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“Part 2” – Icon’s of a City…Amsterdam

icon |ˈīˌkän  noun a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in atraditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches. • A person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something: this iron-jawed icon of American manhood. • Computing a symbol or graphic representation on a video display terminal of a program, option, or window, esp. one of several forselection. • Linguistics a sign whose form directly reflects the thing it signifies, for example, the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in the sense [simile] ): […]

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Part 1 ~ Icon’s of a City….Amsterdam

icon |ˈīˌkän| noun a painting of Jesus Christ or another holy figure, typically in a traditional style on wood, venerated and used as an aid to devotion in the Byzantine and other Eastern Churches. • a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something: this iron-jawed icon of American manhood. • Computing a symbol or graphic representation on a video display terminal of a program, option, or window, esp. one of several forselection. • Linguistics a sign whose form directly reflects the thing it signifies, for example, the word snarl pronounced in a snarling way.  ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (in […]

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Angelic Eating…Part 2

It’s a good thing I stopped when I did on Part 1, all those pictures and reminiscing about some of my favorite restaurants really made me hungry.  Now that I am satiated; I am ready for part 2, are you?  If you missed part 1 of Angelic Eating, you can read it by clicking here.  But […]

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The Day of Rest

Ah, Venice.  One of my most favorite cities in the World.  It’s place in the Worlds history and culture is second to none.  There is such a warmth from the people who live and work in this city that makes you feel as though you have found your place in the world. Certainly, travel is […]

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Icon’s of a City….Madrid ~ Part 2

If you would like to catch up, don’t miss Part 1 of Icon’s of a City….Madrid.  Click here  Architecture Spain has the greatest variety of architecture in Europe because of it’s history.  The Moors conquered Spain in 711 and exerted a strong influence on the Spanish Architecture.  The Moor’s influence in Spain was more decorative […]

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Icon’s of a City….Madrid ~ Part 1

If you have been reading my blog for anytime then your aware of a series I started called; Icon’s of a City….  I started it in order to share with you what I think is Iconic of the beautiful Cities I visit.  Although this will be the third in the series, there will be many […]

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Angelic Eating

WARNING….. WARNING…. If you proceed, you will become very hungry. The reason for today’s post; Angelic Eating.  I bet your wondering what that is?  Well it is not enjoying a nice meal with one of the Victoria Secret Angels, sadly.  Angelic Eating is about some of my favorite restaurants in the City of Angels, Los […]

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Rijksmuseum – What the heck is that?

I have been looking forward to Amsterdam for quite some time, I only hope that my expectations are not too high.  One of the main reasons I have been so excited about this city is it’s history, culture and art.  Today, I want to share with you some of Amsterdam’s Art History.   Of all the […]

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Part 2, Icon’s of a City….Barcelona, Spain

Here we are again, I am so happy that you have returned to read Part 2, Icon’s of a City….Barcelona. Las Ramblas It is not a building, nor is it a restaurant, museum or the latest dance craze.  It is simply a a Boulevard, a street, whatever you want to call it in your language. […]

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The Fonz + Laverne and Shirley = ?

The World is a big place.  I have traveled much over the years and been to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places throughout the world.  There are also many places throughout the U.S. that I have not been to.  Check one more off the list. Henry Winkler and The Fonz in Bronze The […]

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An Island of NONE

How many islands in the World are uninhabited?  I should clarify what I mean by uninhabited, I mean with human beings?  Do you know?  I don’t know either, I would guess there are hundreds or thousands of them on our planet.  Beautiful and barren plots of land that just materialize out of the middle of […]

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Icon’s of a City….Barcelona, Spain

I have found Barcelona to be one of those Cities that begs you to come back, again and again.  It holds in it’s shadows mysteries that have yet to be uncovered, people who are just waiting to surprise you with their kindness and a beauty that is uniquely Barcelona.  It’s easy to look past the […]

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The Rise and Fall of an Artist

I readily admit that I did not fully appreciate or know the role Amsterdam has played in our Worlds History.  Amsterdam was home to Anne Frank and her family and friends, she was in fact living in a hidden room in a house in the middle of one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Amsterdam.  Many […]

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Hauntingly Beautiful Life Underwater

I have talked a lot about how travel is not always what it seems, meaning it isn’t always about packing up a bag and taking off for some exotic location.  Sometimes travel is much more than that, it’s a life’s culmination of experiences that transform you or your outlook on the future hopefully causing you […]

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