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Hundreds of Tourist Photos Woven into One

This is brilliant art–visually arresting while intellectually stimulating. Switzerland-based Corinne Vionnet is our guide to the world’s most famous landmarks, monuments millions have visited before. Her art is created not by acrylic, oil, or watercolor, each piece is made by combining hundreds of tourist photos into one. After conducting an online keyword search and sifting …

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The Hottest Act in Vegas: Vdara Death Ray

This is like magnifying glasses and ants, only a mega casino is the magnifying glass and tourists are the ants. Somewhere in that analogy there’s poetry… Check out how the hot Las Vegas sun gets intensified to fry sunbathers at the pool: >> Link: BLDGBLOG: Las Vegas Death Ray

Heading back

Needless to say, a lot has happened since my last post. For the rest of my Turkey trip, I didn’t get much computer time. It was nice to not attend to the computer all the time, though I barely had time for a few emails. After a great time in Rome, I head home. More …

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The whirlwind that is Istanbul

Having traveled to a bunch of different places in my life (and I am thankful for that), I must say that Istanbul is like no other. It is a city that sucks you in. You cannot observe it from a distance. I feel like my photos don’t capture any of what I feel being here. …

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Istanbul, via Roman?a

The end of my stay in Hungary was delightful. I soaked in natural m?neral baths, wh?ch ?s something of a nat?onal act?v?ty ?n the country. (In fact, the cover of the Lonely Planet gu?de for Hungary features bath sw?mmers) A un?que exper?ence–?mag?ne water park meets day spa. Really ?nterest?ng place. Very relax?ng. Had a n?ce …

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Budapest

Grilled last night. It felt good to cook. I am trying to cook in as many countries as possible! Went to the market with Gyula and we bought fresh ingredients. I was on salad duty–made a nice mixed chopped veggie salad, with Hungarian cucumbers and peppers. Made a vinaigrette with oil, vinegar, and some Hungarian …

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Hungary

So right now I’m in Székesfehérvár in Hungary. I have lots of catching up to do…so I’ll give the brief update. Israel was a blast and a blur. I had more fun, did more stuff, met more cool people, and had such a great time in 10 days. I’ll write more about that later. Right …

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In Israel, on a kibbutz

I am sitting outdoors on a kibbutz outside of Jerusalem. The past few days have been as action-packed as possible. I am typing on an iPhone. (thanks Scott!) This is great. More to come when I’m at a computer. (shout-out to everyone sitting here with me!)