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Exploring Cornwall’s Seacoast, in Summertime. Part One

Autumn 2018 Journeys towards Cornwall are not usually entertaining. When traveling by car from almost anywhere else in England, the drive will likely be tedious, and delay-prone: Britain’s motorways are becoming overwhelmed by ever-increasing volumes of passenger cars, white van men, lorries, coaches, and caravans. Or, assuming that England’s various rail operators aren’t indulging in … Continue reading »

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An Idiosyncratic Survey of Sculpture, in Gardens of the Western World

APRIL, 2015 As we create our gardens, we often find that the presence of plant material alone cannot satisfy our aesthetic sensibilities, and so we begin the often perplexing quest for objects to use as decoration for our little Edens. Sometimes, our beds of well-tended plants seem incomplete and in need of punctuation. The dedicated … Continue reading »

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Peabody Essex Museum–The Jewel in Salem’s Crown

February 2013. Salem, Massachusetts. As promised in my previous Armchair Traveler Diary, I’m lingering a bit longer in Salem, Massachusetts…this time for an extended look at the considerable wonders of the Peabody Essex Museum. If we’re lazy, we’re content to regard a museum as a series of rooms into which thousands upon thousands of bits … Continue reading »

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The Great Canopy of London’s Skies;Getting Older in Greenwich;& Garden-Strolling at Hampton Court Palace

September 25th, 2012. London, England. Over the course of my six recent Diaries for Armchair Travelers, I’ve paid much attention to the landscapes I explored during my month-long journey. But now, as I complete this series of articles, I find myself remembering the skies of London even more vividly than I can recall the admittedly … Continue reading »

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