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The cloistered/monastic life-Every day, monks had to go out of their mind in order to come to their senses; time millionaires who choose to "spend" this commodity in contemplation-That's an adventure---the joy in the freedom of having nothing but being everything-To live in this vastness is to bathe in the ocean that mystics call one taste.

Coming into a cathedral, whether it is St Pat's or here in England at Chichester--slows down time, and you can reflect-It's about optimism, love and hope and it inspires all of us to creatively dream, imagine and enjoy what is.



Marc Chagall.
Dear Abbey

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The cloistered/monastic life-Every day,monks had to go out of their mind in order to come to their senses; time millionaires who choose to "spend" this commodity in contemplation-That's an adventure---the joy in the freedom of having nothing but being everything-To live in this vastness is to bathe in the ocean that mystics call one taste.

Coming into a cathedral, whether it is St Pat's or here in England at Chichester--slows down time, and you can reflect-It's about optimism, love and hope and it inspires all of us to creatively dream, imagine and enjoy what is.



Marc Chagall.
Dear Abbey

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A Man's Home Is His Wife's Castle

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Very Gothic and Medieval  today in Arundel


Windsor/Eaton This October


May  2011
There will always be an England, even if it is in Hollywood.  In fact, it makes me think of Monarchs,  all the  knights in shining armor movies and Brothers Grimm tales of  Rapunzel,  princesses, royalty and CASTLES

English castles  are such a common sight in the UK. I wonder what the upkeep on this brick and mortar version is.  If I had that kind of money I wouldn't come to England, I'd send for it.

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A Man's Home Is His Wife's Castle

.
Very Gothic and Medieval  today in Arundel


Windsor/Eaton This October


May  2011
There will always be an England, even if it is in Hollywood.  In fact, it makes me think of Monarchs,  all the  knights in shining armor movies and Brothers Grimm tales of  Rapunzel,  princesses, royalty and CASTLES

English castles  are such a common sight in the UK. I wonder what the upkeep on this brick and mortar version is.  If I had that kind of money I wouldn't come to England, I'd send for it.

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In Venice, Italy they don't have streets,
 they have canals.Today the water level reached onto the sidewalks-
 and I got some canal cred-




The Boats Of Venice

I got a FB post saying "It’s like  Disneyland", and in fact that was my first thought, and Vegas, the Venetian my next- 
Venice Italy is  however,  a city built on the water, a working, living city, and everybody gets around in boats.
NO CARS! All the traffic is watewrborne-
 All the emergency services--water ambulance , police boats, fireman; garage collection boats, Fidelity armored cash couriers.

All the  delivery-boats that deliver goods of every sort;  and  all  the postal service delivering packages letters.

So besides the stunning photos I took of the architecture and the canals, I was really amazed at the fact there were - I took a few shots-
Venice Cash-Courier Boat

Garbage Collection


Police Boat plowing through the grand canal
Water Ambulance Behind Me,Taxi in Front.  
A Simple Delivery Barge, the most common kind on the canals


Emergency Services


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In Venice, Italy they don't have streets,
 they have canals.Today the water level reached onto the sidewalks-
 and I got some canal cred-




The Boats Of Venice

I got a FB post saying "It’s like  Disneyland", and in fact that was my first thought, and Vegas, the Venetian my next- 
Venice Italy is  however,  a city built on the water, a working, living city, and everybody gets around in boats.
NO CARS! All the traffic is watewrborne-
 All the emergency services--water ambulance , police boats, fireman; garage collection boats, Fidelity armored cash couriers.

All the  delivery-boats that deliver goods of every sort;  and  all  the postal service delivering packages letters.

So besides the stunning photos I took of the architecture and the canals, I was really amazed at the fact there were - I took a few shots-
Venice Cash-Courier Boat

Garbage Collection


Police Boat plowing through the grand canal
Water Ambulance Behind Me,Taxi in Front.  
A Simple Delivery Barge, the most common kind on the canals


Emergency Services


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I am older now, (Birthday 2/13)and so is Venice. Yet growing old isn't optional, growing up is-and I feel YOUNG! enthusiastic and vibrant-like a student-a gondola is as far out of reach as a five-star hotel with this attitude.50 Euros for 20  Minutes- No thank you. I'll just WALK ON WATER!




Getting lost in Venice is the only place worth going to


Knowing that you have a finite life creates an urgency to the minutes that you live. Had to go to Venice (once) in the Winter!

My sole currency from their language “espresso”  was already spent. I used it twice.

Many moons ago the dollar was 870 lire and I was twenty-two, I would have only "Done Venice" in the Summer. In fact, there is no other time to visit Venice, then Winter, without the one day instant tourists, aka, the 80%ers who inhabit the lagoon for less than a day via a cruise ship excursion. 





The Venetians on the other hand, have such lovely language for each of  the lanes and streets: fondamenta (along a canal), sotoportico (a covered passage), corte (courtyard), riva (a wide fondamenta along the lagoon), calle (street), rio (canal) and campo (square).




Last year this time, I was in VENICE BEACH


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I am older now, (Birthday 2/13)and so is Venice. Yet growing old isn't optional, growing up is-and I feel YOUNG! enthusiastic and vibrant-like a student-a gondola is as far out of reach as a five-star hotel with this attitude.50 Euros for 20  Minutes- No thank you. I'll just WALK ON WATER!




Getting lost in Venice is the only place worth going to


Knowing that you have a finite life creates an urgency to the minutes that you live. Had to go to Venice(once) in the Winter!

My sole currency from their language “espresso”  was already spent. I used it twice.

Many moons ago the dollar was 870 lire and I was twenty-two, I would have only "Done Venice" in the Summer. In fact, there is no other time to visit Venice, then Winter, without the one day instant tourists, aka, the 80%ers who inhabit the lagoon for less than a day via a cruise ship excursion. 





The Venetians on the other hand, have such lovely language for each of  the lanes and streets: fondamenta (along a canal), sotoportico (a covered passage), corte (courtyard), riva (a wide fondamenta along the lagoon), calle (street), rio (canal) and campo (square).




Last year this time, I was in VENICE BEACH


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HMS Warrior- the first armor-plated, iron-hulled warship(1859)
Admiral Nelson's Ship Victory-the Royal Navy's most famous warship,
hard to believe that you can fit 800 sailors on deck.





The Persistence of Dubai 


Walking downtown towards the Naval Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower is a 560 feet high  landmark  and  the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the harbor

Having just been in the UAE, The design is similar to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and I felt like the CAUSE was gone but the EFFECT was still there-like I was seeing a mirage! in the middle of a February day in the U.K.


















































































































































































































































































































































































The Persistence of Dubai -

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A Post Without Image


HMS Warrior- the first armor-plated, iron-hulled warship(1859)
Admiral Nelson's Ship Victory-the Royal Navy's most famous warship,
hard to believe that you can fit 800 sailors on deck.





The Persistence of Dubai 


Walking downtown towards the Naval Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower is a 560 feet high  landmark  and  the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the harbor

Having just been in the UAE, The design is similar to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and I felt like the CAUSE was gone but the EFFECT was still there-like I was seeing a mirage! in the middle of a February day in the U.K.


















































































































































































































































































































































































The Persistence of Dubai -