Come For The Art —Stay For The Architecture !

April 27, 2022

I had a chance to visit the new building at the Denver Art Museum this week,  The Lanny & Sharon Martin Building  The collection was impressive, they even had a Wilfredo Lam on display, but the thing I was blown away by was the view and the architecture from the outside terraces.   There were…

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Cuba’s Hidden Jewel-Las Terrazas

April 24, 2022

Ever since my first trip to Cuba I’ve wanted to see Las Terrazas. Las Terrazas is a small community and nature reserve in the municipality of Candelaria, Artemisa Province. It’s located in the Sierra del Rosario mountains, which was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984 It has beautiful nature, talented artists and is…

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Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls—Why not when they look like this !

April 14, 2022

LINK TO VIDEO OF WATERFALL DAA04DD4-844A-4406-B982-699EF01B05A4 Our recent visit to the most beautiful waterfall in Topes de Collantes National Park near Trinidad, Cuba.  A long trek down and a long climb back up, but so worth it.  The swing was a bonus!  ALWAYS chase waterfalls ❤️

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A Week in the Colorado Mountains

August 14, 2020

Nothing like a little nature to make you remember what’s important.   I took a much needed sojourn to the mountains last week.   I rented a great little house called “The Dressmaker’s Cottage.   Leadville has always been one of my favorite mountain towns.   Its weird and quirky and artsy Leadville was first…

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Sunsets and The Malecón

September 15, 2019

Two of my very favorite things about Havana!  There’s nothing better than a sunset stroll along Havana’s iconic Malecón.  Most of the photos are taken on The Malecón, some elsewhere and the really good ones are Leo’s ??  

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August 19, 2019

Before I came to Cuba for the first time, I was slightly traumatized by the culinary horrors I thought awaited me upon my arrival.  Those of you who know me, know that I’m pretty particular about what I eat, OK I’m VERY particular about what I eat. Several people said they had been to Cuba…

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From Cuba to Denver—The Art Collection Grows

July 21, 2019

After two trips to Cuba, I’m now an expert in Cuban art—NOT. I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface of the amazing work being done by so many talented artists. In a short time I’ve been able to compile a great collection. So here it is ? Works by—Miguel A. Valdivia, Diane Lajeunesse, Edras…

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Street Art of Havana

June 28, 2019

Wherever you go in Havana, you can’t avoid an assault on your senses.  Sights, sounds and smells permeate the city at all hours of the day and night.  Sometimes the smells are heaven, cooking from a kitchen, a flower cart rolling by you on the street and other times less pleasant smells that make you…

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The Art of Cuba

April 20, 2019

Cuba-Forbidden, compelling and utterly unique.  I’ve always had a fascination with places that are slightly more difficult to get to, they’re usually so much more interesting.  In a world that’s becoming ever more homogenous, Cuba is as different as any place you’ll find. I’ve wanted to go to this elusive island nation for as long…

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Friends of Fairbanks

October 8, 2018

I met two guys from LA waiting for my flight from Chitina to McCarthy and we started talking about all the cool places we’d been to in Alaska.  At one point in the conversation I told them that I’d lived in Fairbanks from September to March of 2013, because I wanted to watch it get…

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