Denver’s Liberty Bell Replica at the State Capitol Building

Denver has a replica of the original Liberty Bell; so does every other state. Learn how the states and territories each received a replica and why, plus a little trivia about the (cracked) original in Philadelphia.

Cheese Importers in Longmont: French Bistro in Colorado

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Cheese Importers in Longmont, Colorado, was a surprisingly wonderful European experience, smack in the middle of the northern Front Range! In addition to a huge selection of local and imported cheeses, you can have lunch at the bistro or a drink at the bar. Worth every effort to get there from Denver!

A Stroll Down the Champs-Élysées

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One of the most famous avenues in the world, the Champs-Élysées, stretches from the Louvre through the Tuileries Garden, past the Place de la Concorde and to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Here's my stroll down this famous boulevard.

Love Locks on the Bridges in Paris

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The love locks on bridges is creating a destructive problem in Paris, France, and in many other European cities. The weight of the locks destroys bridges, but I am so happy I got to photograph them before the city executes its plan for replacing the locked bridges with unlockable ones.

Les passages couverts, or The Covered Passages of Paris

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Even in the rain, Paris is a city with much to discover. This time I visited the passages couverts, or the covered passages. Straight out of the belle epoch, the passages are home to funky, one-of-a-kind bookshops, ateliers, textile shops, museums, second-hand shops, hotels and boutiques with all manner of intriguing articles.

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!