Completed in 1932 as a 50th wedding gift for William Wrigley, Jr’s wife, today the Wrigley Mansion offers tours, a restaurant, and private event space.  Constructed for $1.2 million, the 6,000 square foot home was the smallest of the Wrigley family’s six homes.  This is a closer shot of the ornate foyer ceiling.

Constructed to display fine art during the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of the only remaining structures from the Exposition.  Today it is a popular spot for tourists, weddings, and portrait photographers. Speaking of Noise, be sure to check out her WAY more talented shot of the Palace […]

Constructed to display fine art during the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of the only remaining structures from the Exposition.  Today it is a popular spot for tourists, weddings, and portrait photographers. I’ve always wanted to photograph it at night, and I’m so glad I had the […]

When I see red, white, and blue, I don’t just think of the flags of the United States or France.  Instead, I think of the values that brought the people of these countries together when they revolted against an oppressive regime back in the 1700s.  Red, white, and blue make me think of liberty, equality, […]

Located at the foot of the Flint Hills, Paxico’s downtown includes historic Victorian-era storefronts like this General Store. Click on image to enlarge

In honor of Veteran’s Day, here are some night shots of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.  Dedicated in 1926, the Liberty Memorial is an Egyptian Revival limestone memorial dedicated to the soldiers who perished in World War I that stands tall on a hill near Union Station and Crown Center. Since December 2006, the […]

Sitting high above the Danube River, on the Buda side of Budapest, sits the majestic Buda Castle.  Lucky for me, the weekend I was in Budapest was also the weekend of the Budapest Wine Festival.  Amazing wine plus breathtaking scenery equaled one amazing first experience in beautiful Budapest! Click on image to enlarge