Travel

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg

Autumn is here. Moody clouds and fiery leaves are conjuring memories of my trip to Germany last year and the spectacular hotel,¬†Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg outside of Cologne. I highly recommend a stay there if fortune allows. The Bensberg Palace…

Seneca Caverns Photos Down Under

Seneca Caverns Photos Down Under

The Catalyst Cave When I was in college, I toured my first wild cave as part of a geology field trip. It was part of a larger excursion to look at rocks and when we stopped at Strangford Cave in…

Gare de Paris-Est

Gare de Paris-Est

Train stations thrill me. In the U.S., most of us have few opportunities to ride trains with any frequency. For me, my experience with trains has almost entirely been while traveling overseas, in Europe in particular, and so I have…

The Stricken Marble

The Stricken Marble

A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty. – William Cullen Bryant Quotes I’ve been swamped for the last four months and am only now getting some breathing room, here at the footsteps of Spring. Now,…

A walk about Paris

A walk about Paris

I returned from another lovely trip to Europe but have been playing catchup ever since. Of course, I shot many photos, a selection of which I hope to post here. But for now, here is a single photo taken at…