Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Romania

The Merry Cemetery of Săpânța, Romania
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul A FEW YEARS BACK I wrote about how the Day of the Dead (also known around the world as Day of Remembrance, All Saints’ day, All Hallows Tide, or All Hallows’ Day) is celebrated on November 1st in certain parts of Romania—as well as several Eastern European...
November 1st, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: Cat Crossing

Funky Signs: Cat Crossing
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols The signs in the U.S. are sometimes rather dull in their warnings. So dull, in fact, I rarely notice them—except where a sign warns drivers of cats crossing the road! This is a legitimate sign I discovered walking my mom’s dog through the streets of Corte Madera,...
October 19th, 2018 | FEATURED ARTICLES, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: Hillbilly lawn mower

Funky Signs: Hillbilly lawn mower
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. THE HILLBILLY LAWN MOWER is an ingenious device that may soon replace the noisy ride-on mowers that infest suburbia. I found this one at Hole N” The Rock, near Moab, Utah. Hillbilly lawn mower at Hole N” The Rock, Moab, Utah The...
August 12th, 2018 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Quirky architecture of Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Quirky architecture of Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul IN A PREVIOUS travel article I talked about discovering Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia’s Ottoman influences, the biggest of influences still left standing. Today, I want to tell you why I deemed Skopje as having the quirkiest architecture I have...
June 29th, 2018 | STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Legends and curiosities of Hole in the Rock, Utah

Legends and curiosities of Hole in the Rock, Utah
Story by Crystal Gabrielle. Photos Copyright © Crystal Gabrielle. After finishing another house-sitting job, I was heading from Grand Junction, Colorado to Albuquerque, New Mexico. I decided to swing out through Utah to see the sights. On Hwy 191, approx. 12 miles south of Moab, Utah, a big white arrow...
June 1st, 2018 | USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: The Four Dangers at Beaumaris Castle

Funky Signs: The Four Dangers at Beaumaris Castle
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols Over the pond in Wales, U.K., a sign at the Beaumaris Castle reminds us to keep track of our children, the floors are slippery, steps are dangerous, and that seagulls attack! I laughed out loud at this sign because I slipped on a slippery step trying to get away...
May 18th, 2018 | FUNKY SIGNS, THE UK | Read More

The lesser delights of Scupi, the Skopje Aqueduct and Macedonian Village

The lesser delights of Scupi, the Skopje Aqueduct and Macedonian Village
Text & photos Copyright © Estrella Azul In my last travel article about the capital of FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), entitled 6 Essential and 7 Practical Travel Tips for Visiting Skopje, FYROM, I mentioned that while it’s a very good place to take long walks, one may need...
April 20th, 2018 | EUROPE, TRAVEL BUMMERS | Read More