Blog: Musings and Images

Silenius and satyrs, Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii

Pompeii, Part 2

In my previous post, I focused on the Lupanar in Pompeii and what it reveals of Roman attitudes toward sex. More intriguing even, at least for me,…
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Amalfi, Italy

The Amalfi Coast

If you’ve ever visited Italy, you probably know that superlatives and contradictions go hand-in-hand when trying to describe it: spectacular and chaotic, colorful and confusing,…
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Church and town, Kotor, Montenegro

The Budva Shakedown

With Montenegro in the news of late, I thought I’d share a little nugget from a recent visit there.  A little background first. The nation…
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Cavtat, Croatia

Balkan Spring

The Balkans, strictly speaking, are a chain of mountains that lend their name to a peninsula in southeastern Europe. Those of a certain age might…
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