Near East – Ottawa

National Gallery of Canada – Ottawa More is Less Louis Bourgeois’ ‘Maman’  in the plaza  near the entrance – one of seven of her spider sculptures worldwide.

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Italy…briefly 4

Never Enough Venice Venetian chimney tops, on a meandering route to the uber-contemporary art museum at Punta Della Dogana. En route, busking, Venetian style. Beautiful siting for the

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Italy…briefly 3

Venice Venice Venice     Welcome from the Virgin Mary by the train station in Venice.  It started to rain buckets as we jumped on

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Italy…briefly 2

Verona and Bridges and Capa and Juliet           It was a thrill to enter the beautiful city of Verona over the

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Italy, briefly…

Valpolicella:  Chesini and the Art of Amarone View toward some of the old valley estates in the wine growing region of Valpolicella.  35 degrees C

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Rolling Munich

Pinakothek der Moderne Four museums in One:   An elegant building that, in its pale and austere simplicity, is the perfect foil for its surrounding

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Koolhaas and Chicago Colour

Rem Koolhaas’ integrated tube design for transit into the McCormick Tribune Campus Centre at the Illinois Institute of technology is practical, ingenious, and, quiet.  

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Chicago and Clouds and …

  The only clouds in the sky during my recent trip to Chicago reflected in this stunning piece at Millennium Park.  How could something so heavy appear

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