Monthly Archives: May 2015

Memorial Day remembrance from Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery, France

Last year we visited Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery in France coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing. We were humbled, thankful, teary eyed and deeply saddened all at the same time. I thought it only fitting … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day ~ Morača Monastery in Montenegro

One of the best known monuments in Montenegro is the medieval Morača Monastery. The name in Serbian is Манастир Морача. Located in the valley of the Morača River in Kolašin, central Montenegro it was founded by Stefan Vukanović in 1252.  

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Picture of the Day ~ Blarney Castle, Ireland

The first thing that usually comes to mind when ever Blarney Castle is mentioned is kissing the Blarney Stone to receive the gift of gab. But there is much more to see and do here in addition, such as exploring … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day ~ Wat Pho Thailand

Located in Bangkok, Thailand, Wat Pho is home to one of many giant reclining Buddhas. It is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. “Adjacent to the building housing the Reclining Buddha is a small raised garden, the centrepiece … Continue reading

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Bowers Museum ~ Special exhibits are fleeting, don’t miss them.

“The Bowers Museum holds in its collection more than 120,000 works of art. These works were donated from 1935 to the present and represent many regions and cultures of the world. The museum’s largest collections are in the areas of … Continue reading

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Fullerton Arboretum ~ Color, Shape, Form and Texture

I saw some wonderful pictures a friend’s daughter had posted on her Facebook page a few weeks back that were taken at the Fullerton Arboretum. She was very enthusiastic about the 26 acre gardens, so when the opportunity arose, I … Continue reading

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To walk or not to walk?

Almost two years ago I posted about my desire to walk “The Camino de Santiago“, a 500 mile trek that starts at St-Jean-Pied-a-Port, France, continues across northern Spain and culminates at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. I had been … Continue reading

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