Cat Walk

What exactly is a cat walk?  According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, it is "a narrow walkway (as along a bridge)". When I was in high school, we would walk home sometimes, and to shorten the 3 mile walk, we'd cut through the Omaha Stockyards.  To do so, we had to use the "cat walks" … Continue reading Cat Walk

Passau Fortress

Passau, the last major city in Germany on the Danube and known as the City of Three Rivers, is located at the confluence of the Inn, Danube and Ilz Rivers. During medieval times, Passau was a trade center for "white gold" (salt).  The area was ruled by powerful monarchs with strong ties to the Roman … Continue reading Passau Fortress