This almost makes me regret not climbing the steps at St. Paul’s again when we were in London this year. Good thing the view from the Shard was pretty damn good too… and the elevator was much easier too. 😉
It’s been pretty quiet around here these days. Everyone has been hiding from the crazy heat, or escaping to their summer vacations. I can’t lie, I’ve had a fair amount of envy as I’ve scrolled through the ol’ Instagram, but at least we’re heading south for a few days this week. It won’t be Greece (in fact, I don’t know exactly where we’re going), but hopefully it’ll satisfy some of my summer FOMO.
Rows of bikes parked alongside every available street corner is a common sight in spring. The orange juice container, not so much, but perhaps someone ran out of mimosa supplies after their ride?
Some cities really live up to their expectations. Meandering through Rome’s narrow streets, buildings covered in wooden shutters, glimpses of grand structures around so many corners… yes please.
After all the excitement of the holidays, who wouldn’t want to escape to this Tuscan hillside? Especially after a doozy of a year like 2017 has been, going off-grid seems necessary. I may have to talk BV into an extra-long weekend here… we could both stand to unplug for a few days. In fact, that was part of our plan for this New Year’s, but sadly it wasn’t to be. Hopefully we can get back sometime soon though… I miss those rolling hills.
Here’s to a calmer 2018… and thanks again for reading along this year!
Coincidentally, this was the day that I accidentally learned that the iPhone could do panoramas. This came in extremely handy in the Pergamon Museum, which is full of very large, very impressive things to take panorama pictures of. I highly recommend a visit, with or without a camera (phone).
If you are in a place as lovely as the English Garden in Munich on a fall day, get yourself off of the Internet immediately and go for a walk. Do it.
Thanks to the glory of Facebook, I’ve been reminded a few times this week of what I was doing five years ago at this time. Thus, today’s picture choice.
Five years ago, I was running all over town with my friend Courtney, while we shot an episode of House Hunters International. I still find it funny, and whatever your opinion on the honesty of the show is, I had a jolly good time doing it. It was definitely an experience to have, and I’m happy that I got to take part. For example, I now know that if you wear dangly earrings on TV, some poor sound guy may have to painstakingly put gaffer’s tape on the backs of them to keep them from rattling around and messing up the audio. Which is exactly what you see happening here. Note: not my earrings… way to go, Courtney. 🙂
Visiting the Villagers is lovely this time of year. And even though they’ve left this sunny homestead for a valley nook in the Oberpfalz, we’ll still find the occasional chicken scratching around the house.
Tuscany doesn’t always look like the photos in the fancy travel magazines. Sure, there are lots of golden fields and buildings crumbling under the (Tuscan) sun, but sometimes it’s downright foggy. At least, that’s what we found on a walk around La Verna a few years ago.
To be honest, pretty much every time I open my laptop or turn on my phone these days, it makes me want to run off into the forest. Since
we I can’t do that, and since I can’t quite put so many of my thoughts on the world’s events into words quite yet, today’s picture is just going to have to suffice.