Thanks for the Memories

You don’t have to be from Brooklyn to appreciate this link, but since I am, I’ll tell you about my candy store. It was Freddie’s, on the corner of 47th Street and Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park. It was my source for pretzel rods and egg creams...
Peterhof: Royal Wonderland

Peterhof: Royal Wonderland

Our destination on day three of our Russia/Baltic trip was Peterhof, the grandest of St. Petersburg’s suburban estates. After leaving our hotel on Nevsky Prospekt, we ventured back into the metro (note the pillars and chandeliers in photo below) and then boarded a...

Treasures of the State Hermitage Museum

In retrospect, I almost wish I’d rented roller blades to be able to cover all of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. But only almost…it was delicious to savor its magnificance at leisure. Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, formerly the house...

Kraków’s Wawel Royal Castle and Wawel Hill together form the most important cultural and historical site in all of Poland. The Castle, which dates from the 1300’s, has royal chambers, Italian Renaissance art, the largest collection of Ottoman tents in...

Germany’s Gems

Sanssouci Palace, located in Potsdam, Germany, is the former summer home of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Although it was closed when we arrived, we were able to walk in its park filled with terraced vineyards, ponds, fountains, statuary, and flowers. It was a...

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