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US: The Century

The Century: America’s Time

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AL ANDALUS: The Ornament of the World

THE ORNAMENT OF THE WORLD Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800-year period in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made … Continue reading

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BOOK ITINERARIES: Leonardo’s Library

Leonardo’s Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader… an exhibit of rare books and manuscripts from Stanford’s special collections… related to Leonardo’s life and work… a window on the world of the Renaissance reader in general, and Leonardo in particular… … Continue reading

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16. RENNES: Museum of Brittany

Driving day… from Bretagne to Val de Loire… with a book detour… in Becherel… playful gifts… Quels sont ces chateaux… D’ou viennent ces fromages… delicious desserts for the sweets collection… a cool exhibit on a hot day… Peuples du Froid… … Continue reading

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13. NORMANDY: Bayeux & D-Day

Sunrise on the roofs of Honfleur… birds flying before the rain… croissant smelling… lovely breakfast in Honfleur… a brisk walk to the public parking… to beat the expected rain… and enjoy the cool of the morning… if only we could … Continue reading

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MOVIE NIGHT: Little Big Voice

Sweet family movie… post WWII Austria… couldn’t help noticing similarities with our times… hopefully learning from history… a film and song to remember!

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MOVIE NIGHT: Friends Forever

Blutsbrüder teilen alles Our Big Time Set in the midst of World War 2 and interspersed with beautiful choir music, the horrors of the war unfold when the Germans realized one of the boys in the choir is a Jew … Continue reading

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MOVIE NIGHT: Joyeux Noël

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) Based on the true story of three armies in the bloody trenches of World War I – and the miraculous Christmas Eve truce they unexpectedly forge. Christian Carion’s Film, Joyeux Noël: A Place of Memory

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CITINERARY: Royal Albert Hall

This monument records the success of the Great Exhibition, the international exhibition held in Hyde Park in 1851 organised by Henry Cole and Prince Albert. The success of the 1851 exhibition paid for the construction of not only the Royal … Continue reading

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SANTA CRUZ: Mountains to Sea

Stars and weather aligned for a couple discovery beach days… first morning started a beach perfect day in Capitola Village looking for the morning cup of coffee… found it at Mr. Toots and enjoyed it by the beach… continued on … Continue reading

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