My favorite hill of the famous seven in Rome is the Aventine, set between the Tiber, Testaccio quarter and the Circus Maximus. A walk there is a lovely way to spend a sunny morning. Ancient churches, mellow-colored buildings and secluded gardens with umbrella pines and cypresses offer a respite from the sometimes noisy and chaotic … Read more
The theme for this week’s #FriFotos on Twitter is “gold.” I couldn’t think of a better time to do a post about Brussels’ magnificent Grand Place. Often you hear people bemoan the fact that on the day they visited the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, or any well-know European square, that it was crowded and … Read more
As I was ambling through the Tuileries Gardens one vaguely hot summer afternoon last August (crumb-filled patisserie bag in hand), I was more than delighted to come across this “breakdown” scene smack-dab on the Place de la Concorde. Of course not so delighted for the poor men who were stuck in the sun with their now-defunct car, but delighted that I was having one of those fabulous travel moments that allows us to escape reality for even a split second…and dream.
As my husband so charmingly puts it, “You can’t swing a dead cat on Pawleys Island without hitting a rocking chair.” Whenever I see a perfect spot like this, I want to plant the family flag (not that we have one), and move in. Maybe the owners of the home associated with this dock … Read more
This week’s Belle Views comes from some very special friends of The Travel Belles who recently went to Disney World in Orlando. The above shot, which I love for many reasons – the shiny blue of the walkway for one, not to mention the precious subjects – has me wondering about what it is I’ve … Read more