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It seems that most of the posts these days are advertisements, political posts, or cute animals. This one is an original slideshow with music of the Boca Chica Carnaval Parade, March 21st, 2015. It is not the biggest or the best carnival procession in the world, but it might be the most accessible. The joyous participants playfully pose for photographs and interact with spectators. It is a fun filled and fabulous shoot. And the music is boisterous, energetic, and exuberant.

 
     
 
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The next two weeks I’m in Soyans, Le Drome, France. A hamlet of 100 people, no cell phone service or wi-fi.  I love it. I am having a complete rest after a lot of movement traveling in Scotland and Provence.

Nice, Toulon, and Marseilles were interesting but not surprising. I preferred the small village of Puget Ville... continue

 
     
 
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Driving on the left, shifting left-handed, I drove exactly 1066 miles through the Northern Scottish Highlands.

Call me Charles the Conqueror, Son of William, (factually) vanquishing multiple roundabouts (rotaries in Boston), meandering lambs, many miles of one lane two way “roads”, all in an underpowered but extremely economical Fiat.

 
     
 
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The Italia Video consists of the 129 best photos from Italy culled from several thousand pictures taken in Milano, Bologna, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Siena, Toscana, Orvieto, Assisi, Padova, Vicenza, and Venezia.
 
     

5 weeks in Italy , 5 days in Barcelona

September-October 2013

5 weeks in Italy, 5 days in Barcelona. September-October 2013

I'm back from 5 weeks in Italy and 5 days in Barcelona. These are slideshow videos from the last day in Spain featuring a visit to La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's masterpiece of sacred but highly whimsical architecture.

I scattered a bit of my Mother’s ashes in the Garden adjacent to the Cathedral.

Also shown are photos from a visit to La Boqueria Mercado, Barcelona’s centuries old market.

The Italia Video consists of the 129 best photos from Italy culled from several thousand pictures taken in Milano, Bologna, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Siena, Toscana, Orvieto, Assisi, Padova, Vicenza, and Venezia.

I was fortunate to have been hosted by several Italian friends especially at the 12th Century Castle, Montechino, originally built by the Knights Templar, and upgraded and improved every century or so by whomever had the power to possess the castle.

With the help of friends I also scatted a bit of my Mother’s ashes in Italy and in Spain.

 
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The Video Reports of Charles Fernandez

Boca Chica Carnival.

March 2015.

 
 

Scottish Sojourn.

July 2014.

 

The Procigar Festival 2014

The Dominican Republic, produces and exports the finest handmade, premium cigars in the world.

The Procigar Festival will be held on February 16-21 in the Dominican Republic - Cigar Country.

 
 

Five weeks in Italy: Milano, Bologna, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Siena, Toscana, Orvieto, Assisi, Padova, Vicenza, and Venezia.

September-October 2013.

 
 
 
 

The Origins of Lloyds of London Investment Society

 
     
Charles Fernandez in Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy, September 2013
     
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