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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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Lenin versus Lennon

I’ve written before about Fremont, with its Troll and Billy Goats, and its homage to Casablanca, but there are many more landmarks in this Seattle neighbourhood.  One of the most unexpected is a giant statue of Vladimir Lenin, casting an … Continue reading

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Witness Trees

When the first US land surveys were underway in the 1800s and land was being parceled up and distributed amongst settlers, the corners of each section and quarter section were marked either by a post erected on prairie land; or … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Illuminated

After my twirl around Seattle’s giant, glowing, singing flowers, I am looking at a few other illuminated sights I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, the amazing illuminated Multiverse walkway at the National Gallery of Art in DC. Here’s a bike … Continue reading

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Sonic Bloom

There’s a fabulous new art exhibit at Seattle Center that I’m hoping is here to stay because it’s so much fun. Created by artist and sculptor Dan Corson, Sonic Bloom consists of five giant solar-powered flowers reaching up to 40 … Continue reading

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The Legend of Snoqual

I have travelled the stretch of I-90 that leads east from Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass so many times that I can close my eyes and see each twist and turn of that heavenly climb into the Cascade Mountains. I’ve also … Continue reading

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Trolls and Billy Goats

Trolls have a nasty habit of skulking around in dark places such as caves or the underbelly of bridges. Rumours of troll sightings have been floating around the Fremont neighbourhood of Seattle since the Aurora Bridge first went up in … 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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We’ll always have Paris

Ahh, the heady days of summer have descended upon Seattle and with them comes an air of exuberance that lightens the step and broadens smiles all over town. This is a glorious part of the world to experience in the … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Simplicity

Busy photographs can be an awful lot of fun to look at, and even more fun to take, but sometimes less is more. I’m still thinking of the clean lines of the reflecting pool I just wrote about at the … Continue reading

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