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My Time in Saudi Arabia, Part II

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Say “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” and, for many, the first thoughts are one of opulence, royalty, palaces, monuments rising out of the desert. It is all that. Absolutely dazzling. […]... READ MORE
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My Time in Saudi Arabia, Part I

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As we took off on Saudi Arabian Airlines from New York’s JFK International Airport, I settled in for a 13-hour flight. I ate the delicious Lamb Kapsa (lamb cooked with […]... READ MORE
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New York to Venice

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Thursday, July 2, 2015. Yesterday in New York was sunny, mild, and not too hot. After very heavy early morning rains to wash the streets, the sidewalks and the air. Many […]... READ MORE
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Pagoda Paris : : An exotic voyage in the City of Light

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Even in a city brimming with an embarrassment of architectural riches, the Pagoda Paris is a striking stand-out. Jaw-droppingly remarkable both inside and out, the landmark becomes even more alluring when you […]... READ MORE
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Great Italian Gardens: Past Perspectives

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Although two of Lake Como’s best known gardens are located only a few miles apart, they are separated by several centuries of divergent landscape principles and aesthetic values. Villa d’Este’s polished and […]... READ MORE
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Milan Today! Haute Culture: Milano Milieu! Haute Culture

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However alluring Italy’s hill towns, picturesque postcards of Medieval and Quattrocento treasures suspended in time, Milan’s multi-century dynamic is a stimulating cultural aesthetic where Medieval asceticism and Beaux-Arts opulence coexist […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Treasures of China’s Heritage, Part 4

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Treasures of China's Heritage: Touring with the Global Heritage Fund — Fujian and Shanxi... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Treasures of China’s Heritage, Part 3

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Treasures of China’s Heritage: Touring with the Global Heritage Fund — Fujian and Shanxi... READ MORE
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Italy restaurato! Villa Pliniana revived!

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Northern Italy’s wintry fog has lifted and its breathless summer is still months away as artisans brave the spring wind and sun to repair, reconstruct and restore what still must […]... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Treasures of China’s Heritage, Part 2

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Treasures of China’s Heritage: Touring with the Global Heritage Fund — Nanjing and Pinghe Counties, Fujian... READ MORE
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Shanghai Social Diary: Treasures of China’s Heritage, Part 1

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Treasures of China’s Heritage: Touring with the Global Heritage Fund (First of a Seven-part Series)... READ MORE
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Mary Hilliard’s Journey to China

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Mary Hilliard, known for her society and fashion photography to readers of the NYSD, Vogue, Town & Country as well as the major shelter magazines, took a special trip to […]... READ MORE

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