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Shutter Love Sunday – Salzburg, Austria

 Salzburg, Austria   Jul 16, 2017    By

This is one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken. If you told me the pic was from Salzburg, I would’ve guessed a palace, or something with ‘The Sound of Music’. Instead, it shows a woman bonding with a homeless man’s dog. Should I look for deeper meaning? Why not. For a moment, these two people […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Vienna, Austria

 Vienna, Austria,photography   Jan 15, 2017    By

There are three known paintings of the ‘Tower of Babel’, by the Flemish artist Pieter Bruegel. The first one was lost in Rome, and the other two reside in Holland and Austria. The one pictured below comes from the Kunsthistorisches museum in Vienna. The painting depicts man’s quest for a building that reaches to heaven, […]

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How to Celebrate Christmas in Austria

 Salzburg, Vienna, Austria,Christmas   Jan 10, 2017    By

“I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.” – Norman Van Peale When you’re not with your family, deciding where to spend Christmas can be frustrating, and living the Christmas spirit can […]

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Moving Pictures – Vienna, Austria

 Vienna, Austria   Jul 12, 2016    By

I was lucky enough to visit the San Diego zoo this past weekend, arguably one of the best zoos in the world. My favorite animal is far and away the giraffe, but bears are number two. It was fortunate for me that a couple grizzlies and a sun bear were awake on this hot Southern […]

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Moving Pictures – Salzburg, Austria

 Salzburg, Austria,destinations,eurotrip   Apr 12, 2016    By

Austria is definitely one of my favorite European countries, having previously listed both Vienna and Graz on my top 10 cities and hidden gems lists, respectively. I came to Salzburg for the ‘Sound of Music’ tour, but it was a puppeteer in Mozart Square that really stole the show. I prefer street performers with unique […]

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Salzburg – How do you solve a problem like Maria?

Austria Salzburg, Austria   Mar 28, 2015    By

I left for Salzburg from Munich…I had a work trip, quite possibly my last meeting while at NATO. As I was packing in the morning to check out of my hotel and hit the train station, I took an hour to watch the latest episode of ‘The Flash’ online. I typically don’t plug TV shows […]

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Graz: Birthday Trip Part II

Austria Graz, Austria   Nov 7, 2013    By

I took the 3 hour train from Slovenia to Graz, Austria. Why there? Well, my favorite city so far has been Vienna, so I wanted the chance of exploring more of Austria. My train got in late and I hustled to my hotel to check-in, as I was dying to eat something. I was craving […]

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