05-25-13 The Urbane Duck

When the sky began to grow light this morning, I looked out my den window and noticed something that gave me my first laugh of the day – a mallard standing on top of the building across the ally from our house. I quickly ran to get my camera and took several shots of him…

02-22-10 Urban Maze – Athens, Greece

For the traveler who has been to western European capitals such as London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid, Athens can be more than a little jarring. It is a little less polished, and a lot more congested than those other capitals. There are 11 million Greeks and 4 million of them live in Athens. Many of…

02-14-10 A Week In Paris: Parallel Parking

I apologize if you’ve been lured to my blog this week thinking that “A Week In Paris” would offer a series of spectacular views of the great monuments and buildings in this amazing city. Those shots have been posted (more or less). Two of my favorites: Here and Here While those structures help define Paris,…