"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls

Basilica of St. Paul's near Rome
The Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is built over the burial place of St. Paul. It is one of the four papal basilicas of Rome. More information on this important and beautiful basilica can be found on Wikipedia here.

There are amazing columns, incredible marbles used throughout and a very special ambiance that is extremely spiritual. I loved walking around inside. The outside has some very famous doors, including one that can only be opened on Jubilee years. More on the Jubilee can be found here.

I loved all the architectural details. See a few I photographed below.

The Holy Door only opened during Jubilee years

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Living Vicariously: Guanajuato Through the Eyes of Kristina Rodriguez

Dolores Hidalgo photo by Kristian Rodriguez

Sometimes I get to travel, like in one month I will be in England to attend my niece's wedding and go on a cruise to Greece and Turkey. Other time, I live vicariously through somebody else's photos - in this case the photos of our one and only Kristina Rodriguez. (Note the photo above is a double winner. It has a great door and graffiti.)

Now Kristina is just talented. Along with being a fabulous photographer, she is also an amazing chef and has a lovely restaurant on Cozumel named Cha Cha's Kitchen with her mom, Kathy. Their Facebook page can be found here.

More great doors by Kristina Rodriguez

But while Cha Cha's is closed for their vacation, Kristina and mom Kathy are traveling around Guanajuato, and I am enjoying their travels almost as much as they are!

Divine view by Kristina Rodriguez