Category Archives: Travel

9/11 Memorial Visit: Calatrava’s Transportation Hub & the Memorial Pools

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In part one of our 9/11 Memorial Visit, Paleo Retiree did an excellent job analyzing the disaster that is the park. In my tour I’d like to focus on the two main set pieces of the area: Santiago … Continue reading

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(Mostly) Clothed Ladies Of The Week: The Getty Museum

Eddie Pensier writes: Earlier this year I accompanied Blowhard Esq, brother of Blowhard (hereafter referred to as BOB) and occasional commenter Tex for a visit to the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Despite being the sort of modernist architecture we normally … Continue reading

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Quote Du Jour: Travel Narrows the Mind

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I have never managed to lose my old conviction that travel narrows the mind. At least a man must make a double effort of moral humility and imaginative energy to prevent it from narrowing his mind. Indeed there … Continue reading

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Hiking High Tor

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I usually take a couple of weeks off from work during the summer. One of the things I like to do during those too-brief respites is hike. I don’t know why I like it. Probably because … Continue reading

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Neon Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Downtown Vegas ca. 1948-1950. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Art Gallery of New South Wales: Australians

Eddie Pensier writes: More AGNSW pictures, this one focusing on the museum’s works by Australian artists. (I’m using a loose definition: artists who were either born or died or spent a substantial part of their lives in Australia.) I was … Continue reading

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Art Gallery of New South Wales: Europeans

Eddie Pensier writes: Another batch of paintings from my visit to the AGNSW, this one focusing on European and British artists. I’m particularly fond of Strutt’s coolly triumphal David’s First Victory, the barely suppressed sexuality under the surface of Sallé’s … Continue reading

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