Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London


Culture is in the eye of the beholder and the artists of old captured the essence of all things great  in the centuries before us….and viewing them is free at the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square in downtown London. A fabulous aspect of the National Gallery is the general entrance is free, which is greatContinue reading “Portraits of those before us, and more, National Gallery, London”

All Under one Banner


  What a rally and march to see!! The streets are packed with seekers, the March filled with banners, flags, and more, in march for an Independent Scoltand!! What an experience to see first hand. The march last well over an hour and chants were said, responses given, and flags were waved in high glory,Continue reading “All Under one Banner”

Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (near Banchory)


Reykjavik, Iceland


A layover has never been more exciting. My flight on Icelandair proved to be very successful, flying from London to Denver, via Reykjavik, Iceland. I arrived just  little before midnight, went through customs (getting another stamp in my passport, woohoo!!) I was able to sleep a little on a terminal bench in a quiet area,Continue reading “Reykjavik, Iceland”

Bühl and the Burg Windeck Ruins


Chilly Day Chili


Steinbach


A Small, quaint town in the heart of the Black Forrest, Thomas and I stopped at the Guesthause Hirch for a wonderful german meal, the church bells rang, and the service was nice, the food superb. A town that one can easily relax in and fully enjoy!!! A place to get a breath of freshContinue reading “Steinbach”

St. Barbara Capella Ruins, Langensteinbach, Badische History


The St. Barbara Capella (church) was built in the beginning of the 1300s in the town edge of Langensteinbach here in the Alb Valley. A little history (compliments of the a German information website) tells the story beautifully here: “The first documentary mention of the Barbara Chapel as “capella sanctae Barbarae” dates from 1432. TheContinue reading “St. Barbara Capella Ruins, Langensteinbach, Badische History”

Laufenburg and Leistal, Switzerland


What a wonderful adventure–driving through Freiburg, Germany (where we stopped for a Cappuccino), we continued on the #5 interstate, through border control/inspection, and into Switzerland!! We were able to change countries in a matter of about 2 1/2 hours, which to my American mind, is just outstanding and so surprising. I, with passport in tow,Continue reading “Laufenburg and Leistal, Switzerland”