Celebration time: I’m honored that my travel essay, “Moorstones,” is featured beginning today as the “editor’s choice” on the TravelersTales.com website and on BestTravelWriting.com. The story recounts my trans-formative visits to the enigmatic ancient stone shrine at … Continued
Cornwall’s ancient stone sites offer haunting landscapes and ancient mysteries
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I have to admit that, for someone who travels a great deal, I am sometimes confused by ticket kiosks. And there’ll be a lot of them on my upcoming trip to England. For anyone whose similarly prone to confusion, here’s a simple guide and quick video that explains the process.
A village cemetery with graves of the French war dead from the World War I battles of the Ainse along the Chemin des Dames near Soissons, France. Historical Photo.
France: castle of Chenonceau built over the river Cher in the Loire Valley ,2005
Greece: Zakinthos Madaonna, 2004
Windmills have powered irrigation on Crete since the 15th Century. Now most have been abandoned in favor of more efficient electric pumps
Italy. Original bronze quadriga of horses sculpture in St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice. 2011
Happy Holidays. Wishing you a season of peace & joy. 12th C. stained glass from the Basilica of
St. Denis, Paris. The three kings follow the star to Bethlehem. Photo by Jack Martin, 2012
“The radiance of the stained glass is an impact we never forget,” author Stan Perry wrote of La Sainte Chapelle, the 13th Century chapel built by France’s sainted King Louis IX. Standing in the chapel again last … Continued
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