Gazing at Old Travel Pics

Sometimes I just like to look at my old travel photos for inspiration. Looking at them takes me back to that particular time and place. I love that feeling of excitement and not knowing what to expect is around the corner. Each day is an adventure and full of curiosity and findings. The photos bring […]

Colorful Mondays {tiles}

One of the wonderful things about traveling is viewing new architecture styles. Azulejo is a form of Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work. It comes from an Arabic word, az-zulayj, which directly translates to “polished stone.”  It has been produced for five centuries and the tradition is also seen in former Spanish and Portuguese colonies […]

Something Basic, Something Routine, yet Something Interesting (to Me)

After thinking about my People Watch: Dubrovnik post, I decided to post some of my laundry photos. Traveling to other countries and exploring the neighborhood streets is very inspiring to me. I love it when I see the laundry hanging from the clothes lines. To people who live in these countries, this could be boring […]

People Watch: Evora

In Evora, Portugal, there are many men hanging around chatting with their buddies in the Praça do Geraldo or the main square. What a great place to people watch. I wonder what they are talking about. They have probably known each other their entire lives. There aren’t many women of the same age group out […]

Colorful Mondays {Buildings}

Ljubljana, Slovenia Adare, Ireland Krakow, Poland Budapest, Hungary Obidos, Portugal Even on a cloudy day, colorful architecture brings me joy.  Harbor towns in Scandinavia and Ireland have painted their homes for centuries so the fishermen could recognize their homes when returning from sea. Greek towns use colors to curb headaches from the shining sun combined […]

Colorful Mondays {yellow}

  How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun. –Vincent Van Gogh The color certainly makes a bold statement. Only a little amount used and it pops. It shines with happiness and optimism. This beautiful, bright color even increases metabolism and improves memory.  Yellow is the color of new ideas and inspires creativity. When […]