Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Walking London: Tate to Tate

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     Good Morning Therm. I can’t believe you haven’t been to London. It seems like every time I turn around you’re jaunting off to some South Asian country just to make me jealous.      So London. For a day. What should you do?      The list of stupendous things to do in London is endless, […]

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Devon: Lympstone Covered with Snow

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My parents live in the small English Village of Lympstone, set up against the River Exe, on the south coast, in the County of Devon. It almost never snows in Lympstone, which was why I was so excited when I woke up horribly early because of jet lag and saw millions of little pieces of […]

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In England…

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    In England, Doctor Who monsters guard the portals to parallel universes.     Or as we know it, construction in a snowy London cemetery.

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Six Photographs: Budleigh Salterton Cemetery and Dark Lane with Snow

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In the little town of Budleigh Salterton, on the south coast of England, there is a cemetery. My grandmother is now in that cemetery. The day after the funeral my mother and I stopped by, and I took some photographs. The next day it snowed, so we went back. On the way we drove through […]

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Cabrillo National Monument; San Diego, California

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     The Cabrillo National Monument is beautiful, but the name is deceiving. It’s considered a monument because there is a statue of Cabrillo here, but this area should really be called The Cabrillo State Park, or The Cabrillo Ecological Reserve.      The statue sits on top of a finger of land dangling south from the […]

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San Diego’s Chicano Park: History in Murals and Concrete

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     I went to San Diego’s Chicano Park to see the beautiful murals. What I found is a park that is beautiful, but not in the way parks are traditionally beautiful. Its beauty is not in huge expanses of rolling hills like Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, or disappear-from-the-city beauty like New York’s Central Park.      […]

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5 Photographs: London in Winter

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London in Winter. When the sun disappears at 4:30, and the gray buildings reflect the gray sky and the gray trees, all moments of colour stand in contrast. Upon exiting the underground, on the edge of Hyde Park, the famous blue and red symbol glows in the darkening sky, London. On the edge of Hyde […]

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Ireland: Innis and the Lake Isle of Innisfree [Part 2]

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After munching a few of my lunch crackers I stood up and continued my journey to Innisfree. Once past the river and bridge the path cut through a forest. The trees had thin trunks, like they were young, and the ground was smooth hard packed earth. As the forest ended there was a stonewall, with […]

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Ireland: Innis and the Lake Isle of Innisfree [Part 1]

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     In Ireland the busses don’t run on Sunday. It seemed obvious to both Patrick and I once we heard this piece of news, but it meant we were stuck. It was Saturday afternoon and we were stuck in the town of Sligo. This town was supposed to be just a transfer point to environs […]

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Walking with Alligators Outside New Orleans [Part 2]

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Southern Drawl      It seems that warm water is the defining characteristic of New Orleans. Water in the swamps, water in the Mississippi river, water flooding houses, water falling from the sky in bucket loads, and water thickening the air in the form of humidity.      Coming from a childhood in the deserts I was […]

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Walking With Alligators Outside New Orleans [Part 1]

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     One afternoon while sitting in a bar in the French Quarter -nursing an Abita Amber- I over-heard a snippet of a conversation that went like this: “…and you can walk through the swamps with the alligators.”      Which was exactly what I had been looking for.      Who says you can’t find everything in […]

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On The Road to Poppies: Lancaster, California [Part 2]

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     After we found the cherry trees, I had a better understanding of how the map worked, so we decided to backtrack to the Polaroid house.     “So the house was built by Mr. Polaroid?”     “Yea Mr. Polaroid, the guy who made the film, I wonder if Mr. Kodachrome’s house is around here?”     We had no […]

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