I just published my second book: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia by Denise | Make Your Own Book Dear friends: Please join me to appreciate the architectural wonder of Angkor Wat, and the beautiful art and culture of the Cambodian people. Sincerely, Denise

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign — McDonald’s in Salzburg, Austria

McDonald’s has flowers arrangement on its tables!  It is in Salzburg, not any place in the United States! This post is in response to Weekly Photo Challenge : Foreign The picture was taken in the “Old Town” of Salzburg, Austria.  Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart and also part of the setting of the musical…

I have seen them all! But when will they meet again?

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco        Louvre,  Paris    The Porch of the Caryatids, Athens Some years ago, at the Asian Art Museum (AAM) in San Francisco,  I saw this Cheekpiece of a horse bridle in the form of a fantastic creature, 1000 to 650 BCE, Iran, bronze . I was fascinated after reading…

Weekly Travel Theme – Foliage

This picture was taken in September, 2012, when we took in an Alaska Cruise. It was an excursion on a forty-mile roundtrip train ride that climbed from tidewater at Skagway, Alaska, to the Summit of the White Pass, a 2,865 foot rise in elevation.  We experienced a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles, beautiful foliage and…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Solitary – A Solitary Singer

This is my second post on Solitary. The title of this picture is: The Solitary Singer The photo was taken in September 2012 on a cruise ship. The singer had a wonderful voice, and the music she chose was beautiful. The background was a big screen showing a video of beautiful places. Her singing attracted…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Title of this picture: ” the backpack – the solitary traveler” Picture taken at Washington D.C. Why is this backpack here? Where is the owner of the backpack? Is he a traveler who travels by himself? Is he taking a photo of the Washington Monument and just putting down the backpack because it is heavy? But…

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award I would like to thank Patricia of Art Does Matter, for nominating  My Notebook for the “One Lovely Blog Award”.  I am so honored and feel that my three months of blogging are really fruitful – three months of fruitful blogging.   Also, I just got my first award Super Sweet Blogger Award a week ago. I feel…

Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories – Exhibition at SFMOMA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art In my last post, I mentioned that I took my brother and sister-in-law to lunch and attend a historic tour at the San Francisco Palace Hotel – SF Palace Hotel Historic Tour and Lunch.  After lunch, I took them to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  My brother was an…