Bucket List”

Images of The Acropolis In Athens

Photographic impressions from our travels near and far… The Athens Acropolis • Most people relate the Acropolis with Athens but an acropolis is actually a Greek word meaning a citadel or a fortified section of a Greek city. It is typically built on high ground or on a hill. Most Greek cities in the fifthContinue reading “Images of The Acropolis In Athens”