Churches

From Gothic cathedrals and country churches to sprawling monasteries and hill-top fortresses

Things to Do in Hannover, Germany

Munich is known for its Oktoberfest.  Berlin has the Berlin Wall. Heidelberg is home to one of the prettiest castles in Germany.  But what's the deal with Hannover?  We live just an hour south, yet other than the fact that it's the local seat of government for...

Cologne Cathedral, Germany’s Most Visited Landmark

Covering considerably more square meters of ground than an American football field,  Cologne Cathedral towers over its city of roughly 10 million. Construction on Kölner Dom - as the monstrous Gothic church is known in German - began in the year 1248.  Work co...

Photo Highlights of Père-Lachaise Cemetery

Paris is filled with more attractions than anyone could ever visit in a single visit - even an extended one.  Most people choose to prioritize visiting the more famous places like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.  We understand.  That's exactly what ...
escargots at Sacre-Coeur, Paris

Sacred Snails of Sacre-Coeur

One thing that always strikes me about Paris is that, like many of the larger cities in Europe,  it's flat - really flat.  With few exceptions, most of the buildings reach a fairly uniform height, and from a distance, perspective is lost as they merge into a b...

Khoasimodo and the Bells of Notre Dame

Perhaps it was luck - perhaps it was fate that our first trip to Paris ended up being with a friend whose name is Khoa. Pronounced Kwa, it's not surprising that an easy-going prankster like our friend would become the target of countless jokes revolving around...