#throwback to our trip to Vilnius and this brilliant sculpture – an abstract portrait of 16th century Polish queen Barbara Radziwiłł, Grand Duchess of Lithuania. The sculpture is by Vladas Vildžiūnas, from 1979. It’s on what translates as German Street and one side had to be completely rebuilt after the bombing in WWII #sculpture #publicart #europe #Lithuania #Vilnius #summertime #summer2018 #blog #wp #rainy #showers #cloudy #summerholiday

August 10, 2018   Comments (0)
 

#throwback to our trip to Vilnius and this brilliant sculpture - an abstract portrait of 16th century Polish queen Barbara Radziwiłł, Grand Duchess of Lithuania. The sculpture is by Vladas Vildžiūnas, from 1979. It's on what translates as German Street and one side had to be completely rebuilt after the bombing in WWII #sculpture #publicart #europe #Lithuania #Vilnius #summertime #summer2018 #blog #wp #rainy #showers #cloudy #summerholiday | August 10, 2018 at 03:21PM
#throwback to our trip to Vilnius and this brilliant sculpture – an abstract portrait of 16th century Polish queen Barbara Radziwiłł, Grand Duchess of Lithuania. The sculpture is by Vladas Vildžiūnas, from 1979. It’s on what translates as German Street and one side had to be completely rebuilt after the bombing in WWII #sculpture #publicart #europe #Lithuania #Vilnius #summertime #summer2018 #blog #wp #rainy #showers #cloudy #summerholiday

 
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#throwback to our trip to Vilnius and this brilliant sculpture – an abstract portrait of 16th century Polish queen Barbara Radziwiłł, Grand Duchess of Lithuania. The sculpture is by Vladas Vildžiūnas, from 1979. It’s on what translates as German Street and one side had to be completely rebuilt after the bombing in WWII #sculpture #publicart #europe #Lithuania #Vilnius #summertime #summer2018 #blog #wp #rainy #showers #cloudy #summerholiday

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Work on the lake

June 1, 2018   Comments (2)
 

Lake Pichola, Udaipur


I’ve been spending a lot of time in Udaipur and with a view like this when I visit, how can I stay away?
Okay, that’s a little bit of hyperbole, I admit, but c’mon, the lake is gorgeous — any time of the day, all (more…)

 
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trucks, trains, and automobiles + camping

May 31, 2018   Comments (0)
 

Earlier this month, I went overlanding for the first time. What’s that? It’s defined like this: “Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal.”

Seven of us got on a modified truck (called Bonnie, a beautiful orange BharatBenz), while her twin (Clyde, of course!) followed us (tricked out with loos, showers, hot water on one side and a kitchen on the other) and went from Jaipur to Gurgaon (where we were stopped by curious cops at every intersection, it seemed), on to Rishikesh, where we stayed in a room by the Ganges, then further up the mountains, following the Alaknanda river past Rudraprayag and Devprayag to Chopta, Uttarakhand. Here we stopped for two nights and camped amidst rhododendron trees, (more…)

 
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Smile like you mean it

April 12, 2018   Comments (0)
 

Look at that wicked smile! Team AKA Meaty Glide running amok in Udaipur (well, slowly, because these are narrow streets in the old city after all). #rickshawrun #rickshawrun2018 #blog | April 12, 2018 at 06:20AM

Look at that wicked smile!
Team AKA Meaty Glide running amok in Udaipur (well, slowly, because these are narrow streets in the old city after all). #rickshawrun #rickshawrun2018 #blog Shared via Instagram https://ift.tt/2JE7Ond and IFFT

 
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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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Drink up

September 30, 2017   Comments (0)
 

The prettiest drink (of many) I had this past week. Cinnamon old fashioned at Kaama.
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Grand Canyon roadtrip 

November 17, 2016   Comments (2)
 


The fog and the snow clouds dispersed pretty quickly and after we warmed up a bit we decided to drive up to Desert view (above) and then Moran point (below). (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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Feet of gold

October 17, 2016   Comments (0)
 

#throwback – Wat Intharawihan in Bangkok. Google has helpfully reminded me I was here two years ago today 🙂 My camera wasn’t up to the task of getting all 32 gilded metres in one photograph so I focused on the feet, with offerings of flowers placed on them.

The temple used to be called the Vegetable Temple (more…)

 
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