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R. Doug Wicker — Author · 6h ago

54 Days at Sea — Touring Pisa and the second “Leaning Tower”

Wandering around Piazza dei Miracoli presents both opportunity and frustration for the photographer. The opportunity is, of course, the three magnificent buildings in the square — Pisa Cathe...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2d ago

54 Days at Sea — April 11, Livorno and Pisa

I’m going to cheat a little on today’s article, and I’ll explain that in a moment. MS Prinsendam left Saint-Tropez on April 10 and sailed into Livorno, Italy the following morning. From Livo...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 5d ago

Fun Photo Friday — 54 Days at Sea, Saint-Tropez and Port Grimaud Favorites

As I noted Wednesday, Port Grimaud offered more photographically than even the more famous Saint-Tropez. In selecting today’s Fun Photo Friday favorites, Port Grimaud shots beat out Saint-Tr...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1w ago

54 Days at Sea — Port Grimaud, France

As much as we enjoyed traipsing about Saint-Tropez, I personally found Port Grimaud even more photogenic even though it’s much newer than its neighbor to the east. Port Grimaud is a ‘planned...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

54 Days at Sea — April 10, Saint-Tropez

The morning after leaving Barcelona we anchored off the coast of Saint-Tropez, France. Here, Ursula and I would walk the streets of Saint-Tropez and take a quick boat ride west to visit Port...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 1W ago

Fun Firearm Friday — Ruger 10/22 “M1 Carbine” tribute

Quick. What’s that rifle above? Any guesses? If you took a quick glance before answering, you probably said, “That’s a .30 M1 Carbine.” You’d be wrong. I placed that rifle atop an M1 Carbine...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Western Wednesday — American Western Arms Peacekeeper

I’ve done a couple of articles on clones of the 1873 Colt ‘Single Action Army’/’Peacemaker’ line of guns: Six Shooter Week — Uberti El Patrón Competition U.S. Fire Arms Mfg. Co. — A Look at ...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Military Monday — Swiss K31 “Straight-Pull” Bolt Action Rifle

I’ll be returning to my “54 Days at Sea” series next week. Until then, this week is dedicated my most viewed subject — firearms. And today I present an extraordinary one, a Swiss K31 bolt ac...
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 2W ago

Fun Photo Friday — 54 Days at Sea, Barcelona and Park Güell Favorites

Here is today’s Fun Photo Friday gallery and slide show:
R. Doug Wicker — Author · 3W ago

54 Days at Sea — Visiting Park Güell, Barcelona

This week and last I’ve been presenting to you images of a very distinct architectural style. It’s known as Catalan Modernism, and it is characterized by a very fluid, organic look. One of t...