Hidden Beneath the Seats – Père Dominique’s tale

The History and Mysteries of Europe’s Misericords Part I by Dave Douglas Davis A couple of hours after sunset on the evening of January 29, 1497 a light frost settled over the fields outlying Villefranche-de-Rouergue. By the time Père Dominique arose from the wooden platform that served as his bed a little before two in…

Five Fab Barcelona Breaks

Barcelona is an international tourism destination with world-class appeal. It has unique architecture, exquisite gastronomy and a pleasant climate. With so much to experience and so many people wanting to do so, Barcelona can get pretty crowded. Then what? Especially in summertime, the Rambla is bursting with a heated, international crowd, so if you feel…

Baby, it’s cold outside!

That’s why it was nice at our short visit to Lübeck – the UNESCO World Heritage protected medieval Hanseatic city in northern Germany – to drop in to one of the many cafés, when our nose were cold and the battle of self-discipline was lost to the display of wonderful cakes. Wandering the cobblestone streets…