Category Archives: Architecture

A winding back road, mysterious old structures fit for Halloween

Driving along a stretch of road I haven’t ventured on before, I spotted this derelict stone building with worn columns on the front. With the appearance of having quite a storied past, it took me by surprise and I exclaimed, … Continue reading

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A few travel bucket list destinations, their highlights and studying tourism

An online tourism class I mentioned in a previous post has since started and some content in the first chapter inspired this write-up. Following a textbook paragraph about top destinations around the world and what makes them stand out, there … Continue reading

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An art trail gem tucked along Aston backroads

I’ve been a local to the Delaware County area of Pennsylvania all my life. Yet I never took the windy roads leading to Heron Crest Studios and neighboring art sites, collectively called Rockdale Arts District. One artist was talking to … Continue reading

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The iconic and stunning Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris

When I was a student at a local community college, I took an art history class covering works from cave paintings to the Renaissance era. In discussing architectural gems, several European cathedrals were among sites of which to know various … Continue reading

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A Valley Forge nature hike turned architecture stroll

The first of my two hikes this month was at Valley Forge National Historical Park and going into that weekend, weather was a concern. Would it snow or not? Luckily, no snowfall came out of our forecast; it was sunny … Continue reading

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A day of surprises in Cape May

This summer brought about another family day trip to the historic beach resort town of Cape May, in part for a foodie event. It was held on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, a victorian era site I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Celebrating spring, warmer weather

Now that the rough winter has passed, I’m hoping to get out to some local parks soon for some nature photography. There is one in particular that I’ve been through so many times, yet have never actually stopped to explore. … Continue reading

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A road trip to Sleepy Hollow

A visit to Sleepy Hollow wasn’t originally part of my recent trip to New York City, but rather, a spontaneous excursion.  The idea came about when it was decided to take another route through New Jersey to get home.  Looking … Continue reading

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A first-time theater experience in Philly

Just like when I first saw a Broadway show in New York City, the first show I saw in Philly was an amazing experience.  What a way to kick off what I hope will become a regular activity of Philly … Continue reading

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Filling my national parks passport – Part 2

As this year’s National Park Week was drawing to an end, I decided to go up to Valley Forge National Historical Park again for some photography.  Upon first arriving, there was a small plane whose pilot was performing a variety … Continue reading

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