A recap of my three days in Valencia, Spain at the beginning of June. … More Recap. Three days in Valencia.
As mentioned in my Chicago recap the Millenium Park was what made initially think about going to Chicago and it did not disappoint! This was one of the very rare moments where I took pictures with my camera instead of my phone (I had packed the wrong battery charger, so I had to use the left … More Chicago. The Millenium Park.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton opened in October 2014 in Paris’ forest & park Bois de Boulogne. It is one of Frank Gehry’s latest buildings and a true masterpiece! When I first visited the foundation in December 2014 it look like this: And it was absolutely stunning! But now with the addition of Daniel Buren’s “Observatory … More Paris. “Observatory of Light” by Daniel Buren at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
During my last visit to Venice Beach I took a walk along the canals just like I did when I firt visited Venice Beach in 2012. I love the tranquillity of the neighborhood, the nature and looking at all those beautifuls houses, small or large, with different architectural styles. Most of the houses have small … More Los Angeles. A walk along the Venice Beach Canals. Part II
I love using the Metro (or subway, Underground or however you wanna call it) in every city I visit. It’s cheap, fast, easy to navigate, great for people-watching and here and there you can also spot some great artworks. In Paris I loved the Arts & Metiers Station on Metro Line 11. The whole station is an artwork, honoring the … More Paris. Art Underground. Arts & Metiers Metro Station.
Last week I spent 5 days in Paris. Since I hadn’t been to Paris in about 15 years I did most of the touristy stuff, such as seeing the Eiffel Tower (1) and the Arc de Triomphe, walking down Champs Élysées (3) and along the Seine (5), visiting La Défense (4), Montmartre and Sacre Coeur (2). My Hotel … More A long weekend in Paris.
Last summer, after visiting Bologna and Florence, I spent one night in Pisa. In the morning I walked over to Piazza die Miracoli and the Duomo. The freestanding bell tower of the cathedral is Pisa’s most popular landmark, commonly known as “The Leaning Tower”. The tower’s tilt already begun during the construction which started in 1173 and took almost 200 … More Italy. Pisa. The leaning tower.
Casa do Alentejo is a cultural center and a meeting point for people from the Alentejo region situated in a palace from the 17th century. While the outside of the former Palacio Alverca is unspectacular, its true beauty lies inside: moorish design including beautiful tiles and a huge patio. Upstairs is a restaurant that serves … More Lisbon. Casa do Alentejo – Restaurant and Culture Center.
Union Station is by far one of the most beautiful train stations I’ve ever been to. From the outside it looks more like a church, surrounded by tall palm trees, but the true beauty is inside: the old waiting room with chandeliers, terracotta tiles and marble, leather seats and high windows. Union Station opened in … More Los Angeles. Union Station.
[Above are a few pictures of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown LA, which I took on my first evening in LA back in March. I first visited the building in 2012 and immediately fell in love with it (especially it’s rooftop garden) and it’s still one of my favourite places in LA. It … More Los Angeles. Downtown. The Walt Disney Concert Hall. II.