Wordless Wednesday



5 Places I want to visit


  1. NYC
  2. Paris
  3. Florida
  4. Germany
  5. England/Ireland

This year I added not one, but five destinations to my wish list of places I would like to travel to sometime in my lifetime.

NYC– I have always wanted to go to NYC ever since I was a little girl.

Paris – I love the iconic Eiffel Tower. My mother’s side of the family is from France. My great grandmother lived in a castle in France.

Florida – My grandmother lived in Florida for many years. We had the pleasure of visiting her there a few times. One fond memory was visiting her for Christmas where we were able to eat Christmas dinner on her patio in our shorts and flip flops. We weren’t able to do this back home in Ohio (brr!) Florida is a very big state to visit in such a short time so I wanted it on this on my list.

Germany – Germany is always a place I wanted to visit. My father’s side of the family is from Germany.

England/Ireland – I realize both countries are extremely big but I thought I would group them together since they are close to each other and a lot of travelers explore both of them during the same trip. One place I really want to visit in Ireland is the Cliffs of Moher.



I love photography.

I take photos every chance I get. I started out taking photos with a Nikon Coolpix L12 then I started using a Pentax K200D SLR. In July 2011, I bought my own SLR camera a Pentax K-r SLR.

I would love to study photography in college but it is so expensive. I have been teaching myself or taking small workshops. I took a Digital Photography SLR class in November 2012. I have been wanting to take another one but I can’t afford it. I might go back over all of my notes from the class and do the assignments on my own again.

I have always wanted to do food photography. I am always cooking and trying new recipes. I often take photos as a cook meals.



German Village

a street in German Village


German Village is a historic neighborhood just south of Downtown Columbus.

I love visiting German Village. It is a beautiful place to visit. I look forward to going down to German Village. The houses are amazing. They are so old and beautiful. I have this cute hobby of looking at old homes. It doesn’t have anything to do with real estate. I love taking photos of old homes.

My favorite places in German Village:

Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus  – Schmidt’s is a German food restaurant in German Village. It can be busy on the weekends. They do not take reservations so get there early. You can always skip lunch and come there for an early dinner. I recommend the buffet where you can sample many of the foods all at once.  My favorite meal is the German Meatloaf followed by their famous Cream Puff.



The Book Loft – The Book Loft is an awesome place to visit. It is a historic book store with 32 rooms of books. You can literally get lost in there. It is fun to grab a coffee and browse the 32 rooms of books.



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The Golden Hobby Shop – The Golden Hobby Shop is located in an 1864 school house. They sell handmade items by local seniors.


Columbus Museum of Art

Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum located in downtown Columbus, Ohio. CMA is free on Sundays.

Christian Bruce, Countess of Devonshire , Anthony van Dyck, 1635, oil on canvas (photo by me)

Christian Bruce, Countess of Devonshire , Anthony van Dyck, 1635, oil on canvas (photo by me)


View of Bennecourt by Claude Monet, 1887. Oil on canvas (photo by me)


The collection includes works by:

  • Picasso
  • Juan Gris
  • Cézanne
  • Boucher
  • Ingres
  • Degas
  • Matisse
  • Monet
  • Edward Hopper
  • Norman Rockwell

And photography by :

  • Berenice Abbott
  • Eugène Atget

CMA also has temporary exhibits and traveling shows.

On Sunday, August 19, 2012 – I went to the Columbus Museum of Art to see:  The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951

From ( The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936-1951) :

Change the world – one photograph at a time. Guided by a belief in the transformative power of photography, the Photo League took to the streets in the 1930s and 1940s to record the effects of poverty, war, racial inequality, and social injustice. Artists in the Photo League were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Their focus centered on New York City and its vibrant streets – a shoeshine boy, a brass band on a bustling corner, a crowded beach at Coney Island. Many of the images are beautiful, yet harbor strong social commentary on issues of class, race, and opportunity. The Radical Camera exhibition explores the fascinating blend of aesthetics and social activism at the heart of the Photo League

They didn’t allow photography in the exhibit but I did buy a post card book of the photos there:

After the exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art, The Radical Camera exhibition go to the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA (November 15, 2012 – February 24, 2013); and Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL (March 16 – June 16, 2013).

From ( Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel ) :

Explore the artistry of Ancient Rome at Columbus Museum of Art with this ancient Roman mosaic. More than 300 square feet large and 1,700 years old, this stunning mosaic is one of the world’s largest and best preserved. Discovered in 1996 in Lod, Israel, the mosaic is unique in its depiction of exotic animals and ancient sailing ships. Study the mosaic’s glorious details and uncover the stories hidden in its imagery. On view for a limited time only at the Columbus Museum of Museum of Art, one of only five US museums (including the Met and the Field museums) to display this Roman treasure. After its US tour the Lod Mosaic will return to its permanent home in Israel.


Close up of the Marvelous Menagerie


Marvelous Menagerie

North Market


North Market is an indoor market in Columbus, Ohio that offers fresh and prepared foods, enthic cuisine, flowers, and gifts. There is a coffee store, Jeni’s ice cream, a candy store, a cookware store, a polish food place, a sushi place, two or more pizza places, and much more.

There is a small private parking lot but we found a meter to park at a short walking distance away. It was a pleasant walk and added to the experience.

I had a amazing slice of cheese pizza from a pizza place called Sarefino’s Pizzeria and Italian Deli. They serve New York Style pizza, stromboli, calzones etc. I didn’t get a photo of it because I ate it too fast and did not think of it.

For a complete list of what North Market has to offer, go to http://www.northmarket.com/meet-the-market