I’m nout a fan of the suburbs, never been and probably never will be. But even as a city girl I can’t deny that suburban living has some perks: the quiet, the space, tree-lined street, detached houses and front and backyards. And now I finally found a suburb I’d be happy to live in: Ditmas Park… Read More NYC. Brooklyn. Exploring Ditmas Park.
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… Read 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… Read More Paris. “Observatory of Light” by Daniel Buren at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
I wanted to visit Chicago since years but I had never enough time, or flights were too expensive or it just wasn’t the right season (I didn’t wanna go in late fall or winter … brrrr). But this year I found cheap flights from NYCs LaGuardia Airport to Chicago O’Hare for just $110 return! The… Read More USA. Three days in Chicago.
[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… Read More Los Angeles. Downtown. The Walt Disney Concert Hall. II.
The Palau Nacional at Montjuic was built for the International Exhibition, which took place in Barcelona in 1929. 5 years later it became the home of MNAC – the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. The museum “embraces all the arts (sculpture, painting, objets d’art, drawing, engraving, posters, photography and coinage) and has the task of explaining… Read More Barcelona. Montjuic. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in the Palau Nacional.
Star-architect Frank O. Gehry, who is known for buildings like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, created this large scale sculpture for the Summer Olympics 1992 in Barcelona. Like many other Gehry buildings it is made of stainless steel and reflects the sunlight. The fish is 56… Read More Barcelona. Port Olympic. Public Art. Goldfish by Frank Gehry.
Despite it’s commonly used name “Puente Colgante” (= suspension bridge) this bridge is in fact a transporter bridge. In 2006 the UNESCO declared the bridge, which was built in 1893, as a World Heritage for its combination of beauty, innovation and functionality. from the UNESCO website: “Vizcaya Bridge straddles the mouth of the Ibaizabal estuary,… Read More Bilbao. Portugalete / Getxo. Puente de Vizcaya.
Another favourite station of mine: Heidelberger Platz (on the U3) in Berlin. All my posts about beautiful stations and art underground can be found here. Related Content: Times Square Station Hermann Platz, Berlin Berlin. and snow.
the zubizuri bridge (“the white bridge”) is one of the many bridges spanning over the nervion river in bilbaos center. it is a pedestrian-only bridge, close to bilbaos tourist magnet the guggenheim museum and was designed in 1997 by spanish star architect santiago de calatrava. related: a walk along the river in bilbao.