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TRAVEL PURSUITS — Chicago, a city of big shoulders

TRAVEL PURSUITS — Chicago, a city of big shoulders

“Once you’ve come to be part of this particular patch, you’ll never love another. Like loving a woman with a broken nose, you may well find lovelier lovelies. But never a lovely so real.” ― Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make “I must confess a shameful secret:  I love […]

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TRAVEL + TORONTO PURSUITS 2013 – A sneak peek

Details are being firmed up. Check back often. TRAVEL PURSUITS – 2013 MARCH – Richmond Virginia, The Civil War (4 nights) We will explore this wrenching era in American history that  pitted neighbour against neighbour and in some cases, brother against brother through some of the finest American writing that emerged […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dung or Marble?

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dung or Marble?

There is no way postcard snaps or even a glossy National Geographic special can prepare you for the simultaneous majesty and delicacy of the iconic Taj Mahal, a monument to love built by the Muslim Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz, who died giving birth to her 14th […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – awe

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN –  awe

“A teardrop on the cheek of time” – Rabindranath Tagore on the Taj Mahal    a first glimpse from a distance … a feeling of awe

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Udaipur, the City of Palaces

Udaipur, the City of Palaces, a visual feast. Chattering monkeys, stunning architecture.    

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Monticello – America’s most famous private home

Monticello – America’s most famous private home

I received a blog comment from Robert Anderson of Los Angeles. To manage the hard times during his daughter’s grave illness, he created a model kit for Monticello, the extraordinary home Thomas Jefferson designed for himself in Charlottesville, Virginia. Anderson created a 1/100th scale paper model of Monticello desgned from the measured […]

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Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Architecture

In the merry month of May, when the azaleas and dogwood are in full bloom, we will make our way to Charlottesville, Virginia to become better acquainted with that most dazzling of American founding fathers on his home turf, Thomas Jefferson. It is common knowledge that Jefferson was the third […]

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