Away, Preparing to be Away

I’ll be spending May (and some of June) overseas. I’ve procrastinated prep terribly, so I’ve fallen off posting material here. Instead, I’ve spent the past week scrambling to gather travel documents, assembling a travel wardrobe, and buying TSA-friendly grooming supplies. I only take a backpack, which simplifies getting about no end (no carrying heavy bags or pulling wheelie bags over cobblestones and whatnot. And my goodness, the convenience of not checking a bag is well worth limiting my clothing choices )

I’ll be staying in England, Amsterdam (my first time), Paris, and Florence. Side trips will probably include Chartres, which I’ve always longed to visit, and a day or two in Rome. I anticipate posting photos of art and architecture all day every day, so you might think about muting me until mid-June.

And now to watch YouTube videos about easing aviophobia (although a few pre-boarding glasses of wine in the BA lounge might just do the trick)


Author: Jacqueline A. Pollard

City Walker. Photo-taker. Lit PhD.

2 thoughts on “Away, Preparing to be Away”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the WW2 anecdote! I do plan on the maze and the tower. Mostly, I think I just want to sit and look up. Thank you for your good wishes as well. I’ll give a wave towards Lewes when I tramp over Firle Beacon 🙂


  2. Chartres is a must see place. We’ve stopped off there often on the drive down to southern France. Check out the pilgrims’ maize on the floor of the cathedral under the amazing stained glass. There’s a fine story, true I think, of how a lone American soldier prevented the Allied advance from bombing the cathedral flat in 1944 by slipping behind enemy lines to verify it wasn’t being used as the retreating Nazi command post. Go up one of the towers and take in the view. Spectacular. Enjoy your European tour…


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