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A Day Like Any Other Day

It’s a chilly winter day and I’m in the state where the wind comes sweeping down the plain. The Sooner state, the Boomer Paradise, the core of Tornado Alley, the only state with an active oil rig next to the state capitol building. Lately, also home of earthquakes, very possibly man-made. Among all the nicknames, […]

Big Banana

Silent Sunday: A farcical photo of a fruity folly

A farcical photo of a fruity folly: The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. Only in Australia? Not so.

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Silent Sunday: Covered Border Bridge across the Rhine

The bridge as border: This covered bridge across the Rhine forms an international border. On this side is Liechtenstein, on the other side is Switzerland.

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Day out Sofia: Rila Monastery

Last week, I told you about a wee church – but a very special church – on the outskirts of Sofia. Well, I decided to remain in Bulgaria just a bit longer. This week, I thought I’d take you along to another treasure. Today, we’re going to Rila Monastery, about 125 km from the Bulgarian capital, […]

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Silent Sunday: Rooftop view of Paris

View from the rooftop of Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France.

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World at a Glance: The Magic of Boyana

Inside this unassuming building in a woodland park just outside the Bulgarian capital is an absolute treasure. This, you see, is Boyanska tsărkva, or Boyana Church of St. Nicholas and St. Pantaleimon. It’s actually a bit bigger than it looks here, comprising three buildings, in an interesting mix of architectural styles, where the oldest part date back […]

Woman weaving, Lombok

Silent Retro Sunday: Woman weaving in Lombok, Indonesia

Woman weaving on the island of Lombok in Indonesia

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