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Riga’s Astounding Art Nouveau Scene | Discovering Latvia

Ever since I could remember, I have always found interest in art history, architecture, and design. Even during my school days I looked into becoming an interior designer when I graduated high school, but my life went in a totally different direction. That did not stop me from educating myself; not only through what I… Continue reading Riga’s Astounding Art Nouveau Scene | Discovering Latvia

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Museum Mile – Art & Culture on 5th Avenue – New York City

It took me a course of numerous trips to New York City, and about eight years to visit the best museums The Big Apple has to offer. Museum Mile on 5th Avenue runs alongside Central Park in the upscale neighborhood of the Upper East End. Within twenty-two city blocks from 82nd St. to 104th St.,… Continue reading Museum Mile – Art & Culture on 5th Avenue – New York City

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A Visit to Gorgeous Glasgow | Discovering Scotland

While on a four country holiday, my friends and I decided on a quick side trip to Glasgow while we were in Dublin, Ireland. It would be my first trip to Scotland but not my last. I enjoyed the country so much that I revisited Scotland two more times after. Glasgow was my introduction to… Continue reading A Visit to Gorgeous Glasgow | Discovering Scotland

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Transylvania’s Bran Castle – Truth and Myth | Exploring Romania

Yes, I have visited Bran Castle in Transylvania, and I will talk about it in this post. I also want to discuss the legend of Dracula, Romanians, and why they dislike the Count. This way it will be more of an intellectual discussion, rather than "Hey, I've been to Dracula's castle in Transylvania!" First let… Continue reading Transylvania’s Bran Castle – Truth and Myth | Exploring Romania

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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami | Discovering Florida

As a person who always had a fascination with art, design, antiques and landscape architecture, I was excited to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I have traveled to Europe many times over, studying and admiring the craftmanship of centuries of architectural styles, and walking through lush extravagant gardens. I was looking forward to see… Continue reading Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami | Discovering Florida

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Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many wonderous layers of Egypt to explore, and one visit to this North African country was not enough, I know it was not for me. First, you have the Pyramdis of Giza and all the historic temples of ancient Egypt that run along the Nile River. Then you have another layer of Egyptian… Continue reading Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Phoenix, Arizona- "Form follows function", a phrase I first learned on my initial visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's home studio in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago. From that point on, I felt a connection with Wright's forward thinking of architecture. Over the past two decades, I had visited many of his designed buildings and… Continue reading Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West | A UNESCO World Heritage Site