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
If you have read my plans for Italy post, you know that about 10 days ago I decided to go to Italy to see the Floating Piers on Lago d’Iseo. The Floating Piers are the latest work of Bulgarian artist Christo who is well-known for his large-scale outdoor installations such as the wrapping of the … More Italy. Lago d’Iseo. Visiting Christo’s artwork “The Floating Piers”
After arriving at Gare du Nord at noon and checking into my very basic hotel (very cheap and central – you can’t have it all), I strolled leisurely to my first stop: the restaurant Marcel on Rue de Montmartre for a very late breakfast. They have great iced coffee, waffles, eggs, sandwiches and salads – … More 3 days in Paris – June 2016. Recap.
Last weekend I read about Christo’s newest project in Italy: The floating piers on Lake Iseo in northern Italy. I visited his installation “Big Air Package” in Oberhausen, Germany a few years ago and was always sad that I didn’t get to see more of his artworks such as the wrapping of the Reichstag or “The Gates” … More Plans for Italy. June 2016.
I had played with the idea of going to Paris for my birthday for a while but decided not to do it because I had traveled so much already this year (and spend a lot if money on it) . But then I saw on Instagram that french street artist JR was working on a project … More Paris. Plans for June 2016.
Before I flew to Florida in March I spent 3 days in Brussels. As a child and teenager I visited Brussels many times and always loved it but I hadn’t been back in about 15 years! So of course I took the time to see most of the tourist attractions, such as Kunstberg/Mont des Arts (photos 1&2), Galleries … More Recap. A weekend in Brussels.
Another entry for my ‘art underground’ series even though in this case the art is not undground but overground: The highlight of the Palais Royal-Musee du Louvre station are the arches made of colorful beads that bring some Mardi Grass flavour to the metro entrance at Place Colette.
I just returned from a weekend trip to Rome and it was everything (and more!) I imagined it to be: I spent most of my time strolling through the city center and thereby seeing most of the main sights, such as the Colosseum (1), Piazza Venezia (2) & Monumento Vittorio Emanuele II (5), the Trevi Fountain … More Recap. A weekend in Rome.
On Calle Fuencarral -one of Madrid’s busiest shopping streets- in the hip Malasaña neighborhood is this brand new street food market: Mercado de San Ildefonso. The 18 food stalls on 3 floors offer snacks, street food and typical Spanish tapas. Additionally there’s a bar on each floor and 2 indoor terraces. I visited at … More Madrid. Visiting the new streetfood market Mercado de San Ildefonso.
Upcoming trips: a weekend in Rome and two trips to the US 2016 is looking mighty fine – at least in terms of my travels and airfare. Just a few days ago I booked a weekend trip to Rome (30€ return flights with RyanAir!) for the end of this month. A few things on my to-do list: … More Travel plans 2016