2011
03.07

New on the blog:

Circle of Art 2010 [circle@salinepictureframe.com]  For more information, I have added this to the blog links.

An amazing event now in it’s sixth year that combines arts, philanthropy, community work and fun!  Check it out and don’t miss the auction!  ET… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY

2011
03.07

SYNOPSIS:

Life in the 18th Century – Safranbolu, a UNESCO protected Ottoman city.

I almost gave in to the urge to sleep away the day.  After 7 sleepless hours at a packed even though comfortable overland bus, it would have been easy to do.  I felt jet-lagged and groggy.  Instead, I decided to take a shower and got the jolt I needed:  There was only cold water.  Given that the room temperature showed 13 degrees Celsius (around 55 Fahrenheit) that shower was very quick.  The only way to get warm again, was to rub myself as hard as I could with a very scratchy towel.  It gets your blood flowing and gives you the illusion of warmth.  After that I put on almost all the clothes I brought.… VIEW PHOTOS AND READ THE WHOLE STORY