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The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery in New Orleans

The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery in New Orleans

The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery is a Re-Purposed Warehouse Hotel in the Heart of New Orleans. Chandlery | Definition of Chandlery by Merriam-Webster: Chandlery is an old-fashioned word derived from the stores that sold candles for ships lighting way back. Now it sometimes refers to a marine supply store but is seldom used […]

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

SIGHTGLASS COFFEE in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco

Updated: 7/12/2019 Subsequent to the devastating earthquake that occurred in San Francisco in 1906, the neighborhood South of Market Street was an Industrial wasteland. Run-down warehouses, diverse industries and sweatshops had remained in derelict condition for almost 80 years. In the 1990’s, there was an awakening with the beginning of the dotcom era. The South of […]

Letter from Portland – KEEN GARAGE

Letter from Portland – KEEN GARAGE

KEEN GARAGE – is located in the Pearl District, Portland, Oregon. The Pearl District The Pearl District is one of the “must see” Portland neighborhoods. The District was previously a derelict collection of warehouses, railway yards and tenement buildings. It has gone through a renaissance and is today a hip, commercial and residential neighborhood with […]

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

The  Oswaldo Guayasamin Museum & Home

CAPILLO del HOMBRE and FUNDACION GUAYASAMIN. “Don’t leave Quito until you have visited Oswaldo Guayasamin’s Museum and home, ” I was told three weeks into my stay in Quito. How was it that after three weeks, no one else had mentioned Guayasamin and there was no reference to him in the Guidebooks? The Museum and Home Hailing […]

Quito: Casa Gangotena

Quito: Casa Gangotena

QUITO  –  Casa  Gangotena I walked. And walked. And walked some more around the Old Town and each time, I would stumble on something I had not seen before. One day I was on the Plaza San Francisco, an expansive cobblestone square with sweeping views. I was searching for a particular address and looking to […]

Coffee Tour to Jardin, Colombia

Coffee Tour to Jardin, Colombia

While I was a student at Centro Interactivo de Espanol, I stayed with a family in Envigado (suburb of Medellin). My friend, Lucas Lucas, who was the Commercial Director of the School, was responsible for my cultural immersion. We did some interesting side trips that gave me a better understanding of these wonderful people. While […]