Seeing Double: Another Mona Lisa


We just learned that there is another Mona Lisa. That’s right; Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece in the Louvre is not alone. In fact, the other one, the Isleworth Mona Lisa, has been known about for years but is recently getting some well-deserved attention, so when we heard about it, naturally we had to investigate…
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We just learned that there is another Mona Lisa. That’s right; Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece in the Louvre is not alone. In fact, the other one, the Isleworth Mona Lisa, has been known about for years but is recently getting some well-deserved attention, so when we heard about it, naturally we had to investigate…
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Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point, Louisiana


Chicken chasing, colorful costumes and dancing on horseback? It’s Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point! You’ve gotta watch the video to believe it…it’s, well, just watch… CONTINUE READING >>


Chicken chasing, colorful costumes and dancing on horseback? It’s Courir de Mardi Gras in Church Point! You’ve gotta watch the video to believe it…it’s, well, just watch… CONTINUE READING >>

Seeing Red in Rothenberg, Germany’s Best Preserved Medieval Town

It’s not every day that we get to spend securely tucked away within the impenetrable ramparts of a fortified enclave, but Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany was just such a place. The town truly is one big fortress, protected by a city wall all the way around it that has remained intact for centuries…
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It’s not every day that we get to spend securely tucked away within the impenetrable ramparts of a fortified enclave, but Rothenburg ob der Tauber in Germany was just such a place. The town truly is one big fortress, protected by a city wall all the way around it that has remained intact for centuries…
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Seeking the Seeds of Civilization on Crete

Beginning nearly five thousand years ago a society formed on Crete and over time became a precursor in art, architecture, and language to what we now know as Hellenistic culture.
Minoan civilization was based here and without them, along with the Mycenaean Greeks on the mainland, Greece would certainly be a very different place…
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Beginning nearly five thousand years ago a society formed on Crete and over time became a precursor in art, architecture, and language to what we now know as Hellenistic culture.
Minoan civilization was based here and without them, along with the Mycenaean Greeks on the mainland, Greece would certainly be a very different place…
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Walking with the Gods in Athens

While the main focus of our Great Global Get-Together was the Greek Isles, we are certainly happy, no, let’s make that ecstatic, that it included a couple days in Athens. After all, how could we learn about ancient Greek culture without getting to the heart of it all?
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While the main focus of our Great Global Get-Together was the Greek Isles, we are certainly happy, no, let’s make that ecstatic, that it included a couple days in Athens. After all, how could we learn about ancient Greek culture without getting to the heart of it all?
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