I know I shouldn’t have done it but I couldn’t help myself. Climbing the old stone staircase to the second floor of the Gruuthuse Museum in Brugge, Belgium, I am struck by the sunlight streaming through the nearby stained glass window, landing on the steps in a cascade of color. In only a moment I am utterly entranced. I want… [Keep reading…]
I’ve left Los Angeles now, and I’m heading north along California Route 1, also known as the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. Although I’m excited for what lies ahead, I can’t help but think back to the three amazing days I spent in L.A.
It’s been said that Edinburgh is the most beautiful city in Europe but until I got there, I didn’t believe it. It’s not that I expected Edinburgh to be unimpressive. It’s just that cities like Paris and Rome are usually on the receiving end of such accolades and, well, I hadn’t even heard of Edinburgh being beautiful until I started… [Keep reading…]
Of all the things to do in Glasgow, the Glasgow Necropolis was my favorite attraction, hands down. They call it the “City of the Dead” and it really is like a city unto itself. The inhabitants just happen to be–well–deceased.
I’ve loved photography for as long as I can remember. The very first thing I bought with my own money years and years ago was a flourescent orange Vivitar Brites 110 camera. You know, the ones with the film that looked like a tiny pair of binoculars? (if you don’t remember 110 cameras and film, you’re not even old enough… [Keep reading…]
Although I’m not a blonde, I felt every bit like Goldilocks sampling Belgian cities like the porridge of the three bears. Brugge was too hot. Too much activity and too many people in the city center. I enjoyed my trip off the beaten path but I’m not sure I’d go back again. Brussels was too cold. As the capital of… [Keep reading…]