Category Archives: Architecture

Venice (and Hemingway) in Monochrome

We took the train across Northern Italy from Milan to Venice in the spring of 2009 and stayed in Venice for four days. We had just spent the previous four days getting acquainted with Milan and Stresa, two key places … Continue reading

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Milan in Monochrome

We spent a week in Ireland in the spring of 2009 and then flew to Milan to begin a three-week tour of Italy. We stayed in Milan for four days and in this post I will show you a dozen … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Dublin’s Merrion Square

The four Georges from the German House of Hanover ruled Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1830 and this period as well as the popular architectural style of the time has become known as Georgian. Early in the 18th … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Trinity College Dublin

On the Fourth of July last year, the day after our bus tour to Glendalough and Powerscourt, we decided to spend the day south of the River Liffey. Our plan was to tour the campus of Trinity College and then … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Dublin Sightseeing Tour, Part Two

As mentioned at the end of my last post, my wife, two daughters and three granddaughters hopped off the bus to visit the two cathedrals of Christ Church and St Patrick’s while my two sons-in-law, my grandson and I stayed … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Dublin Sightseeing Bus Tour, Part One

Dublin, like most of the big cities around the world that we have visited,  offers a variety of sightseeing options. We chose the City Sightseeing Dublin Company because they had double-decker buses of the hop on/ off variety, they stopped … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Dublin’s Temple Bar

Temple Bar is a bar. It’s also a street. And a square. And a neighborhood. It’s the heart of Dublin’s night life and where tourists flock for food and drink and song. On our first day in Dublin we decided … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Knock Shrine

Portugal has its Fatima and France has its Lourdes. Ireland has its national Marian Shrine, too, and it is located in a tiny village called Knock in County Mayo about 70 kilometers north of the city of Galway. On Saturday … Continue reading

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Ireland 2019: Our Game of Thrones Tour, Part Five — Tollymore

After packing up our cloaks and swords we left Inch Abbey and drove through the town of Downpatrick until we reached the A25 road and then we headed westward past the village of Clough until we reached the town of … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Inside Notre-Dame de Paris (a re-post from 5 years ago)

Here is another photo story I posted five years ago after returning from our three-week vacation in Paris. In this posting we look inside the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. The architecture we know today as Gothic developed in France in … Continue reading

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