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karna-bodman's picture
Oct.22.2009
What do you think of when you read the word "power?" Power of the military? Power of positive thinking? Well, I associate the word power with Washington, D.C. where politicians exercise power over our lives in so many ways.  Being in Washington is exciting and educational. But it can also...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Oct.22.2009
The Hague city is the city of Louis Couperus. His love-hate relationship with The Hague was established in his first novel: Eline Vere which made him famous. His descriptions of the city is very vivid, even though he couldn’t bear to stay for a few months at a time, it formed the backdrop for...
gary-cooper's picture
Oct.22.2009
They'd come from the four corners of the human condition' of the "Human Condition". The haves and the havent's,the renengades and the pioneers,the naive and the enlightened, the damned and the dreamers all seeking the "Big City' experience of metropolitan Los Angeles during its'...
kimberley-cameron's picture
Oct.22.2009
Why have I chosen to live part of my life in this city?  From my window, I see Paris.  I live on a park at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, and Paris everyday, passes by my window.  This being fall, the autumn light casts its darker shadows and through the falling leaves, turning from green to yellow...
darrel-day-jr's picture
Oct.22.2009
I have been around the United States a time or two. I have been from Florida to Arizona. I picked up Texas and Oklahoma, along with New Mexico and back around to Arizona. Colorado and Nebraska were closely followed by Iowa and Illiniose and Indiana. South Dakota held me for awhile until North...
alexander-quebec's picture
Oct.22.2009
San Francisco in the minds of many conjours up images of Golden Gate Bridges and Seaside views; of Active faultlines and Busy streets. The city of the impossible, as I call it,  is the only city I know where a small town denzien feels welcomed and a big city dweller feels at home. A person whose...
l-m-quinn's picture
Oct.22.2009
I’ve visited many cities around the world that have inspired me as a writer, but I have to say that Tangiers in Morocco is at the top of my list. Wandering through the city’s Casbah I absorbed the pungent odor of animal hides being cured mixing with the scents of saffron, cinnamon, and cumin being...
keith-pyeatt's picture
Oct.22.2009
After moving to the high desert city of Albuquerque, I learned that writers who live here tend to set their novels here. It's easy to see why. It's a beautiful area with an interesting blend of people and cultures, and the environment and residents and history all work together to make Albuquerque...
maryanne-raphael's picture
Oct.22.2009
My Favorite city, Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is my favorite city. My husband and I visited it on our honeymoon and ended up spending two of the happiest and saddest times of our lives. When we arrived, the sun was shinning, the palm trees were waltzing, the sky was a deep blue and the ocean a...
williams-imasuen's picture
Oct.22.2009
Benin, the ancient city of the 'Igodomigodos' Seated in a quiet part of the South-South Nigeria Carpeted with red soils, circled by moats and laced with rivers Beaten all year round by rains, blessed with woods and foods Patched with the remains of ancient civilisation - Bronze arts at 'Igun' and...