Europe

Getting the Shot: Big Ben

The clock tower at Westminster, colloquially known as Big Ben, is one of the most iconic symbols of London. Here’s how to get an epic shot of one of the world’s most famous landmark.

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Ten Favorite World Cities

Often times people ask us about our most favorite cities that we’ve visited. Believe it or not, coming up with only ten is much more difficult that you might think. In the end, our choices are primarily guided by how each of these cities make us feel.

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The Church With the Devil’s Footprint

Munich’s massive Frauenkirche – the Church of Our Lady – is particularly famous for one very odd distinction: it bears the devil’s footprint inside its hallowed halls.

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A Sobering Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau Concentration Camp was built in Nazi Germany as a "model camp" for other concentration camps. It mainly housed political prisoners, dissidents, and resistance fighters. The facility was designed to hold 5,000 prisoners. Population numbers fluctuated throughout...

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Jeweled Skeleton of Saint Munditia

Just steps from Marienplatz (Mary's Square) is St. Peter's Church, home to one of Munich's most bizarre relics. Inside the church on the left-hand side is a glass coffin containing the jeweled skeleton remains of Saint Munditia: the matron saint of matrons (or...

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The Legend of St Frideswide

Let me tell you a story about a woman who once lived named Frideswide. Other than a sexy name, you must be thinking, why should I care about a woman who has been long dead? Here are 5 reasons:She founded a priory in Oxford, which later was incorporated into Christ...

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The Changing of the Guard

So you're in London and hitting all the must-see attractions, which obviously includes the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.  You walk excitedly through St. James Park, with the beautiful Palace coming into view in the distance.  But as you get closer, you...

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Bruges’ Most Famous Citizen

Early scenes in the movie In Bruges showcase the beauty and charm of the medieval of Bruges, Belgium. We see the spire of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Church of Our Lady) as it pierces the morning mist. Horse-drawn carriages laden with tourists clip-clop through Bruges'...

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Bruges Through an iPhone Lens

On our second day in Bruges, my wife challenged me to leave my camera behind and only take pictures with my iPhone 4. Leaving my camera behind in a beautiful city like Bruges is not an easy thing for me, but nevertheless, challenge accepted! Some of the phone photos...

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Three Days in Budapest

The Hungarian capital of Budapest is one of Europe's most underrated cities. Budapest is described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe" due to its beauty, charm, and 1,000-year-old culture. The city demands to be savored slowly over a period of time. But for those...

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