Rome, Italy, Part I

Rome is truly a phenomenal place to visit. Over the centuries, it has inspired writers, poets, artists, and many others with its magnificence. Sometimes referred to as the Eternal City, the City of Seven Hills, or the Cradle of Western Civilization, (it’s hard to compete with that), there’s something amazing to see at every turn.... Continue Reading →

The Acropolis of Athens

The Acropolis of Athens, the most famous of the many acropolises in Greece, is situated approximately 500 feet above the coastal section of the city, on a flat, seven acre section of craggy limestone, offering stunning views of Athens and beyond. Construction of the buildings was completed in just fifty years during the mid 5th... Continue Reading →

Our Mediterranean Adventure

So, I have a confession to make, but first let me say this, theTravelsketcher and I have always been independent travelers. Once we decide where we want to go, we read about the area, determine what appeals to us, make our own reservations, and see the things we want to see, on our own. We... Continue Reading →

Barcelona Spain, Part Two

We spent four days in Barcelona last week and, as I have already mentioned, it is an intense city packed with tourists from all over the globe. We heard many different languages spoken, as well as versions of English from the US, UK, Australia, and other English speaking countries. The city will stimulate your senses... Continue Reading →

Picasso Museum, Barcelona, Spain

One of the highlights of Barcelona for us was the Museu Picasso. Open since 1963, this beautiful museum is housed in a collection of five medieval palaces in the old city of Barcelona. This extensive collection begins with his early works and continues through the various stages and changes of his life and art. Here... Continue Reading →

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