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PIZZA PALOOZA

THE PIZZA PALOOZA Having recently returned from a trip to Italy, I thought most people would ask about art, history, and maybe politics. Instead, the first question I heard was usually, "So, how was the pizza"? Given my own pizza-loving proclivities it was heart-warming to see that people had their priorities right. Yet words failed me. You...
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An Accidental but Delightful French Find in the Maida Vale Section of London

On a recent trip to London, my wife and I set out for a quick visit to the charming neighborhood of "Little Venice" to do a bit of sightseeing. We had planned to visit the canals there and then stroll through some of the residential neighborhoods before moving on to nearby Maida Vale to locate my wife's old haunts from when she lived there years ag...
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Yucatan Living: Coming Home to Merida for the First Time

https://yucatanliving.com/interviews-yucatan/coming-home-to-merida-for-the-first-time Click on the Blog Title and then on the next page click on the URL link. This will take you to the published article in Yucatan Living.
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The Serendipity of Street Photography

10/11/2022 paulrappoportphotography.com THE SERENDIPITY OF STREET PHOTOGRAPHY It could happen in an instant or build over time. It might be serious, humorous, or somewhere in between. How about curious or just mundane? It's essentially urban but it can occur in a small town. What is it? It's life, everyday life. It's human behavior. Human emoti...
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A 2022 NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION

PAUL RAPPOPORT PHOTOGRAPHY 2021 has been a tough year. Not much different from 2020 unfortunately, except for a few bizarre twists and turns. Just in part, consider the virus, the variants, the politics- foreign and domestic- global alienation and estrangement, isolation from loved ones, the loss of control over our lives and our destiny...
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Travels In Spain

Travels in Spain: Andalusia, Barcelona and Madrid This post accompanies the photographs in the gallery for Spain in the Travel section of the Portfolio. As you will see from viewing the work and reading the descriptions below, this "travelogue" of sorts is more about my experiences along the way rather than a description of where to go a...
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Need an Excuse To Hug New Orleans? Try Jazzfest!

To travel with me on this musical odyssey you will need to momentarily close your eyes. Now, in your mind’s eye, imagine that the world’s most talented musicians instantly appear before you. Imagine they are not only playing your favorite rock, blues, or country tunes, but zydeco, Cajun, gospel, R&B, bluegrass, African, Carribean, jazz and more. Yo...
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Escape to Yucatan

It was mid-December and time to escape the winter’s cold. My wife and I booked a flight to Mexico for a two-week stay in the Yucatan. Since this would be our first time there it allowed for plenty of speculation about what we would find. Once off the plane at Cancun airport-- having walked the gauntlet of hotel-hawkers and limo drivers-- we tacked...
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