Category Archives: Landmarks

Inside Kensington Palace


Today, the world was introduced to the future King of England – just one day after his birth.  After he and his famous mum and dad left St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, in a Range Rover driven by Prince William, … Continue reading

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A Royal Home – Kensington Palace


In honor of Prince William and Catherine Middleton becoming first-time parents any day now, furrylittlegnome thought it would be most fitting for all of you to get a glimpse of their home: Kensington Palace. Located in West London, in the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Fourth in Boston


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Munich’s Spectacular City Square


Furrylittlegnome spent her final day on vacation in the southeast German city of München or Munich – the capital of Bavaria.  Other than a stop at the local Petit Bateau to buy pajamas, she really did not know what to expect.  What … Continue reading

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Fresh Water in Bavaria


About an hour southeast of Munich, Germany is a place most of us have not heard of. Lake Chiemsee (pronounced “kimzee”). Any takers? Furrylittlegnome did not think so. Nestled between Bavaria and the Tyrol region of Austria, this fresh water … Continue reading

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From a Bridge and a Road in Kufstein


Not far from the German / Austrian border sits Kufstein.  Before visiting this city in the Tyrol region of Austria, with a population of less than 20,000 people, furrylittlegnome knew one thing existed here:  a medieval fortress on a ledge.  That … Continue reading

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The Austrian Alps – Quite a Sight!


Gone are the days when furrylittlegnome would get numerous stamps in her passport on just one visit to Europe. One time, when she landed at Basel / Mulhouse, she came back to America with stamps from France, Germany and Switzerland. … Continue reading

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An Authentic Bavarian Scene


Located about an hour south of Munich, Germany sits Bad Tolz.  Located on the River Isar, with a population of less than 20,000 people, and dating back to the year 1180, Bad Tolz is a picturesque Bavarian town. Once you pass under … Continue reading

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Almost One Week After The Boston Marathon


It has been almost a week, a very long week, since two bombs exploded at The Boston Marathon and only a day since the entire world watched the arrest of “Suspect 2” live on television. This resilient city has started … Continue reading

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The Day After the Boston Marathon…


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