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The Krautwächtershäusel

From the Geierturm (Vulture Tower) of the Hohensalzburg fortress in Salzburg (Austria), one can see this house sitting in a field of green right at a cross-road. 71 more words


Randall's Island Wetland & Triboro Bridge

With about an hour to kill before Costco opened, we walked our way onto and around Randall’s Island, where we stumbled upon this restored bit of wetland created by the NYC Parks Department. 33 more words


The Montmartre Museum

Today I visited one of the most charming museums in the city, in one of the most charming areas of the city – Montmartre (if you avoid the tourist traps around the Sacré Coeur and the Place du Tertre then Montmartre is gorgeous). 247 more words

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Orchard Beach -- Modern Classical Decrepit

Found myself at Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. The place was designed by Robert Moses in the 1930s. The style is modern classical.   99 more words


Time stands still in the Jardin d'Agronomie Tropicale

At the north eastern edge of the Bois de Vincennes, lies a half hidden glimpse into the past. The Jardin d’Agronomie Tropical was created for the Colonial Exhibition of 1907, and consisted of various different pavilions, each representing the colonies of the old French Empire – Indochina, Madagascar, Sudan, Guyana, the Congo and North Africa, including Tunisia and Morocco. 155 more words

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Spring Night Flowering

Out the other night with the dog, taking pictures of flowering trees and flowers. Me that is, not the dog.


On The Cherry Blossom Trail In Copenhagen

For a few precious days in April, Copenhagen’s parks and cemeteries are punctuated by that majestic of sights, cherry trees in full bloom. Wades of wafting branches decked in pink blossom attract thousands of visitors to the city every year with the Sakura Festival bringing the curtain down on this life-affirming event. 284 more words

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