Ancestral Photography is Back

This is how European Focus began, all the way back in 1989. I had the revolutionary idea to photograph small towns in Germany for those tracing their ancestors. No one was doing this at that time – at least not professionally. This was waaay before the internet, before e-mail, before everything! It seems like the […]

Enjoy Short Videos from Germany During Lockdown

I’ve been in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, my European home base, since March 15. Soon after arrival, I started making little movies lasting less than 4 minutes and posting them to my Facebook page (European Focus Private Tours) as well as YouTube. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/DowntownSRQ/videos?view_as=subscriberhttps://www.youtube.com/user/DowntownSRQ/videos?view_as=subscriber During this time of upheaval and no travel, I […]

The Open Window Policy of the Dutch Explained

Those we bring to Amsterdam and other large Dutch cities are always amazed that the Dutch don’t cover their windows with blinds or curtain, as is the case in Germany, for example. The Dutch have long had a philosophy of “Let the light shine in, and my lights inside shine out.” We love it. Now […]