Kinda feel like I need a drink after that somber history lesson from my previous post! 😉 Double tap if you're ready for the freakin' weekend!! 🥂
Pictured: Bourbon, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Simple syrup, and bitters.
"I was with the artillery supporting the division that took Dachau; I arrived there the day it was taken, when bulldozers were making pyramids of human bodies outside the camp. What I saw there has haunted me ever since." -Jim Garrison
This weekend marks the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp by the U.S. Seventh Army's 45th Infantry Division in 1945.
Pictured here is the entrance to the camp some 30 minutes from Munich, Germany. Established 5 weeks after Hitler took power in 1933, Dachau became the very first concentration camp established under the Nazi regime. More than 200,000 people were imprisoned and more than 40,000 were executed here. Touring this historic site was an eye-opening experience and I recommend it to anyone visiting Munich.
This gate used to have a door bearing the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free), but was stolen by some idiots a week or so prior to my arrival there. Two years later, an anonymous tip led to its discovery in Norway.
The Oculus and One World Trade Center! Lower Manhattan.
Ever since getting hooked on "House of Cards" last year I've been on the hunt for some great BBQ ribs in LA. I've had this place bookmarked for almost a year and I finally got to try it! I was not disappointed! Delicious food with fantastic service, what more could I ask for? Pictured: 1/4 rack of St. Louis style BBQ ribs, Cornbread, Potato Salad, and Mac & Cheese with a locally brewed Pilsner beer! YUM! 😋
Today marks the 2,770th Birthday of Rome! "Natale di Roma!" Happy Birthday Rome! 🎂🎉🇮🇹
Terrible news of the ISIS shooting on the Champs-Élysées. Horrible. I love this city and I can't wait to visit again. “Qui vivra verra." Stay strong Paris! 🇫🇷
I don't know why I chose this week to start my detox, but Happy 4/20! PSA: If ingesting edibles, know your tolerance and dose it right! A little goes a long way. Celebrate responsibly! 🙃💨
"Atlas" by Lee Lawrie, Bronze, 1937.
Standing 45 feet tall, Lawrie's bronze statue of Atlas towers over 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The sculpture is in the Art Deco style, keeping with the theme of Rockefeller Center.
My first "gallery" post on Instagram! Trying something new! Swipe left for a panoramic view of Paris! 🇫🇷
It's easy to get lost in the chaos, but you might just find yourself too. W 42nd St and 6th Ave. #Manhattan