Chefchaouen: Photographing the Streets of Morocco’s Blue City

Classic scene in Chefchaouen, the Blue City in Morocco.

Chefchaouen is unlike most other places we have been. With a sordid, almost secret history, it’s a walled Moroccan city founded in 1471. A refuge and haven for Jews and Muslims during the Spanish Inquisition, Chefchaouen banned Christians (punishable by death) until the 1920s when it was temporarily captured by Spain. Today it is probably […]

An Unusual Cemetery in Comillas in Northern Spain

Cemetery of Comillas, Cantabria, Spain

Comillas is one of many small townships we visited as we travelled across northern Spain from La Coruña to Lourdes, France. Located in the autonomous community of Cantabria, Comillas is a charming and beautiful town most noted for its cemetery, old university, palace, monuments, and Gaudi’s summer home. We visited here about 3 years ago, yet the photos […]

Inside the Sydney Opera House: Touring an Australian Icon

Sydney Opera House

I love the look of the Sydney Opera House on a bright day, the white tile glistening against the blue background. This was our third trip to Sydney, and the first time we went inside the iconic Sydney Opera House. It wasn’t to see a show, although we were quite tempted to see My Fair […]

Chicago Architecture: Best Seen from the River

Chicago skyline as seen from a river tour

While Chicago hasn’t been my home for over 30 years, Chicago architecture still fascinates me. Considered the birthplace of the American skyscraper, Chicago’s eclectic architecture can best be enjoyed from the river. We chose a Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Even before we pulled away from the dock, our […]

Berlin the Old and New – A Mix of Modern and Historical Sites

The Reichtstag

This is my third trip to Berlin, but it will be completely different from the last two.  The first was in 1978, as an exchange student living in West Germany, we took a weekend trip and we were shocked to see so much war damage still remaining when we crossed into the East. In 1982 […]