An Ode to Notre-Dame de Paris

An Ode to Notre-Dame de Paris

It was with great sadness that we all watched Notre Dame. The near destruction of 100’s of years of world culture and a blow to the heart of Paris, a tragedy which struck at the literal and figurative heart of the city. It is hard to explain the importance of Notre Dame to the city. It is a beacon of the best of Paris. In a window of just a couple hours, that history nearly went up in smoke.

Read More

Top 5 Most Beautiful Bridges of Amsterdam

Top 5 Most Beautiful Bridges of Amsterdam

As you exit the central station in Amsterdam and step into this magical city, it will take you less than 100 meters to cross your first bridge. Known for its labyrinthine system of canals, equally important are the bridges that cross them. Trying to pick the most beautiful bridges in Amsterdam is a fools' errand, but it does not mean we should not try. What follows is my list of the top 5 most photographic bridges in Amsterdam.

Read More

Le Road Trip, version française

Le Road Trip, version française

Most people do not associate France with the classic road trip. Often a staple of any American adventure, it is rarely associated with the European continent, but this is a mistake. There is no better way to discover what the French countryside has to offer than in the front seat of a car, and some cheese in the back.

Read More

Vendors of the Paris-Saint-Ouen Flea Market

Vendors of the Paris-Saint-Ouen Flea Market

Considered the largest flea market in the world, the Marché Aux Puces de Saint-Ouen-Paris is an institution of the French capital. Just outside the border of Paris proper, the market, which dates back to the mid-1800s, is older than many of the antiques sold within it. I discovered the market with my camera, and got up close and personal with the people who make it tick.

Read More

Montmartre, the village of Paris

Montmartre, the village of Paris

There is no neighborhood more magical than Montmartre. It’s not the Sacré-Coeur nor Moulin Rouge that keep me endlessly walking the hill of Montmartre, but it’s the winding streets that truly draw me in. These streets hold wild stories and a unique perspective around every corner.

Read More

Castello - The True Neighborhood of Venice

Castello - The True Neighborhood of Venice

Despite its labyrinth like design and lack of any motorized transport on land, there are few parts of Venice where you feel that you’ve stumbled into a city that exists for the locals. Where most of Venice has a tourist shop on every corner, the neighborhood of Castello feels worlds apart.

Read More