St. Giles Cathedral

St. Giles Cathedral

Edinburgh. Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland. It has been recognized as the capital since at least the 15th Century. Given that traces of Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements have been found at Castle Rock and Arthur's Seat, it should come as no surprise that Edinburgh is teeming with historical places.   St. [...]

Hotel de Ville

Hotel de Ville

Paris. Paris is a city of beauty and wonder. As I strolled about the city, I constantly found new things which caught my gaze because of their splendor.   Hôtel de Ville. I love the architecture found in Paris and the Hôtel de Ville was quite spectacular. It is located in the 4th arrondissement on [...]

Views From The Top Of Princes Street Suites

Views From The Top Of Princes Street Suites

Edinburgh, Scotland. Do you remember last month when I shared the photo above? If not, it was when I shared about our stay at Princes Street Suites in Edinburgh. This was one of the views from the rooftop terrace. At the time, I promised a future post with more views from the rooftop terrace of Princes [...]

Doors of Stirling

Doors of Stirling

Photography Series. I've been enjoying creating these photography series. They seem the best way to showcase the photos that I'd like to share with all of you. I have shared many doors since discovering Norm's (host of Thursday Doors) blog. I shared in last week's Friday Faves that my mother and I would be traveling [...]

A Stroll Along The Seine

A Stroll Along The Seine

Paris. Isn't it strange how once you've visited a place, there is a different type of familiarity when you hear about the location on the news? That has recently been the case as I hear about the flooding along the Seine in Paris. There RER C line is temporarily closed. That was the line we [...]

The King’s Old Building At Stirling Castle

The King’s Old Building At Stirling Castle

  Stirling Castle. When I traveled to Scotland with my mom and aunt at the beginning of June, one of the day trips on our list was traveling to Stirling Castle. I've written a little about that day trip in this post. Stirling Castle is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland, which preserves historic properties across [...]

Telephone Boxes In Scotland

Telephone Boxes In Scotland

  Telephone Boxes (or Booths, as I call them). I am a lover of things reminiscent of the past. Especially when it comes to telephones. When I was young, I dreamed of owning a Victorian style phone. Later in life, I perused thrift stores because I want to find an old rotary dial phone for [...]

The Queen’s Hamlet

The Queen’s Hamlet

The Queen's Hamlet. Place d'Armes, 78000, Versailles, France. Also known as Hameau de la Reine, the Queen's Hamlet was the place I most wanted to see when we toured the Palace of Versailles. Passport Ticket. We purchased the Passport ticket which included admission to the entire estate at the Palace of Versailles. While the gardens [...]

Prisons of War Exhibition – Edinburgh Castle

Prisons of War Exhibition – Edinburgh Castle

Prisons of War. One of the exhibitions at Edinburgh Castle is the prisons of war exhibition. It's located within Dury's Battery, which is at the top of the hill past the Royal Scots Museum. The re-creation shows what life was like for the prisoners of war. Prison Doors. Of course, I found the prison doors [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 35

Friday Faves – Edition 35

  Friday. For many people, this symbolizes the end of the work week. A time to spend relaxing over the weekend. For me, it symbolizes the end of my large spaces of quiet time. The weekend is often a time spent cheering from the sidelines of Miss Sunshine's soccer games. A time spent driving to [...]