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Andalusia # 3 Seneca.

Spain’s LUCIUS ANNAEUS SENECA “All cruelty springs from weakness.” -Seneca      Before leaving the subject of Andalusia, I can’t resist mentioning Seneca—Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 B.C.-A.D. 65)—the Córdoban-born Stoic philosopher, orator, essayist, playwright and poet, who some consider to … Continue reading

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On the Road Again- Garmisch-Partenkirchen

We all know the world teems with wondrous places.  There are those I portray in my book 7 ½ Places of Wonder:  Munich, Dubai, Florence, Andalusia, Oxford, Jerusalem, St. Petersburg, and Stockholm, but there are also lesser known locales that … Continue reading

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“The present glory of Florence is its past.” –A common expression in Florence       After spending an enriching interlude in central and southern Tuscany (mainly Capalbio and La Foce), I returned to Florence to savor its past and present glories … Continue reading

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Two Romantic Places

TWO ROMANTIC PLACES      When my publisher asked me to blog about romantic places, I first had to decide what constitutes a “romantic place.”  Is such a place just about falling in love with another person or can a “romantic … Continue reading

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Dubai- Bedouin Silver

The highlight of my UAE souq explorations was the discovery of Bedouin silver of which I became a collector. This picture shows a Bedouin Silver Collection in one of Dubai’s heritage museums. The Bedouin Silver pieces in the other pictures … Continue reading

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Schwabing: Munich’s liveliest district.

Schwabing is Munich’s liveliest district, some say the nerve-center of the city’s creative life. Officially incorporated into Munich in 1890, Schwabing took on the aura of Paris and Montmartre.  Breaking with Germany’s rigid past, the area attracted writers, poets, actors, … Continue reading

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Born and raised in Germany, I came to the United States as a college student, thinking that my “American experience” would consist of a few edifying semesters deep in Edgar Allen Poe country (Virginia).  Who can predict the outcome of … Continue reading

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