Art & architecture

Art and architecture, including all forms of visual arts, exhibitions, and traditional art forms

Tagliavini Collection of Musical Instruments

Beautiful music at Bologna’s San Colombano Museum

Love music? history? architecturally significant buildings? All this and more come with a visit to the superb San Colombano Museum in Bologna. Built around...
M. C. Escher

The Hague’s Escher in Het Palais

I've long been a fan of M. C. Escher, so it was a delight on a trip to The Hague last week, to discover...
Buddhist wall painting

Buddhist wall paintings for Chhairo Gompa, Nepal

Painted images are highly valued as tools representing the teachings of the Buddha. Buddhist wall paintings representing protector deities line the walls of temples...
Restoration Works International

In Nepal’s Lower Mustang, volunteers restore Chhairo Gompa

The Chhairo Gompa complex is a Buddhist center of learning in Nepal's Lower Mustang Valley. Located south of Marpha on the Kali Gandaki River,...
l'Art Brut

Lausanne’s Collection de l’Art Brut

In 1945, the French painter Jean Dubuffet coined the term Art Brut. His intention was to designate "the creative output of people who are...
San Miguel de Allende

Street art in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

One of the first things I noticed upon arriving in San Miguel de Allende’s Colonia Guadalupe some days ago, was the colorful artwork on...

Finding JR, in Berlin and New York

In Berlin a week ago, I had a chance to see ‘The Wrinkles of the City, Berlin’ by the French street artist and photographer...

Seeing India in style on the Deccan Odyssey

My husband and I have been back from India just a couple of weeks, and we are still talking about our many experiences in...

Underground architecture: a winning image

Photographing buildings, architectural detail and the interplay between man-made structures and nature is a favorite pastime of mine. Sometimes, as in this photograph shot...
St. Pancras

St. Pancras, London’s most atmospheric station?

St. Pancras, in all its Victorian splendor, was saved from demolition in the 1960s, thanks to the tireless efforts of poet and ardent preservationist...
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