Over at Ancestors in Aprons, I’m trying to track down houses in New York where my Great Uncle lived during the Gilded Age. That got me thinking about my own trips to NYC, and I thought I’d devote Travel Photo Thursday to a few shots of New York. Some of these are repeats that I [...]
Okay, so I’m cheating a bit here, but I’ve been extremely involved with starting a new website, Ancestors In Aprons, so this is a bit of time travel for Travel Photo Thursday with vintage photos. Ancestors in Aprons is about tracking ancestors, memories triggered by food, and family, and a big part of it is [...]
Travel experiences of a lifetime. These are scanned pictures, because most of our major trips were taken years ago, before digital cameras, so you’ll have to forgive the lack of technical excellence. It is the trip that counts. 1. Gaping at exhibits at the New York World’s Fair in 1964. 2.Hiking through Aravaipa Canyon in [...]
Some unusual flowers appear in the landscaping of my Tucson neighborhood in the Spring. Time to break out the traveler’s favorite companion, a cactus flower identification book. Here are a few of my favorite cactus flowers and the blossoms of a desert tree.
Sometimes a road-trip discovery is just too perfect to believe. That is how I felt when I first saw the subject of today’s Travel Photo Thursday. Ken found it first, along the long, boring road from Tucson into southern California. On a short cut between major highways, he stopped for lunch at the Kofa Cafe. Like [...]
Destination: Venice, Italy Book: Venice: A New History by Thomas F. Madden (October 29, 2012) While there is no question that Venice has a mystique about it, I have made no secret of the fact that I did not love Venice. Parts of it yes. Some fantastic art, yes.The Venice history, yes. And happily for [...]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you. We have fond memories of the Rock of Cashel, in Tipperary–the first stop on our road trip through southern and southwestern Ireland. The small town is lovely, with its Victorian downtown and historic buildings. We ate lunch in the small cafeteria attached to the grocery store, and then walked across [...]
Travel Photo Thursday I have to remind myself that the great sweeping panormas that I see as I travel may not translate into a good photograph. Tiny details, however, may capture a place very well.