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May 222015
 

Church or castle?  That is the question.  Whatever it is or used to be, it marks the continued connection with an age long past in the green and mostly rural conditions of present day Ireland.  Yes, there’s Dublin and many other wonderful cities, but it’s the farmland and greenery and sheep dotting much of this magnificent Isle that strikes me the most.  This long history of the rural landscape with its people is what gives Ireland its charm and the people its friendly, gentle presence.

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Jul 162012
 

Ephesus is one of the most well preserved ancient cities in the world.  And the library, which was partially reconstructed in the ’70’s, is situated at the bottom of a long, what must have been at the time, roadway.  It’s interesting to know that almost 2,000 years ago that the locals considered a library to be important enough to feature in their design plans.  I wish today’s architecture was more artistic, with columns and sculpture and, well, just more artful.  I guess it’s just not practical in today’s world of pragmatism.  Here’s to more art in our modern world!

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