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1/10 Amsterdam Reflections
Amsterdam Reflections

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Amsterdam Reflections

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 5, 2015

I once saw two lovers in a gondola under the bridge. She sat on a cushion. He stroked her hair. They only saw each other; their private oblivion. Cloaked and encased – amour. The bustle of the city only feet away. But they heard nothing, except their own sweet-scented whispers. As I stood in the […]

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2/10 Early Sun Positano
Early Sun Positano

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Early Sun in Positano

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 4, 2015

I awakened one morning, went out onto the balcony to experience this beautiful morning sun in Positano, Italy. It was a breathtaking view, the air smelled fresh and I was delighted to be in such a warm inviting place.

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3/10 Vatican Stairway
Vatican Stairway

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Vatican Stairway

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The spiral staircase of the Vatican Museum in Vatican City, designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932. The remarkable Sistine Chapel with its decorated ceiling by Michelangelo is the last gallery within the museum.

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4/10 Louvre Entre
Louvre Entre

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Louvre Entre

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The Louvre Museum is located in the heart of Paris. It is one of the largest museums and most visited in the world. Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is on display at the Louvre.

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5/10 Grand Canal
Grand Canal

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The Grand Canal

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

To me, Venice is a city out of a storybook fairytale. Everywhere you look are peaceful canals, window boxes filled with fresh fragrant flowers, handcrafted gondolas, magnificent architecture and beautiful people.

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6/10 Versaille Grounds
Versaille Grounds

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Gardens of Versailles

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The gardens behind the beautiful Palace of Versailles.

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7/10 St. Mark's Basilica
St. Mark's Basilica

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St. Mark’s Basilica

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Saint Mark’s Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice since 1807, prior to that it was the chapel of the Doge. It is located in Venice, Italy. The detail and the architecture of the cathedral is astonishing, it was a symbol of Venetian power and wealth. From the 11th century the […]

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8/10 Pompeii Walkway
Pompeii Walkway

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Pompeii Walkway

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

The ancient city of Pompeii has a fascinating story. Much of the area was destroyed and covered with 13-20 feet of ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The area was rediscovered 1,500 years later in 1599 and further  in depth discovery in 1748. So much of the city and artifacts were well […]

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9/10 Florence
Florence

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Florence

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. You feel like you are in a dream when you stroll the streets of Florence with all the art, history and architectural beauty.

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10/10 Evening Meal
Evening Meal

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Evening Meal

Posted in travel by Denise Rafkind on January 3, 2015

Enjoying an evening meal in Montmartre Paris, France. Bon Appétit.

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