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Reflections of Rome…in Pictures

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Stendhal/Florence Syndrome

An ex lover once said to me, “I can’t believe you are real.”  Without getting too much into it, we were complete opposites of each other.  Not knowing what he meant at the time, I only responded with a look.  … Continue reading

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Viva Italia!

The weather in Rome on Wednesday, yesterday, was awful.  My umbrella flipped over many times as it was VERY windy, and for a minute I thought that I was in Chicago.  As miserable and cold as it was, without having … Continue reading

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Enter, Rome. Exit, Sinner.

My head is spinning right now.  I have been in a whirlwind.  I flew in yesterday, and as soon as I checked into my hotel, I went immediately to the Trevi Fountain.  What I realized is that one cannot take … Continue reading

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Gates of Paradise

I will soon be entering my own “Gates of Paradise” by traveling to Italy in 20 days.  As I look over my Italy guidebooks, I am overwhelmed with a plethora of art and architecture I will explore in Rome and … Continue reading

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Shoes, Art, and Skulls in Toronto

My morning started off in a happy way by visiting the Bata Shoe Museum, named after Sonja Bata who collected shoes from traveling around the world.  There were two pairs from the collection that I wished were mine:  silver ankle … Continue reading

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Jewish Prague, Klimt, The Dancing House–Good Bye Prague

I’m at my hotel room for a final night in Prague.  Nemo is right next to me while I’m typing away on the desk.  I want to thank the Hotel Maximilian for their generous hospitality, especially for Nemo’s company.  He … Continue reading

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The 1001 Nights-Part 2

So I did something crazy, driven by desire.  (No, it doesn’t involve a man.)  I decided one day, specifically on July 12, that I MUST see this great work of art,  Matisse’s THE 1001 NIGHTS, in person.  July 15 was … Continue reading

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The 1001 Nights-Part 1

Before my trip to Turkey I came across an article about Henri Matisse.  Of course, most people can recognize his art, but what drew me to the article was pertaining to a particular piece that he worked on in the … Continue reading

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