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Peregrination

Walking around Rome

Despite it being September, Rome was hot. And humid. Not that I had a good reason to expect Rome to be anything other than hot and humid. I managed to get sun-burned my first day. Also unexpected, as I usually don’t get burned. After a few days, I discovered a great escape from the heat  ...

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Peregrination

Tower of Used Tissues

I spent a week enjoying the delights of Hangzhou’s West Lake tourist area a few years ago. Having done my homework prior to departing home, I brought lots of little packs of Kleenex to carry around to use when dealing with toilets not supplied with toilet tissue. Apparently, so did  ...

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Architecture

Mezquita-Catedral de Cordoba

I walked into darkness in contrast to the brightness of the sun outside. Despite the gloomy lack of light, I felt the enormity of the space. Endless space. The ceiling held up by arches, red and white, repeating arch after arch after arch. Here and there the arch pattern disrupted. No obvious  ...

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