Category Archive: Europe

Picture Postcard – Manchester UK

I attended the Manchester Business School for a semester back in the day. This postcard was from a visit as my niece was finishing her time studying abroad in Manchester. The city has… Continue reading

A Liberation Remembrance

She recited the numbers in such a calm, flat voice that it left the listener to take them in and process the horror on their own time. I thought this PhD grad student… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Reykjavik Iceland

We came in search of the Northern Lights. The weather in Iceland had different ideas for us. Cloud cover and a wet snowfall meant that we explored Reykjavik’s neighborhoods finding delicious food, sharp… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Madrid Spain Catedral de la Almudena

The Cathedral sparkled on a rainy night in Spain . Madrid’s Catedral de la Almudena is actually the new kid on the block. Completed and consecrated in 1993, the Cathedral was built to… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Barcelona Spain

Old meets new in Barcelona. Tucked away behind Basilica Santa Maria del Mar is The Fossar de les Moreres, a monument to the fallen during the Seige of 1714. This modern sculpture is an… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Milan Italy

Milan is elegance and sophistication – according to Lonely Planet. The Gothic Cathedral, the Duomo, is indeed elegant and the number one tourist attraction in Milan. Six hundred years in the making, it… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Sevilla Metropol Parasol

The world’s largest wooden structure is beautiful and of course, controversial with design changes and cost overruns. Las Setas de la Encarnación (The Mushrooms) is the local nickname for Metropol Parasol, the building/art… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Bath England

Best known for the Roman Baths, this English city is home to other beautiful architectural and historic sites. The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul or more commonly known as Bath… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Tintern Abbey Wales

Only its remoteness saved the Abbey ruins from being pillaged to the ground. After King Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries throughout England, Ireland and Wales in 1536 Tintern Abbey surrendered the portable items… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Prague

National Galleries showcase the creative history of a nation. In Prague, the National Gallery is spread among seven buildings including Kinský Palace in the Old Town Square. Beyond traditional art, Prague is home… Continue reading