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Photo of the Day: Colosseum from Palatine Hill

Looking down on the Colosseum from the Palatine Hill above the Roman Forum. From here you can get a sense of how much it once towered over the rest of the city (to a large extent it still does). You

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Venice in HDR

Lately I’ve been messing around with HDR photography. Normally that involves merging multiple versions of the same photo taken at different exposures, but I’ve also read that you can create a pretty good approximation of an HDR photo from a

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Posted in Italy

Eurotrip 2011, Part 6: Leaning Towers and Haunted Villas

This installment covers Days 14–15 of my 2011 trip to Europe… At the end of our two-night, ill-fated Cinque Terre stay, we checked out of our hotel early to catch the bus that would take us into La Spezia for the

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My Villa in Tuscany

This video is a tour of the grounds surrounding the villa I lived in for two weeks outside of Florence, Italy in 2011. You may have already seen this if you read Part 1 of my Eurotrip journal, though the

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 5: Dodging a Bullet in Cinque Terre

This installment of my travel journal covers Days 11–13 of my 2011 trip to Europe… After a long, long break, I am finally returning to the journal of my 2011 trip to Europe. When we last left off, I had just

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 4: Ah, Venice

This installment of my travel journal covers Days 9–11 of my 2011 trip to Europe… After returning to Florence from my three-night trip to Rome, there was little time to rest as I had to turn right around the next morning

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 3: When in Rome

This installment of my travel journal covers Days 5–8 of my 2011 trip to Europe… Following our adventures in Florence and Lucca, we hopped on a train the next morning for Rome.  We arrived in the afternoon and, after settling in

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Eurotrip 2011, Part 2: Under The Tuscan Sun

This installment of my travel journal covers Days 2–4 of my 2011 trip to Europe… Picking up where we left off in Part 1, we finally arrived at our villa in the hills of Tuscany, which would serve as our base

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Eurotrip 2011: My Journal

I’ve finally gotten around to writing up the journal of the month-long trip I took with my uncle last fall to Italy, Switzerland, and Croatia. I had intended to keep a journal while I was over there but it didn’t

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