Descent from Klein Scheidegg
View from the Bergbahn (funicular mountain train) from Klein Scheidegg to Wengen
Inside La Tour Eiffel
Straight down the elevator shaft from inside the glass elevator.
View From Jardin des Tuilleries
La Torre de Pisa
The most famous engineering snafu in the history of the world
Chateau in Champagne
Almost directly across from the caves of Moet & Chandon
View from the Ponte (Bridge)
Butterflies & Bagninos
Beach chair shot in Cinque Terre
10 September 2001
Cupolone Del Duomo
World famous Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore
Juliette in her garden
Allegedly, the story of Romeo & Juliette is based on real people who lived in Verona. The original story was written by Luigi Da Porto some time before the bard made it his own and speculation runs wild. Verona takes full advantage of the myth, and this small statue rests in the garden under the balcony where she might have (if ever) called to Romeo from her bedroom ("Anon, good nurse, anon"). It's said to be lucky to rub her right breast which is now gleamingly polished (but I think this custom started simply because boys will be boys :O)
Red Building in Bergheim
This is one of my favorite shots. It perfectly captures the beauty of the Alsatian homes and the care taken to present them. Bergheim is on the famous Route Des Vins (Wine Road)
Also along the famous Route Des Vins (Wine Road) in Alsace. Home to the Winery Louis Sipp.
Wine Glasses on Stone Table
Wish I could remember the name of this town - a very pleasant moment was spent in this hotel garden drinking bottled l'eau (water)and the sweet wine of the region. What I remember most other than the beauty was that this was a very hot day.
Yet another town in Alsace of which I forgot to record the name. "Hotel De Ville" is the most common name for a hotel as it translates to "Village Hotel" D'oh! I do remember that this shot was taken near the Haus Altar of this same gallery. If anybody is familiar with this town, I'd be thrilled to record the town's name.
Favorite Villa at Sunset
This is one of my favorite houses ever. Sun was setting and the pink stucco was aglow. Enchanting..utterly so.
Utterly charming the Italian habit of hanging their laundry out the windows to dry.
Crazy Vertical Village
One of the five famous villages of Cinque Terre
Amazing view from the hiking trails of Cinque Terre - better pack lots of drinking water.
The man holding up the hillside in Monterosso Al Mare - Cinque Terre
Italian Man with Baggywinkle
"Baggywinkle" is a New England term that was taught to me by an hysterical postcard sent to me by my old (and now lost apparently forever) friend Scott Austen Burgess. I hope you're well Scott
Sunset in Grappa
View from my favorite villa (well, outside of it)
Gondola in Fog
Famous Piazza San Marco is visible in the distance
Garten in Philosophenwegg
The Philosophenwegg (or "Philosopher's Way) in Heidelberg offers some of the best views from a distance of the world famous Heidelberger Schloss (castle). The name references the many philosophers who've walked the paths here, the most famous of which is Goethe who attended (or taught) at university here. Heidelberg is home to the second largest (and oldest) university in Europe. This image is a peek through the gates into a private garden along the path.
Sharing Secrets with Mystery Man
I didn't actually take this shot, but I set it up. It's me and a perfect stranger exchanging nothing but eye contact during Carnevale in 2002. I borrowed the mask from the local artist who made a similar one for me - slightly altered (in silver with filigree work).
Happy War Machine
I believe this is one of the cannons outside of Napoleons tomb (or possibly the war museum?)
I was hired in 2000 to do a series of written travel pieces for various spots in Europe. The work did not pay well at all, but it was enough impetus for me to revisit some places I'd already been to and grown to love - Interlaken being one of them. Sadly, the web based company I wrote for went down with the WTC on 9/11. :O(
First day of ski season - freshies!
Look at that water color!
Piazza San Marco
Famous View from the Church Balcony
Rare Snow in Neunheim
Shot from the Brueckenstrasse (bridge street) in my old 'hood
Avenue Rapp 29
INCREDIBLE FACADE - BEST IN PARIS
Market in Mont Parnasse
Wild Asparagus, Watermelon and Cherries artfully arranged.
Random Bergbahn View
Descent from Jungfrau to Wengen
View from the Ferry back from Portovenere
4 MAY 2005
Window in London Pub
Was visiting my friends Gordon and Chris in London for the afternoon/eve. This was a charming little pub they thought I'd like (to start out in!)
Great glass light.
Archway in Piazza San Marco