Sunday, June 5, 2016

Nova Scotia 5.6.2016: Chips. And Chips (And Lovely Fresh Fish and Friendly, Hospitable People)



Impressions of Nova Scotia

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Friday night, 9:30 P.M., lounging in our pajamas, parties going on in Grafton Street, which our hotel room overlooks. Our window is open to let in the fresh night air.

In the distance, the sound of pipes: they become louder with each moment, with clapping and laughter, too. We look out the window to see a piper – one solitary man in a kilt – walking up Grafton piping away on his bagpipes, as a crowd follows him clapping and dancing in the street. 


And then the stirring music recedes as quickly and surprisingly as it had arrived.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Rome: A Photo-Retrospective from December 2013

Ceiling of Pantheon soon after the winter solstice, December 2013


A photo-retrospective on our trip to Rome in December 2013 (my postings about the trip will pop up if you click the label "Rome" beneath this posting):

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Assisi: A Photo-Retrospective from December 2013

Assisi, evening falling, December 2013

A photo-retrospective on our trip to Assisi in December 2013 (my postings about the trip will pop up if you click the label "Assisi" beneath this posting):

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Florence: A Photo-Retrospective from December 2013

Florence, Parade at Cathedral, December 2013


A photo-retrospective on our trip to Florence in December 2013 (my postings about the trip will pop up if you click the label "Florence" beneath this posting):

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bolzano: A Photo-Retrospective from December 2013

Bolzano, Old City, Decorated for Christmas, December 2013

A photo-retrospective on our trip to Bolzano in December 2013 (my postings about the trip will pop up if you click the label "Bolzano" beneath this posting):

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rome 27.12.2013 (3): Quiet Churchyards and Jewish Christmas Meals

Santissimo Sacramento Oratory, Christmas Eve 2013


Day three, Christmas day: we walked to the liturgy of the American church of Saint Susanna, held this year in the church of St. Camillo de Lellis, because the Paulist church is closed.

Rome 27.12.2013 (2): Pantheon Solstice and Mussolini Lemons

Rainbow Christmas Lights, Via del Corso, 24 December 2013


Day two, Christmas eve, we took a long see-Rome-on-foot walk from our hotel, the Modigliani on Via della Purificazione near the Pantheon, to all sorts of places: the Pantheon, Trevi fountain, Piazza Navona and the four rivers fountain, Campo de Fiori, Piazza Colonna with its famous column, and more churches than one could shake a stick at.