Category Archives: Travel

When Government Believed in the People: the WPA

During our recent travels Jean and I have discovered a few of the treasures of the Works Progress Administration (1935-1943).  The delightful Riverwalk in San Antonio and in San Francisco the Ocean Beach Chalet (with its splendid murals and views) … Continue reading

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Themed Travel: the Rockefellers and the Roosevelts

Chaucer opens his Prologue to the Canterbury Tales by telling us that with the prospect of Spring (“Lent” in old English) peoples’ thoughts turn to pilgrimages.  For a longtime pilgrimages would be the only form of travel beyond the local … Continue reading

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Stillness and My Vacation in England

Rembrandt’s painting, Storm on the Sea of Galilee (still missing from the Gardner Museum in Boston after the 1990 robbery), is an intriguing image of meditation. The mast of the boat divides the picture into two triangles. The darker triangle … Continue reading

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