For this blog we travel back to the Eastern Roman Empire circa the 6th century AD. The Basilica Cistern was constructed during the reign of the Byzantium Emperor Justinianus I, who sought to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory. Back then Istanbul was called Constantinople, for the famous
The famous pyramids of the Giza Plateau are the only surviving members of the Seven Wonders of The Ancient World, a list dating back to the Hellenistic period.[src] This list includes legendary structures like the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Temple of Artemis of Ephesus. All that remains of the T
In this blog, we'll take a look at one of the most unique structures in Brussels. I've always enjoyed researching the subjects of my photos, since there is seldom any time while you are traveling to perform a deeper dive.
In 1958, over 100 years after the first World's Fair in London, and decades p
In case you may have missed it, please check out my previous blog about Haller Park titled: Haller Park, ‘Terraforming’ A Quarry Wasteland (Part 1)
When it was opened to the public in 1984, Haller Park was known as Bamburi Nature Trail. In 1999 it was named for the brains behind the area's transfor
Haller Park, located in Mombasa, Kenya, is one of those places with a fascinating back story. You wouldn't know from the pedestrian reviews on Google or TripAdvisor what a triumph in human ingenuity this place actually is. I love the story behind this place, as it represents the epitome of enginee
The Old Town area of Mombasa is located on Mombasa Island in the same area as Fort Jesus. Please check out my blog on Fort Jesus in case you missed it.
To start out my tour of Old Town, I had my Uber driver drop me off at the famous elephant tusks. From there I took a stroll towards old town in th
Mombasa is a great place to view the Nile crocodile up close. Both Haller Park and Mamba Village are unique locations to view them up close and even handle them. The Nile crocodile was heavily hunted for it's leather and was close to extinction in the 20th century. After conservation efforts, it
From my previous blog titled My Travel Loot #1| Project Ploughshare Women’s Pottery:
I love to travel and experience new places and cultures. Another thing I love to do is take home a piece of of that culture’s art. I don’t mean cheesy refrigerator magnets, or touristy souvenirs that are made in Ch
This is the first of a few blogs from my short trip to Mombasa, Kenya. My DSLR died on the trip, so I had to get a compact flash reader to retrieve the photos. Luckily the water that killed the camera spared my photos. I've always placed a higher value on my captured experiences than the gear its
I'm back in the USA, and using my free jet lag induced time to write a new blog. For this one, we'll visit South Africa and the scenic train ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
I had the opportunity to visit South Africa a few years back. The main purpose was to run the Cape Town Marathon, for wh
So here I am packing and getting ready to depart Africa for the USA, but I thought I'd drop one last blog post from here to commemorate the occasion. Africa has been a long and difficult journey, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I hope at a later time I can write in more detail as to why. Fo
Check out my previous blog from Karura Forest in case you missed it.
Karura Forest is currently ranked #4 of the top attractions in Nairobi on Tripadvisor. As I stated in part 1, it's a great spot to relax, read a book, get some exercise, or meditate. This park is a gem within the city limits of Na