Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues with her theme “all about buildings” and this week’s topic is colorful buildings. In Amsterdam, Holland:the red light district De Pijp neighborhood (across from our Airbnb) Miltenberg, Germany:storefront the Town Hall (Rathaus) Wurzburg’s colorful cathedral: Budapest, Hungary: Todos Santos, Baja California, Mexico: Costa Rica: Sports stadium in Aswan, Egypt: Tucumcari, […]Read More CFFC: Colorful Buildings
Norm’s Thursday Doors is back! I haven’t been anywhere, like most of us. So I went into my archives and found photos of this charming place that we stayed one night at in Abu Simbel City, in southern Egypt. This region, which is today southern Egypt and northern Sudan, was traditionally the home of the […]Read More Thursday Doors: A Nubian Lodge
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme “all about buildings.” This week’s topic is commercial buildings or store fronts. One of the fun things about traveling is all the different types of architecture you see. So I am posting photos of a variety of architectural styles and colors from some of my recent trips.Read More CFFC: International Business
Cee has a new theme for her Fun Foto Challenge, which is all about buildings. This week the topic is modern houses and apartments. I decided to concentrate on apartment buildings, which tend to be more modern than houses (at least around here).Read More CFFC: Apartment Living
The Dohany St. Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue, in Budapest, Hungary, is the largest synagogue in Europe and the 4th largest in the world. It can accommodate close to 3,000 worshippers. The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 in the Moorish Revival style, incorporating decoration based on Islamic models from North Africa […]Read More Monday Window: Dohany St. Synagogue
I haven’t participated in Thursday Doors lately, since I rarely go anywhere where there are interesting doors. But last week was my sister’s birthday and we went to Highland Park to visit her daughter. My sister had heard of a Caribbean restaurant in nearby Highwood called El Burén, where there are Cuban and Puerto Rican […]Read More Thursday Doors: A Charming Bakery
One of the most memorable moments of our three days in Paris last June was visiting the Eiffel Tower at dusk – we did not reserve in advance to go up to the top, but it was just as well. They light up the tower in the evening so it was especially beautiful on a […]Read More Eiffel Tower Perspectives
During the lockdown, we took a little jaunt out of metro Chicago and found ourselves in the town of Woodstock, IL. Woodstock is most famous for its historical square in the center of town, dominated by the imposing Woodstock Opera House. It is now used as a theatre and arts center. Here are 2 perspectives […]Read More Perspectives of a Stairway
If you were a bird living in a European urban environment, what would you consider desirable places to perch, or possibly even make a nest? Birds can be found everywhere, but the higher they are, the safer, perhaps. So for Day 17 of Becky’s July Squares: Perspective, I present excellent places to get a bird’s […]Read More Square Perspective: Bird on a Spire?
During our day tour of Cologne, Germany last summer, I discovered several interesting sculptures by looking up! Seeing what was above me was my perspective.Read More Square Perspective: Look Up!