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One-Night Stand: A Complicated Tango

As we left the Overground transport train and entered into the Hackney area of London, I became utterly confused. Spending the last decade in New York City, I was used to a regular grid and quickly gaining my orientation within the urban landscape.  2,480 more words

Frank Vagnone

One-Night Stand: The Structure Of Beauty

“It’s about an hour flight outside of Sydney; then you have to drive to the homestead.  It’s kind of out of the way, but well worth it.”  That was the bait that lured me into traveling to the Saumarez homestead in New South Wales, Australia to hold a “One-Night Stand.”    We had just spent about three weeks traveling through Australia speaking and facilitating workshops for the National Trust of Australia.  3,911 more words

Frank Vagnone

Living in the Museum

YOU ARE HERE -> 1950s

Many 1950s visitors to Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, the newly opened historic house museum in Lexington, Kentucky, would never have realized that the mansion continued to be a private home.  948 more words


A Writer's Home: Gljúfrasteinn-Laxness Museum (Museums in Strange Places S01 E03)

In this episode, I drive thirty minutes outside of Reykjavík to visit Gljúfrasteinn, the museum–and former home–of writer and Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness. His remarkable life spanned almost the entire 20th century, from 1902 to 1998. 300 more words

Museums In Strange Places Podcast

George Washington at Ashland

Henry Clay personally delighted in the historic artifacts he displayed at Ashland.  But he stressed that such objects were intended to reach the public – that vast public that always found its way to his doorstep. 446 more words