21 9180 Mountain

The weather was sunny Saturday morning so Sam, James, Dave & I climbed into Sam’s car to do some sight seeing.  We had a recommendation to drive up Ski Bowl Road to the Arctic Valley Ski Area to take in the view.  As the weather was sunny that was the first thing we decided to …
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10-IMG_8288 The Alamo

Fran & I had nothing planned Monday the 29th until late afternoon.  Casting about for things to do in Austin she told me she had never seen the Alamo.  That decision made we left our hotel somewhere after 9 am to avoid some of the rush hour traffic and off we went to San Antonio …
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5-IMG_8214 3 rivers school

One of the great things about the American Southwest, and especially about New Mexico is the Catholic Churches & Missions.  These Mission Churches were brought in by the Spanish then over time the churches (and the religion) have changed and blended with the local cultures. Mission churches such as Rancho de Taos, Pueblo de Taos, …
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Cathedral Hill, Bamberg, Germany

April 12th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
13-6202 Altar detail

Good Friday, April 6, 2012 was a cold, overcast day in Bamberg, Germany.  Unlike the previous weekend, there was no blue sky, a hint of fog, and a threat of rain.  This was also a holiday in Germany.  The antique shops, art galleries, and retail establishments were closed.  On the other hand, restaurants, coffee shops, …
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Michaelsberg Abbey, Bamberg, Germany

April 11th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | International - (Comments Off)
7-5987 Cathedral Michaelsberg Abbey

Michaelsberg Abbey,  April 1, 2012.        Michaelsberg Abbey also known as St. Michael’s is a former Benedictine monastery.  It sits on a terraced hill above the river Regnitz and the hotel I was staying in. The Abbey was first built in 1015 and has been through quite a few changes since.  The original …
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