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Category Archives: History
The city is a living gallery and here’s proof. Most of what follows is part of the East Gallery Collection, posted on the Berlin Wall and created by an impressive collection of international artists. Street art, otherwise known as graffiti, … Continue reading
Yesterday, the morning hours saw us out and about the Old Town of Tallinn before we boarded our overnight ferry to Stockhom. The photos show our meanderings, including a visit to the Russian Orthodox Church — an eyesore and sad … Continue reading
Travelling isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for certain. We thought, lights out at 8pm will give us an early start the next day. Ha. We rolled out of bed at 7:30am, much to our protesting feet, poor dogs. … Continue reading
What was once a hippy colony of squatters is now a legit village within Copenhagen’s city limits and the property values are nothing to laugh at. Christiania still attracts potheads but its residents are responsible, tax-paying citizens with a history … Continue reading
“Then I dreamed that they came in sight of the city, very old, and full of spires and turrets, all covered with ivy…” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress Park Guell isn’t old, but it is full of spires and turrets, … Continue reading
“He kept on singing his song…” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress I read an article in Time magazine once that said it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become accomplished at whatever is practiced. We visited Picasso’s museum today where … Continue reading
“Thus we know we are near to some other place on the map which is not yet visible on the countryside.” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress About noon we hopped aboard the 30 minute train to Madrid where we waited … Continue reading
“Then I saw that they were received into a great company of other pilgrims…” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress On our way out of Toledo, Corpus Christi celebrations were in full swing. What a send-off!
“And the sweetness came not with pride and with the lonely dreams of poets nor with the glamour of a secret, but with the homespun truth of folk-tales…” CS Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress No sooner had we arrived in Toledo, … Continue reading