Tonight I took my son to a lecture at the Main Public Library Downtown.  A former co-worker just published a book about Winston Churchill’s famous Iron Curtain speech delivered 66 years ago from right here Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA, and I thought my son would enjoy hearing his presentation.  As we made our way up five flights of […]

Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe.  Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site.  This is a view of the King’s Gate, which faces the city of Copenhagen. […]

Built in the 1600s, the Kastellet in Copenhagen is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe.  Over the years it helped Denmark deal with invaders from England and Germany, but today it is primarily a pubic park and historic site.  A few military activities take place at the Kastellet, but all I […]

Our dinner at Lisboa à Noite in the Bairro Alto neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal, was amazing!  This area of the city developed in the second half of the 15th century in response to the social and economic growth of the region.  It is known for Portuguese-inspired cuisine, especially fish and seafood, as well as an extensive […]

Like most European cities and towns, Lisbon, Portugal has narrow, cobbled streets.  But unique from, say Amsterdam or Paris, Lisbon’s narrow, Lisbon’s topography includes hills on par with San Francisco’s. The Bairro Alto neighborhood expanded from the original city center in the second half of the 15th century in response to the social and economic growth […]