Love Locks on the Bridges in Paris

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

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

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!

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.