A Fresh Look at Old Photos: Budapest, October 2015

Budapest was a perfect place to test my theory that it’s best to not look at photographs of a city before visiting. I had no idea what to expect when I arrived and was incredibly delighted by its beautiful river, grand bridges, and iconic, dominant Parliament building.

A Fresh Look at Old Photos: Bratislava, October 2015

While Portugal was probably the country I fell most in love with during my sabbatical, Slovakia was a revelation. I booked nights in Bratislava without any idea what I’d find and discovered a city that combined brutal Soviet realism with scenes straight from a fairy tale. I can’t recommend wandering its streets enough, and I...

A Fresh Look at Old Photos: Prague and Dresden, October 2015

When I visited Prague and Dresden in October 2015, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and liveliness of the Prague and the recreated history of Dresden. One of my favorite photos of the entire trip is the one I took outside the Frauenkirche Dresden at a moment when the crowds seemed to vanish just long enough for me to capture the empty...