Sunset across the old town and city walls of Dubrovnik, Croatia

Origins of the Quarantine

The Quarantine began in medieval times when Ragusa (Dubrovnik) started isolating people in the Lazareti. Initially a Trentine, it eventually became the Quarantena via Venice.
Matsumoto, or the Crow Castle, on a bitter cold December morning with the Japanese Alps in the backdrop.

5:00 am Walks

I am not a morning person. The early bird can take as many worms as it would like, and I wouldn’t care. Which is why, this blog title is special. There has to be something special about the location or…

Early morning light filtering through the portico columns in Bologna

Porticoes of Bologna

It gets very hot and muggy in Bologna. The Bolognese covered their walkways for miles on end in endless porticoes to solve for this problem. These porticoes are now a UNESCO contender.
Just before the light are switched off at Piazza Maggiore in Bologna and the movie begins

Summer Films in Bologna

Bologna hosts one of the largest summer film festivals in the world with shows at 10s of locations in the city, including the 15th century Piazza Maggiore.
Mont Blanc on a moonlit night

The Mont Blanc Experience

Chamonix is a charming little town sitting in the shadow of Mont Blanc and the Bossons Glacier - a welcome respite from the madness of crossing Mont Blanc.