The inaugural run of the new coal fired steam engine a the Verkehrshaus. Yes, there is actually a fire burning in this engine and is fed with big chunks of coal. I don’t envy the engineer, though, because all that stinky steam blows right back into his face as he is navigating the circuit.
This is what we came across as we were walking down the alley to a friends house. I think it was in for repairs, then back off to the Football Club Luzern stadium. The facial recognition software I use couldn’t recognize this fellow, so if you know do tell.
Ahh, another year of ArtBasel! Some of my favorites from the Art Unlimited exhibition…Dan Flavin, Fred Sandback, Jason Rhoades, and Mona Hatoum.
Early morning images of Castellón de la Plana. It’s true that quite a few of these apartments are weekend get-away places, hence the complete closure of all the windows and doors with the roll down shutters, but the other half of units are all closed down because this is just the way everyone sleeps. Total […]
Every day is a beach day especially considering our choice location of lodging for the week. We were about 20 minutes, by car, north of Valencia in Castellón de la Plana. A small, very sleepy town right on the coast of the Mediterranean. From our veranda to the sand of the beach is just 30 […]
Calatrava, Calatrava, Calatrava. This is where to go for your Calatrava fix. It is very theme-park-ish or one could say Dineyland-esque. Taken singly most of these buildings are quite beautiful and sculptural. And I do like the whiteness, also.
We are on holiday in Valencia. One should not be in Spain without having tapas. These were good and can be found at Plaça de la Reina. The ice cream stand is across the street!
Sometimes it pays to hire a linguistic consultant. . . . . . . . .
Another from the “Swiss Cathedral” series. Matthäuskirche, a Reformation church a stones throw from the lake in the heart of Luzern. Built in 1861. At the time of our visit was an exhibition commemorating 150 years. The painting above depicts Luzern around the time of the church being built. The Church of St. Leodegar, 1633, […]
For a portion of this ride I was with a father/son pair. They came up from behind pretty fast and I realized that I was just sauntering along at beach cruiser speed. So I decided to ride with them and wow were they going at a clip. The son was maybe 12 or 13 and […]