Tbilisi and Steinbeck

During the Cold War (1947), John Steinbeck visited the Soviet Union, alongside photography Robert Capa. Steinbeck wrote about their travels, and Capa photographed them. One of their stops along the way was Tbilisi. Steinbeck described their time in Georgia (and 70 years later it is still true), writing: Continue reading “Tbilisi and Steinbeck”

Corfu Town, Greece

When I need a vacation but cannot get away, I find myself reminiscing on photos from the Greek Isles, from a trip I took in summer of 2014. (It’s time for another one). 

I spent one day in Corfu Town, the city of motor scooters, sapphire-colored waters, and clotheslines dropped with brightly colored towels. Continue reading “Corfu Town, Greece”

Boston: The City on a Hill

I took an overnight train to Boston from Washington, DC (photos here), determined to take in as much history and culture in a 72 hour window as possible . Boston is a city rooted in rebellion and revolution, which is a continued source of pride. It is also the city of nicknames: Beantown (baked beans) , The City on a Hill (John Winthrop), The Hub (Oliver Wendell’s The Hub of the Universe), and America’s Walking City. Here are some suggestions for visiting the oldest city in America.

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