Madrid is such a jam-packed marvel that it deserves more than one post. Spacious parks abound. Here I posed at one that displayed Don Quixote and his devoted Sancho Panza… Thank goodness these aren't the kinds of horses that need to be swept up after.We could have spent way more than just a day at… Continue reading Part 2: Marvelous Madrid, Spain — Parks, Prado, and Sofia by da-AL
Part 1: Marvelous Madrid, Spain — Graffiti and Royal Palace by da-AL
The king of Spain and his family weren't in when we visited, but we still enjoyed his nice house.Our three-week Spain/France adventure ended with four nights in Madrid — a city that needs far more time than that to fully appreciate all of its marvelousness — museums, architecture, public art, food (including the world’s oldest… Continue reading Part 1: Marvelous Madrid, Spain — Graffiti and Royal Palace by da-AL
Preparation Tips for the Road Trip of Your Dreams by Julie Morris
What's not to love about vacations, right? For me, they're all the better with my dogs! Here are blogger Julie Morris' hints for car adventures... Every year, millions of Americans take road trips. If you’re considering one, these tips will help you prepare. Plan Ahead Make sure you have a solid itinerary. Compile a list… Continue reading Preparation Tips for the Road Trip of Your Dreams by Julie Morris
Beautiful Barcelona, Spain by da-AL
This is the first of several posts on my a-w-e-s-o-m-e vacation to Spain and France. It's no wonder that my upcoming novel is called, "Flamenco & the Sitting Cat"! Barcelona is wonderful off-season. In October, the weather was mild and the densely populated ancient city offered my husband and me a great start to a Spain/France… Continue reading Beautiful Barcelona, Spain by da-AL
Guest Blog Post: “Paris: A Photo-Essay,” by dynamicstasis
30 stunning photos of lovely Paris by dynamicstasis. Enjoy …
Thirty photographs from our flânerie through Paris.
Sunday breakfast in the Jardin des Tuileries.
The west façade of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Wonky composite of twelve photographs.
Notre-Dame Cathedral. Detail 01, west façade.
Notre-Dame Cathedral. Detail 02, west façade.
Notre-Dame Cathedral. Detail 03, north façade.
Notre-Dame Cathedral. Interior.
Notre-Dame Cathedral. North façade Rose Window.
Looking south from Montmartre.
Pont de l’Archevêché.
Louvre approach through the Passage Richelieu.
“Was it busy?”… “Yeah, quite busy.”
Jardin des Tuileries.
Chair. Terrasse du Bord de l’Eau.
Pompidou Centre / Rue du Renard.
Pompidou Centre / Place Georges Pompidou.
Wall / Art.
Love / Heart.
Arc de Triomphe 01.
Arc de Triomphe 02.
Avenue des Champs-Élysées.
Rue de Buenos Ayres.
Tour Eiffel 01.
Tour Eiffel 02.
River Seine / from the Tour Eiffel.