…münchen, germany

München (Munich), is the capital of Bavaria, Germany and the third largest city in the country.  It is situated on the Isar River, north of the Bavarian Alps.  It is a bustling city of modernity and diversity, at the same time preserving antiquity and history.

München hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics.

The beautiful Marienplatz, located in the center of town, is a large open square where they have the open farmer’s market, where you can find anything from fresh produce to chotskies…München is one of my most favorite cities in Germany.

München is also the beer capital of the world, hosting the annual Oktoberfest.  With that said, Hofbräuhaus, the famous beer house, need no introduction.  It is a “must see” place in Germany.

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” –Miriam Beard

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…innsbruck, austria

Innsbruck, Austria is situated between the beautiful mountainous range in the Alps, it is also home to the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.  The medieval city of Innsbruck is absolutely stunning with its historic buildings, architecture dating back to the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol region and is one the most traveled places in Austria.  Innsbruck offers a wide array of winter-summer sports activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, and more.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hillaire Belloc

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…bolzano, italy

Assumption of Our Lady Cathedral is Bolzano’s famous and magnificent landmark.  The cathedral’s architecture is symbolic of the northern-Gothic and southern-Romanesque influences in Bolzano.  The gargoyles that surround the cathedral is reminiscent of Notre Dame in Paris, clearly an indicative of the Gothic influence from the north.

Walther Square was built in 1808 and roughly eighty years later a statue of Walther von der Vogelweide was erected in 1889.

Due to its geographic locality, bordering Germany in the north, Bolzano’s main languages spoken are Italian and German.

″A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.”  –Moslih Eddin Saadi

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…a little something about me

I am a feminist scholar who believes in the harmonious relationship between fashion and feminism; art and social justice; nature and culture.

In the midst of my hectic life and my efforts to reconcile both my passion for the arts and my stance on feminism, I find that this virtual space is the place where I can express all of that…

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München (Munich), GERMANY

…in honor of women around the world

In honor of Women’s History Month, a group of women residing within the Tri-border community (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium) are building a commemorative moving wall to honor, celebrate and recognize women globally. The “moving wall” will be displayed for public viewing in various facilities on Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, during the week of 26 March 2012.

If you would like to recognize a woman (or women) who has been inspirational and influential in your life, visit us on http://www.facebook.com/WomensHistoryMonth  or email us at womenshistorymonth@yahoo.com

(A) An inspirational quote (optional)
(B) Name(s), age(s), nationality of the woman or women you would like to recognize
(C) Your name, age, nationality (optional)

By submitting the above information, you are giving consent for its publishing

**The organizers and facilitators of this project are not members of any private or non-profit organization. They (to include their ideas and opinions) in no way represent the Department of Defense, the United States Air Force, Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, or any other NATO Component.**

… the efflorescence of Italian beauty

I apologize for the lengthy absence, my work have slightly taken over my world, for the mean time.  I’ve been gone traveling for the last two and a half weeks between two different continents…but in midst of my travel, I was able to squeeze a little time to spend with my mom – she certainly surprised me.  And I could not have been more ecstatic to see her.

These photos were taken a few months ago in one of the most picturesque, quaint, and absolutely charming town in Northern Italy.

Top by Jane Norman; Jeans by Express; Boots by Tamaris; Scarf by H&M

“While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self-confidence — which, I believe, does make the woman.”
Mary Kay Ashe

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