Tag: Ann Kirkland

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — The American Civil War in Richmond, Virginia

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN — The American Civil War in Richmond, Virginia

Just back from the capitol of the Confederate States of America, where we all deepened our understanding of this defining event. We had an extraordinary time approaching this ever-fascinating and perplexing war that still occasionally erupts in skirmishes. Rosemary Gould was our fantastic discussion leader. What striking cultural contrasts we […]

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GUEST BLOG – Lisa Pasold on why September is best for visiting Paris’s glittering Belle Epoque

GUEST BLOG – Lisa Pasold on why September is best for visiting Paris’s glittering Belle Epoque

Paris is beautiful at any time of year, but autumn is my favourite season for conjuring the glittering world of the Belle Epoque. In September, the early fall light turns the city’s streets into scenes worthy of Degas and Monet. The Belle Epoque encompasses wonderfully diverse creative energies: composer Debussy, […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Early reflections on Vietnam and Cambodia, pt. 1 of 2

Our last days in Cambodia were packed with magnificent and mysterious Angkor temples and local culture. Heat and humidity sapped my remaining energy, so I am now composing a final post from the comfort of home. Click on thumbnail images to enlarge. CAVEAT: Please understand that a trip of several […]

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