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December 2, 2013

England: Aviation Museums


A jet engine on display at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan engine on display at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

As near as I can tell England has 30 aviation museums.  That’s thirty air museums in an area about the size of the State of Louisiana.  It seems that in England, an aviation (more…)

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Ireland: Cobh


Our version of the picture of St Colman's Cathedral that lead us to visit Cobh Ireland.

Our version of the picture of St Colman’s Cathedral that lead us to visit Cobh Ireland.

Has a single picture ever impacted your travel plans?  For us it has.  Most recently, after we saw a snap shot of Cobh Ireland’s cathedral on the Internet, we had to visit.  In truth, (more…)

June 30, 2013

Hawai’i: Star of the Sea Painted Church


DSC_4258_HDR-Edit-EditA favorite stop for photographers near Hawai’i’s Volcanoes National Park is the Star of the Sea Painted Church.  Though it looks older, the church was built in 1927-1928 under (more…)

February 11, 2013

England: Canterbury


Inside the choir of Canterbury's cathedral

Inside the choir of Canterbury’s cathedral

At the extreme southeast corner of Britain is England’s premier cathedral city, Canterbury.  As a rule a UNESCO-listed cathedral is more than enough reason for us to (more…)

July 29, 2012

Turkey: Istanbul, Basilica Cistern


Inside the ancient Basilica Cistern in Istanbul (HDR)

The Basilica Cistern is an ancient water reservoir beneath the city of Istanbul Turkey.  It is located not far from many of the Istanbul’s five star sites like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.   Built in the 6th century during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor (more…)

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