arms into art

Going to the British Museum with Jack was like visiting for the first time… we went where he wanted to go. It was completely different than where I always go. No Elgin marbles for him. Instead we headed to the…

london lights

I just walked 130,000 steps exploring the city of London. That's about 65 miles.  Jack who had a 10-day school break joined me for most of them. Because we were so horribly jet lagged, most of our walking was done…

cities talking post: paris

The ground under Paris is mostly limestone and settlers of the city, dating back to the ancient Romans, have been using this rock for building the city we love today. Both the Louvre and the Notre Dame Cathedral are made…

my citiestalking post on vienna

Like Cinderella, I am dying to go to the ball. I love dressing up. I have some great rhinestones and even took ballroom dance lessons (surprisingly good exercise!). But, lucky for me, I don’t have to wait for my fairy…

my cities talking post on budapest

The first time I was in Budapest was in 1967 and I was 5 years old.  Yes, that is a long time ago and, if you have any manners at all, you will assume there was a typo involved and…

my citiestalking.com post about the venice biennale

The hardest part of visiting Venice is….visiting Venice. In any other place I will willingly bump elbows with throngs of camera-toting tourists in order to stand before a master-piece of art or architecture. Yet, despite Venice’s magnificent cultural endowment, I…

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