When I see red, white, and blue, I don’t just think of the flags of the United States or France.  Instead, I think of the values that brought the people of these countries together when they revolted against an oppressive regime back in the 1700s.  Red, white, and blue make me think of liberty, equality, […]

If you’ve ever ridden on the Paris Metro or the London Underground you’d be shocked at how clean and new the Dubai Metro is in comparison.  Here are three photos from the Dubai Metro.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Dubai Metro Photo #1.  Certain Dubai Metro cars are reserved for women […]

While I don’t always get a chance to go inside the Louvre when I visit Paris, I always make a point at stopping at Café Marly.  The views from the terrace are amazing, especially as the sun goes down and the lights come up on the Pyramide.  It was cold and rainy the day I […]

This was a quick, candid shot as I left the Louvre and stepped back out into the rainy, January afternoon, but it may be my favorite shot from this trip to Paris. I’d love to hear your thoughts! On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Jumping in a Puddle Truth is… You […]

If you don’t know what to expect, seeing the Mona Lisa, or La Joconde as she’s called at home in France, can be a bit of a letdown.  The portrait which has been called the best known, most visited, most written about, most sung about, and most parodied work of art in the world is only […]

Yes, it was a cold, rainy, winter day in Paris, but the Louvre is still so, darn beautiful!  Here are three of my favorite shots of the exterior of the Louvre.  What do you think? Do you have a favorite below? Louvre Exterior Photo #1.  The Louvre on a cold, rainy day in January. Louvre […]

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 […]