Admiring the splendor of the Brooklyn Bridge

I’ve been across New York’s Brooklyn Bridge so many times, but each time, it strikes me with its beauty. Years ago, back in college, I took a course with David McCullough and we read his fabulous The Great Bridge that delves into the engineering feat of John and Washington Roebling in building this bridge 1869-1883.…

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Views from the top of the Stubnerkogel, Bad Gastein, Austria

I’ve already written about hiking up the Graukogel¬†– another of the panoramic peaks of beautiful Bad Gastein, Austria – an idyllic Alpine town in Austria’s Salzburg province. Stubnerkogel (1943 meters above sea level) is the other peak easily reached from Bad Gastein’s center. There are great views from the top – and views out to…

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