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European Travels

Monday, 26 March 2012

Living and working in NYC, Munich, and Washington DC it became easy for me to take sites in other “world” cities for granted. The world has become “smaller” thru technology and the convenience of air travel. Despite what most people think, there is nothing glamorous about business travel. Airport…hotel…airport, up early, late to bed…and the whole thing over and over again.

After talking with a few friends and colleagues who have never left the shores of the U.S. (there is so much to see here, after all  -  and Paxton has a major domestic relocation business…) I set forth on my most recent trip to Europe to share some of my experiences. And to my surprise, saw things that I have not taken the time to appreciate before. In European cities, walking is a must to get to appointments…here are some points of interest on my way to and from clients.

Included in the trip are photos from my trip to Warsaw for the Central and Eastern European Schools conference; my trips to Geneva and Brussels…where I share with you my fascination with doors…(hey,  I worked in the lumber and construction business thru high school). See if you can name the poet and line from the poem quoted in one of those door pictures. If you are of a certain age and remember “School House Rock”…you’ll get the “Magic Number” reference…otherwise, ask your parents!

Next…off to Doha - new experience for me!

I Look forward to sharing those photos.


Paxton International


Ornate Doors of Brussels

...Nor Iron bars a cage...  Richard Lovelace Three 3s! The Magic Number
Avenue Louise - The charm of Belgium's largest city
in an affluent area for business and residential life.


The history of Zacheta can be traced to 1860 with the
founding of the Society for the encouragement of Fine Arts.
One of the few buildings to survive in the citycenter after the
destruction of WW II.

Genève-Ariana Museum

The Ariana Museum in Geneva was built by Gustave
Revilliod. It is the only museum in Switzerland devoted entirely to kilncraft.
Pictured above is the interior of the Ariana Museum, Geneva.
With over 20,000 objects, the collection illustrates
centuries of ceramics and glass.


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