From the Shoes on the Danube to the Emanuel Tree, Budapest has several memorials for the Hungarian Jews killed during World War II and the heroes that risked their lives to protect them.  Standing in a park behind the Great Synagogue named after one of the heroes, Raoul Wallenberg, stands a beautiful, but heartbreaking weeping willow memorial. […]

I thought Kansas City had a lot of sculptures, until I visited Budapest.  There are fascinating sculptures everywhere!  Sadly, I didn’t get a good photo of what is probably the most photographed statues in Budapest, Little Princess (Kis Kiralylany) by Laszlo Marton.  It seems I always passed it too late at night and always without my tripod. […]

Often confused with its iconic cable cars, San Francisco also has some pretty cool street cars.  (On a side note, so do Lisbon and New Orleans.) Cable cars run on steel rails with a slot between the tracks where an underground cable runs at a continuous nine miles per hour.  Cable car drivers cannot power the […]

Since I’m the second owner of my house and didn’t select the original landscaping, I’m not sure what kind of tree is in my front yard, just east of the entry.  What I can tell you is that it has the most amazing pink flowers that bring me a ton of compliments each spring. On […]