About three years ago, we visited Annapolis, MD and walked through Old Town. While it was a bit hot during the early afternoon hours, it cooled off nicely toward the evening and we had a wonderful time walking about. I love it when towns make the effort to preserve their historic sections. Not only is … Continue reading Old Town, Annapolis
The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux (also known as The Spanish Monastery or The Cloisters of The Ancient Spanish Monastery) was built in Sacramenia, in the Province of Segovia, Spain, during the period from 1133 to 1144. It is now found at 16711 West Dixie Highway, in North Miami Beach, FL. If you're in … Continue reading The Spanish Monastery in Miami, FL
We woke up this morning with a puffy white blanket of snow covering the town. It was the first snowfall of the 2010-11 winter, and while it didn't cover the ground, it did manage to stay on trees and rooftops, providing a welcome change in the scenery. (It's been ugly weather most of this week, … Continue reading First snowfall of 2010 in Medias
Built in 1488, St. Margaret's Church in Medias, Romania, is the town's most recognizable landmark, thanks to its leaning clock tower, which can be seen from miles away. Its tower dates from 1460, and left its originally vertical position due to some soil shifting. The photos shown below are from the church's interior courtyard, inside … Continue reading Inside the fortifications of St. Margaret’s Church in Medias
During yesterday's morning walk through the town, I got access to the St. Margaret's church bell tower for a few minutes, and ran up to take a few photos of the historic district from above. I hope to be able to return to the tower at some point in the near future so I can … Continue reading Medias from above
The weather was lovely this morning, so Ligia and I took a walk through the city, in its historic district, which is where we also happen to live.
The village of Biertan has one of the most renowned fortified churches in Transilvania, Romania. Built between 1493 and 1522, over the site of a previous church, it is contained within two concentric fortified walls, with seven towers and two bastions. The village itself has maintained its medieval character: the two roads that lead into … Continue reading The fortified church in Biertan