onion domes

the church of our savior on spilled blood in st. petersburg, russia

i stood in front of this onion-domed church, looked up to this unique astounding structure laden with history and was mesmerized by its beauty.  it simply took my breath away.

happy friday!

st. Petersburg, russia

st. Petersburg, russia


Posted in Travel | Tagged , , | 28 Comments

cffc: roofs

roofs in the tropics!

my entry to Cee’s fun foto challenge: roofs



Posted in photo challenge, Travel | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

wpc: tiny

street eats in Helsinki’s most famous harbor market square (kauppatori).  called vendace – salty, crunchy and tasty fried tiny fish!

my entry to WPC:Tiny


Posted in photo challenge, Travel | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

cffc: doors and entrances

for Cee’s fun foto challenge: doors and entrances

main door of st olaf church in tallinn, estonia. st olaf was built in the 12th century.



green door, also in Tallin, Estonia



Posted in photo challenge, Travel | Tagged , | 20 Comments


soaked up the splendor of autumn at mundelein seminary.




Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments

world series champions!

2016 chicago cubs!


Posted in Uncategorized | 16 Comments

thank you!

thank you all for the lovely wishes. i’m back from scandinavia and slowly getting back into the swing of things. i will start reading posts and ease into the blogging world, hopefully soon.  meanwhile here’s a snapshot on my first day in Copenhagen…

nyhavn, copenhagen

nyhavn, copenhagen

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , | 24 Comments