Tag Archives: travel

Travels to St. Petersburg, Russia: The Hermitage Museum

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My last day in St. Petersburg. It was a good day to be inside, since a chilly rain misted over the Neva River and penetrated my thin jacket. Once again, I queued in line to … Continue reading

Posted in travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spilled Blood and People Watching: Travels to St. Petersburg Russia

By Dr. Denise R. Ames Next stop on my whirlwind tour visiting a slice of St. Petersburg was the interestingly-named, oddly-colorful Russian Orthodox cathedral—Church of our Savior on Spilled Blood. I wondered: “Whose blood had been spilled”? As our tour … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Petersburg, Russia: Peterhof Palace, Luxury Beyond Imagination

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I am traveling to the Baltic Sea as a cruise ship lecturer aboard the Nautica, part of the Oceania Cruise Line. As part of my lecturer gig, I am accompanying a tour to Peterhof Palace, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Petersburg, Russia: A New Outlook with Old Trappings

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I am looking forward to St. Petersburg, our second stop on a Baltic Sea cruise on board the Nautica, a small cruise ship that is part of the Oceania Line. I am the cruise ship … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty pt. 3

By Dr. Denise R. Ames My one day stop in Estonia is not nearly enough time to see everything I want, but at least I am able to visit the Old Town section of Tallinn, the capital and largest city … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty, pt. 2

By Dr. Denise R. Ames My one day stop in Estonia is not nearly enough time to see everything I want, but at least I am able to visit the Old Town section of Tallinn, the capital and largest city … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Estonia: A Small Country but Big in Culture, History, and Natural Beauty, pt. 1

By Dr. Denise R. Ames I peek out my window and see the gray light of dawn enveloping the calm harbor of Tallinn, Estonia. It is a good sign. After a night of some turbulence at sea, feeling stationary is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rio Grande Nature Center: Lessons from Nature

by Dr. Denise R. Ames One of my favorite places to visit in Albuquerque, New Mexico, my hometown, is the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Comfortably nestled alongside the Rio Grande that slices its way through the center of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rio Grande: A River of Myth and Imagination

By Dr. Denise R. Ames The Rio Grande, a river of myth and imagination, winds its way through my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The river’s source lies high in the San Juan mountains located in south-central Colorado. The river … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sandhill Cranes are Back in Albuquerque!

By Dr. Denise R. Ames November is always a special month for me—flocks of Sandhill Cranes winter in my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque warmly welcomes the migrating visitors by providing open space fields of grains specially planted for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment