With about 1,000 fewer graves than the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten is the third largest war cemetery in Europe for unidentified soldiers who perished in WWII.  In addition to neat rows of more than 8,000 white crosses and Stars of David, Margraten has two walls […]

As I wandered the neighborhoods near my hotel, I came across an interesting memorial in Budapest‘s Freedom Square.  It is important to note that, unlike the majority of occupied countries oppressed by the Nazi regime, like Austria, the Netherlands, and Poland, Hungary was actually an Axis power along with Germany, Italy, and Japan during World […]

I love this yard gnome.  He would fit perfectly with these red toadstools I photographed in Eindhoven, The Netherlands last year. You Might Also Enjoy: One Thing, Three Ways:  Red Toadstools Other Miscellaneous Posts

One of the things I did to put myself through graduate school was to work for a wholesale florist.  Other than the fact that I’m sooooo not a morning person, the job was perfect for me.  For a few (early) hours before school, I’d unpack the daily shipments that just arrived from the airport and […]

According to the Vereniging Officiele Coffeeshops Maastricht (VOCM), there were 31 coffee shops in Maastricht in 1993, a population that dropped to 16 in 2006.  A law that went into effect this past spring in three southern border provinces — including Limburg where Maastricht is located — has essentially closed all of the coffee houses […]