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An Artist's Globe Trotting Adventures

New York City muralist Andrew Tedesco shares some of the places around the globe that have inspired his fine-art creations.
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2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
With more than 250 acres of grounds, the New York Botanical Garden manages to fit a number of different landscapes and experiences into its garden walls. The garden was established in 1891, the inspiration of Nathaniel Lord Britton and his wife,...
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Riomaggiore SP, Italy
Picasso allegedly once said that when you travel you must “devour with your eyes.” When I visited this region on the Italian Riviera, I devoured everything—and not only with my eyes! The scenery was certainly divine: brightly painted houses...
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Dromin, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Ireland
When I traveled to Ireland in 2007 I had the opportunity to play golf at one of the country’s—and the world’s—most historic courses, the Old Course at Ballybunion. The links, set among rolling dunes along the coast of County Kerry, are legendarily...
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Miami Beach, FL, USA
Each February the South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes over the white-sand shores of Miami Beach. Presented by the Food Network, celebrity chefs whip up delicious dishes for a star-studded audience. The next festival is scheduled for Feb....
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Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
I remember visiting this California town three years ago for a friend’s birthday—and just being blown away by it. It had this amazing juxtaposition of natural beauty and refined culture that seemed really unique to me. The little town, even though...
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Via del Boschetto, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Early fall is the ideal time to visit Rome. Locals return and reclaim the city, bringing a more authentic flavor and energy with them. It encourages a more symbiotic relationship between Romans and travelers.
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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to have a mural commissioned by an Egyptian princess, and I traveled to her Cairo home to do the project. Although I wasn’t allowed to photograph the work I did there, I was permitted to bring my eldest...
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Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, UK
While on vacation to London several years ago, I decided on a whim to e-mail one of my personal artistic heroes, Graham Rust, one of the most famous trompe l'oeil mural painters in the world. Not only did he respond; he suggested that we meet at...
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1100 E College Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21409, USA
I studied fine art at The University of Maryland, so I have a lot of nostalgic feelings about the city of Annapolis, where my campus was. I can recall so many happy hours I spent there with good friends, having good times: Boating and fishing on...
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07800 Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
This island, where I first traveled in the early 2000s, is truly like no other place I’ve ever visited. There is a sort of wild edginess to the atmosphere there; it’s as though everyone there has no idea, from one moment to the next, what might...