Tag: Photo Essay

Ribeira District Porto Portugal

A Glimpse of Porto, Portugal

This autumn we spent nearly a month in Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. Porto sits on the north bank of the Douro River, where the river empties out into the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal is historically a seafaring culture, so much of their food comes from the […]

prague castle on hill czech republic

A Glimpse of Prague

  “I love this city!”  One of us has made this announcement just about every day that we’ve been in Prague. We love the green parks with their tall trees, the beautiful buildings found everywhere we go, and the low crime rate which makes it safe to go wherever […]

Christmas Lights December in Madrid Spain

Paseo por Madrid

In Spain, to go on a “paseo” is to take a slow, casual walk. Like a stroll in the park or meandering through the city going wherever the streets lead you. It is how we approached a recent visit to Madrid. We haven’t spent much time in Madrid. […]

St. Peters Basilica Vatican City Rome Italy

How was Rome?

“How was Rome?” everyone asks. “It was great!” is what I want to say, but I stumble over my response. Of course our visit to Rome was great—the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon are all amazing—but it was also a bit of a chore. Like many travelers, […]

Parc Guell Monument zone barcelona spain

A Glimpse of Barcelona

Barcelona is an undeniably beautiful city, full of bright colorful eye candy. The city reaches right down to the Mediterranean sea and stretches out to the surrounding hills. You can walk to the beach and port within minutes of the historic Old Town. Or get an overhead view […]

Plaza de Espana Sevilla Spain

A Glimpse of Sevilla, Spain

We’ve been itching to visit other areas of Spain and Sevilla was at the top of that list. Sevilla (Seville in English) is the fourth largest city in Spain and the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia on the southern coast of Spain. The Moors ruled in Andalusia for […]