Prague Old Jewish Cemetery

Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery

posted by Sharon January 21, 2018 43 Comments

Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery has a mystic atmosphere all its own. The tombstones, dating from 1439 to the late 1700s, sit nestled in crowded, lopsided clumps. The inscriptions are worn…

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Prague Charles Bridge

Prague’s Heroes of WWII

posted by Sharon January 7, 2018 39 Comments

Prague escaped damage during WWII, so what we see strolling along the lanes and in the town square are genuinely historic shops and churches and restaurants, rather than new versions…

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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Travel Highlights of 2017

posted by Sharon December 31, 2017 37 Comments

This year has been one of many travel highlights, and I appreciate them all so much. In 2016, I was housebound for most of the year due to health issues.…

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Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium Holiday Style

posted by Sharon December 10, 2017 37 Comments

Birch Aquarium sits on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Diego. It’s a research center open to the public and is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.…

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Prague Castle

Prague Castle

posted by Sharon December 4, 2017 28 Comments

High on the hill above Prague’s Old Town, Prague Castle is a complex of varied buildings. Royal and religious structures have stood here since the 9th century. Today, it is…

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Prague Old Town Square

Prague’s Old Town Square

posted by Sharon November 25, 2017 40 Comments

Prague astounded me. Whenever I asked anyone who had visited if we should go, I was treated to a rapturous description.  So we went, with high expectations. And I must…

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Berlin Topography of Terror

Berlin’s Topography of Terror Center

posted by Sharon November 20, 2017 20 Comments

The Topography of Terror is a Documentation Center in Berlin that opened in 2010 to inform all who visit about the Nazi reign of terror. It’s an outdoor and indoor…

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