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70 Photographs of the New Delta Sky Club on Concourse B in Atlanta? What Was I Thinking?!?

As I mentioned in this article from yesterday, I had the honor and pleasure of being invited to the official ribbon cutting event at the new Delta Sky Club, which is located near gate B18 adjacent to the food court near the main escalators on Concourse B at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

As is always a problem with me, I took too many photographs — 304, to be exact — but in an attempt to impart to you what to expect from your experience in it when you decide to visit, I pared them down to 70 photographs of the new Sky Club, which is set to open to the public on Friday, September 23, 2016.

Don’t say that I did not warn you.

Ready? Then let us begin…

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2,977 American Flags In Memoriam

Flapping, fluttering, flailing in the morning breeze still yet to warm, the poles of thousands of flags — anchored with rebar which pierced deep into the expansive grassy knoll — stood at attention as their shadows were shortened by the rising sun on that picture perfect day.

Barely interrupting the solitude amidst a sea of red, white and blue was an unidentified woman — who in a poignant moment of…

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The Jewish Museum in Budapest

The Jewish Museum in Budapest was constructed on the site of the two-story Classicist style house of Theodor Herzl — who was one of the fathers of modern political Zionism, having formed the World Zionist Organization and promoted Jewish migration to Palestine in an effort to form the Jewish state of Israel — which adjoins the Dohány Street Synagogue.

The…

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Overlooking the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver

One of the things I like to do whenever I visit Vancouver is to stand on the sidewalk of the Stanley Park Drive overpass to look to the northeast and watch the traffic heading across the Lions Gate Bridge in both directions, as I could do that for hours — even on a cool, cloudy and dreary day, which is not uncommon in this city located in the Pacific southwest area of Canada.

I have seen and crossed many bridges in my travels…

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Review: Bern’s Steak House in Tampa

After consulting with the waitress, I decided to go with the largest filet mignon, which was 12 ounces, cooked at a medium temperature — but not butterflied, which is having the steak cut split almost in two and spread flat for a more even doneness of cooking. Two inches is not the thickest filet mignon which I have ever eaten; but I was in the mood for a significant cut of meat that evening.

The…

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Argentina Celebrates 200 Years of Independence

Argentina celebrates 200 years of independence from Spain today, Saturday, July 9, 2016 — and in commemoration of this special day, events have been occurring in the country since the beginning of this year.

In the…

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The Best Breakfast at a Hampton Inn is At…

Breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day, as there are few foods associated with breakfast which I like to eat. I am usually satisfied with a continental breakfast — especially if delicious baked goods and fruit of a reasonable minimum quality are available, along with orange or grapefruit juice — but when my idea of a good breakfast is available, I do not want to miss out on it for any reason.

Whenever I stay at a hotel branded as a Hampton Inn, the stay is usually nondescript: a comfortable bed; some furnishings; a few amenities; and an edible breakfast which does the trick but is not something to which I look forward…

…so when I checked in at…

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Driving on Colonial Parkway in Historic Eastern Virginia

July 4 is the celebration of the independence of the United States from England back in 1776 — and it all began with Jamestown, which started as a fort in 1607 and became the first permanent English settlement in the western hemisphere.

Other colonies — such as Williamsburg and Yorktown — were established as well and formed what is now known as the historic triangle; but…

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A Solemn Moment at Raoul Wallenberg Emlékpark in Budapest

The Raoul Wallenberg Emlékpark — or memory park, which is its translation from Hungarian to English — is located in the rear courtyard of the Dohány Street Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter District VII of Budapest.

Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg is honored as the Swedish humanitarian who selflessly and courageously saved the lives of literally tens of thousands of Jewish people when Hungary was occupied by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust era of World War II. Not only was Wallenberg posthumously the second person ever to become an honorary citizen of the United States in recognition of his heroism; but he is also an honorary citizen in Canada, Australia, Israel — and, of course, Hungary.

In addition to…

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