Views on Beauty

Posted by Gabrielle on March 28, 2015 in Travel |

By Gabrielle Bremer – Through the Lens Photography Looking through an art gallery in Florence, Italy I realized that 1. The Italians love their nudity 2. The nude women were not skinny This made me think about how our ideas of beauty have and have not changed in the past 500 years. The woman in […]

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Firenze Con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on March 27, 2015 in Travel |

After breakfast, we rode the Circumvesuviana to Napoli and our high speed Fracciarossa to Firenze. Its new leather smell, speeds of 185 mph, and smooth ride are a testament to what the United States’ rail system SHOULD be. The fields are green, trees are beginning to bloom, and there is snow on the Apennines to the east of us. 

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Rome Through My Eyes

Posted by Gabrielle on March 25, 2015 in Travel |

By Gabrielle Bremer – Through the Lens Photography Rome is a huge city full of many different types of people, transportation, and smells. Being from a small town of about 800,  going to a city with 3-4 million residents is a huge change. I had to learn how to become aware of my surroundings at […]

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Roma Con Gabrielle

Posted by Pat on March 24, 2015 in Travel |

What, me worry? Well, no matter how much I plan, comfort and confidence are relative. Anything can go wrong, or in 21st century speak, TSCHTF, so I do worry. It is always after-the-fact, when all goes well, mostly, that I heave a sigh of relief and know I waste time with worry.

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Traveling With a Minor Exceptional 

Posted by Pat on March 18, 2015 in Travel |

18 March 2015 When I asked my 16-year-old niece if she had any concerns about traveling to Italy with me for three weeks, I typically got a ”no.” So far, few questions have issued forth. She seems to be taking this adventure in stride, as are her parents. I am not even sure they know […]



Posted by Pat on June 9, 2012 in Travel |

8 June – Trieste (aka Trst) Arrived into the lovely port city of Trieste, just across the neck of the Istria Peninsula. What a difference a few miles make! The architecture is Hapsburg, the port is prosperous, sea breeze is cool, and streets are filled with activity. I walk about enjoying beautiful facades in the […]

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