Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Around the World in Thirty Days: V


V Is for Venezuela

Location:  Northern South America
Capitol:  Caracas
Largest City:  Caracas

Places:
Angel Falls
Canaima National Park
National Pantheon

People:
Simon Bolivar
Hugo Chavez
Juan Jose Flores
Maria Conchita Alonso

One more for the road:
Che Guevara - Caracas

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Around the World in Thirty Days: U


U Is for Uruguay

Location:  Eastern South America
Capitol:  Montevideo
Largest City:  Montevideo

Places
Punta del Este
Montevideo


La Mano de Punta del Este

People
Cristina Peri Rossi
Jorge Drexler
Luis Suarez

Jose Gervasio Artegas

One more for the road:
Colonia

Around the World in Thirty Days: Bonus Post!

Turkish Art  
(totally not left out of my 4 / 24 post by mistake)





Monday, April 24, 2017

Around the World in Thirty Days: T


T Is for Turkey

Location:  Western Asia / Southeastern Europe
Capitol:  Ankara
Largest City:  Istanbul

Places: 
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Bodrum Castle
Bosphorous Bridge - Istanbul
Bosphorous Bridge - Istanbul
Dolmabahce Palace
Hagia Sophia - Istanbul
Suleymaniye Mosque


People:
Aristotle Onassis
 
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Joe Strummer


One more for the road:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A to Z Challenge: Bookish Thoughts: R



R Is for Race and Religion

Not usually an issue in the novels I read. But 'R' was surprisingly difficult. 

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Around the World in Thirty Days: S


S Is for Spain

Location:  Southern Europe 
Capitol:  Madrid
Largest City:  Madrid

Places:
Alhambra Palace
Great Mosque of Cordoba


El Escorial
Fabra Observatory - Barcelona
Guggenheim Museum - Bilbao
Plaza de Castilla - Madrid
Royal Palace - Madrid

People:
Penelope Cruz
Antonio Banderas
Javier Bardem
Luis Bunuel
Pedro Almodovar

Jose Carreras

Pablo Casals
Placido Domingo
Federico Garcia Lorca
Rafael Nadal
Santiago Ramon y Cajal
Severo Ochoa
Francisco Pizarro
Hernan Cortes
Vasco Nunez de Balboa

Art
Barcelona
Barcelona (Michael Piotrowski)
Pablo Picasso (self-portrait) 

One more for the road:
San Fermin Festival - Pamplona