Posts Tagged: France

Culture
Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
October 11, 2018
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Around the World in Song – A Travel Playlist
I love music, and I love discovering new music as I travel. That’s why when my friend and fellow traveller Diane requested a playlist of destination-inspired music, I was up for the challenge. However, it took me a lot longer to write this post than I initially anticipated. I knew from the outset I didn’t […]
Architecture
Classical Architecture 101 for Travellers Part 2 – Ancient Structures
June 20, 2017
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Classical Architecture 101 for Travellers Part 2 – Ancient Structures
Whether you’re working out at the gym, watching a sports game in a stadium or attending the theatre, all roads lead to Ancient Greece and classical architecture. Then why not learn a little more about this concept that seems to be all around us? Classical Architecture 101 for Travellers is a series arming curious wanderlusters […]
Architecture
Classical Architecture 101 for Travellers Part 1 – All in Order
June 6, 2017
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Classical Architecture 101 for Travellers Part 1 – All in Order
A Duende post usually begins with a travel destination; a spark of inspiration; and a burning question I needed to be answered. The Classical Architecture 101 series is no different. On my recent trip to Washington D.C. I found myself surrounded by extraordinary architecture, but without a clue how to identify the style or eloquently […]
Style
Stay cool! The History of the Hand Fan
October 22, 2015
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Stay cool! The History of the Hand Fan
There is barely a culture or a time in history I don’t associate with the expressive, ever stylish and practical hand fan. Whether it is an ancient Egyptian king languishing in the breeze generated by an ostrich feathered wave; a coy Geisha peeking from behind her folding wing, or a fiery flamenco dancer passionately gesturing with […]