Category Archive: Europe

Picture Postcard – Cliffs of Moher Ireland

Misty and magical best describe the Cliffs of Moher. Rising straight up from the sea, the Cliffs have become Ireland’s most visited natural sites. Our trip was part of a bike tour of… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Venice Biennial

The geometric sculpture took shape over a number of days in the Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti courtyard as Venice prepared for the 2014 Architecture Biennale. Part of a series by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, Forever… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Krakow Poland Art

Using massive scale and fragments of the human body, Igor Mitoraj’s works are thought provoking experiences. Reflecting an upbringing during the Second World War, Mitoraj’s sculptures are known for “Strength in Fragility”. Krakow’s… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Barcelona Spain

Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia is an unfinished masterpiece after 132 years. The final stage of construction is beginning. The plan is to finish in 2026 – 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death. The changing… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Toledo Spain

Toledo’s long and varied history blends into a fascinating city. Judaism, Christianity and Islam have all figured prominently in Toledo’s past, warranting it’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Complementing this history… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Mura River Croatia

This fun art piece resides on the grounds of Zelengaj Restaurant. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch stop on our way to the Croatian coast. The restaurant is located along the Mura Drava cycling… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Gratallops, Spain

The Priorat region of Spain has become known as a fine wine region. Clos de L’Obac was one of the pioneering wineries back in the 1970s. The hilltop town of Gratallops is home… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Madrid, Spain

November in Madrid greeted us with rain and a chill. The city glistened in the damp weather. Classic architecture and beautiful tilework abound. The weather made the our time in The Prado and… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Budapest

We were free to travel throughout Central Europe including our visit to the Hungarian Parliament Building in May, 2014. This week the New York Times published a story titled “The Latest on Travel… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – County Galway Ireland

Connemara in the west of Ireland is home to Kylemore Abbey.  Bike touring in July 2005, we had enjoyed perfectly sunny days except for a brief sprinkling on this day. The rain and… Continue reading