Let's look into why visiting an American city center is often disappointing whereas European ones are mostly pleasant Visiting Europe conjures up images of charming downtown marketplaces, quaint bridges connecting towns, and thriving communities you can stroll through in a way that most American cities simply cannot offer. Sure there are certain vibrant downtown cultural areas and … Continue reading Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?
Dubrovnik’s Ancient Facades
By Austin Clinkenbeard Draw water from her wells, guide your hands along her smooth stones, peer into the depths of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik has faced the Adriatic with dark eyes perched upon her lofty mountaintops for centuries uncountable. She has seen the strength of great empires rise and fall while she herself remains ageless and beautiful. … Continue reading Dubrovnik’s Ancient Facades
Dual Faces of Prague
By Austin Clinkenbeard Prague's aesthetic is both the Disney princess and the wicked witch. She is her own twisted step-mother and she is the shining knight who comes to save her. There are two faces to Prague. She is light and grace and forgotten splendor. She is color and water and ancient jewels and armor. She changes, … Continue reading Dual Faces of Prague
Amsterdam’s Welcoming Embrace
By Austin Clinkenbeard Amsterdam is warm refuge. Acceptance is found here Long armed canals encircle the city embracing all inside her concentric reach. Sinewy streets and colorful high-gabled peaks peer down on Dutch market streets. Bicycles breeze by in a flurry of sound and color as if fast-flying tulips, each of them dinging bells, singing like … Continue reading Amsterdam’s Welcoming Embrace