Paris in 24 Hours, PART 3

A lovely display of tasty Macaroons, a traditional French favorite

The last of my favorite Paris images, lots of food and some captured moments.

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Paris in 24 Hours, PART 2

Women lighting candles of prayer at Notre Dame Cathedral

A few more photos from the streets of Paris.

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Paris in 24 Hours, PART 1

The Moulin Rouge, a historic Montmartre landmark

In early April my wonderful friend and best traveling companion, Jennifer, and I spent a rainy 24 hours in Paris. There is no amount of weather that can bring that sparkling city down. Here are a few of the moments I captured in the city, starting with Montmartre.

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Shanghai, China in Pictures, PART 3

Thousand Buddha Stone in Shanghai Museum

The Shanghai Aquarium Taikang Lu The French Concession Shanghai Museum Pudong Jing’An Temple

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Shanghai, China in Pictures, PART 2

Jade Buddha Temple 1

The Jade Buddha Temple was my favorite spot in Shanghai. The temple isn’t the oldest, being founded in 1882, but it is an active Temple with Monks and Practitioners and much of the statuary in this particular temple is spectacular to see. The Three Golden Buddhas, the Gods of the Twenty Heavens and Guanyin standing […]

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Shanghai, China in Pictures, PART 1

Yu Yuan

Yu Yuan is a bustling district in Shanghai. While the shopping there can be very frustrating (due to the strong sales push) you can find some respite in the shops on the side streets in the antiques district, on the second floor of the tea house across the zig zag bridge in the center of […]

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Beijing, China in Pictures, PART 2

Latch Detail in the Gardens of the Forbidden City

Long sticks of sugar coated fruit are a regular site in the city. Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, both overflowing with history.

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Beijing, China in Pictures, PART 1

Red Wedding Dress on The Great Wall

A variety of Hutongs, maze like courtyard residences throughout the city, provide for interesting walking spaces and a varying sense of the way of life in the country. The Temple of Heaven, or Tian Tan, is a Taoist temple and was a place of prayer for many Emperors awaiting a good harvest. The Great Wall, […]

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Angel Oak – Charleston, SC

Angel Oak

Last week my mom and I visited the Isle of Palms in South Carolina for some much needed refocusing time and rejuvenation. We made a few trips onto the mainland for various adventures, and visited the amazing Angel Oak Tree outside of Charleston. The tree is majestically breathtaking and causes you to pause and just […]

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Roadside Attractions – Stonewall Kitchen

Cases filled with tasty delight at the Stonewall Kitchen Cafe

What: Stonewall Kitchen Cafe, Shop and Headquarters Where: In York, ME off Exit 7 on I-95 between Boston, MA and Portland, ME; 45 minutes South of Portland, about 1/4 mile off of I-95 (visit the website above for directions) Time Spent: About an hour including lunch at the cafe, and a walk through the general […]

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