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Secrets of Detroit

How does a city become an urban ruin? One house at a time. Visit the travelogues at my Detroit page to discover secrets that even many locals don't know. Visit the Farmer's Market which has been a Saturday tradition since 1891, discover an infamous haunted hotel, the old Corktown (Irish) neighborhood, a terrific off-the-beaten-path restuarant where only Spanish is spoken, famous Detroiters and much more.

Hidden Paris

Could Marie Antoinette have saved her head if only her husband had taken a royal mistress? Did Louis XIV really need 100 people to wake him in the morning? Discover secrets of Versaille, a floral photo feast at Monet's Garden in Giverney, historical graves at Pere Lachaise and lots of off-the-beaten path ideas in the Paris travelogues.

One of the best Victorian towns in the US

Looking for a gem of an off-the-beaten-path page? With nearly 150 preserved homes and monuments, Marshall, Michigan is one of the best preserved small Victorian towns in the US. Visit the travelogues to discover their annual home and garden tours filled with lots of beautiful photos.

Yes, but will I meet the rock star?

I was fresh from the train in Mainz, Germany, and couldn't believe the poster. One of my favorite rock stars was about to be in town. But would I meet him? Visit the travelogues for Mainz.

Wait, I have some art in my eye

The guidebook didn't mention that the art gallery was a graffiti-covered wall across the street from the National Museum in Athens or that a camera crew would be filming as I walked down the street. But this was only the beginning of an adventure in Greece. Discover some of the best sunsets in the world, the man who forgot to zip his pants, the pony at the ATM machine and much more in my travelogues.

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    May 13, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Happy Birthday, dear Lee !
    elisabeth from the Netherlands:-)

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    May 16, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Have a great Birthday today,Lee! Friendly greetings, elisabeth.

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    May 6, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Happy Birthday SilverVelvet

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    May 22, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Did you have a happy birthday and did you remember to wear your one button birthday suit?

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    May 13, 2008 at 8:07 AM

    Lee, I hope you have a grand time today on your BIRTHDAY!!! and many more to come!

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    May 10, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Well ...... I was just wondering how you are doing. Hope everything is OK with you. I wish you a Happy Birthday . Cheers !!!

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    May 7, 2008 at 8:15 AM

    Good point about the journal! Happy Birthday fom Mike in Iowa!!

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    May 13, 2007 at 2:34 AM

    Happy birthday to you from Istanbul/Turkiye ...I wish you realize all your dreams ...good luck

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    May 13, 2007 at 2:03 AM

    Happy Birthday to you,greetings from Italy.

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    May 13, 2007 at 12:41 AM

    ♫•:*¨`*:•Happy birthday to you♫♫Happy b-day to you♫HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ღVELVETღ ♫♫Happy b-day to yoou•:*¨`*:•♫ I wish you not only a happy year, but also happier maany returns (~_~)

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