The lush, green grass and beautifully colored leaves on the trees at the American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten added such beauty and peace to such a somber place. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite among the three shots below? Margraten Photo #1.   Margraten Photo #2.   Margraten Photo #3.   […]

With about 1,000 fewer graves than the American Cemetery and Memorial in Normandy, the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten is the third largest war cemetery in Europe for unidentified soldiers who perished in WWII.  In addition to neat rows of more than 8,000 white crosses and Stars of David, Margraten has two walls […]

My mother is an artist, and during the childhood years I spent living in Europe, she dragged me to every art museum in Western Europe.  While I certainly didn’t appreciate the experience as a child, I appreciate it much more as an adult.  (Although, for the record, I only need a day to experience the Louvre while […]

One of the most controversial graves in Pere Lachaise Cemetery is that of Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors who died in the early 1970s at the young age of 27.  The grave has experienced a constant stream of vandalism over the years, including graffiti and theft.  This site does a great job […]

Because I now have as many blog visitors from outside the US as from the US, let me take a moment to explain Memorial Day.  Observed each year on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside to remember the men and women who passed away while serving in the […]