Thanks to Lesley University and Smithsonian Museum, we were able to see the works of Irving Penn. Many were his platinum print originals and some new prints reflected his style very well. It was a fun, enjoyable, and highly educational trip to Boston … [Read more...] about Irving Penn at Lesley University
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Yes, another stroll in Providence last Saturday while the weather was still mild and comfortable. This time we went to the historic jewelry district which now houses a variety of organizations from the Children's Museum, to Brown University … [Read more...] about Another Stroll in Providence
Providence has interesting architecture and to a large extent, it has maintained its character. It is a small city, but not tiny; it has changed some but still looks like the Providence I first saw in 1969. Last weekend Jim picked me up and we went … [Read more...] about A Short Stroll in Providence
Various types of markets (called pazar in Turkish) are a way of life in Turkey. There are permanent markets, like the Kadikoy Pazari (market.) Others, like the Kuzguncuk Pazari, have a large weekly, and a smaller permanent market. The goods range … [Read more...] about Always Colorful Markets
This is not a political blog and I refrain from writing political commentaries here. I do not know the composition of the subscribers, nor do I know their political bent. The reason I am making an exception and writing my thoughts on the presidential … [Read more...] about No Fear, No Anger, No Hate!
The legendary Turkish folk philosopher Nasreddin Hodja is famous for his tales that mix humor and teaching. In one, he comes home with a saz (a long-necked string instrument) and his wife says "you don't know how to play it, why did you bring it … [Read more...] about Castle Hill Lighthouse
Dennis wanted to visit the North Smithfield Auto Salvage, a.k.a. the junkyard, for the first time and we had a nice day to make the trip yesterday. He picked me up in the morning and we arrived at the destination around 11:00 AM or so. After entering … [Read more...] about Junkyard Revisited