Our last tour during the recent “Tastes of Tuscany” trip was the visit of Leonardo Da Vinci birthplace and museum in town of Vinci. Da Vinci was born 4/16/1452 in Anchiano and died on 5/2/1519 in Cloux, France. He was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, […]
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Tastes of Tuscany – 4 – Lucca and Pisa
Lucca is one of Tuscany’s most beloved artistic cities, with nicknamed the town of a hundred churches on account of its incredible number of places of worship. It is the birthplace of famous composer Puccini. whose great pieces of La Boheme, Madam Butterfly that I […]
Tastes of Tuscany – 2 – Florence and Siena
We toured Siena and Florence (Firenze) on two different days. We enjoyed the cityscapes of both cities. Florence was packed with tourists everywhere we went, especially at Duomo and Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), a World Heritage Site. At the stunning Piazza del Campo of the […]
Church Steeples in Frederick
Downtown Frederick is well known for magnificent church steeples especially along Church Street (naturally). I took some of the pictures from top of a nearby parking garage and some from street level.
Gateway Arch at Saint Louis
We are visiting our daughter’ family in Wichita, Kansas vis Saint Louis, Missouri. Naturally, we toured Gateway Arch and also took a brief river cruise on Mississippi River. Here are some pictures of Arch taken from the land and also from the water.
The Historic Center of the City of Salzburg, also known as the Altstadt, is a district of Salzburg, Austria, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. It corresponds with the historic city center, situated on the left and right banks of the Salzach river. […]
It was our first visit to Innsbruck Austria during our recent tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. I love this mountain city that hosted Winter Olympic Games twice (1964 and 1976). The old town is fascinated with narrow street and full of many old Baroque […]
We visited the beautiful lake side city of Lucerne for two days. We took a leisure walk along the lake and ended up at the Chapel Covered Bridge for lots of photographic opportunities.
Weeping Cherry Tree at Washington National Cathedral
We visited Washington National Cathedral on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, DC yesterday. The weeping cherry tree in the garden was blooming beautifully. However, the Cathedral is still undergoing major repair (due to earthquake damage some ten years ago) and is full of heavy equipment that […]
Saint Ignace, Michigan
St. Ignace is located along Lake Huron in the Upper Peninsula on the northern side of the Straits of Mackinac. St. Ignace serves as a gateway to the state’s Upper Peninsula for travellers coming from the Lower Peninsula, as the city is at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge, opposite of Mackinaw […]
Door County, WI and Escabana, MI
Our next destination of the Upper Michigan tour was a day trip to Door County, WI then entering Michican by staying overnight at Escabana. We began to see the fall colors here.
Chicago River Walk
Our second stop on the way to Upper Michigan Peninsula was the Windy City Chicago. We enjoyed the River Walk that provided great opportunity to appreciate many magnificent skycrapers of Chicago.