I like "The Saint"

It got panned by the critics. Val Kilmer's acting was indulgent at times. It was somewhat cliché. What was up with those knee-high socks that Elizabeth Shue's character wore throughout the movie? Those are some of the things that come to mind when I think of "The Saint" (1997). But it struck a chord with [...]

Italian road trip – Day 2 – Florence

Our Italian road trip took us from Pisa to Florence, where we arrived on the evening of February 18th, just as dusk set in. We navigated the Florence streets at night with some difficulty, but arrived at our lodging in due time, where we rested for the day ahead. Here's us descending the hills of [...]

Videos from yesterday’s trip

I recorded a couple of videos during yesterday's trip from Sibiu to Constanta. I forgot to included them in the write-up, but they make a good addition to it. Here they are. The first was recorded as we were driving through the plateau before the city of Brasov, after I'd taken the last of the [...]

Driving from Sibiu to Constanta

This morning around 4 am, Ligia and I started a cross-country drive through Romania. We started in the county of Sibiu, Transilvania and finished in the county of Constanta, Dobrogea. I've driven the approximate route from start to finish several times, but I only drove this particular route once before. I wanted to take photos [...]

Italian road trip – Day 1 – Pisa

Our Italian road trip started in Pisa on February 18th. We arrived at Pisa Airport via Ryanair around 11 am. The airplane passed Pisa, then circled back over Livorno and landed. It was around noon that we got our luggage and rental car sorted out and left. On our way out, we took a wrong [...]

The Italian road trip

We came back yesterday morning from a wonderful week-long road trip through Italy. We started out in Pisa last Wednesday, February 18th, and returned from that same city yesterday, on February 25th. Before we left, we mapped out a circular route that cut through the following regions: Toscana, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Marche, Abruzzo, and Lazio. [...]

Just give me a good zoom lens, thanks

Greetings from Osttirol! My wife and I have been vacationing in Austria for the past week. It's a gorgeous place to visit and, needless to say, I took tons of photos here. I've been carrying my Canon 5D and my lenses with me everywhere, and let me tell you, I've been sorely in need of [...]

The C&O Canal

I suppose I should call this "Trip to the C&O Canal - Part Three", since it's the third time I write about the C&O Canal (Chesapeake and Ohio Canal) on my site. Here is Part 1 and Part 2. But it's certainly not our third trip, because we've been there numerous times, during various times [...]

Photos from downtown Baltimore

We made a day trip into downtown Baltimore last week. I had our point-and-shoot with us, and took photos of the architecture. I need to specify that it was our point-and-shoot because you'll see purple fringing on a few of the photos. That can't be helped much when you have a zoom on a digital [...]

Reagan National Airport

As you read this, Ligia and I are supposed to be in Florida. Instead, I'm back at work. We were supposed to fly out yesterday. Everything was set. We were really looking forward to it. We got to the airport, checked in, went to the gate, and noticed that our flight was listed as leaving [...]