Thursday, July 20, 2017


One of seventeen bedrooms of the Palacio de los Chaves Mendoza has a terrace that gives a view of the rose garden and the medieval town of Trujillo. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Painted ceilings and walls, trompe l'oeil niches, and sculpted accessories in the dining room add to the surrealistic look of an apartment in Barcelona.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Lined with painted benches and myriad plants in terracotta posts, the covered patio looks out onto the inner courtyard, the oldest part of Hacienda de Bujalmoro outside of Seville.

Monday, July 17, 2017


All over Spain, but especially in the south, courtyards filled with orange and palm trees are one of the strongest reminders of the influence of Moorish architecture.  All rooms open onto the courtyard, making it the center of the house.

Thus with today and the next three days we bring the packet of postcards that my friend Mark gave me of Spanish images to a conclusion.  I hope you've enjoyed them.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Soviet Union


The Krymsy Bridge over the Moskva River

The bridge was built in the 1930s under Josef Stalin and is the fourth bridge on the location.  It is also the only suspension bridge in Moscow.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


The small portrait of Marie Sklodowska from the time of her studies at the Sorbonne, 1892.

Marie Sklodowska would become arguably one of the most famous and honored scientists of the twentieth century, if not all time.  The only individual, male or female, to receive two Nobel Prizes in the two different scientific disciplines, you may better know her as Marie Curie.

Monday, July 10, 2017



This card is of the Łańcut Castle, located in the town of the same name in the Subcarpatian area of Poland.  Built from 1629-1642.  The castle is a popular museum now.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017



The central market square of Rzeszow.  Underneath the square is a series of tunnels used originally for cold storage by merchants and traders.  It is connected to a number of the buildings around the square.   

Monday, July 3, 2017


Torun, Poland

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Canada for Canada Day!


The Canadian Flag

The newly design flag was flown for the first time on February 15, 1965.

It is hard to imagine Canada having a flag other than the iconic red and white with a maple leaf in the center.  It seems almost...wrong.  

Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends.  Enjoy this video of Oh....Canada as well.  It is mostly safe for work apart from maybe a couple of naughty words.

Oh, and this cute circa 2016 video by Canadian brewer Molson Canadian. a take on their famous "beer fridge video" series.