Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Studio Renovation, Indianapolis, Indiana

Okay, so this isn't exactly about travel, but my studio purchase and renovation consumed the better part of a year of my life. I found a great, old 1920 building that I thought would be the perfect live/work space. It was a Blacksmith studio in the 1930's and most recently a catering facility. It is the perfect studio for me. If you enjoy seeing renovation projects, you should love this slideshow. It was exciting to see the transformation and to watch my vision become a reality.

Mürren, Switzerland

People often ask me what is my favorite country in Europe? I would have to say Switzerland. It's the most beautiful, quaint, clean, and friendly country I've visited. I enjoy the food and love the architecture for it's sense of style and warmth. It's an easy country to relax and take in the surroundings. To me it is heaven on earth. This is the hotel I stayed in recently. And the other photo is taken from our balcony on the 3rd floor. It was a huge wrap around balcony that works very nicely when you want to sit back and drink a beer and be awed. You can find some of my European photography for sale on both Etsy and Discovered Artists

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mürren, Switzerland

Being from the midwest, I grew up on meat and potatoes. So, it's probably no surprise that one of my favorite dishes in Switzerland is Rösti. It is hash browns with Alpine cheese, ham and a sliced pear. It's total comfort food and it is so good. This was one of the best meals on the entire trip. I had eaten at this same hotel restaurant years ago and I decided I needed to bring my friends to experience it. The hotel name is Hotel Alpenruh and it has one of the best views of the Lauterbrunnen valley from the restaurants outdoor deck.