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Bodie, A Genuine California Ghost Town

There are many so-called ‘ghost towns’ in North America.  But few rival the historic town of Bodie in Northern  California. It is now a State Historic Park located northeast of Yosemite Park about, 20 kms. east of Highway 395 on Bodie Road (Hwy 270), 11 kms. … Continue reading

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Venetian Gondolas

In 1818, Percy Shelley wrote:  “These gondolas are the most beautiful and convenient boats in the world. They are finely carpeted and furnished with black and painted black. The couches on which you lean are extraordinarily soft, and are so disposed … Continue reading

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Normandy Invasion Revisited, Part I

NORMANDY INVASION REVISITED, PART ONE:   Tomorrow, June 6th, is the anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy France.  In 1944, the outcome of the war was at stake. Operation Overlord was the allies’ master plan to bring defeat to the … Continue reading

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Normandy Invasion Revisited, Part II

NORMANDY INVASION REVISITED, PART II:  More re-enactor photos from Normandy, France.  For Part I of this story, click here: Part I

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Decay and Renewal at Bletchley Park

This wonderful historic site is clearly at a crossroads.  Located north of London, in Bletchley, Bletchley Park (aka Station X) was home to Britain’s famous WWII codebreakers.  I have wanted to visit the place for years, having read about it and seeing many … Continue reading

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