The Wallenstein Castle is a Baroque palace in the Malá Strana district of Prague.  Because it is the current home of the Czech Senate, security was pretty tight and I couldn’t get much closer.  

Commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia, the Brandenburg Gate was built to represent peace and was completed in 1791.  It leads to Unter den Linden, a famous boulevard lined with linden trees that once led to the Prussian palace. With 12 Doric columns, six on each side, the gate was inspired by the Propylaea, […]

Located an easy walk from the Little Mermaid statue and the Kastellet, Amalienborg is the winter home of the Danish royal family.  It is comprised of four identical palace buildings with an octagonal courtyard that is monitored 24/7 by Den Kongelige Livgarde (the Royal Life Guards).  Their uniforms are similar to those worn by the guards at […]

Inspired by my lovely and very talented friend, Synke, I’ve decided to move my Photo Bucket List out of Evernote and publish it as part of my blog. What do you recommend that I add to my list, either around Kansas City, a close drive away, or elsewhere in the world? Local Tag Monarch Butterflies […]

The Windsor Castle is a medieval castle set on 13 acres in the town of Windsor, about 30 miles west of London.  The castle is the largest inhabited castle in the world and is the longest-occupied palace in Europe.  More than 500 people live and work in Windsor Castle where Queen Elizabeth is increasingly in […]