details in Amsterdam

Close Up Details in Amsterdam

While the canals of Amsterdam certainly drew my attention during my visit last fall, there were other scenes which caught my eye. Close-up details in Amsterdam can tell a story. This is an old city with much character. I could easily spend a few weeks giving myself a photograph challenges to enjoy. Given my short visit as a tourist, I ...

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Polish Easter Basket contents

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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The courtyard at Eton College

Travel Photo: Courtyard at Eton College, UK

If you are into romance novels and historical fiction set in Britain… or if you are a royal fan, you’ve probably heard of Eton College. The courtyard at Eton College, with its green and light red brick, is an attractive centre. Located within walking distance of Windsor Castle, this prestigious school for boys was built in the 15th century and ...

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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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