We’ve always been fascinated by doorways and what they have to say. It doesn’t take an architect or etymologist to know that the facade is the face of a building, and if this is so, then the door can be the beguiling lipstick that enchants visitors.
We had a funny surprise for our Wedding Anniversary/St. Patrick’s Day – a huge traffic spike in our daily blog visitor count. In fact, it set a new record for us.
This larger-than-life brass turtle stands stoically on Jurmalla’s cold beach, poised to plunge into the Baltic Sea. But what you can’t see is the Nude Dude ditching his Speedo just steps away. No wonder the turtle is ready to bolt!
A hungry mosquito buzzes through a thick Lithuanian pine forest in search of a plump eohippus. His little bug belly growls to let him know he hasn’t eaten, and he decides to rest.
Artistic weathervanes have been a common and entertaining feature of our travels in the Baltic. From solidly simple to amazingly ornate, all have been a joy to see. This wind vane, atop a hotel in Jurmala, Latvia is one of our favorites. The hotel is named after Pegasus, one of the best known mythological creatures …
When we were kids we’d occasionally play Monopoly. I can’t say it was my favorite game – it always seemed so cutthroat. Around our house, none of us really had the inclination or killer instinct to crush our opponents … we saved that tactic for penny poker … then we rocked.