As I walked along the water toward the Little Mermaid statue in Langelinje Harbor, I came across St. Alban’s Anglican Church.  As pretty as it was up close from the front, it was every bit as striking from a bit of a distance and from the other side after leaving the star-shaped fortress of Kastellet. St. […]

This church, originally built in 1917 in Hardin, Montana by Lutheran Volga German immigrants, is now part of the Big Horn County Historical Museum.  Back in its day, my Better Half’s father received his confirmation in this church.  The year was 1939.  After studying for the sacrament for nearly two years in German, as was common […]

As a teenager living in Europe, I had an opportunity to learn about World War II firsthand, from a tour of Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam to standing among thousands of white crosses overlooking the beaches of Normandy.  But the most human experience of all was visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany where […]

And now a post of random photos from beautiful Budapest… Click on any image to enlarge This fountain was on a street between Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion.  It reminds me of my favorite fountain in Kansas City, Pomona. Even the manhole covers are elegant! This statue was near Sándor Palace, the residence of […]

There is an infamous “church” from Topeka, Kansas that regularly makes national news for the hateful signs they display while protesting at funerals, concerts, and other events. I won’t mention them by name or give them another pixel of space on my blog.  Instead, I want to focus on the house across the street, painted the colors […]