Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC), Broomfield, Colorado

Photos from a couple of visits to Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport BJC (Jeffco) in Broomfield near Denver. Operating since 1960, the airport is the 4th-busiest in Colorado, with lots of corporate, military and flight-training traffic.

The Stained Glass of La Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France

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After an amusing taxi ride, our little traveling foursome arrived at the medieval La Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. It's very near Notre Dame. The fascinating gargoyles adorning the facade were a fitting preface to the ornate interior. But the absolute best part of it was all the stained glass!

Raising the Maypole (Maibaum) in Bavaria near Munich

Each year on May 1st most European countries celebrate May Day, which is the equivalent of Labor Day in the US. Bavarians decorate a tall pole with an evergreen wreath at the top. It's a grand effort and ceremony to raise it. Then they, well, dance around the maypole! Here's my timelapse video of just such an event near Munich, Germany.

Westminster, Colorado, Historic Arts District near Denver

Historic Westminster Arts District in Denver, Colorado, is part of a successful rejuvenation effort for the south part of the town. Several galleries and other shops and a sculpture garden/park give lend a wonderful backdrop to community events.

Heideboden Rot, Red Wine Blend with Zweigelt Grapes from Hannes Reeh in Austria

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Review of Austrian wine Heideboden Rot, a red wine blend with Zweigelt grapes from Hannes Reeh winery. I found this wine at Zum Brez'n restaurant in Munich, Germany. Recommended with their Brez'n Salad that is topped with roast duck.

Berninger Winery in Zell-am-Main, Bavaria, Germany – no, not Beringer

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Berninger Weingut in Zell-am-Main, Bavaria, Germany, is a small vineyard that produces wonderful local wines from grapes grown on the neighboring hillside. Learn some German wine label terminology and have a wonderful Bavarian dinner besides!

Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder, Colorado

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Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder, Colorado, a gift from Dushanbe, Tajikstan, which is one of Boulder's sister cities. Intricate carvings and handpaintings adorn every square inch, and they serve many teas and lots of food.

Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria, Germany, and King Ludwig’s Herrenchiemsee Palace

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Stunning views of Chiemsee, freshwater lake in Germany near the Alps. On the Herreninsel island I visited Herrenchiemsee, "Mad" King Ludwig II's palace - and an exact scale replica of Versailles.