Category: Travel

Notre Dame is Not Gone, Just in a Different Form

Notre Dame is Not Gone, Just in a Different Form

I wrote the haiku below a couple of years ago, after visiting Notre Dame on a business trip just a few weeks after my Dad died. Like so many people all around the world, I’m heartbroken about today’s fire that so badly damaged this beloved […]

Early Morning in ATX During SXSW

Early Morning in ATX During SXSW

An early morning foray into the empty streets of the city as it prepared for another day of a vibrant festival.

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile really knows how to make you feel like they are glad you’re there. And they have an award-winning bartender who created The Outsider Cocktail.

When it seems like one thing, but it’s actually something else

When it seems like one thing, but it’s actually something else

I thought this picture was about the birds, until I saw the sky.

Technicolor in California

Technicolor in California

Everything was eye candy on the Santa Monica Pier.

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

When Food is Art: Exquisite Presentation at Châteauform’s Les prés d’Ecoublay

Food is art! These beautifully arranged culinary exhibits at a workshop in Paris made me feel satisfied before I even took the first bite.

Seeing Angles Leading Me Home

Seeing Angles Leading Me Home

A deepening interest in photography and following certain blogs has me seeing things differently these days.

Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

House-made pasta makes for a wonderful meal at this authentic Italian restaurant in Pasadena.

Haiku: Vibrant Edinburgh

Haiku: Vibrant Edinburgh

Edinburgh colors “pop” when the skies turn blue and the sun comes out, thus a haiku.

Edinburgh Castle and Indigo Sky

Edinburgh Castle and Indigo Sky

Looking out the hotel window at Edinburgh Castle, it was one of those magical moments when the light is just right, and you get a photo you didn’t expect.

Thumbs Up in Paris

Thumbs Up in Paris

Street art makes the modern area of Paris more interesting.

Haiku:  Heathrow Stillness

Haiku: Heathrow Stillness

A photo and a haiku capture momentary peace from the usual airport chaos.

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

This anglophile went back to Geales in London after more than a dozen years and found it had gotten more posh. But the fish and chips were spot on.

January Dreaming: April in Paris in the Gardens

January Dreaming: April in Paris in the Gardens

Dazzling colors and green spaces that can be found all over Paris are the subject of this January Dreaming post.

January Dreaming: Scotland’s Stonehaven Harbor in August

January Dreaming: Scotland’s Stonehaven Harbor in August

Sunny good times of the past get us through dreary Januaries of the present. Today, the focus is on Stonehaven Harbor on the Scottish coast.

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

January Dreaming: Kensington Palace High Tea and Gardens

Afternoon tea at the palace where Queen Victoria grew up – by Jove, it was a jolly good show!


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