Modern St. Petersburg

An overpass near the cruise ship terminal provides a quick peek of the new St. Petersburg, Russia.  The gull-wing structures in the foreground are light poles for the new eight-lane highway built to handle heavy traffic for the 2018 World Cup. Russia is the host country for the 2018 World Cup and St. Petersburg is … Continue reading Modern St. Petersburg

Civil War buildings

Located about 3 miles southeast of Gettysburg, PA, this farm house, built in 1862, is now a charming B&B.  Our room was on the second floor, overlooking the expansive front lawn where this picture was taken.  The second story floor boards were wide planks that sagged in some areas and creaked with every step; a burglar … Continue reading Civil War buildings

Rathaus

Sometimes it takes awhile to notice something or get to like something, like acquiring a taste for a certain food or drink.  For example, they say scotch is an acquired taste.  Acquired taste?  What does that mean?!   How do you acquire a taste for something that triggers the gag reflex everytime it touches your mouth?  Do … Continue reading Rathaus