Travel Picture: Day 337. Shakespeare's grave in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The sign reads: Good friend for Jesus sake forbear, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.
Travel Picture: Day 317. Oradour sur Glane was a small village in France. Following the Allied invasion of Normandy, Nazi SS troops retaliated against the villagers. Almost 650 inhabitants of the village were rounded up and separated into groups. The women and children were locked into the church, while the men were marched to various parts of the village, where they were executed with machine guns. The church was then set on fire, along with the rest of the village. Only three people…
Travel Picture: Day Bottoms up! Time for a whisky tasting at Aberlour Distillery in Scotland's Speyside region.
Travel Picture: Day 192. The theater at Ostia Antica, Italy. The Greeks loved the theater, but needed a hillside to create the necessary shape for the seating. The Romans refused to let something as simple as flat ground keep them from enjoying the theater, so they built artificial hills from concrete to support the seating.
Travel Picture: Day Kyleakin Harbor, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Kyleakin has lost some importance since the construction of the bridge connecting Skye to the mainland, but's still a picturesque place to stay
Travel Picture: Day Entering Prague Castle through the main gate, past the guards. In the background is the official residence of the president of the Czech Republic, and on the right is a statue honoring the inventor of golf. Just kidding about the golf.
Travel Picture: Day 230. Looking down the main street of the Baixa section of Lisbon, Portugal. This car-free section of the city is just about the only flat land in an otherwise hilly city that has been compared to San Francisco. In the background is São Jorge castle.