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Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Monkey Dance

Bali’s Uluwatu Temple: The Kecak “Monkey Dance” Bali’s Uluwatu temple is beautiful, its clifftop location overlooking the Indian Ocean perfect for sunsets and engagement shoots and taunting indigenous macaques until they get fed up and rip your camera right out of your hand. While the temple itself is a beautiful backdrop, however, the temple is … Continue reading »

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The Rubin Museum: Himalayan Art in NYC

The Rubin Museum: Himalayan Art in NYC It was only from a fellow traveler – the kind you take recommendations from without question, because you know they know what’s up – that I knew of New York’s The Rubin Museum in the first place. It was only because of a favorite country – an almost obsessive  appreciation … Continue reading »

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Uri Fleischer in Vienna’s MuseumQuarter

Uri Fleischer in Vienna’s MuseumQuarter (Note: this posted in a slightly different form in May of 2012, right after visiting the exhibit. I found it in the course of cleaning up old posts and links, and liked it enough to share it again. Enjoy!) I had a LOT of time to kill in Vienna, hanging around … Continue reading »

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Albertina Museum: Vienna’s Most Elevated Art House

Albertina Museum: Vienna’s Most Elevated Art House There’s a lot of pun built into that title, but I’m going to be a jerk and not explain it to you till the end.  There are just so many museums in Vienna. There’s Freud and Hundertwasser and Leopold and Strauss and Beethoven and Horses and Hofburgs and … Continue reading »

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The Gardens of Versailles: My Favorite Escape

The Gardens of Versailles Perhaps two instances of an event is a bit on the early side for calling it a ‘tradition’, but spending an afternoon doing a lot of nothing in the Gardens of Versailles has been one of my favorite memories of both trips I’ve made to Paris (despite the fact that they … Continue reading »

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Monet’s Garden: Biking to Giverny

Monet’s Garden: Biking to Giverny Much like the story of Monet himself, the story of a trip to Giverny starts most properly in Paris’ Gare Saint-Lazare. Looking very much the same today as it did when Monet lived just nearby in the late 1870’s, to wait for the train to Vernon here is to live … Continue reading »

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Belvedere Palace: A Beautiful View of Vienna!

Belvedere Palace: A Beautiful View of Vienna! There can be no doubt that standing at the top of the Belvedere palace one has a ‘beautiful view’ of the city of Vienna. It says so right there in the name, after all, and who could argue with the Italian translation of an Austrian palace built by … Continue reading »

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