In spite of the Mediterranean vibe, this is actually at Longwood Gardens, Pa.
Cherokee nation mural at the River Walk, Chattanooga.
Waterfront Park, Charleston.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Metairie, La. It’s 11 am and this young lady, who was riding on one of the floats, forgot about the importance of pacing ones alcohol consumption.
Tubing down the Delaware River, Jersey side.
The Propietory House, in beautiful Perth Amboy (lovely this time of year), home of the last royal governor of the colony of New Jersey, William Franklin – illegitimate son of Ben Franklin. No I’m not making it up.
If you’re looking for the hotel, there it is – Brussels
They legalized drugs and apparently wrote an opera about it – or more likely built the building then were so stoned they forgot why – Amsterdam
One of the magnificent stained glass windows in Notre Dame, Paris
Outside of the Cotton Bowl, which is actually located inside the the Texas State Fair Grounds, Dallas, Texas.
The Inn, at Saratoga Springs, NY.
The number one tourist attraction in Brussels – the Mannekin Pis – a statue of a little boy taking a leak. No, I’m not making that up.
Picadilly Circus, London turned into a pedestrian mall for the day.
Outside the entrance to the Musee D’Orsay, Paris home to some of the greatest impressionistic paintings in the world
A store specializing in condoms, red light district, Amsterdam
Courtyard of Prague Castle as the people wait for the changing of the guard
Store front in the red light district, Amsterdam. It’s trying to be deeply philosophical, but failing miserably.
Statue honoring the “dough boys” of WWI, in Brussels
A hearty Munich lunch consists of beer, pig’s knuckle, sauerkraut and a pretzel.
Museum of Our Lord in the Attic – a secret Catholic Church built in the attics of 2 adjoining buildings – Amsterdam.
The iconic “I amsterdam” sign, on the museumplein.
Woodstock, which is actually not located in Woodstock, but in nearby Bethel, NY.
Looking down the Olympic ski jump, Lake Placid.
Street musician with his music playing animatronic “friends” – Cork City
Claddagh Museum, Galway, Ireland
A few Guinness clothing options – Cork City, Ireland
- A New Orleans portrait. A bum checks out his bag of goodies as Santa takes out money from an ATM. Garbage bags at curbside add to the ambience.
New Orleans skyline, taken from the Natchez Riverboat from the Mississippi River.
Canal Street, New Orleans during the Christmas holidays.
Senior Frogs, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Damaged boats from Hurricane Sandy, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Ambergris Caye, Belize. In the distance, the waves are crashing on the reef – the second largest in the world.
The oldest church in Barbados
Seagull chilling out above the Canadian side of Niagara Falls
Crossing the Charles Bridge, going to the Mala Strana side, Prague
Repelling down the El Salto Waterfall – Caguas, Puerto Rico
Guy riding unicycle at sunset, Mallory Square – Key West
The bridge over the Delaware River from the New Hope, Penn. side
Center Ice, Olympic Center – Lake Placid
Sometimes you feel kind of small, especially when you’re standing in front of the 50 foot, wood carved front doors of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City.
A view to die for. Cemetery located next to El Morro, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Doors leading to the hockey rink at the Lake Placid Winter Olympic Complex
Close up shot of some of the odd rock formations at Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland
Modern sculpture, Prague. Depicting what happens under communism – you start out complete, then slowly but surely it eats away your heart and soul until eventually you’re left with nothing but a skeleton.
While the Berlin Wall is long gone, the location of the wall is marked by a double row of bricks in the pavement that extends for the entire length.
Lake Tahoe, with mountains in the distance
Inside the Louvre, Paris. If you read the Da Vinci Code, this is what Mr. Brown referenced when he talked about the two points of the pyramids meeting.
An apropos name for a restaurant & cafe, Prague
The grave of the Marquis de Lafayette, Picpus Cememtery, Paris. Yes, that is an Ameican flag. a memorial to the important part he played in the American Revolution.
A lone soul walking thru the Holocaust Memorial, Berlin
A museum devoted to shoes, Toronto
Every summer Berlin creates a “beach” across from Museum Island with imported palm trees, sand and everything else you’d expect to find at the beach.
Moon rising over the Atlantic Ocean, Seaside Park, New Jersey
Mural on side of building in London, inspired by the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album cover
You know you’re not in America when –
Spooky stairwell leading up to the top of the bell tower at St. Ann’s Church, Cork City, Ireland
The view from the top of St. Ann’s Church, Cork City, Ireland
The Cork Butter Museum, Cork, Ireland
Business As Usual is straight ahead – Limerick, Ireland
Note the toilet handle is not part of the toilet, but attached to the counter top – Days Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland
You know you’re not in Kansas, anymore. Celtic crosses on tombstones, church graveyard, Ireland.
Seaside castle, Northern Ireland
Funky rock formations at Giants Causeway – Northern Ireland
Funky metal statue, Belfast waterfront
Hotel Europa, Belfast, in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most bombed hotel in the world
Kissing the giant salmon statue, Belfast
The Titanic Experience (Museum), Belfast
The original Apple Studio, London (from the roof of which the Beatles played an impromptu live concert from which we got the famous line, “I hope we passed the audition” )
Paul McCartney’s current studio, London (no, not the FedEx truck – the second floor)
Abbey Road Studios, London
The famous Abbey Road crosswalk – yeah, I know, she’s walking the wrong way.
