Category Archives: Architecture

Day Ten: “Architecture”


A view from the dome within the Reichstag Building in Berlin.

Developing Your Eye -Day 2 Street


Photo of a street within the ancient City of Perge, located in Southern Turkey.  Excavations in Perge began nearly seventy years ago.  What a treasure!

Home for a Hobbit


Home…This photo was taken while I was traveling through Alaska.  Considering the beauty of nature, I think I could easily spend a few days here, escaping from reality.

The Charms of Old Manila

Follow my journey from Hong Kong to Miami during my 70-day cruise on the Oceania Insignia.  Today’s segment continues our city tour of Manila, touching on the milestones of the history of Manila and the Philippines.

We visited Rizal Park which was built in honor of the country’s hero, Dr. José Rizal.  Dr. Rizal was a doctor and novelist who was shot by a firing squad in 1896 on grounds that he was organizing a rebellion against the Spanish government.  Read the rest of this entry

A Bird’s Eye View from the Swallow’s Nest

The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most visited and photographed sites on the Crimean Peninsula. Located in the extreme southern part of Ukraine and jutting out into the Black Sea, the castle is featured in the film version of Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians.  Many tourists visit the Swallow’s Nest from Yalta, a frequent port of call during Black Sea cruises.  Read the rest of this entry

The Shanghai Museum

I’m sure this has happened to everyone at one time or another.  You are visiting a city for only a few days and dear Mother Nature refuses to cooperate.  The skies open up and down comes the rain.  This is what happened during my time in Shanghai.  After my Yuyuan Garden visit was literally a wash out (no pun intended), I referred to my trusty guide-book for some indoor activities. Read the rest of this entry

Florence Masterpieces


Florence is one of my favorite cities in Italy.  During a recent visit, I finally got to visit the Uffizi Gallery.  The Gallery hosts a magnificent collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings, including some universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo. Read the rest of this entry

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