Tag Archives: Baroque

Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, with a Pit Stop in Noto

Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples is the most amazing place you’ve never heard of. At least I had never heard of it, until I began planning a trip to Sicily a few months back. Turns out Sicily’s south coast has … Continue reading

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Weekend in Valencia: From Bang to Hush

The peaceful Jardin del Turia on Sunday afternoon THE VALENCIA TRIP, which started with so many bangs, ended with the pleasant Sunday hush common to most European cities. Doubly so, because it was the day after the culminating ceremonies of … Continue reading

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Heading to Valencia

I’M GOING TO SPAIN THIS EVENING, so for the next six days, expect to see pictures of High Gothic, Baroque, Moorish, and ultra-futuristic architecture, rather than brownstones. It’s a press trip to Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city, where I’ve never been, … Continue reading

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What Glamour Is

NOBODY DOES IT like Metropolitan Home. I say this not because I’ve been writing for the magazine since 1981, but because — though it’s known mainly for a certain sleek, high-end modernity — it is also capable of forays into … Continue reading

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