Category Archives: Travel Photography

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Best B&B in Palermo

I selected a B&B in Palermo called BB22 not only because of its high reputation and excellent reviews, but also because I wanted to support those who restore Palermian ancient palaces.  BB22, a hidden gem in the heart of historic … Continue reading

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Irene’s lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China” on October 19th

Irene’s lecture “In Search of a Jewish Story in China” on October 19th took place at the New City Library, New City, NY, an affluent suburb of the greater metropolitan New York.  It was a great success.  The room was … Continue reading

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Sicily: Glorious Sicilian Food! And The Best Place in Palermo to Discover It

Sicily is not Italy, even though the island has been administratively part of that country since the 1860s. Likewise, Sicilian food is not Italian, though of course it has been influenced by the mainland cuisine.  Only in Sicily, a paradise … Continue reading

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Palermo Italy

Our exploration of Sicily began in Palermo, the main city of the island. Irene’s heroic efforts to prepare me for the trip paid off: I read Lonely Planet’s Sicily cover to cover, but Palermo came to life only when our … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Boat Cruise

Last May, we visited Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.  Everything we encountered there looked beautiful; and in spite of the cold and rain, this beauty seemed almost surreal.  This short video takes you on a boat cruise through the inner harbor … Continue reading

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Oslo Fjord Cruise

Join us on a short Oslo Fjords cruise starting at the Oslo City Hall, leisurely floating by the Akershus Fortress and Castle, and enjoying the best view of the marvel of modern Norwegian architecture, the Opera House. Watch Navy ships, … Continue reading

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Sharing first impressions from Scandinavia

We returned only a week ago from our trip to Scandinavia and have not yet started on either an article or picture gallery, but here is what we wanted to share: It was cold and often rainy (we are in … Continue reading

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Photography Show Face-to-Face with Africa Starts on May 17, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW The Shalands at the Opus Gallery: Face-to-Face with Africa Art Show: Wildlife Photography – Alex Shaland Lecture: Mysteries of Africa – Irene Shaland May 17th, 6:00 PM Doors open at 5:00 PM The artist photographer Alex Shaland and internationally-published … Continue reading

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Finding Home away from Home – in Africa

Finding Home away from Home – in Africa We were travelling all day: through the exotic strangeness of the Zanzibar Stone Town to the Nairobi airport’s thick mess of people and suitcases, sickening smells and deafening noises. Then again, through … Continue reading

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