Monthly Archives: July 2012

Travel theme: Flowers

Earlier this year, I stopped by the Macy’s Flower Show in New York. For the first time, the show was taking place outdoors in a show tent at 34th and Broadway, so instead of pushing through crowds inside the store, … Continue reading

Posted in New York, United States, Weekly Travel Themes | Tagged , , , , , | 214 Comments

Catacombs and Old Byzantium II

Still dazed by the Byzantine glory of the Franciscan Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, I followed the guide as he led the way down to the Lower Church via a staircase off-limits to the general public. The archway above the staircase was emblazoned … Continue reading

Posted in District of Columbia, Photography, Travel, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Catacombs and Old Byzantium I

On a quiet hill in the Brookland neighbourhood of Washington DC, there is a hidden architectural and historical gem; the Franciscan Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre. The Franciscan order was established by Saint Francis in the 12th century, and in 1342 … Continue reading

Posted in District of Columbia, Photography, Travel, United States | Tagged , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

Travel theme – tradition

When I was in Washington DC I discovered a beautiful little monastery hiding in the Brookland neighbourhood. The secrets of the interior are the subject of my post Catacombs and Old Byzantium I, but the grounds of this beautiful monastery … Continue reading

Posted in District of Columbia, Photography, Travel, United States, Weekly Travel Themes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 152 Comments

Travel plans

One thing guaranteed to get me daydreaming is a good old-fashioned map. I have all kinds of maps – funky new ones, faded antique ones, maps of places that don’t exist (yes, I own a map of Ankh Morpork- in … Continue reading

Posted in Travel, United States | Tagged , , , , , | 82 Comments

Travel theme: Food

Food and travel go hand in hand. I adore trying new cuisines and have had many interesting culinary adventures. One of my most recent discoveries was carrot pizza which I had on the shores of Lake Atitlán – absolutely delicious. I’m still … Continue reading

Posted in Guatemala, New York, Photography, Travel, United States, Weekly Travel Themes | Tagged , , , , | 195 Comments

Manhattanhenge

Yes, I missed the Supermoon because of fog, and the Transit of Venus because of cloud cover, but tonight was going to be different. Tonight I was going to see Manhattanhenge for the very first time. Manhattanhenge, for the uninitiated, is a … Continue reading

Posted in New York, Photography, Travel, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 63 Comments

Folklife, tombaks and kamanchas

As is often the way on my travels, I didn’t have an agenda for my visit to Washington DC other than catching up with a dear friend and seeing the fireworks. My friend’s brother mentioned that the Smithsonian were holding … Continue reading

Posted in District of Columbia, Photography, Travel, United States | Tagged , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Travel theme: Night

I went to Washington DC to visit a friend and experience July 4th in the nation’s capital. On the night of July 4th, we celebrated at a rather fancy do on a rooftop in Georgetown, with a catered buffet, cocktails … Continue reading

Posted in District of Columbia, Photography, Travel, United States, Weekly Travel Themes | Tagged , , , , | 214 Comments