This week’s postcard features the Blue Mosque in Istanbul,  one of my most favorite edifices and one of the greatest architectural achievements ever. The mosque has a distinctive exotic silhouette, with an ascending system of domes that form very elegant curves. The  mosque’s elegant silhouette is breathtaking, particularly after dusk, when it is illuminated.       The Blue Mosque –, Read More

        This week’s beautiful postcard comes from Rosemary Kneipp, who blogs about the French way of life of an Australian living in Paris – Aussie in France. Children have been sailing boats in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris since the 1940s. Some days are busier than others!        

        When colorful bunnies and chocolate eggs show up in stores you know that that Easter must be around the corner. But what do chocolate eggs and cute little bunnies have to do with Easter?         The tradition of painting red eggs precedes Christianity, going back to 3000 B.C., Read More

This week’s postcard is from Washington, D.C.  Lincoln Memorial is perhaps the most iconic landmark on the National Mall, a tribute to the 16th president of the United States. A symbol of unity, strength and wisdom, Abraham Lincoln was one of the most loved and admired presidents, yet vilified and hated enough to encourage, Read More

    This week’s postcard features the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.       Did you know that more than 75 percent of San Francisco’s visitors include Fisherman’s Wharf on their itinerary? And for a very good reason: the Wharf’s famous fishing fleet make for a terrific fish story. But besides waterfront marketplaces, souvenir shops, historic ships, Read More