The Met’s rooftop art – New York

I’ve been a member of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art for years, and it’s a place I visit often when I’m back in New York. Between the permanent collection, exhibitions and guided talks, there’s always plenty to see. But since my visits generally happen in the summer, I always make a point to…

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Berlin’s spectacular Pergamon Museum

There are a lot of great museums in Germany’s capital of Berlin, but the Pergamon Museum is not to be missed on your next visit. Located centrally, in the city’s Museum Island, the museum building was designed by Alfred Messel and Ludwig Hoffman and constructed between 1910-1930, and it attracts over a million visitors every…

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Bilbao’s fabulous Guggenheim, Spain

It’s been years I’ve been “meaning to” get to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. A holiday in France’s Basque region provided me with the opportunity to journey across the border into Spain’s Basque country to visit this modern art museum that celebrated its 20th birthday last year. This striking modern architecture was created by…

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Summer holidays in France’s Basque country – and beyond

Although I (admittedly) suffer from acute Wanderlust and love travelling anywhere, my main travel weakness is my status as a complete Italophile. However, as a close second, I’m also a hopeless Francophile. These two countries actually have a lot in common, with their strong regional characters that make exploring the various regions a real treat,…

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Oslo’s National Museum of Art

On a visit to Oslo, there were three museums I wanted to visit, but I only had time for one. Therefore, the centrally-located National Museum of Art made the cut, and I have two more museums I need to see on my next trip! Oslo’s National Museum of Art is definitely worth the trip on…

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Reason #5385 to love Rome: The Turtle Fountain

Rome’s Fontana delle tartarughe – the Turtle Fountain – is a beloved landmark in central Rome. Located on Piazza Mattei, in the neighborhood known as the Ghetto (for those of you wondering, this is where the name came from), it was built 1580-1588, during the Renaissance, by the architect/sculptor team of Giacomo della Porta and Taddeo…

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New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

I once spoke to someone who visited New York in the cold of January. She complained on and on about how freezing and miserable the city was. I couldn’t help but ask her why she didn’t go to one of the ridiculous number of museums New York boasts to warm up and soak up some…

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The new Whitney Museum: New York

New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, known more commonly as ‘The Whitney’, moved this year from its home on the Upper East Side to a shiny new home in New York’s Meatpacking District, just adjacent to the High Line, and along the Hudson River. The 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet…

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Why I love New York in August

When people ask me what my summer holiday plans are on the years I return home, they tend to look at me oddly. “New York in August? Why? Isn’t it miserably hot?” My family and I try to get back every couple of years for a long holiday in NY, and this is our favorite…

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