After 324 steps up a narrow, spiral staircase, I was rewarded with an amazing view of Frankfurt and the Main River below from the top of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in the old section of Frankfurt. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Rose on Grand Miami:  Clearly I’m Not Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA Any More […]

Lederhosen, or leather breeches, were originally designed for physical work.  Made from leather, they are more durable than fabric garments and easier to clean. A dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and apron.  Like lederhosen, the dirndl was designed for work.  It was commonly worn by servants and maids in the 19th century. […]

After a business trip that took me to Amsterdam, Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Milan, and Lisbon, the final destination is Frankfurt, Germany.  Here is a what a walk along the Main River looks like on a chilly, overcast Saturday morning in January. On Today’s Date in the Past: Studio Shoot:  Rose Dark Chocolate Pistachio Toffee = […]

It’s possible to find a bad meal in Europe, but it’s very, very difficult.  After 23 days and more than 60-some eating experiences, the only two crummy experiences were, sadly, in the countries where it’s the hardest of all to find bad food:  France and Italy.  In France, my lunch at the company cafeteria was […]

The Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church and Dominican convent in Milan, Italy.  One of its claims to fame is the 15th century mural of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci.  Although it was one of the few walls of the to survive WWII bombings, the mural is decaying so quickly that only a […]