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San Francisco's Legion of Honor, California, USA
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Urs Fischer at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor, San Francisco’s beautiful Fine Arts Museum, is a stunning French, neoclassical building perched above the Golden Gate, in Lincoln Field. It boasts an incredible collection of European paintings decorative arts and sculptures with fabulous ever changing …

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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San Francisco – ‘The City by the Bay’ – Travel Guide

A TRAVEL GUIDE FOR EXPLORING SAN FRANCISCO Download the San Francisco Travel Guide  here or read it below First light in the ‘City by the Bay’, the iconic red pillars of the Golden Gate Bridge peek out above the fog, gradually slipping away to …

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Entrance to the Golden Gate San Francisco
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Northern California, a beautiful place to live

Sunflowers, lavender, rolling vineyards, breathtaking scenery, and fascinating historical cities are just some of the things I love about Provence.  And for as much as I yearn to be there, I need to remind myself what I have much on …

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The almshouses and church at Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England
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The miracle of a plane journey

We all know intellectually that a ten hour flight transports you to another world, yet no matter how many times you might make such a journey it never fails to surprise and amaze just how different that ‘other place’ is! …

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A San Francisco view; from dawn to night fall

Imagine waking up each day to a view of the San Francisco Bay, a view so special you can hardy believe it is yours. It lies there patiently waiting for you behind your drawn blinds. As first light dawns, the sky seems to …

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Hartz Avenue, Danville, California, USA
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Danville, the place we call home

Recently I have been busy networking with other writers, talking mostly about Provence. When the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce tweeted about me last week they referred to Shutters and Sunflowers as ‘a fun Franco British blog with a US flavor’. …

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Muir Woods ~The best things in life are all around us

Meandering amongst the trees, staring up in wonder at the daylight peeking through the branches, rays of sunshine streaming down the towering trunks of the redwood trees in the Muir Woods 10 minutes drive north of San Francisco, one can …

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Bouquets of Art, David Stark floral arrangement, De Young Museum, San Francisco
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Bouquets to Art at San Francisco’s de Young Museum

Every spring, for the last thirty years, San Francisco’s de Young museum hosts a stunning event called Bouquets to Art. It is a visual spectacle, talented florists from all over the Bay Area interpret the museum’s pieces of art in …

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