London: Greenwich

We wanted to go see the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, but when we got there, we discovered the place was undergoing renovation. From their website: The Royal Observatory and Planetarium are now closed until… Continue reading

London: Hampton Court Palace

Sorry folks. The wireless feed has been extremely slow, and it has taken two days to upload all these pics. But enjoy. We leave for Dublin in the morning. We thought we would… Continue reading

London: The Tower

The Tower of London and English History … the Tudors. So we watched the first episode of the first season of the Showtime series to help give context to everything we saw today.… Continue reading

London Photo Album, Part 2

We began the day with a visit to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum on Baker Street. There were lots and lots of people to deal with. But otherwise, we took some memorable photos. Here’s… Continue reading

London Photo Album, Part 1

After breakfast, we headed out the door for the Underground (Subway) at Notting Hill Gate to Victoria Station. When we surfaced, we headed out to Westminster Cathedral, THE Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown… Continue reading

From Rome to London

The last couple of days are a blur. From my last post, we had another unplanned day in Rome, and an unexpected trip to Lanciano in Abruzzo. Fr. Kerry had some parishioners visiting… Continue reading

Roman Photo Album, Part 2

Sunday, we didn’t have any specific plans. I guess since we were just running around town, we visited several different interesting sites, planned and unplanned. Many of the public places are closed on… Continue reading


We arrived at Assisi late in the afternoon. We didn’t really stay long. I wish we had. There was so much to see. We started at the Basilica di Santa Chiara, patroness of… Continue reading


We headed out on a guided tour to Orvieto in Umbria on Saturday, and Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare. The city of Orvieto is “situated on the flat summit of… Continue reading

Rome: Basilica di San Pietro, Part 2

We returned to the grottoes after seeing all we could see on the main floor. But we are not allowed to take pictures there. We saw the tomb of St. Peter. The tour… Continue reading

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