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A Fine Metz

Even though it’s less than an hour and a half by TGV train from Paris, Metz (pronounced mess) is not exactly on the radar of the millions of people who visit The City [...]

July 25, 2019

Barcelona Balconies

There’s no shortage of architectural beauty in Barcelona.  I especially love the variety and ornateness of the many balconies that adorn the buildings in the city. [...]

June 29, 2017

A day in Aveiro

A half hour by train from Porto, Aveiro greets you at the station with colorful azulejo murals depicting the traditional men and women who made their living from the sea [...]

June 9, 2016

Sojourn in Strasbourg

Hugging the German border along the Rhine River, the French city of Strasbourg has a distinct character that is a mixture of both French and German.  On my way southwest by [...]

November 28, 2015