Category Archives: Europe

Gothic Cathedrals – Appreciating Europe’s Medieval Masterpieces

The Gothic style of architecture, which rose to prominence in the mid-twelfth century, represented a revolutionary new way of building cathedrals. … Gothic Cathedrals – Appreciating Europe’s Medieval Masterpieces Gorgeous art of gorgeous architecture

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10 Day Travel Challenge: Day 1

I saw on Alive and Trekking that there’s a blogging challenge asking people to post favorite travel photos for 10 consecutive days. I’m challenging myself as a way to enjoy the good old days when traveling was easy. Rather than … Continue reading

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The Cannonball Lodged in the Wall of the Hotel de Sens — StickyMangoRice

On the 28th of July, 1830, a cannon was aimed at the Hôtel de Sens in Paris. The powder exploded, and the projectile, a lump of iron weighing several kilograms, collided with the stone with a hefty thunk. Instead of … Continue reading

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WPC: All-Time Favorites

So WordPress is ending this fun, community-building, delightful challenge. They haven’t given a reason why, which is disappointing. I loved getting a new theme to inspire me and to get a chance to see how others had responded. I connected … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Wednesday when the next photo theme will … Continue reading

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A friend of mine visited Užupis in Lithuania and mentioned its unique constitution. It’s made me want to visit. Maybe next summer?

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Russian Tea Room, Harbin, China

Eating at the Russian Tea Room in Harbin is like eating in a Russian grandmother’s house. The decor is homey, full of antiques from former Russians who lived in Harbin in the early 20th century. I enjoyed the Russian tea … Continue reading

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At the Art Institute of Chicago

I feel like this painting to day, light and springlike.

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Art Institute Chicago

Here are some treasures from the Native American collection. Recently acquired textiles, on display till April 28, 2013.

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Krakow: Ethnographic Museum

In Krakow there’s a wonderful ethnographic museum, where I saw these creations. Information: Ethnography Museum / Muzeum Etnograficzne in the Kazimierz Town Hall at 1 Wolnica Pl., phone (+48) 124305575 Polish folklore. Other European folklore. The folklore of Africa, the … Continue reading

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