Completed in 1902 in celebration of the 1,000th birthday of the Hungarian state, the Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most visited sites in Budapest. With lookout towers, arched windows, and wide, sweeping staircases, the bastion was built to deliver a panoramic view of the Danube River and Pest side of the city. Click on […]

After 324 steps up a narrow, spiral staircase, I was rewarded with an amazing view of Frankfurt and the Main River below from the top of St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral in the old section of Frankfurt. On Today’s Date in the Past: One Thing, Three Ways:  Rose on Grand Miami:  Clearly I’m Not Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA Any More […]

Despite spending nearly seven years living in Europe as a child and multiple trips since then for both business and pleasure, Portugal is one of the only Western European countries I hadn’t visited until this trip.  And it was as beautiful as I’d been promised by those who had gone before… We stayed in a […]

Like other major cities around the world, it takes a bit of effort to find a room that’s clean, safe, bigger than a hamster’s cage, and not $500 per night in New York City.  My room is surprisingly spacious, very clean, and just five blocks away from my meetings.  The view is a bit limited, […]

There are more than 2,500 windows at Versailles.  I found myself drawn more to the imperfections in the ancient glass, the detail of the monogrammed window handles, and the breathtaking views outside than to the history inside the palace. Here  are three of my favorite window handle pics from Versailles.  What do you think?  Do […]

It must have been nice to be Marie-Antoinette.  Well, except for the inconvenience of the French Revolution and the beheading in Place de la Concorde.  But before then, she had her own lovely bedchamber in the main palace at Versailles as well as her own estate on the property. Here are three shots of her […]

I must have taken over a hundred shots of the Parisian buildings.  They are just spectacular.  It was hard picking just three for this post, but here are three of my favorites. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Parisian Building Photo #1.  I loved the way the red flowers popped against […]