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Latest Publication/European And UK Travels

Posted By Barbara Hines Cochran, Monday, August 5, 2019
Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2019

My translation from Italian, Three Days in May: A New Columbus Story, originally written in that language by Professor Emerita of History and Geography, Ilaria Luzzana Caraci, was published by Amazon in February 2019. I am now working on the translation of another of her books, this time on the history of explorations and discoveries. Professor Caraci and her husband hosted me for a week in Rome in May 2017, after which I headed to Paris where I spent time in Montmartre, hanging out along the streets below Sacré-Cœur Basilica, and more than 4 hours at the Louvre. I also had the good fortune to go through and around Notre Dame Cathedral again, before it caught fire in April 2019. I then crossed the border into the UK at the Manchester Airport and had a pleasant train ride to Liverpool, where I went to a very high-, positive energy pub for dinner, and the following day to “The Beatles Story” museum, which is located along the Mersey River. From there, I went, again on the train, to Ryhl, Wales, a resort town on the Irish Sea, where I was the guest of retired literary translator, Chantal Low, and her husband, novelist Roderick Low. We traveled all over Northern Wales, to places like the fortress town of Conway, and to the top of the Great Orme, where previous visitors had spelled out, using large rocks, the word “OHIO” (where I currently live) on the side of a high, very green, massive hill. It was, at that moment, a most unwelcome reminder that I would soon have to return home. I spent my 65th birthday touring the entire city of London, after a delightful 3-day B & B tour of the Cotswalds. Also in London, I visited the Sigmund Freud Museum at 20 Maresfield Gardens, where the inventor of psychoanalysis saw a few patients and lived out his final days, after paying massive taxes to the Nazis so he and family members could leave Vienna. The following day, I headed back to the United States.  

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