Polish Easter Basket

Polish Easter Basket Blessing

If you happen to drive by a Polish church during Easter weekend, you may see much activity. The traditional blessing of the Polish Easter Basket happens on the Saturday before Easter Sunday, when foods are blessed with holy water. Ever since I received my driver’s license, I’ve been driving over to the local Polish church to get the family’s Easter ...

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Amsterdam's historic canals

Photo Essay: Exploring Amsterdam’s Historic Canals

Exploring Amsterdam’s historic canals is as important a thing to do as visiting the Red Light District or visiting a “coffee shop.” Brouwersgracht is one of the oldest and most beautiful canal streets in Amsterdam, just west of the Centrum, inter-linking with many of the main western canals and passing along the north side of the Joordan. Walking along this ...

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Putleney Bridge in Bath

Putleney Bridge in Bath, UK

If you’ve ever read any Jane Austen novel, or if you are a fan of Georgian or Regency romance novels, you’ve probably read about one famous spa town where people “took in the waters.” This view of Putleney Bridge in Bath is famous – tourists will line-up along the side of the street to view this scene below and snap ...

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