Tag Archives: Europe

Architecture of Rotterdam

Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed during WWII. Therefore, its architecture is unlike anywhere else in the Netherlands. While most cities in the Netherlands are void of sky-scrapers, Rotterdam boasts an array of contemporary architecture that is a visual treat.

Bells of Amsterdam

10,000-15,000 bikes per year are dredged out of canals in Amsterdam. However, if your bike is not submerged in water, you will need a functioning bell to help navigate the city.

Dublin Photo Diary

Writers, theologians, labor agitators, and revolutionaries often penned and typed their words looking out a window that was under the constant barrage of precipitation. James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, and Oscar Wilde are just a few that made profound impacts on the modern world. Today, Dublin is an evolving metropolis that still pays homage to its distinct past through architecture and culture.

Kilmacduagh Monastery

You don’t need a guide, just follow the path of the ancient Irish countryside
Cold rain keeps the island green, to preserve a timeless scene
Saint Coleman, son of Duagh
Founded this monastery in the 7th century
When walking the grounds, silence is the only lecture that can partially explain
The routine of a venerable abbot

Galway, Ireland

Galway is a city of poets and festivals. Therefore, it is no surprise that this vibrant municipality serves as a hub of film, theatre, and literature.

Cork, Ireland

Founded by Vikings
Cork was awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2009

Doors of Tallinn

First we notice exterior shapes and colors. Then we guess what is inside; perhaps someone reading, a dog sleeping, a cold cup of coffee on the table.