Tag Archives: 17th century

SPAIN: Day 1 – Madrid’s Museums

THE RAIN IN SPAIN, forecast for Saturday, never happened. My first day in Madrid was overcast and in the 50s. I felt a little disoriented, as I always do my first jet-lagged day in a strange foreign city. But that … Continue reading

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Miss Amelia’s Cottage

EAST HAMPTON HAS SOME EXCEPTIONALLY FINE 17th and 18th century buildings. Old-house nerd that I am, I’m eagerly awaiting the start of the two-month summer season when many of them are open to the public. First on my list is … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Fairy Tale

Ever wonder what it’s like to live under the steep, sloping eaves of a 17th century house in the heart of Amsterdam?  It’s a lot of stairs, let me tell you.  But once you’re up there, you’re in a storybook.  … Continue reading

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