Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Garden of the Gods


Outside of Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Fantastic red sandstone rock formations are set off by the brilliant blue Colorado sky. Quite the contrast...


Rocks like this balanced one make you wonder how they got here. Apparently they were deposited horizontally but have been tilted vertically and faulted by the immense mountain forces close to Pike's Peak.


Legend has it the name came from a couple of surveyors thinking this would make a great place for a beer garden. They thought the gods would come...hence it turned into Garden of the Gods. The beer garden never materialized!

Monday, July 25, 2011

U.S. Air Force Academy


The chapel at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.


Inside...looking up


Friday, July 15, 2011

Scenes from Italy

Street in Assisi...

The bridge by St. Peter's at night...

Domes across the sky in Rome...


Vatican Post Office...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Walking in Rome


Imagine walking on this every day. That's what we did while in Rome. We were wearing tennis shoes or cushioned flip flops.

Now imagine women dressed in suits or dresses and wearing four inch heels walking on this every day. That's what we saw while in Rome. Amazing...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Piazza Market in Rome






Purses for sale on the street. Think they are "real"?



T-shirts...lots and lots of t-shirts.



Spices...lots and lots of spices...