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The Porch of the Caryatids

The Erechtheion (or Erechtheum) is one of the ancient temples at the Acropolis. On it’s south side you will find a large porch, the “Porch of the Maidens”, with the famous statues. Six draped female figures (caryatids) which are supporting columns. One the original six figures was removed by Lord Elgin […]


Sea Cottage

This rustic stone cottage is attached to land on one side and rests in the ocean on the other and it looks to me like it has weathered many a storm. It comes complete with a ‘sea door’ for streamlined access to the water. I imagine this […]

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Bellagio, The Inspiration

Bellagio, also known as “The Pearl of Lake Como” was already celebrated in Roman times. It has long been famous for its setting at the intersection of the three branches of the Y-shaped Lake Como and it is, unquestionably, utterly charming. It’s long history aside, more recently it […]

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Follow up: Sydney Under Siege

This seems like a fitting image as a follow to yesterday’s post regarding the act of terrorism in Sydney. Two innocent people are dead. It’s a small number by international terrorism standards I suppose, but that will be little consolation to their families and friends. Also […]

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Worry Beads

If you’ve ever been to Greece or Cyprus you will have seen people endlessly twirling their worry beads. These strings of beads are common in Greek and Cypriot culture and they’re used to pass the time. Unlike the prayer beads you find in many religious traditions, […]

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