It seems odd that we only show 21 United States here, considering that our Countries post included 33 nations–surely we know our own homeland better than that. But then, these are only the States we’ve visited and photographed together.
The shortest route between heaven and hell is exactly 181km long and less than two hours by car.
One photo for every country we’ve shot together–27 in Europe, 2 in North America, 4 in Asia, and 2 in Africa–in the last 25 or so years.
If this all reads a bit gushy, the gush is deserved. The Taj might not be the best hotel on the planet, but it certainly feels that way.
The loss of India was in effect the end of the British Empire. And all it took to terminate three centuries of worldwide expansion by one of the greatest military and industrial powers in history was one very smart, determined, and, above all, patient old man in a homespun dhoti.
For someone brought up on Christian churches, East or West, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, or Protestant, the simplicity of the great Islamic mosques of Istanbul can be both over- and underwhelming. We’re reminded of a church across Market Street in San Francisco, where the saints’ statues crowd the aisles […]
In the 19th century, the tiny village of Braunau am Inn on the Austrian-German border gave the world the classic Christmas carol Stille Nacht (Silent Night), written by Franz Xaver Gruber for the guitar and sung by mournful German troops in the World War I trenches. In […]