The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
A “dalman” (ancient burial site) on the “Burren” (odd, geological formation) – County Clare, Ireland
Bunratty Castle, Ireland
The stone walls of Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Islands
A view of the Audobon House, from the rear gardens, Key West
Looking out from my balcony onto the hotel pool, with the Caribbean just beyond, Barbados
The lighthouse atop El Morro, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico
The view from my hotel room, looking out onto the Caribbean, Barbados
The Great Paterson Falls, New Jersey (yeah, that New Jersey)
Traditional thatched roof cottage, Doolin, Ireland
Giordanos, a mainstay of deep dish pizza in the Windy City
Mount Gay Rum recipe sign hanging up in a bar in Barbados
Pope Benedict’s first ride in the Popemobile at his Installation, as seen on Jumbotron in the Piazza del Populo
The Swiss Guard, Vatican City
Not only do they have a flamingo crossing in Key West, there’s also a separate entrance for handicapped ones
Exterior of movie theater in Key West
At the Berlin Olympic Stadium the following plaque lists the winners of the various events of the 1936 Olympic Games. At the top left you can see that Jesse Owens was unbeatable, which pissed Hitler off to no end.
Store front, Berlin.
Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto.
Chinese restaurant, Toronto.
Hotel patio adjacent to Mallory Square, Key West.
Thank you, Mr. Butterfly for sitting there and doing nothing so I could snap a very nice picture of you – Key West Butterfly Gardens.
Some Key West attitude.
Horse buggy rides on the road to the ancient ruins of Dun Aengus, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Ireland.
Not sure if the danger sign is for me, or the Cliffs of Moher (in the background).
Rock of Cashel, Ireland
The Parthenon, Rome.
Wrigley Field, Chicago.
Mr. Beef, Chicago.
A man taking his palm tree for a ride in the back of his pickup – Ambergris Caye, Belize.
Road sign, Ambergris Caye, Belize.
The docks at San Pedro, Belize.
Street sign, London. Hence the Beatles lyric, “Why don’t we do it in the road?”
Big Ben, London.
Part of the Prague Castle complex, the Strahov Monastery serves excellent food, and makes the best IPA beer I’ve ever tasted – St. Norberts.
The Lennon Wall, University of Prague. Famous graffiti laden wall that was a centerpiece for protests against communist rule, that eventually led to the Velvet Revolution.
Store front, Toronto
The Bastard family crypt, Pere LeChaise Cemetery, Paris.
The entrance to Pere LeChaise Cemetery, Paris
Niagara Falls from the Canadian side
Partial side view of the Trevi Fountain, Rome. You can see how close the building on the next block is to the whole structure.
The Pasta Museum – Rome. They wouldn’t let me take pictures inside because they were afraid I would steal some pasta secrets and sell them on the black market
Interior view of the San Juan Gate – Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Swine working on their tan lines – Cook College
Statue advertising Salvador Dali exhibition – London
Hotel sign – Virginia City, Nevada
One of the sections of the Berlin Wall still standing
A frozen street performer “not” walking his dog, with musical accompaniment – New Orleans
Jazz legend statues, Bourbon Street – New Orleans
Amplemann chairs, Berlin
Eternal flame at the Arc de Triomphe – Paris
Arc de Triomphe – Paris
Niagara Falls, looking at the American side
Niagara Falls Welcome center – Canada
The Reichstag – Berlin
Looking up at the interior roof of the Sony Complex – Berlin
The Rock of Gibraltar – Gibraltar
Bull ring – Malaga, Spain
The Pieta – Vatican City. Picture taken thru 6 inch bulletproof glass and showing reflection of the flash from the camera.
Two urinating statues, outside the Kafka Museum (the statues actually rotate while they are peeing. very wild) – Prague
Real live Beefeater – London
Giant stuffed Beefeater bear- Tower of London
Giant baby statues, alone – Prague
Giant baby statues with people all around – Prague
Tower of London Complex
Lake Tahoe, with the Sierra Nevadas in the distance
Looking up at the mountains – Lake Tahoe
Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Checkpoint Charlie – Berlin
Checkpoint Charlie from the back
Rosetta Stone – London (no, that’s not the name of the girl in the striped top)
Eiffel Tower – Paris
Entrance for the stairs at the Eiffel Tower – the line for the stairs was much shorter than the line for the elevators. Go figure.
View of the River Seine from the top of the Eiffel Tower
Campy tourist photo op at Charles Bridge – Prague
Monks who live in poverty, video cameras and the opulence of Versailles, perfect together
Bourbon Street – New Orleans. Kind of self explanatory
Mural on wall of Artist Colony Building – Berlin
Colosseum – exterior view from the main drag that runs alongside the arena. Forum is on the right where the pillars are
Colosseum – looking down the gangplank. seating in the distance.
Colosseum – view from upper mezzanine looking down towards the start of the gangplank
Colosseum – showing a bit of the underground space
Colosseum – view from underground room looking up into the central arena in the distance
Colosseum – gladiators talking shop, outside the arena