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Yet Another Day In Florence

Florence is one of my favorite cities in Italy.  During my most recent visit, I finally got to see the Uffizi Gallery.  The Gallery hosts a magnificent collection of Primitive and Renaissance paintings, including some universally acclaimed masterpieces of all time by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo.  Reserving tickets in advance was quite simple at the museum website.

While in Florence, I enjoyed some beautiful October weather…blue skies and warm temperatures; perfect for alfresco dining.  What more could a girl ask for?

I thought I would share some photos from my visit. 

A Rainy Day in Shanghai

I’m sure this has happened to everyone at one time or another.  You are visiting a city for only a few days and dear Mother Nature refuses to cooperate.  The skies open up and down comes the rain.  This is what happened during my time in Shanghai.  After my Yuyuan Garden visit was literally a wash out (no pun intended), I referred to my trusty guide-book for some indoor activities. Read more…

A Tour of the Musée Rodin Gardens

One of my passions in life is travel, as is recognizable from the name of my blog.  With each new journey comes a new experience; one of which is a new appreciation for art. During my first visit to Europe, I visited Amsterdam and became acquainted with the works of the Dutch Masters.  At that time I knew I wanted more and made a list of the artwork I just had to see. View Full Article

The Café Terrace at Night…Following the Footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

Amsterdam was my first point of entry in Europe, so it will always be special to me.  Each time I return, I always get a feeling of both excitement and comfort in knowing what awaits me.  Amsterdam provided me with my first taste of European culture and my few days there left me wanting more.  It was my jumping off point to a new-found indulgence in art appreciation.  My first time to Amsterdam included visits to both the Rijks Museum and the van Gogh Museum; the likes of these can be saved for another post.  During that time, it seemed the more museums I visited, the more I wanted.  One might compare this to the euphoric addiction some might have to the notorious “coffee shops” (or cannabis cafés) of Amsterdam. View Full Article

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