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

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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

Boston: The City on a Hill

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I took an overnight train to Boston from Washington, DC (photos of the train ride 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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We Made History

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We made history [“HERstory”]. I joined 590,000 others on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, DC. We were joined by 600 protests in sister cities, including 3.3 million marchers in U.S. cities. To this amazing Wordpress community: did you march? If so, where? I would love to hear about it. Continue reading