Another visit to the Verkehrshaus. This is the vinyl flooring map of Switzerland. We live approximately two meters directly to the left of the left red slipper on the woman who is on the far right. See?
These photos are from “the Swiss take some things way too seriously” series. What do you do when you would like to thin out your forest? Call in the helicopter, of course. For a week this helicopter buzzed morning to evening hauling large tree after large tree to who knows where. It was quite a […]
A friend, and his young daughter, initiated us into the ‘going into the forest and starting a fire to cook sausages’ tradition. We rode our bikes along the single track path well into Gütschwald and found his ideal location for the activity. One of the few places in the forest where the sun shines in […]
The images below are of Mercado Ferreira Borges market hall building, built in 1885. It is a beautifully elegant steel and glass structure. Predominately it served as the fruit market for about forty years. After a long stretch of vacancy and dilapidation it was cleverly revitalized as an entertainment venue . Built into the two […]
We did not let the Port tasting from the day before slow us down for our early cultural sightseeing start. First stop, Fundacão Serralves Museu, the contemporary art museum designed by Álvaro Siza. The exhibition space was enormous. There were so many different shows happening at the same time with a great variety to view. […]
Oporto, Portugal. We are escaping carnival (Fasnacht) and the cold weather to bask in Portugal’s sun, warmth and good food. Of course, our stay here wouldn’t be complete without a trek across the river for an indulgence of Port tasting. I rediscovered how sweet Port wine really is while listening to how thousands of casks […]