A few photos from around Berlin… Known as Berliners to the rest of Germany, the folks from Berlin call these jam-filled donuts pfannkuchen. The pedestrian crossing symbols known as Ampelmann in German are one of the only features of Communist East Germany to have survived the closing of the Iron Curtain.   In the 25 years since the […]

I was so disappointed that Napoleon’s apartment at the Louvre was closed the afternoon I was there.   Seriously!  Of all the things to do and see at the Louvre, it is one of the most recommended.  Although I couldn’t see the apartment itself, the grand Escalier du Ministre staircase leading up to the apartment was […]

After visiting Versailles, Auvers-sur-Oise, Giverny, and several beautiful castles in the Loire Valley, it was time to return to Paris for one last night in the City of Lights and our flight home.  While my Better Half took a cat nap, I went out to buy a few gifts for the kids and bottles of […]

While there are a lot of beautiful buildings with a lot of beautiful views in Paris, this apartment building one flight of stairs down from the right side of Sacre Coeur seems to be one of the best of the best. You Might Also Enjoy: Paris:  Beautiful Buildings Paris:  What’s for Dinner? Paris:  Roller Skating […]

I find it difficult to capture the beautiful Parisian buildings in a way that does them justice.  When I see them in person, I am in awe of their beauty.  I love the iron balconies that are usually adorned with window boxes overflowing with red geraniums.  However, when I look at photo after photo of […]