Monthly Archives: March 2014

The One About Going Back in Time?

I spent my March Break reading. It was wonderful. I feel refreshed and energized and although I didn’t get to travel anywhere, it sort of feels like I did. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to just read and read and read and really, not do anything else at all. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet (not a new book but one that has been on my list for awhile) was one of the better reads and it brought back my obsession with the Middle Ages. The story loosely follows the change in Romanesque to Gothic architecture and that alone had me hanging to every word. And, this is the point where I’ll also probably lose my blog readers, so without going into any further detail, let’s just say today’s post is a snapshot of a city that takes its visitors back in time:

Toledo, Spain

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Above – somewhat in this order: the Tagus River and bridges, city walls, arch entrance, Alcazar on one end and gothic cathedral on the other end, the city below and surrounding countryside.


Favourite Photo Friday: Pigeons in the sky over the Vienna State Opera House

I couldn’t do the clichéd tourist photo of pigeons in St. Mark’s Square in Venice because I had to tend to The Husband who thought he was dying of the hiccups. Nobody really cares to photograph pigeons anywhere else (NYC anyone?) but I thought this photo of pigeons flying over the Opera House buildings in Vienna is as good as any for a second place location.


Vienna, Austria .