It was nearly midnight on my last night in Budapest, and I was perched by a bay window in our room at the Sofitel, where my new husband and I were staying on the final night of our honeymoon. The room had a magnificent view of the Lanchid, or “Chain Bridge”, aglow with golden lights that spanned the Danube river. As I gazed out the window, I felt tears welling up in my eyes. * * * My father and his family […]
Split, Croatia, is a seaside metropolis where the Roman emperor Diocletian retired circa 305 AD. Nowadays, his former palace serves as a popular tourist destination . . . Pictured here is one of the many archways leading into Diocletian’s Palace. Sidewalks cafes, giftshops, and tourists abound in this plaza, surrounded on all sides by the same buildings that once housed Diocletian’s family, noblemen, teems of servants, and presumably a large military force. A few Croatian women stroll casually through a […]
In Budapest, one will note that there are statues nearly everywhere. Photographing the twin statues in bronze featured below, I could not help but wonder what a conversation between them might sound like. Perhaps this (click over image to enlarge) . . . Or maybe this . . . Create your own . . .
The following photos were taken in Budapest, Hungary on an unseasonably warm afternoon in early May. On this particular day, most stores were closed for the May Day (Labor Day) holiday. The Dohány Street Synagogue, however, was open to tourists, so I stopped in to snap a few pictures. I marveled at both the size of the building and at its incredibly ornate interior. Trivia: the Dohány Street Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and the fifth-largest in the […]