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Inca Terraces at Moray

Not far from the Maras Salt Mines (near Cusco) lie the agricultural Inca terraces at Moray, which were re-discovered in 1932 during an expedition led by Shirppe Johnson.  Restoration work is currently being done on the terraces, and only one … Continue reading

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Found in Spain | Tarifa

One thing that I always notice, no matter what big city or small town I’m in, is the variety of art (commissioned or not), random architectural pleasures (which sometimes for me is architectural degredation), and tidbits of history hidden around … Continue reading

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Photo | Flying Buttresses

Seville, Spain From the yard of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, the flying buttresses of the structure are framed beautifully by the trees  that surround the church. “The cathedral was built to demonstrate Seville’s wealth, as it … Continue reading

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Gibellina – A Photo Essay

Gibellina (Sicilian: Gibbiddina) was a small community in the mountains of central Sicily, just a half hour drive up la montagna from Partanna (my father’s home town), which was destroyed by the 1968 earthquake. Now known as Ruderi di Gibellina … Continue reading

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Photo | Dreamy Santorini

Santorini, Greece Anyone who’s been here knows this view quite well.  Santorini is known for it’s sunsets, so each night a plethora of people rush to the banks and restaurants which line it’s hills to watch the view.  Here the … Continue reading

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Photo | Arco de Santa Catalina

Antigua, Guatemala “The Santa Catalina Arch is one of the distinguishable landmarks in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, located on 5th Avenue North. Built in the 17th century, it originally connected the Santa Catalina convent to a school, allowing the cloistered nuns … Continue reading

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Schloß Benrath (The Pink Palace) – Düsseldorf, Germany

One of the more popular palaces to visit around the Düsseldorf area is Schloß Benrath, otherwise known as The Pink Palace (for obvious reasons). The front of the pink palace boasts a large man-made lake with beautifully textured bottom and … Continue reading

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Photo | In the Clouds

New York, NY It’s foggy days like today which make structures in New York City seem even taller than they really are.  Here the Empire State Building hides it’s upper floors and spire in the clouds.

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Photo | Chiesa Madre Partanna

Partanna, Sicily The Chiesa Madre stands central in my Father’s hometown of Partanna.  Here, I provide you with it’s story (translated to English) from the Church’s website: “The design work began in 1536 when Baron Baldassarre Grifeo it conceives of … Continue reading

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Photo | Feeling Old Fashioned

Coney Island, Brooklyn It’s funny how a bathroom can be so architecturally appealing when you’re sitting on Coney Island’s boardwalk eating a corn dog from Ruby’s.  The old fashioned form of it can make you forget for a moment that … Continue reading

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