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Public Art in Prague

While I search for the artist information for this sculpture, I’ll post it here in hopes someone can help identify it. This was photographed in Prague in November, 2013. A nearby gallery may have been exhibiting work by the same artist. This embarrassing lack of detail is a great reminder to myself to take better […]


  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA (February 25, 2014) Wherein we find ourselves in limbo for a while, supporting my 88-year-old mother-in-law in her decisions about home care and/or a move. Side trips to Minneapolis remind us we just aren't that fond of snow and extreme cold any more. A side trip to Napa, CA, reminds us we still love food, wine, and walks in temperate weather. #
  • MADRID, SPAIN (November 13, 2013)  Madrid is in the midst of  a street cleaners' strike (that includes garbage pick-up). Central Madrid is not the place to be these days, though apparently the Catalans are laughing. To think we were in squeaky clean Japan just a couple weeks ago! Although the garbage piles up, headlines here focus on the unimaginable storm aftermath in the Philippines. #
  • JR RAIL PASS, JAPAN (September 26, 2013) Finding Japan completely intriguing, in big and small cities and in old and new customs. Contemporary culture is inextricably linked to the past, so that Japan is simultaneously backward in terms of its world view, and far ahead in exercising a positive nationalism. Food, fashion, architecture? All fun and elegant. #
  • TULUM, QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO (April 23, 2013) On the road in Mexico, usually by bus, to visit Mayan and other archeological sites. Besides monuments, we see a new assortment of trees, birds, reptiles, and food, sprinkled with a few Maya words. #
  • MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 19, 2013) Spending our few weeks here seeing friends (the more, the merrier!), acclimating once again to the cold, and planning for upcoming destinations. Send your suggestions for Mexico and Central America travel, coming up March through May. #

Welcome to HMS Henning

Kris writes for a couple blogs. This site started as a travel journal in 2010 and continues to include essays, poetry, oddball photos, and impractical travel notes. The other is TRAVELPAST50.COM, a site devoted to the traveling life Kris shares with her husband, Tom Bartel. Kris is currently in the Upper Midwest of the United States for a refresher course in winter. Catch up with her via twitter.com/HMSHenning or Facebook.com/HMSHenning.

Port of Call

Kristin is currently in:
Brussels, Capital Region of Brussels, Belgium
Days on the road: 472

Photos on flickr

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