Victoria Embankment Gardens in central London celebrates the sesquicentennial with plantings of the Canada 150 tulip – white leaves and red flames echoing the maple leaf flag.
Aerial view of London
St. George’s Dragon
Bollards and taxis
St. Paul’s Cathedral is always stunning no matter the angle of the shot or the time of day.
Budapest, Hungary, is a stunning city under the light of day or the sparkling lights cast from its regal buildings at night and reflected on the River Danube, which slides through the two halves of Buda and Pest. (Part 1)
Buda looking toward Pest
It is a very walk-able city with plenty of sights and sites to view along the way, be they churches or cafes on a square with sprawling pavement seating. (Part 1)
Hungarian Parliament at night
The food, especially the duck and fish, is splendidly prepared and presented. But finding a quality beer here can be a bit of a challenge but with research and determination it can be done. (Part 2)
When the beer offerings were at a low ebb, I switched to Hungarian red wine, which was plentiful and of good quality, hitting the right notes of fruit forward with a nice peppery finish. (Part 2)
Crystal Pier as seen from level three of Tower 23, Pacific Beach.
A red rose in the Rose Garden, adjacent to Balboa Park, home to San Diego’s galleries and museums.
Pacific Ocean surf breaks sharply under Crystal Pier, some 872 feet from shore.
Over the course of a day, the price for mimosas steadily rises at the Bare Back Grill, Pacific Beach.
The old Point Loma Lighthouse, now a museum, overlooks San Diego’s inner harbour, some 427 feet above sea level.
Red wine and a setting sun at Jordan’s in Tower 23, Pacific Beach.