The Hofbrauhaus Files

As we begin the month of October, of course my mind is wandering to the beautiful and dynamic city of Munich. Munich itself is indeed wonderful but something there that we were looking forward to fell a bit flat. I know a lot of people just LOVE the famous Hofbrauhaus, but having dinner there was…

The Once Mighty Rheinfels of the Rhine

Europe is overflowing with castles to be seen and explored. Some have been reconstructed, restored, or preserved, gilded and glorious from the art to the furniture and everything in between. Others, however, were left in their ruined state. Though most people don’t hesitate to call them β€œruins”, they are actually beautiful and grand in their…

The Church Files: Beautiful Berliner Dom

Thanks to a combination of being raised in a Catholic family and doing a lot of traveling, I have been inside a pretty large number of churches. Only counting ones my hometown and my college town puts me over a dozen. I’ve also been to services at a few churches in New York City, two…