Embassy in Another Era

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Living in Washington, DC, I’m surrounded by over 100 embassies (177 to be exact). Most of the embassies are housed in mansions in the Embassy Row Continue reading

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The Silver Lining

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The Silver Lining (if there is one) to destroying my laptop and subsequently losing photos taken during the 2017 year, is that iPhones can take great photos too. (I’ve quite honestly been sulking.) Until I figure out the extent of the damage to the laptop and photos, here are some (iPhone) photos from my recent excursion to Boston, Massachusetts. I spent a few hours getting wonderfully lost in the  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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Baku, The Walled City

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Some snapshots from my recent June trip to Baku, Azerbaijan. I spent an afternoon wandering The Walled City of Baku, the archaic part of the city positioned on the edge of the Caspian Sea and surrounded by a 12th century wall.  Continue reading

Black and White: Baku Modernity

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I’m fresh off the plane after a one week adventure in Moldova, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. While I get back on a regular sleeping pattern and sort through my photos, here are some snapshots of an architectural highlight from my trip: Continue reading

Around Town: Remembering History

Gettysburg_Address_Mural_DCI played “tourist” in my city of Washington, DC this week, and re-visited some monuments on the National Mall. I’ve visited the Lincoln Memorial no less than a dozen times, each time noticing new details with a fresh eye, like the Angel of Truth Mural above Lincoln’s engraved speech.  Continue reading