And now a post of random photos from beautiful Budapest… Click on any image to enlarge This fountain was on a street between Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion.  It reminds me of my favorite fountain in Kansas City, Pomona. Even the manhole covers are elegant! This statue was near Sándor Palace, the residence of […]

As a gift to the city of Copenhagen and its visitors this summer, a collection of Steinunn Thorarinsdottir’s statues have been placed around the city. Appearing in a variety of places, from Terminal 3 at the Copenhagen Airport to green parks, her collection references spirituality, introspection, and physicality.  

We had to take our 16-year-old Belgian guest to the library and museum of the most famous US President from Missouri.  (Nevermind that he is the only President from Missouri!)  Having mostly studied World War II from a European perspective, I think she enjoyed learning about his role in World War II and how the experience differed […]

Since 2011, a 40 foot tall stainless steel mesh statue of a dancing woman has graced Treasure Island.  It was the first of three statues by artist Marco Cochrane depicting the same woman. The statue is covered in 1,000 multi-colored LED lights that are powered every evening from 8:30 pm until 1:00 am.  I can’t […]

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 […]

Christo Rei, or Christ the King, is a colossal statute of Jesus inspired by Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It stands on a cliff that is is the highest point in Lisbon, Portugal.  While I didn’t get a chance to visit the Monument while I was in Lisbon, it was conveniently located […]

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 […]