Europe

This section spotlights travel experiences, articles, and photography covering places and regions I’ve explored in all parts of Europe – North, South, East, and West.

Postcard: Amidst the Flames

We’ve all taken photos at some point where images and other oddities are “captured” in addition to our subjects. I remember once while alone in a cell in Auschwitz, I was having problems with my flash. Once I finally got it working, I snapped the […]

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Walking the Royal Mile

Edinburgh Castle looms over the modern city as a present day reminder of the beauty, power, and depth of history that is Scotland itself.

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Gearing Up for Winter

As unnatural as snow and ice feels to my being, ironically I always find myself in Sweden during deep, dark winters or  nippy autumns. Rushing to the embassy with that familiar spring of excitement to my step, I’ve pretty much nailed down the protocol. Was […]

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Postcard: When in Rome…or Stockholm

I’d previously discussed Lagom – that difficult-to-explain concept that Swedes live by. Extravagant displays of emotion are rare. This photograph was shot at the Stockholm Jazz festival which I’d dispatched from earlier this year. What struck me was the demeanor of the crowd. They were […]

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Postcard: Plaza Mayor Facelift

Wandering through the vibrant Plaza Mayor in Madrid, I came across this construction site. Besides the positioning of the guys along the beam, what struck me was their construction outfits… skin tight shorts (save the one guy below with baggy pants – still topless).

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Postcard: Changing Times

Two young ladies stroll down the main pedestrian drag in Riga, sporting traditional Latvian attire. This picture left me asking so many questions. Where were they coming from? Were they performers? Were they heading over to McDonalds for a quick bite?

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