Little Pieces of Paris #1

Statue of Sainte-Geneviève by Landowski A Short Story Located just upstream from Notre-Dame there is a bridge made notable by a tall, elegant statue at its’ southern end. Examining a map, the bridge is identified as the Pont de la Tournelle and it is just another example of the shear number of remarkable sites inContinue reading “Little Pieces of Paris #1”

Frances Tournon Lamastre Steam Railroad

Going Back In Time On a recent trip through France we spent time visiting the Tournon Lamastre Steam Railroad line which features open-air cars (in the warm months), beautiful old steam engines and fantastic scenery. About 125 miles north of the city of Avignon along the Rhône River in southern France is Doux Gorges, locatedContinue reading “Frances Tournon Lamastre Steam Railroad”

Going Wild In Florida

A Short Story Florida is all about the water, Sun and beaches and if you visit you should take the time to get up close to some of our wildlife. From Manatees in the clear springs, birdwatching up the Indian River or the island of Captiva and alligators almost anywhere. The options are varied andContinue reading “Going Wild In Florida”

The Increasing Use of Stencils In Graffiti

As we travel I am drawn to taking photographs of graffiti. I believe that graffiti can tell you a lot about a place or perhaps about attitudes of residents and the authorities. It shows how people feel about the place where they live, sometimes showing pride but often displaying disrespect and even contempt. A lotContinue reading “The Increasing Use of Stencils In Graffiti”

Love Locks – A Pledge of Undying Love

Love Locks – Statement of Love or Vandalism? A SHORT STORY As we travel we have at times noticed collections of padlocks attached to bridges and other public structures. It wasn’t difficult to figure out what was going on by all the couples names engraved on the locks. But in the last five years orContinue reading “Love Locks – A Pledge of Undying Love”

Spanish Gold and A Lost Opportunity

A Short Story Opportunity Missed In 1622 Havana Cuba was the capital of the Spanish Empire in the New World. Treasures of gems, gold and silver poured into Havana from South America, Mexico and the other islands. From there large fleets sailed back to Spain heavily loaded with this treasure. Late that summer a fleetContinue reading “Spanish Gold and A Lost Opportunity”

Around The World in 130 Seconds

Let’s Call This a Short Story Recently flipping through photographs and trying to put together a slide show I realized that what I was doing would take several hours just to see. While the photographs are great who, in their right mind wants to set through hours of slides? Welcome back to the sixties andContinue reading “Around The World in 130 Seconds”

Changing of the Guard in Copenhagen

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 had plans to find the little mermaid and stroll the canal district. Sometime a little after eleven we were window shopping along Dronningens Tvaergade when flashing policeContinue reading “Changing of the Guard in Copenhagen”

A Room With A Bath In London

A Short Story Some time ago we were visiting England and had rented a car for a few days driving around the Cotswalds. The countryside and the villages were spectacular and we had a great time. Our two favorite locations were Broadway and Stow-On-The-Wald. Who wouldn’t want to stay in Stow-On-The-Wald just to be ableContinue reading “A Room With A Bath In London”