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Travel theme: Statues

After my brief encounter with Rome’s talking statues, I went looking for other memorable statues I have found on my travels. I will never forget the heartwarming statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, erected in memory of a faithful Skye … Continue reading

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La Bocca della Verità

At the foot of Rome‘s Aventine Hill, not far for the Tiber River, lies a medieval church by the name of Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cosmedin. It was built in the 8th century but revamped in the 12th century when … Continue reading

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3 nations through 1 keyhole

High up on Aventine Hill, overlooking Rome, lies a most unusual villa. It is the Villa del Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta, belonging to the Knights of Malta, otherwise known as the Knights of St. John Hospitaler. What makes it unusual is … Continue reading

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Rainy days in Rome

I’ve spent the past week exploring the ancient streets of Rome. Despite occasional rain showers and thunderstorms, it was deliciously warm; mild enough to amble around in a     t-shirt, with an umbrella at the ready. When clouds gathered … Continue reading

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The Endangered Pergola of Pioneer Square

I’ve spent a fair bit of time exploring oddities in the Ballard, Fremont and Georgetown neighbourhoods of Seattle, but apart from the neon library and the Gum Wall, I haven’t shown you much of downtown Seattle yet. So here is … Continue reading

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Painting the town red

In the run-up to Hallowe’en and coinciding with the Bram Stoker Festival, some of Dublin’s iconic buildings have been given a blood-hued makeover. During a flying visit to my old hometown, I spotted a few flushed buildings; some more sanguine than … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Height

Fresh from tackling the slightly nerve-wracking and extremely high trail around Devil’s Elbow, I can think of no better theme for this week’s challenge than height. The first thing that springs to mind when I think of height are the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Architecture

Fresh from my visit to the architectural playground of Seattle’s Central Library, I’m looking through some of the more interesting architecture I’ve found along the way on my travels. There was the intricately ornate Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Merced … Continue reading

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Seattle Central Library

If you’re looking for a free and exhilarating adventure in Seattle, go explore the avant-garde wonder that is Seattle Public Library’s Central Library. Located right in the heart of downtown, between Spring and Madison streets and Fourth and Fifth avenues, … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Time

Seasons are changing and clocks are springing forward and falling back in the places around the globe that observe daylight savings time. With all this change afoot, I can’t help but think about the passing of time. Looking at past … Continue reading

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