Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Petřínská rozhledna (or Petřín Lookout Tower) offers amazing views of Prague.  The structure is must shorter than the Eiffel Tower — about one-fifth the height — but because it sits atop a high hill, the view from the top is at a higher elevation than the Eiffel Tower.

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well received, I thought I’d […]

As November draws to a close, I can’t believe there is just one month left of this year’s photo project.  I almost laugh when I think back to January 2012 when I worried about being able to find the inspiration to snap a photo every day.  Instead, I am struggling to share the photos I […]

From the top of l’Arc de Triomphe, I just wanted one really, really good shot of the Tour Eiffel, especially because I didn’t feel like I got one during my August trip there, even when up close.  It was way, way harder than I thought it would be.  Of course everyone wanted a similar shot […]

It was important to me to make it to the top of the Arch by the time the sun set so I could experience that with my camera in hand.  I must have spent at least an hour walking the rectangular perimeter of the observation deck as the day drew to a close, snapping hundreds […]

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I am fortunate to have spent roughly half of my childhood living in Europe, first in Germany and then in the Netherlands.  I am even more fortunate that my parents took advantage of the opportunity and traveled with us extensively during our years abroad.  In all of my trips to Paris, I’d never climbed the […]