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Taj Mahal

Agra.  I remember bicycling in the early morning hours to reach the Taj Mahal at dawn. To me, it was very beautiful and quintessential India. In the mid 1600s, the white marble monument was built as a tomb for Shah

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Kathakali

In the southernmost Indian State of Kerala, Kathakali is the traditional dance. At the performance where I took these photographs, the narrator used a hand percussion instrument and he was dressed in white and stood in a back corner of

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Temple of Hercules

Pompey conquered what is now Jordan for the Romans about 20 years after Caesar crossed the Rubicon, and Rome ruled there for 400 years.  This explains the Roman ruins. Set on a hill in the City of Amman is what

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Spring Picnic

In Japan, this is the time of year when a woman might don a kimono and visit a park to picnic amidst the cherry blossoms.   These April photos are of Ueno Park in Tokyo…     from the land

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Tequila

Sometimes those tacky tourist places are the best. That was the case with the Tequila Museum in Mexico City. There is a self-guided tour about the production of Tequila. Then, on the roof, you are treated to samples—samples of tequila

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