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Turin like a Dream

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears,” wrote Italo Calvino in Invisible Cities.  Though Turin is not the first Italian city I have fallen in love with, what I experienced there had not happened to me before. I … Continue reading

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Above and Below

Full Moon in Venice, via https://www.behance.net/gallery/Full-Moon-in-Venice/11204365 “Andria was built so artfully that its every street follows a planet’s orbit, and the buildings and the places of community life repeat the order of the constellations and the position of the most luminous … Continue reading

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The Sage Travels All Day Yet Never Leaves His Inner Treasure

My destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing. Marcel Proust During my recent travels I had the opportunity to visit a planetarium in the birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun, Poland. I was compelled to … Continue reading

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Venice Is a Fish

Venice is a city that completely took me by surprise. I had not expected to be so utterly charmed and swept off my feet. I like to think of myself as an non-touristy person, but in Venice I did not … Continue reading

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