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.
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.
10 pieces of the Berlin Wall – the longest segment of the wall outside of Berlin- are standing on the lawn at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard, right in front of the main entrance of LACMA. Those pieces are painted by Thierry Noir, Birmer, Kent Twitchell, Farrah Karapetian and Marie Astrid Gonzales and are part of the … More Los Angeles. 10 pieces of the Berlin Wall on Wilshire Boulevard.
The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) is a huge park behind the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy. I visited the park in the afternoon while looking for a place where I could escape the sun for a while. The great lawn of the park was a perfect spot to rest in the shade and enjoy the beautiful … More Italy . Florence. The Boboli Gardens.
Cais das Colunas is right where Praca do Comercio meets the Tejo river and a perfect spot to enjoy the late afternoon sun.
Last August the completely renovated Arco da Rua Augusta (also called Arco de Triunfo) opened to the public. An elevator takes you up to the clock room and after walking up a short flight of stairs you’ll be on top of the arch, where you can enjoy an 360° view over Lisbon.
[last month when i spent a day in düsseldorf my first stop was the beautiful rococo palace in the benrath neighborhood. it consists of three buildings: the main building ‘corps de logis’ and two smaller ones left and right (one hosting a museum for garden art, the other a museum of natural history). in front of the palace a lake … More düsseldorf. a visit to schloss benrath and its park.
3 weeks ago i took trip to brühl, a town half way between cologne and bonn. brühl is lucky to be home to two palaces: schloss augustusburg and burg falkenlust, both connected through a huge garden. both palaces are UNESCO cultural world heritage sites. i didn’t had enough time to visit both places, so i … More germany. a trip to brühl. augustusburg palace and its garden.
[i visited the sculpture garden last week, while i had some days off and played tourist in my hometown. the park’s exhibit gets rearranged every two years; right now kölnskulptur#6 is on view, consisting of almost 50 artworks.] the park cafe with michael sailstorfer’s “hoher besuch-köln” (2009) on top and hubert kiecol’s “acht helle” (2011):