Barcelona Favorites: Gaudi

Title: Casa Batllo Story: My first day in Barcelona, while exTitleploring the city on foot, my friend and I happened upon Casa Batllo, a house built by Gaudi. When I saw the facade, my first thought was, “garbage art.” It looked like Gaudi just picked up random things and put them together in the form […]

Title: Panorama Inside the Pantheon

Story: I shared with you my first reaction to seeing the Pantheon and my first glimpse at the oculus and dome.  Once I ventured beyond the door, the full beauty of the Pantheon unfurled like a budding flower. Everywhere I turned, I was amazed. This panoramic is a 360 degree view inside the Pantheon.

Title: The Pantheon Dome and Oculus

Story: After missing the opportunity to view the inside of the Pantheon on our initial visit, my friend and I returned at a time that we would know if was open. This image of the Pantheon dome and oculus was captured as we passed through the doorway

The Pantheon

Story: Our first day in Rome, my friend and I embarked on a walk around the city. By pure happenstance, we came upon the Pantheon, the “temple of all gods.” I was so giddy when we walked up to this site. As you can see, I wasn’t the only person excited to view this marvel […]

Title: Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

Story: In 2012, my mother, sister, nephew and I took a trip to San Francisco for my mother’s birthday.  It was just pure luck that while we were there, it was the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  On the anniversary, San Francisco put on a major show with music and fireworks. From our […]

Title: Cloudy Skies on the Canale

This photo was taken on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. I was fascinated by the clouds in the sky and the way light was diffused through them. I also like the balance of the water and sky in this photo.  

Title: The Breezeway

Early one morning while in Charleston, I went on a photography tour at Boneyad Beach. To get to the beach, you have to walk down a really long and creepy breezeway. There was a high level of fear of what was lurking in the murky depths of the water, but once I reached the other […]

Italy: Naples

On the Road Again After leaving the beauty that is Matera, we headed out in our tour bus toward Naples.  As we made our way through the Italian countryside, we passed many waterways and fertile green hills. All of a sudden, as we crest yet another hill, the Bay of Naples comes into view along […]

Italy: Lecce and Otranto

Lecce is a southern Italian city that was founded over 2000 years ago by the Messapii people. The city’s main export is a very soft and malleable stone, which is traditionally used to carve sculptures. The city is also known for its olive oil, wine and ceramic production. The city landscape displays a plethora of […]