category archives: travel

 you may be familiar with the famous mosaic tile floor of ten female athletes, nicknamed the ‘bikini girls’, from the villa romana del casale, a 4th century roman villa located near piazza armerina in central sicily.* mosaic tile floor | room of girls in bikinis (sala ragazze in bikini) | room 30 villa romana del […]

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when you go on vacation, do you ever book a room with a view? how about a room with a site? during our recent vacation, my husband, bob, and i stayed at an extraordinary hotel in southeastern sicily.  a hotel with an archaeological site.  the eremo della giubiliana, which has been an agricultural settlement since […]

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did you know that some of the most well preserved examples of ancient greek architecture are located in sicily?  the greeks colonized sicily from around the 8th-3rd centuries BCE.  so, my husband, bob, and i were excited to visit some of the greek archaeological sites during our recent vacation to sicily.  map of greek archaeological […]

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it’s always exciting to make new discoveries in a city that you’ve visited many times. i never knew about the atelier brancusi, located in front of the centre pompidou in paris, until i read about it on heather clawson’s lifestyle blog, habitually chic.  the atelier brancusi, a reconstruction of the art studio of constantin brancusi […]

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whenever i visit somewhere that i’ve been, i always try to visit somewhere new. so, during a recent weekend getaway to los angeles, CA, i finally visited the gamble house, greene & greene’s arts and crafts architectural masterpiece in pasadena, CA. greene & greene | the gamble house | pasadena, CA | 1907-1909 photo credit lisa […]

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