Standing tall

October 2, 2017   Comments (0)
 

 

#throwback Google has helpfully reminded me that we were in Vik, Iceland, on this day four years ago, on (more…)

 
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My Berlin – a nod to Jewish history & an NYT piece

October 19, 2016   Comments (0)
 

For 27 years, I’ve made pilgrimages to Berlin to visit family. My mother’s sister moved there in 1964 and her children and now grandchildren were all born there. Since I can remember, Berlin has never been a tourist destination, more a homestay, sometimes a stopover. When I lived in Poland I went numerous times and when I moved to the US, I tried to break my homeward journey there. And still, when I visit Europe, (more…)

 
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Meanwhile … at the same time

September 27, 2016   Comments (0)
 

img_20160901_153202 I’m sure you’ve looked at an exhibit somewhere and thought, “Hmm, if I remember my history lessons right, around this time, this war was happening in X country.” Or if you’re like me, “I wish I could remember anything at all from my boring history lessons. I wonder what was happening in India and China and the Ottoman empire when this painter was capturing this!” (more…)

 
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Postkarte von Berlin

September 5, 2016   Comments (0)
 

Funny stuff in Kreutzberg

Grumpy cat had a message, I was reminded that I cannot wait for the Ab Fab movie, and in dry German fashion, a witty name for a minimalist coffee shop – all in the Kreutzberg area of fun restaurants and a gazillion coffee shops that all smelled good and all seemed full even on a Monday afternoon.

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Stockholm Vykort #2

August 30, 2016   Comments (0)
 

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Perfect weather came back later in my Stockholm week, but by Day 2, Sunday, the clouds were out. Monday was chilly. Tuesday was damp and cold. These photos are from Sunday and Monday. World Water Week officially started at 9 a.m. on Sunday (really) and after several panels, seminars, and plenaries, I went on a Bridges of Stockholm boat tour, from which I caught sunset over the water and viewed a lot of “Functional Architecture,” which I thought was quite nifty with their floor-to-ceiling windows. On a side note, I don’t know if the tour guide made that up or was translating something (more…)

 
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Vykort från Stockholm #1

August 28, 2016   Comments (0)
 

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Stockholm presented a face that was picture postcard perfect. The weather was warmer than my app had predicted, the sun was out, the sky was cloudless and the waters bluer than I’ve seen anywhere in a long time. Everything was welcoming, everything seemed to whisper, “Stay, stay, this is where you belong.” I didn’t fall for it (see what I did there?) Good weather is always followed by ridiculous cold. (And it was.) Anyway, I got in at about 1:30 on Saturday afternoon — sans luggage, that’s a different story — with the rest of my afternoon free and a rumbling tummy, so I hoofed it up the street, maneouvering sort of by instinct, kinda by map, away from Vasagatan (more…)

 
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Full moon over the Targus

September 26, 2015   Comments (0)
 


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#travel #Portugal #Lisboa #throwback #summer #blog
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Is it a bird? A plane? A rickshaw?

August 29, 2015   Comments (0)
 


But, check it out online, too: The Museum of Popular Art

 
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Love Coimbra

August 26, 2015   Comments (0)
 

My new favorite town. It has a street of cats! 🙂 #coimbra #travel #portugal #gatos

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Happy hours

August 25, 2015   Comments (0)
 


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