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City Views, North America

Travel Photo Thursday – HNL

December 29, 2016 • By


Where am I? Well, I was just as surprised as you might be to know that this is what the Honolulu International Airport looks like. It was a veritable oasis and it took us awhile to get to ground transportation after leaving baggage claim to see this. What a beauty!

City Views, North America

Travel Photo Thursday

December 22, 2016 • By


Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun, The Greatest Show on Earth, Rear Window, The Ten Commandments, Breakfast at Tiffany’s…..the list goes on and on. All were filmed at this historic studio that was founded in 1912 by Adolph Zukor. From its humble beginnings before the depression until today, Paramount Pictures has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to telling magnificently crafted stories. On a personal note, I think their best work was during Hollywood’s Golden age from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Canada, City Views

Travel Photo Thursday

December 15, 2016 • By


There is nothing like a visit to a botanical garden in the early Spring. It seems counterintuitive, but it’s not and here’s proof. Van Dusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver was breathtaking and we didn’t want to leave.

City Views, Europe

Travel Photo Thursday – Paris, France

December 8, 2016 • By


I am sitting in the cab taking in my surroundings when I look ahead and see a partial view of a tall spindle right in front of me. I am overjoyed to see one of the most iconic symbols of the city that I have loved for so long and finally get the opportunity to see in person. I knew that my first trip to Paris was going to be quite the experience.

City Views, Europe

Travel Photo Thursday

November 17, 2016 • By


During our visit to Prague in 2005, we took this photo of The Vladislav Hall in Prague Castle. We were dwarfed by the incredibly high ceilings and massive chandeliers. We could almost envision the many feasts held here, centuries ago.

City Views, Europe

Travel Photo Thursday

November 10, 2016 • By


We’d decided to take a day trip from Rome. We’d just left the port in Naples and were heading to the “Blue Grotto” at Capri, Italy. Look at that water! My daughter said the color reminded her of Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus” and I have to agree.

City Views, Europe

Travel Photo Thursday

November 3, 2016 • By

Inside The Vatican

Flashback to our first trip to The Vatican City in March 2003. It was so intimidating to walk these hallowed halls that we had only heard about on the news. I will never forget how resplendent our surroundings were and how fortunate we were to witness it.

City Views, North America

Travel Photo Thursday

September 15, 2016 • By

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Las Vegas

During the first day of our recent trip to Las Vegas, we embarked on one of our favorite pastimes, a city bus tour. Despite the annoyingly repetitive warnings from the tour narrator to hop off at one of the popular stops, we remained in our seats fixated by the glimpse of life “off-strip”.

As the timeworn vessel careened around the tightest of corners, causing the wind to whip through the bone-straight hair of the woman who sat in front of me, we waited patiently for something of note on this excursion through downtown. Somewhere between The Mob Museum and the World Market Center, we found it in the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and operated by the Cleveland Clinic, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health focuses on the research, treatment, early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. It’s clear from the rolling walls of 199 divergent windows, Gehry’s intention was to create a structure that is as unforgettable as its cause.