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Loti Cafe in Eyüp/Istanbul/Turkey

For Pierre Loti fans who have read the previous post, it might be of interest to know about the Loti Cafe on the hill of Eyüp overlooking the Golden Horn in istanbul. being one of his admirers  and fascinated readers, … Continue reading

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Maison Pierre Loti/Rochefort/France

Does it get any more eccentric? A 19th century, highly decorated French naval officer, who wore make up, trained as an acrobat, performed in a circus, traveled the world, seduced a Turkish harem lady, wrote novels to great acclaim, became … Continue reading

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Meerschaum Museum/Eskisehir/Turkey

Over the past couple of days I asked several of my friends if they knew what ‘Meerschaum’ is. Four out of five didn’t have a clue, but when I showed them pictures of my latest find and explained what it … Continue reading

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Münchner Residenz/Germany

I love museums, from small and quirky to big and majestic, but if I happen upon one which is or was also a palace, so much the better. My imagination can fly and I can evoke before my eyes the … Continue reading

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Händel House Museum London/UK

Guess what Jimi Hendrix and Georg Friedrich Händel have in common? Apart from music, of course.  They lived in the same building in London’s  Brook Street in the elegant district of Mayfair, although with a time difference of 200 years. … Continue reading

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Historical Museum of Southern Florida/Miami/USA

What do you think if you enter the lobby of a museum and are greeted by a huge, multi colored flamingo, wearing trainers and sunglasses? Ok, not a living bird, , a statue, but even so, you can’t help but … Continue reading

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Neue Galerie New York/USA

One of my favorite painters is Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. Born in 1862 in Vienna, Klimt is considered the most famous representative of the Wiener Jugendstil and combined painting with many outstanding works  of decorative art in Vienna, among them … Continue reading

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