Happy birthday Ludwig van Beethoven!!!
The famous – and famously-deaf – composer was born in the year 1770, and though the exact date isn’t known for sure, most historians cite December as the month, as he was baptized on the 17th of that month.
Many music-rich European cities play annual host to Beethoven-themed festivals such as the one photographed here. Where am I? You already know the continent. What is the country and city?
It was five years ago today that I was in the location pictured below. Alas, the white socks unmask me for the gringo that I am, but what can I say? Sandal blisters are the worst!
Where am I?
This picture – what I call my “chicken legs pose” – was taken quite recently. Where was I?
Gooooooooollllllllllll! Yes, it’s World Cup time again. In honor of the global fútbol competition, which soccer-loving city and country am I in here? Bonus points if you can name the stadium!
This Sunday we celebrate Easter. Jews celebrate Passover. In Latin America, the entire week is known as “Semana Santa” (Holy Week). A common tradition in cities big and small is the religious procession, with locals costumed as Roman soldiers, Pontius Pilate, etc. They burn incense and carry large parade floats featuring Crucifixion and Resurrection images throughout the streets. Locals stay awake all day and night before the parades to create elaborate alfombras, which are colorful “carpets” made of damp, colored sawdust. The carpets often include images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary, or simple proclamations of peace. The highlight is watching the parade march over your alfombra, essentially destroying it.
As it happens, I often find myself in Latin America during this time of year – and not always on purpose, either. Which Latin American city and country am I visiting in this photo?
Seeing as my last two posts were dead in the water (you can read about them here and here if you are feeling so inclined), I thought I’d continue one of this blog’s most popular recurring features.
Spring is just around the corner…or so many of us hope. In the spirit of warmer weather, where am I in this pic?
The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off today at Sochi. In honor of the Games, where am I in this pic?
Here is a special, holiday-themed “Where am I?” What country is home to the child-eating Christmas beast pictured here? (No, not me – the other guy.)
Something tells me this one won’t remain unsolved for very long. For extra credit – if only in the form of bragging rights – can you guess the city?
Slightly obscure, but guessable if you’ve been there. (Duh.) Where am I in this pic?
I found this gem of a panorama stitch in my archives. Methinks it’s harder than my usual postings, so I’m not adverse to giving a clue if so requested.
Where am I?