March 1, 2012

Coming soon: Charming Charleston!

OK – it’s been a while – but I promise to post my account of Charleston within the next week – or two!

September 25, 2011

Turning the page to new adventures

Turning the page to new adventures

And so, my three month dream trip across the US has come to an end. It is time to turn the page to new adventures. And I promise to keep you posted on that in the not to distant future.. In the meantime will be finishing and updating this blog quite a bit, so please [...]

September 14, 2011

Monumental Washington

Monumental Washington

I spent September 11th and a few days thereafter in Washington. A short story – for once – and a bunch of photos will be coming up!    

September 9, 2011

President Obama (video) UPDATED

President Obama (video) UPDATED

Wohoo – I had the unexpected pleasure of attending a speech by president Barack Obama – live in person. Here is how it came about… I just happened to be in Richmond. I had just (barely) woken up, checked out from my motel and was now sitting in my Jeep in front of “7 Eleven”. [...]

September 7, 2011

Charming Charleston

Charming Charleston

Charleston is a beautiful and charming city. I love it here! But in this post I will also have to deal with the darker sides of the city’s history – not least concerning slavery…             Come back to read my post and see more photos that will shed light on [...]

September 5, 2011

Mission accomplished!

Mission accomplished!

Having reached Jacksonville Beach I have accomplished my mission to travel across the States coast-to-coast from the Pacific to the Atlantic! I still have a couple of weeks left on my trip, though, before I must depart from New York, and I intend to make the most of the remaining time. If you have followed [...]

August 27, 2011

Rita and Bianca

Rita and Bianca

I was  attempting to do a little street photography on Bourbon Street before the sun set, and the creatures of the night would come out and make their sweet music – to paraphrase a classic line from “Dracula”. If you have been to New Orleans, you will know how hot and humid it can get, [...]

August 27, 2011

New Orleans – a mixed bag

New Orleans – a mixed bag

I was disappointed and disgusted by New Orleans on the day of my arrival. Well, actually I did not arrive in the day but at night. So I was ready for a bite of food and a beer after a long journey. Since Bourbon Street – the party street of New Orleans – was nearby, [...]

August 26, 2011

Birthday in Destin, Florida

I will celebrate my  birthday this year in Destin, Florida. I shall be happy to offer all of my family members and friends a main course of Florida lobster, which is only $9.95 a pound. It is time for a change of my diet anyway – after having lived from oysters and ale for a [...]

August 26, 2011

Windsor ruins

Windsor ruins

About 12 miles southwest of Port Gibson, Mississippi I came by the Windsor ruins. The ruins are located in the solitude of a forest, and I truly enjoyed the peace and quiet, not having to buy a ticket or go through a gift shop for a change! J The plantation home was built in 1861 [...]

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