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June 21, 2019

Italy: Aquileia and Ravenna, the Mosaic Tour


A mosaic ceiling in Ravenna Italy

Mosaics, it turned out, became an unplanned theme of the Northern Italian segment of our 2018 road trip. (more…)

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November 21, 2018

France: Lyon, Art

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A painting on display at the large Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

Wander the streets of Lyon long enough and you are sure to encounter street art. The city is large, youthful, and vibrant enough to allow street artist culture thrive. There are many interesting things to see in places like Croix-Rousse. It is possible to find some pointers online but otherwise the art is waiting to be discovered by passersby who explore the city on foot. (more…)

May 5, 2012

Bangkok: The Temples


Wat Arun Rajwararam (“Temple of Dawn”)

Finding temples in Bangkok is not hard.  Situated on the  Chao Phraya River’s flat flood plain, Bangkok’s horizon line is mostly defined by its buildings.  Modern steel and glass structures identify the modern (more…)

April 11, 2012

United Kingdom: London, Alternative Art


An El Mac captured at night on the Alternative London Tour

I have a confession to make; in multiple stops in London I’ve never visited an art museum.  The irony is that in London, a particularly expensive city to visit, many museums offer free entry.  Nevertheless I’ve never managed cross the threshold of one of London’s world-renowned museums.

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