Queen’s Day in Amsterdam – Koninginnedag is now Koningsdag

Koninginnedag or Queen's Day is the Official Birthday of the Queen of Netherlands: Koninginnedag or Queen's Day (or Queensday) on April 30th is a national holiday in the Netherlands. On this day the entire country celebrates the official birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands. Queen … [Read more...]

Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

Hampton Court Flower Show: The UK's Largest Flower Show at Hampton Court Palace : Hampton Court Palace, to the south west of London, is the venue for many events and one of the most popular is the annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Organized by the Royal Horticultural Society, the Hampton … [Read more...]

Venice’s Marriage of the Sea – Festa della Sensa 2013

Festa della Sensa - a Venice Festival Which Includes the Marriage of the Sea Ceremony: The Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension), is a historical and colourful Venice festival that has been captured by many artists. This Ascension Day festival goes back to the days of the Venetian Republic … [Read more...]

Breitling Wing Walk Aerobatics Over Sydney

Barnstorming Retro Aerobatics Shot Over Sydney - Captured From My Balcony! Swiss watchmaker Breitling's commercial shoot of "wing-walking" aerobatics disturbed me from the perusal of my morning paper - a couple of biplanes and a helicopter are quite noisy - so I grabbed a handy camera and shot off … [Read more...]

450 Years of the Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism - 450 Years of the Catechism of Heidelberg: 2013 marks the 450th anniversary of the Heidelberg Catechism, the most important doctrinal document of the Reformed Church. Commissioned by Elector Friedrich III of the Palatinate in 1563, this prayer book takes its name from the … [Read more...]

Internationale Gartenschau Hamburg – IGS 2013

IGS 2013 Encompasses Seven Worlds, 80 Gardens and 100 Hectares of Park: Garden show lovers will be pleased to know that the International Gartenschau Hamburg will take place from April 26th to October 13th, 2013. Titled "Around the World in 80 Gardens" the Hamburg Gartenschau showcases 80 … [Read more...]

Heidelberg Castle Illuminations 2013

Heidelberg Castle Fireworks Extravaganza: Everyone loves a good fireworks display and when the setting is as beautiful as Heidelberg Castle and the Neckar River, the show is even more magical. Heidelberg Castle Illuminations 2013 Each summer, on three Saturday nights, Heidelberg Castle goes … [Read more...]