Take A Breath: Tuesday Photo

Take a Breath Tuesday Photos began with my realization that we all need to just stop, take a breath and rest. The photos I use for this series will reflect beauty or serenity, relaxation or a spot to lose ones self in the moment.

One of four distinctive lions that watch over the Chain Bridge in Budapest.

Budapest Chain Bridge

This full view shot of the Chain Bridge was taken from Buda Castle, which overlooks the Danube River.

Budapest Bridges

A view of the Chain Bridge (Szechenyi Bridge)

Take A Breath: Tuesday Photo

Budapest Baths

Taking moments for ourselves, taking time to rejuvenate our spirit and body is precious. Today’s photo is from St. Lukacs Thermal Baths in Budapest. This is one in a series of pools where the temperatures progress from warm, to hot to cool and cold. These thermal baths are considered to have medicinal healing properties for the body. After a day spent at the baths my skin feels softer and my body feels relaxed. I wish for each of you to find a special time for yourselves today.

Magic Monday: Beautiful Bavaria

Staples of Bavarian Winter

One of the things you quickly learn in the Bavarian Alps is that winters are harsh. The Germans keep life in the Alps cozy with beautiful clothing made to withstand the cold.


Handcrafted wool sweaters with Bavarian designed buttons.


Lederhosen pants


Bavarian hats to keep out the cold.


The beautiful German Alps.

Magic Monday: Photo

A child (at a wedding) outside a church in Varenna, Italy.