May 22, 2010
If you walk south from the harbour in Barcelona, you will find an area devoted to park. You pass a ridge, rocks layered in two directions. Further on is a public garden featuring cactus. My daughter and I first encountered this garden in 1999, but we came upon it when it was getting dark. […]
February 19, 2010
The sharp-eyed, and philatelists, will have noted that the above postcard was actually mailed from the Vatican. The guide books tout the Vatican postal service as much more efficient than the Italian. If I’m in Italy, and passing through Rome, I usually take advantage of the Vatican postal service. Note the elegant Vatican stamp, featuring […]
January 30, 2010
Something which I can now say to my friends (while raising puzzled eyebrows): "You mean there's a coliseum in Rome, too?"
January 26, 2010
Does such a scene have a date? Taken early summer, perhaps, 2001. The rest of the roll (yes, actual film, before everything was digital) contained pictures of London. Father Theo, photo, 2001.
January 14, 2010
Some images of Brussels by day and by night. Next to the cathedral pond, some awning covered eateries. Numerous city landmarks are illuminated during tourist season, adding to the pleasure of a night time walk. Brussels was the home of Hergé (1907-1983), creator of Tintin, one of the most famous characters in 20th century European […]