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The Pearl Girl is grounded for good

After a dizzying two year blockbuster tour to Japan, the US and Italy, Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring is returning home to the Mauritshuis Museum in the Hague. The painting was allowed to go on tour while the Mauritshuis … Continue reading

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A Rogue Vermeer

Up to now, I’ve referred to the number of Vermeer’s oeuvre still in existence at 36.  I’ve travelled the world to see all three dozen of them, but it seems there’s still one more.  St. Praxedis is supposedly an early … Continue reading

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Schwan-land

I take a bus tour from Munich to see two of most famous castles in the world, the product of King Ludwig II. I share the giant two-story bus with both Canadians and American tourists. Together we leave Munich and … Continue reading

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Tracking down the Munich Collecting Point

Wednesday I have a leisurely morning of packing and breakfasting before I leave for the train station to catch a train to Munich. This is the last leg of my trip which follows the journey of the Vermeers at the … Continue reading

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Of Salt, Composers and Water

Tuesday Today I explored Salzburg, an ancient city that straddles the Salzach River and over- shadowed by tall cliffs. I woke early due to the light and street construction noise that burst into my room at 7 AM. Apparently the … Continue reading

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A ‘Bad’ Day

Sunday I woke up to a world that was still wet with showers – not a good sign since I am to spend the day travelling west into the mountains. I am heading to a place called AltAussee which is … Continue reading

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Betwixt Between Day

Sunday Today is a day of in-betweens and hurry up and wait. I take it easy in the morning to make up for the less than-restful night of snorers. I look forward to moving on from dorm life (as nice … Continue reading

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