Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fetch Charlie Fetch!

Today it is snowing. Charlie and I headed outside to play fetch.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012


These eyes are leftover from last Fall's outdoor art.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heron Stalking

In the States I've seen quite a few Herons, but always by bodies of water. Over here, you often see them in fields!

Monday, January 23, 2012

České Budějovice: The Town Square

We briefly visited České Budějovice, where my father was born. The town square was one of the most beautiful I have seen in Europe! This town is home to the true Budweiser. According to Wikipedia: "The largest brewery, founded in 1895, is Pivovar Budějovický Budvar (Budweiser Budvar Brewery) which has legal rights to market its beer under the "Budweiser" brand name in much of Europe. The same product is also sold elsewhere under the names "Budvar" and "Czechvar" due to legal disagreements with Anheuser-Busch over the Budweiser brand. The American lager was originally brewed as an imitation of the famous Bohemian original, but over time has developed its own identity and attained remarkable commercial success. Anheuser-Busch has made offers to buy out the Czech brewing company in order to secure global rights to the name "Budweiser", but the Czech government has refused all such offers, regarding the Czech Budweiser name as a matter of national pride."

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Torino XV: Making the Pizza


We had the pleasure of attending a big Italian family dinner with some relatives of mine. Here are photos from the making of the pizza. Much fun was had by all!



Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Torino VI: Big Doors

Also seen in the apartment building. These doors were huge!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Torino V: Mosaic

Seen in the apartment lobby area.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Torino IV

Riding the tiny elevator.
You can barely fit three people in this elevator, but not with luggage!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Torino III

Uncle Virgilio's nameplate.
Uncle Virgilio's Nameplate

Monday, January 9, 2012

Torino: A View from Above

We stayed in a relative's apartment while visiting Torino. Here are a few photos looking out from her balconies.