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Alcazar (Seville, Spain)

Stop 11: You will see photos of the following: Plaza del Triunfo Mudejar palace, the official residence of the king and queen when they’re in town, built by Pedro I (1350– 69) on the site of Seville’s former Moorish alcázar (fortress). We were not allowed to take photographs, but I will say that it was […]

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Caceres, Spain

Stop #8: Caceres was a highlight for me.  I immediately fell in love with all the old buildings in the square…well after a little mishap. OK, I’m not always the best navigator, but this was the worst I’ve ever done.  Especially when my offline map on Google Maps switched to pedestrian maps instead of driving […]

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Hermitage

The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums of the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been opened to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise nearly 3 million items, including the largest collection of paintings […]

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London Mourns Diana

I was working in London in 1997, and I lived a few blocks from Kensington Palace.  I was touched by the outpouring of emotion from large numbers of people … each day, I saw the bouquets of flowers filling every square inch of Kensington Garden.

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