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Tantalizing Tahiti

About 2600 miles below Hawaii and 1500 east of Samoa, Pape’ete on Tahiti, the largest of the Windward group of the Society Islands, is the capital of French Polynesia, the only overseas country of the French Republic. Mylène Raveino and … Continue reading

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Famous Fayetteville

We had vacationed in “The Natural State” of Arkansas before so knew how incredibly beautiful it is, encompassing thermal springs, vibrant foliage, forested mountains, swift swollen streams and red rock canyons much like Colorado, our home, but unfortunately the weather … Continue reading

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Peaceful Pineville

On a beautiful crisp day last fall we drove through the undulating hills and forests of southwestern Missouri, passing 100 mile views and heeding reminders of Amish horse and buggies in the area, to arrive at Pineville, the largest location of McDonald … Continue reading

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You’re doin’ fine, (Kansas) Oklahoma!

With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein, I couldn’t resist using the lyrics to one of my favorite musicals.  And boy do they apply to Kansas Public Library (KPL)!  I did some online recon before venturing to this remarkable little institution in … Continue reading

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Farsighted Fargo

The final stop on our fascinating sojourn to the upper Midwest brought us to North Dakota’s biggest city.  Esoteric eateries and quirky outdoor installations abound.  Broadway sports an adorable Peter Max style plaster buffalo and pastel dragonflies flitting across an … Continue reading

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Singular Sisseton

As we approached tiny Sisseton, a South Dakota city of 2500 plus, the flatness abated and the ridges of the Coteau des Prairies plateau appeared in the distance. Perched at the top of the town next to the Roberts County … Continue reading

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Superb Superior

A huge one level brick and glass structure Superior Public Library (SPL), in this Wisconsin city of 27,000 nestled on the shores of the greatest of the Great Lakes, is bordered by a park full of intriguing sculptures and verdant flora.  It’s … Continue reading

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Twixt Two Harbors

On a recent trip to sample the delights of Minnesota I got a chance to visit Two Harbors Public Library (THPL) on majestic Lake Superior’s famous North Shore.  Just a half hour up the iron red highway from Duluth and a … Continue reading

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Terrific Tel Aviv

Long stretches of Mediterranean coast grant a balmy climate to the 450,000 or so denizens of this young city.  Though Jaffa (Yafo), its southwestern boundary, has been inhabited since 7500 BC, Tel Aviv (TLV) was founded in 1909 so Tel Aviv-Yafo … Continue reading

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Appreciating Athens

Κεντρική Δημοτική Βιβλιοθήκη Οργανισμού Πολιτισμού Αθλητισμού και Νεολαίας Δήμου Αθηναίων (Ο.Π.Α.Ν.Δ.Α.), or translated, the  Central Municipal Library of the Athletics and Youth Culture Organization of the Municipality of Athens (OPADDA), is conveniently just steps from Larissa subway stop, next to the … Continue reading

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