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ArtOverseas

Art Overseas: Part 2

Jon and I are back stateside, but before we completely re-enter the world of whatever is to come, I wanted to follow up on my two-part series about art overseas. I can’t pretend that these writings are comprehensive by all means. Books have been written, heck grad programs are built on art and culture in these places. So this is …

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Art Overseas

Art Overseas: Part 1

These two posts (this one and the one to follow) are long overdue for me, and as it is, they are completely inadequate as far as even beginning to skim the surface of the depth and breadth of cultural and creative expression we’ve experienced over the last 10 months. But just as at home, there is art overseas, art everywhere, …

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Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius

This is Pompeii

So that catastrophic historical event that you learned about in grade school – where a volcano erupted and perfectly preserved an entire city under ash and stone for nearly 2000 years before being discovered? Yeah, it’s every bit as incredible as you might thing it is. This is Pompeii – the city that was buried beneath the destruction of Mount …

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Perugia Italy

Perugia Italy

The other day Jon and I had the opportunity to trade some work hours at the farm in order to spend the day exploring Umbria’s capital city, Perugia, Italy. Aside from today (at the time of writing) it’s been a bit rainy, so working out in the gardens hasn’t been the most enticing prospect. Our hosts are both artists and …

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Barcelona from Mont Juic

2 Days in Barcelona

What a whirlwind! I arrived in Toulon, France on Friday night after 2 days in Barcelona. Is 2 days enough to do that city justice? Absolutely not. Did I give it a good go? Hell yes. Would I ever want to go back to Barcelona? Are you crazy for asking such a silly question?? Ok, I guess I asked that …

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Joan Miro Park

How I Almost Got Scammed in Barcelona

Ok, I get it, it’s summer, the high of European holiday season and Barcelona is packed with tourists. But, I’ve been in the beautiful city of Barcelona for less than 24 hours and already had an attempted-rip-off scheme. After this little interaction I realized that in all my travels, in so many places, I have never once been the target …

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