My last day in Lisbon, Portugal, I had three hours to see as much of the city as I could before my flight.  I’m not sure what building this was or where I was in town, but this doorway it is a great example of the amazing architecture I saw during those three hours. On […]

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 […]

The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy.  American author, Mark Twain, visited the Milan Cathedral in the summer of 1867 and described it as “So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of […]

As the sun started setting on our trail walk, and our tour of the mysterious gnome homes drew to a close, we encountered this cozy home where the elfin inhabitants appeared to be preparing to sip a nice cuppa tea by candlelight. Learn More: Crowds Drawn to Small Door in a Tree at SF’s Golden […]

Deep in the woods of suburbia, gnomes appear to sometimes suffer from “Keeping up with the Joneses.”  Not to be outdone by the Gnome Home with a Red Door, the Gnome Home with a Purple Door includes a balcony and burlap bag with note paper that visitors can use to leave a message for the […]