Trains and Chocolate

Pacific National train/locomotive passing by in rural NSW Australia

It’s as good a time as any to pull over when the dog’s barking, the kids are crying and the wife is being passive aggressive. It’s time for dad to whip up some of his “Rocky Road, Road Trip, Trippy Chocolate.” He pulls the station wagon into the grass on the side of the highway … Continue reading Trains and Chocolate

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Golden Tiles

Golden architectural wall tiles, mosaic

The Basilica of San Vitale is the pinnacle of Byzantine architecture. Its golden mosaics are thought to be the finest in the world. The building has stood for over a millennium and its golden tiles... ...they’re not the ones you see here. These have existed since 1961 and they occupy the public consciousness as tacky, … Continue reading Golden Tiles