March 2, 2010 I have just arrived at the international airport in Los Angeles. I got here about 4:30PM even though my flight is not till 8:30PM. I am flying British Airways. That is an hour earlier than is requested … Continue reading
March, 7, 2010 Madrid, Spain When you have stood under the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and looked up at Michelangelo’s magnificent fresco, the hands of God and man, when you have stood atop the Acropolis and marveled at the … Continue reading
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March 8, 2010 I took the trip from Madrid to Seville just on a whim. It’s Spain after all, I should go somewhere. While in Rome I found that I could make valuable trips to important sites just by taking … Continue reading
Since I am on the point of artistic abstraction, I spent a lot of time today looking at a painting by Picasso called Man with a Clarinet. For hours I could not figure this painting out. I decided I would … Continue reading
March 4, 2010 Dear Sabina, Madrid is a clean and modern city. Everything functions well and the people are friendly, gentle and helpful. In some ways I am surprised by this. Before I came I had preconceived ideas about what … Continue reading
March 3, 2010 When I travel I think of myself as Le Flaneur, which translated is, “the stroller,” or “the walker.” The french poet and critic, Charles Baudelaire, first conceived of the flaneur as the gentleman city stroller who walks … Continue reading