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December 28, 2013

France: Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou

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Aménagement de l'antichambre des appartements privés du palais de l'Elysée pour le Président Georges Pompidou, 1974

Aménagement de l’antichambre des appartements privés du palais de l’Elysée pour le Président Georges Pompidou, 1974

Though I’ve seen the outside of the Centre Georges Pompidou several times, I only recently looked inside.  It’s worth a visit.  Visiting modern art museums is thought (more…)

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December 25, 2013

France: Paris, Arc de Triomphe

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In Paris all roads lead to the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile.  At least that’s what it seems like from the top of the monument.  And it looks that way on the map too.  Twelve roads (more…)

December 22, 2013

Ireland: Dublin, Guinness Storehouse

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Looking up at the Guinness Storehouse

Looking up at the Guinness Storehouse

Dublin is a drinking destination.  For many, a visit to Ireland’s capital comes with plans to consume more than a few pints at the city’s pubs.  Beyond the colorful street-side (more…)

December 21, 2013

Ireland: Spire of Dublin

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Located on O’Connell Street in Dublin, at the site once occupied by Nelson’s Pillar, is the Spire of Dublin.  Known also as the Monument of Light, Dublin’s spire is a narrow, (more…)

December 20, 2013

France: Paris, Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie


La Géode theater at Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

La Géode theater at Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

I’ll be brutally honest.  Though Paris’ Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie is by far the most visited tech museum in the world, it is not the best.  The science museum’s (more…)

Ireland: Dublin, Trinity College Library


Inside the Long Room of Trinity College Library

Inside the Long Room of Trinity College Library

Trinity College and its library are amongst Dublin Ireland’s top tourist sights.  The College Library is famous as the home of the Book of Kells.  The story of the Book of Kells is (more…)

December 19, 2013

Paris: Montmarte and Sacré-Cœur

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Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

Staying at the base of Montmarte it was abundantly apparent that we were in the midst of prime Parisian tourist territory.  Each day crowds of visitors climb the hill to inspect (more…)

Paris: Eiffel Tower


The Eiffel Tower viewed from the Arc de Triomphe

The Eiffel Tower viewed from the Arc de Triomphe

According to Flickr, the Eiffel Tower is the world’s most photographed landmark.  I guess it is not a surprise that such a visible and iconic monument in Paris, one of the (more…)

December 18, 2013

England: Ironbridge Gorge


Ironbridge Gorge's namesake structure

Ironbridge Gorge’s namesake structure

As we travel we make a point of searching out and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites.  During our stay in England’s Midlands, we discovered that the UNESCO World Heritage designated Ironbridge Gorge was not far away.

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England: The Peak District and Chatsworth House


Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House

A three-hour drive to the north of London is the United Kingdom’s first national park, the Peak District.  The park was established in 1951.  Today the park is popular.  (more…)

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