Category Archives: Travel

I’ve Seen The Aya Sofya

Just like the President, yesterday! I’ve also seen Salisbury Cathedral: And St. Peter’s: And as of last Thursday:

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Mackinac Island, October 2004

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Almost Perfect Duluth Day

Went to Duluth for a day of train and boat watching with a young friend who’s an old friend, and an extremely congenial new friend. Couldn’t ask for better – though did someone say “maybe some cheese?” Here’s a few … Continue reading

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Is This A Cool Bridge, Or What?

The Széchenyi lánchíd, or Budapest Chain Bridge. (Click for closer look.) Always wanted to see it, and got the chance in April, 1990. According to our friends at Wikipedia, Széchenyi lánchíd or Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that … Continue reading

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The Saddest Place I Have Ever Been

The battle of Verdun was among the most horrifying of all the many terrible battles of the First World War. This happened by design: the German commander, General Erich von Falkenhayn, had concluded that the only way to win the … Continue reading

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Raining In Death Valley

Death Valley is one of the driest places on Earth; in fact, I believe it only rains there when I visit. (I have some powerful mojo that way.) Who cares? Seeing a rainbow over the salt flats is way cool. … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Report

I had a ball in Las Vegas. There- I said it. First, for the record, I didn’t gamble one nickel; just never saw the appeal. No Boy Scout I, though; I did eat well, drink heartily, and gawk at many … Continue reading

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Move Over, Loch Ness!

Strolling along the Duluth Lakewalk yesterday, I unslung my camera just in time to catch this strange creature emerging from Lake Superior:

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Metro Mania!

Now, here’s a cool website: http://metro.b3co.com/ It’s got logos for Metro (subway / underground / tube /etc.) systems all around the world. Click and you can put together a display of your own explorations. What? You’re not a transportation geek … Continue reading

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Speaking Of The Trojan War

I’ve been there. Troy, I mean. Or at least, the mound of Hissarlik, generally believed to be the site of Troy. For all I know, Hector stood in the same spot where I did, scanning out across the plain of … Continue reading

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To Prevent Confusion

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The Scissor Arches of Wells Cathedral

Click image to enlarge I’ve been to quite a few cathedrals and great churches over the years. St. Mark’s Basilica, the Aya Sofya, San Vitale in Ravenna, the Selimiye Mosque of Edirne, Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, the Duomo in … Continue reading

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