Monthly Archives: August 2018
Four years ago today, August 31, 2014, I began blogging regularly in this spot, reviving an idea that had lasted all of one post in 2011. That 2014 post explained the genesis of what was to become a (usually) daily occurrence. Sometimes I try to be funny (and occasionally even succeed), sometimes I am serious, […]
We close out or three-day look at one of Rome’s top attractions with some more photographs.
Today and tomorrow some random photos from the Pantheon in Rome. Like many great churches it is also the final resting place for some notable people. I leave it to you to do the research as to which tombs are featured in these pictures. There’s a king (more than one actually) and a well known […]
The first time I was in the Pantheon, 2009 I think, I didn’t have my camera with me. Didn’t even have my cell phone, though I don’t know why. When I was there in April I made it a priority to visit again. There’s something about the Pantheon that draws people. Perhaps it is […]
It didn’t appeal to me as a family outing, but I was outvoted. So, I carried the bags. For several months my wife has been intrigued by the idea of floating down the Rhine river in Basel, Switzerland. Turns out it is very popular – thousands of people do it, and there are usually only […]
I had to be in downtown Ottawa yesterday to see my doctor. No, nothing wrong, it was my annual physical and I apparently am set for another year between medical appointments. Since I was downtown I took the opportunity to run a couple of other errands, one of which took me to Chinatown. As I […]
I was looking for something to use as a photo essay for today and came across these pictures of a mushroom of sorts that I took last October in Badenweiler, Germany. They didn’t look familiar, so I don’t think I have published them before. I don’t eat mushrooms, but there was something aesthetically pleasing about […]
First walk in Ottawa’s urban forest this year. I guess no-one from the National Capital Commission changes notices as the seasons change. The tobogganing hill is closed occasionally in the winter after freezing rain – it gets too slick to be safe. I presume that is the “poor conditions” referred to on the sign. It […]
It is Tuesday, and I decided that today we’d go for an encore, a post originally published on September 25, 2014. At this point I have no idea what is coming up when Wednesday rolls around. Dracula is everywhere in Romania, perhaps the country’s biggest tourist draw. But a flawed one that many Romanians are […]
The evening sky looked very beautiful, so I snapped a couple of pictures to share.