One of the loveliest cities by night. The bridges and streets are lit up and the canals reflect the lights.
Touring Amsterdam – Canals and Markets
You know you’re in Heineken land when even the bottle opener in your hotel room says Heineken on it.
In the United States we know gingerbread at Christmas made into a gingerbread man, a dark cookie sweetened with molasses. But in Europe it takes all kinds of shapes. (A list of our favorite tips for traveling with a camera is included at the end of this blog)
Love locks are appearing on bridges all over the world. We found these in Paris and Amsterdam. What was once a romantic gesture made by couples who want their love to be locked together forever, is now a nuisance that countries are trying to stop.
(A list of our favorite tips for traveling with a camera is included at the end of this blog) One of the highlights of visiting Paris is lunch at Au Pied de Cochon – the perfect Parisian brasserie.
In France, the custom of charivari now often includes a drive through the town in a parade of decorated cars with horns blaring. The older custom was to make noise as the couple left the church or at the home of the newlyweds on their wedding night, but customs change over the years. This was the couples car for a wedding in Paris .
Tony and I at a photo shoot in the Gardens of the Royal Palace in Paris.
Day of the dead figures make unique wedding cake toppers.
The Berkshires have a special look that makes you think of pumpkin pie and simpler times.