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Did you grow up in the 60’s? If so, you’ll certainly recognize scenes from a familiar childhood cartoon as you walk around this park… Maybe the yellow creature isn’t immediately recognizable. But look beyond— to the character standing in front of her little concrete house on this barren landscape. Know who she is? Go ahead. […]

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  Photographers know that magic happens during the blue hour–that special time between night and day when the skies—even if they were grey and featureless during the day—turn from bleak to beautiful brilliant blue. Cool blue skies contrast oh so lovely against warm yellow tones, making subjects pop. So it’s the perfect time to photograph […]

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Something wicked this way comes… Mystery and intrigue are packed into the ancient stone walls of medieval Castel del Monte, a little village tucked into the hills of northern Abruzzo, in central Italy, where 450 people live. The setting is beautiful, perched on a slope overlooking the mountains and valleys of Campo Imperatore in the Gran […]

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One of the excursions you can do if you visit Abruzzo, Italy, is to follow along on a truffle hunt. And it was among my “must do’s” from the moment I began planning our 10 night stay in this little-known region of central Italy. Truffles are a highly esteemed food sought by gourmet chefs and […]

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