bigger fish to fry
In my younger days, road trips meant freedom and the joy of the unexpected. Just hearing those two simple words, “road trip” would have me fluttering with excitement and quietly singing the ultimate road trip song, “Born to Be Wild”. ♫ Get your motor running, Head out on the highway, Looking for some danger, And [...]
In recent years the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, has gained a certain cachet. Books have been written on it; movies have been made about it. Almost invariably, the focus of these accounts has been the Spanish portion of the pilgrimage, culminating with arrival at the cathedral in Santiago itself. David Downie offers a different take on an ancient legend.
Text by Diane LeBow, photography by John MontgomeryMany people know Johannes Vermeer’s painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (1665) from Tracy Chevalier’s 1999 historical novel Girl with a Pearl Earring, as...