The view down the stair to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, a palatial mansion with the most sumptuously decorated interiors imaginable. I’d say autumn is obviously the perfect time for a decamp to Derbyshire, judging from the vista above. (photo Jade Ching)
Staithes, North Yorkshire, perhaps the most picturesque harbour in England. (grangefirth on flickr)
Windsor Castle burning back in 1992. They did a great job with the reconstruction, though. One of my favorite places to visit in all of Europe. - RH
So, just back home from a week in New York… I’ve had two important American songwriters stuck in my head all week. The first is George Gershwin. The second, mostly because he was on the radio pretty much ubiquitously throughout the week, is Billy Joel.
This is a clip of that quintessential New Yorker, Leonard Bernstein, playing and conducting Gershwin’sRhapsody in Blue.
Part II is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgPV0jLmdSM&feature=channel&list=UL
I’ll post something from Billy Joel shortly.
I just booked a flight from Paris, France to New York City! I’ll be in New York for eight days, including for the 4th of July! Most importantly, I’ll be getting to visit my dear friend, Chandra! - RH
I just booked a flight from Istanbul, Turkey to Paris, France. I’ll be in Paris for five days this summer. Anyone want to join me in the museums? - RH
I just booked a plane flight to Istanbul, Turkey. I’ll be in Turkey for 11 days this summer. Anyone want to come with? - RH
BILLY JOEL, VIENNA
I’m going to Europe this summer. First I’m going to Turkey for a couple of weeks, and then I want to spend a few days somewhere else in Europe before heading back to the States. I was going to go back to Paris (I haven’t been since I was a teenager), but it looks like I might be doing that next year. Does this mean Vienna waits for me? I’ve never been before. Budapest and Prague are also considerations. If any of my European followers want to make suggestions, please feel free to message me… Or if you just want to say that you liked the Billy Joel clip, you could share that with me too! - RH