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My favorite sights of Cordoba

Any visit to Cordoba will be first and foremost about the Mezquita, the enormous mosque-cum-cathedral that is one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture in the Western world. Its onyx, marble and granite columns crowned by double arches are a magnificent sight to behold.     The belltower…

Grounds for Sculpture

On one of the rare nowadays intraday weekend excursions, we went for the first time to New Jersey’s Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton Township, about 45 minutes drive away from our house. It is a sizable park that contains open-air exhibition of several hundred post-modern works of art (plus a…

My favorite sights of Wales

Wales is the land of breathtaking landscapes, magnificent castles and quaint towns. We only made one trip there, visiting several places of interest over the course of a few days, and brought back a significant number of photographic memories. I was pleasantly surprised with how many shots I had to…

My favorite sights of Dresden

Dresden has one of the most impressive clusters of magnificent architecture in all of Europe, which left a lasting impression on yours truly notwithstanding the leaden skies that accompanied our only visit there. Here are a few examples. The first is the view from river Elbe onto the edge of…

My favorite sights of Venice

A follow-up photo-essay from more recent trip can be found here. Venice is among the best-photographed cities in our archives, and deservedly so. It is unique, beautiful and utterly amazing. The view from Ponte dell’Accademia towards the church of Santa Maria della Salute and the mouth of the Grand Canal…

My favorite sights of Barcelona

Barcelona is competing with Paris for the title of “the city I know really well despite never having lived there”. But the lion’s share of my exploration of the city of the Basilica of Sagrada Família, one of the defining masterpieces of the Modernist giant Antoní Gaudí, which is finally…

My favorite sights of Budapest

Budapest is a beautiful city, often grand, occasionally quaint and charming, striving to outdo Vienna quite a bit, and reminiscent of Paris in its central Pest area. There are plenty of impressive sights on both banks of the Danube. We’ll start with one of the emblematic sights of the Hungarian…

My favorite sights of Vienna

Once upon a time, before digital cameras and for the first couple of years after converting to digital, our approach to travel photography was: on attempts to capture something grand. Our only to-date visit to Vienna occurred during that period. Although the Austrian capital is one of my favorite cities…

Chichen-Itza

As promised, below is a selection of photos taken on my tour of Chichen-Itza.                 Very impressive, but tinged with disappointment. I was looking forward to climbing to the top of the Great Pyramid, only to learn that visitors have not been allowed…

My favorite sights of Rome

Some people come to Rome for its millenia of history. Others may be attracted by the treasures found in the Vatican Museum as well as a number of lesser known galleries. Yet others explore architectural beauty of its many churches and palaces. Me, I come to Rome for its squares.…

Streetcars

There are certain cities in America that have more than rudimentary tram networks (Boston springs to mind as an example), but in most places if you come across a tram line, it is primarily a curiosity rather than a major mode of transportation. Conversely, many major cities in Europe retain…