category archives: travel

my husband, bob, and i recently visited (some of) the eighteen surviving palladian villas in the veneto region of italy.  now, part of a unesco world heritage site. described as the most influential architect in the western world, italian renaissance architect, andrea palladio (1508-1580), was the first architect to systematize the design process.  fundamentally, palladian […]

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my husband, bob, and i just returned from venice.  we had never been there before during the venice art biennale. doge’s palace | piazza san marco | venice, italy photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace dan vo | untitled diving board | 2007 slip of the tongue | punta della dogana | 2015 venice art […]

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the chelsea flower show.  it’s one of london’s most spectacular annual spring events. rhs (royal horticultural society) chelsea flower show royal hospital chelsea london, united kingdom 19-23 may 2015 and, one of the most crowded.  the exclusive members’ days are (slightly) less crowded than the public days.  so, one way to beat the crowd is […]

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eastern sicily is renowned for baroque architecture.  especially, baroque balconies. many of the medieval cities in eastern sicily, including catania, siracusa and ortigia, noto, modica, and ragusa, were relocated or rebuilt following a devastating earthquake in 1693. map of sicily areas affected by the earthquake of 1693 photo credit wikipedia palazzo biscari, considered the finest […]

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