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“The Lost Museum”

I was lucky enough to happen upon this exhibition in Berlin last month. As a Caravaggio fan, I mourned the 3 works destroyed in a 1945 fire, and never expected to see them face to face.  In truth, I still haven’t, but black and white replicas in the original dimensions helped me get a sense […]

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Jerôme Gulon

Just figured out the name of one of my favourite Paris graffiti artists.  Jerome Gulon works in multimedia mosaics and pen drawings. Exciting to think I can now search for his stuff and keep up with his work. Jerôme Gulon | Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

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Iran – A Photo Essay

This photo essay on Iran is beautiful, both artistically and humanistically.  Take 5 minutes and treat yourself to a virtual vacation in a land that promises to emerge from its Dark Age very soon. Photo Album – Imgur.

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Color Photos of Early 1900s Paris

Paris being virtually unchanged from the turn of last century, these photos look almost like Photoshopped, Instagrammed modern pics.  This one’s my fave: A dreamlike shot of the Grand Palais filled with old-timey balloons and planes, which of course were cutting edge technology at the time. Extremely Rare Color Photography of Early 1900s Paris « […]

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Sub City Paris

This reduced me to a quivering jelly of anthropomorphized nostalgia, and I don’t even take the Metro when I’m in Paris. Beautiful. Happy Bastille Day. The Unexpected Beauty of a Suspended Moment in 'Sub City Paris' – Video – The Atlantic.

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Never get lost in a city again

Paris and Rome notwithstanding, I normally can’t navigate my way around even my own city.  These tips will probably help anyone who isn’t me, though. Happy trails! From earliest times, religious buildings and sacred sites have been laid out to give clues as to direction. Christian churches are normally aligned west-east, with the main altar […]

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The Irish Rover

I’m late for St Paddy’s, but stumbled upon this video of the Pogues and the Dubliners bashing out a classic.  It reminded me of another happy stumble I took, into a pub in Galway, where a table full of young men were similarly bashing out classics with all the verve and intensity of the gang […]

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Portland Free Walking Tours

Showing some linkage love for an old StumblePal, Lex, who was one of the more interesting and knowledgeable Stumblers from my friends list, and that’s saying something.  As a devotee of travel, walking, and hanging out with cool people who know lots of neat stuff, I’m kinda wanting to go to Portland, now! Let’s go […]

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Paris, 1900

I’ve never been to a World’s Fair, and that spectacle seems to have diminished in importance over the past century. Back in the day, though, they were A Big Deal, as evidenced by these colourised photos from the Paris event, in which the city’s buildings seem to have doubled in number for the occasion – […]

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Classic Transit Posters

Salon offers a feature on classic transit posters from Illinois. Some wag with better design skills than I needs to do a modern twist on these for big city subway systems. http://www.salon.com/2012/01/27/posters_that_rival_the_london_underground/singleton/

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