Never-Ending Snow

It began snowing on a Thursday and didn’t stop until Friday afternoon. It has been many years since we’ve had this much snow and it’s beautiful in every way. As soon as I had shoveled myself a way out of the house and it had stopped snowing, I grabbed my camera and went out for […]

Bachtel Sunrise

After almost a week of overcast days and some rain and snow, New Year’s Eve morning promised to be stunning. Instead of sleeping in I grabbed my camera, donned my winter boots and went out in the biting wind to capture the sunrise. The mountain nearest where I live is called Bachtel and admittedly it’s […]

ViaRhenana: Days 8 & 9

Walking the last two segments of the ViaRhenana was like coming full circle. I had begun the trail at the end of lockdown, and now I was finishing it before another impending lockdown. When I arrived in Bad Säckingen in November, the sun was shining. Day 8: When I started out on the second to […]

Day Trip to Ostia

I knew if I ever returned to Rome, I wanted to visit Ostia Antica. Four years after my first visit, I was on a small train to Ostia. Ostia is a huge archeological site about 20 km southwest of Rome and is known for it’s beautiful frescoes, mosaics and the general amazing preservation of the […]

Quiet Rome

I’ve been a bit on the fence about posting pictures from my trip to Rome at the beginning of February. But then I decided Rome isn’t called the Eternal City for no reason. Rome, or actually Italy for that matter, is suffering during this lockdown but I am confident it will bounce back. Just like […]