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48 FINAL DAYS OF OUTDOOR MEMORY ESCAPES

All Things Come to an End, if not this Pandemic (yet) I’ve continued posting the awkwardly named Daily Outdoor Memory Escapes far longer than I thought I would. Arguably the pandemic is worse in the whole of the USA than … Continue reading

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40 Days of Outdoor Memories

Thanks A Lot, COVID 19!   Back in early April, when it became clear we would be hunkering indoors for at least the next month, barely getting out, and certainly not doing any traveling, I started posting on my social … Continue reading

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VERSAILLES – NIGHT TIME FOUNTAINS AND FIREWORKS SHOW

  As promised, pics and vids of the Versailles Once-in-a-Year Nighttime Spectacular   You can glance at the map of the park and see how it lovely it is during the day in my previous post, where you will also … Continue reading

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VERSAILLES – A Walk in the Park (and what a Park!)

A detailed guided tour through the baroque mythological splendors and eye popping and head scratching extravagance of the park of Versailles. The park grounds of Versailles are immense and splendid. Below a map of the whole park: Only the bottom … Continue reading

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VERSAILLES – A Stroll Through the Gilded Chateau

Take a walk with me inside the opulent grandeur of Luis XIV’s showcase We approach the palace, or chateau, from the municipality of Versailles. An equestrian statue of Louis XIV greets the tourists at the first gate:     This … Continue reading

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VERSAILLES – Reflections in the Hall of Mirrors

  Paris provided a wealth of imagery and perspectives for me to share – it’ll probably take me a year to process it all in blog post sized bits (here the first one two three four five posts). Why, alone the long … Continue reading

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MONA LISA & ME

Yep that’s me.  And that’s the Mona Lisa.  And this is a little tale of how I spent some time with her. It starts with a trip to Paris.  And a whole day set aside for the Louvre, the immense … Continue reading

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