Category Archives: International

Downton Abbey reminds me of somewhere

Downton Abbey promotional photo  (Photo: Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE) I read an interesting blog post from the National Trust for Historic Preservation about the role of place in popular television. The main example was Downton Abbey, the … Continue reading

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The Forts of San Juan

For those of us in cold climes, this time of year our thoughts often turn to sunny, warm beaches. My thoughts have turned to Puerto Rico, the only place I’ve visited in the Caribbean. My mistake was to visit in … Continue reading

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Campobello’s happy and tragic memories

Nineteenth-century author Sarah Orne Jewett wrote about visiting the home of the Brontë sisters in England: “Nothing you ever read about them can make you know them until you go there. Never mind people who tell you there is nothing … Continue reading

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