My Must See List: Glashütte

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One of the things that is exciting about travel is that there can be unexpected finds. When I was a child it was always surprising that there was a small, nondescript building in our relatively small suburban town that manufactured batting helmets for baseball teams around the world. You never know what you’ll find or where you’ll find it. So it probably comes as no surprise, given that setup, that I’m equally fascinated by the fact that there’s a town in eastern Germany manufacturing precision watches. Not Switzerland: Germany. Glashütte to be exact. And the town is on My Must See list this month.
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Book Review: Learning To See Creatively

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Sometimes finding inspiration is the hardest part of doing something creative. Take photography, for example. You have a camera, perhaps the fancy digital SLR with all the bells and whistles. But no high tech machine is going to make you compose and organize the parts of a good, high quality photo. That is still a very human task and one that is also a matter of personal taste. In the recently released third edition of Learning To See Creatively, Bryan Peterson strives to educate readers in composing good photos.
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Munich Tips & Picks: My Favorites


It can be difficult knowing where to eat, what to see and where to go when traveling to a new city. Munich is such a large city with so many world-class attractions that it can be difficult to focus. For that reason I wanted to put together a list of some of my Munich tips: favorite places to eat, things to do, and places to see in the Bavarian capital. I have included links to places I have already blogged about and descriptions for places I haven’t. Now on to my Munich tips!
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Munich’s Bavaria Statue

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In southern Munich on the edge of the Theresienwiese — perhaps best known for playing home every year to Oktoberfest — stands a woman. Nearly 61 feet tall, she is clothed classically in a draped Grecian gown. At her feet, a lion sits loyally at her side while her left arm is outstretched with a wreath of oak leaves. She represents Bavaria. It would be easy to draw comparisons to another famous female: the Statue of Liberty. But the Bavaria statue, as she is called, is older!
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