Food Pics (Europe Edition)

Regular visitors know that I irregularly post photos and thoughts about my travels on this blog. I can go long stretches without sharing new content. As a professor, the fall academic calendar keeps me pretty close to home, but my travel itinerary usually starts to fill up after the spring semester break and stretches into the summer. […]

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Photos of the Berlin Wall

Sunday, November 9, marks the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. I was in high school when it happened, and I remember what a momentous occasion it was. Nearly two decades later, I was able to take my first (and only, so far) trip to Berlin in 2007. I was anxious to finally […]

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Reenacting the Liberation of Plzeň, 63 Years Later

I was going through some photos of my 2008 trip to Plzeň, Czech Republic, and rediscovered that I was actually visiting the city during the 63rd anniversary of its liberation from Nazi Germany. General George S. Patton’s Third Army was given the task of liberating western Czechoslovakia at the end of World War II, and it […]

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Berlin Art

Let me start with a disclaimer: this is going to be a mix of “high” art and “low” art. I saw these during September 2007 while on my most recent trip to Berlin. I don’t know if some of these are still present today. Potsdamer Platz featured a Legoland store at the time, and it […]

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