Český Krumlov, The Czech Republic

In South Bohemia in the Czech Republic, is a small town featuring a castle on a hill, a small river flowing right through its middle and quant streets with picturesque pastel buildings. It is often referred to as Europe’s most beautiful town. Welcome to Český Krumlov four hours south of Prague, it’s bisected by theContinue reading “Český Krumlov, The Czech Republic”

Considering An Ancient Apocalypse

It was an unthinkable landscape with massive torrents of water fifty to a hundred miles wide sweeping over the land. The flowing water was up to fifty feet deep in places and it swept away hills and carved out canyons. This apocalypse covered much of North America, Europe and Asia with huge amounts of lifeContinue reading “Considering An Ancient Apocalypse”

The Discovery Of Machu Picchu

A BIT OF HISTORY In the mountains of northern Peru where the Urubamba River flows through a valley flanked by steep peaks is a remarkable place. It is a strange collection of stone buildings sitting on a narrow saddle between two mountain peaks. The area is remote and the stone buildings were completely overgrown. AtContinue reading “The Discovery Of Machu Picchu”

Going Inside Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel located in southern Peru on a 7,970 foot tall mountain peak. It has often been referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”. It is located 50 miles northwest of the original Inca capital city of Cusco. The Urubamba River flows through the valley below the mountain creatingContinue reading “Going Inside Machu Picchu”

Who Are The Inca?

Actually the question should be ‘who was the Inca?’ While the indigenous peoples centered geographically on Peru are often referred to as Inca, the word Inca itself refers to the individual emperor – Inca or Inka means king or emperor of the empire. But as the name is most popularly used, the Inca are everywhere.Continue reading “Who Are The Inca?”

The Inka Museum In Cusco, Peru

Located up a side street in Cusco’s historic district sits a 17th century building called Casa del Almirante. The mansion was originally the estate home of Spanish Admiral Francisco Alderete Maldonado. The Inca Museum (Museo Inka) is located inside. The estate was built on the foundations of Inca buildings that were part of Tahuantinsuyo Inca Empire,Continue reading “The Inka Museum In Cusco, Peru”

Discovering A Pyramid In Lima, Peru

Rising up in the middle of Lima, Peru is a most unusual pyramid. It dominates an upscale section of the city called Miraflores and is estimated to be 1,600 years old. Named Huaca Pucllana or Huaca Juliana it is a massive structure built from adobe and clay bricks in seven massive, staggered platforms. The siteContinue reading “Discovering A Pyramid In Lima, Peru”

The Ancient City Of Ephesus

After Istanbul, Ephesus is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey and it probably has been for over two thousand years. Today it is the site of an ancient port city with well-preserved archaeological areas. Two thousand five hundred years ago this city was considered the greatest of the Greek cities and theContinue reading “The Ancient City Of Ephesus”

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Without question the holiest site in all of Christendom is located in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem. It represents the location where Jesus was crucified and where his body was laid to rest. Today there is a high level of certainty that the location has been actually identified. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre TheContinue reading “The Church of the Holy Sepulchre”

Selected Images • The Story Of Annie Moore

Photography is my obsession and when traveling the world often images just present themselves. Most are random impressions with little context but some seem to suggest at a self contained story. Still others leave me wanting to find out more about what I stumbled upon. Here’s a glimpse of just why we travel… On theContinue reading “Selected Images • The Story Of Annie Moore”