While we are waiting for travel to open up– Professor Barry Goldsmith will open up his world of great sites around the globe that you probably never heard of – but after his lecture will want to visit. Barry Goldsmith is proud to be bringing to Temple Emanu-El all three of his unique endeavors – travel, humor and Jewish architecture.
“Been There, HAVEN’T Done That” is based on Prof. Goldsmith’s travel column now in its 11th year of recommending sites around the world unknown to most tourists – and even unknown to many natives. Prof. Goldsmith will guide you to unknown sites in the world’s most famous cities (including New York) and unknown sites in unknown cities between them (such as Emilia Romagna – Italy’s region that is between overcrowded Florence and Venice).
Prof. Goldsmith will take you to sites you may have walked by – such as the Chapelle Expiatoire across the street from Paris’ Printemps department store. (It is where Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were secretly buried). To Benjamin Franklin’s London home two blocks from the Hotel Savoy. In Rome, he’ll take you to places you may have walked over – such as Nero’s magnificent underground palace, the Domus Aurea, just across the street from the Coliseum (where you have to wait on lines even with your “Skip the Line” pass). And you don’t want to miss the Jewish Catacombs of Rome under Mussolini’s Villa!
Prof. Goldsmith’s career spans travel and culture — lecturing at museums from the Smithsonian to the Hermitage, embassies — as well lecturing at travel shows around the world — about the world. Prof. Goldsmith leads press trips around the world for hotel, airlines and government tourist boards.
Realizing that the world needs humor during these trying times – Prof. Goldsmith has returned to his television comedy roots appearing on national television every week on cable TV’s “Liquid Lunch” — summing up the week’s events with humor on his weekly segment, “Funny Fridays.” “Been There, HAVEN’T Done That” is also Prof. Goldsmith’s travel and culture radio show, is on “vacation” during the pandemic.
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