25 Jan, 2017 in Lisbon

Lisbon was a very pleasant surprise with an amazing diversity of attractions all over the city and fairly comfy warm weather during my visit in February. On the one day that was gloomy and rainy, I explored a bit of the western side of Lisbon and tried some indoor attractions to see some terrific contemporary […]

9 Dec, 2016 in Amsterdam

Lots of great museums in Amsterdam, from world-class art museums (Rijksmuseum), local history museum (e.g., Anne Frank, Jewish museum, Canal House museum), to funky beer museums (e.g., Heineken). The¬†Stedelijk Museum falls into the first category, grouped together in the Amsterdam Museum District, this one is meant for modern and contemporary art and design. With all […]

18 Jan, 2016 in Moscow
Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure Moscow Russia (17)

Moscow has some really wonderful parks, and Gorky is one of the highlights. If you’re looking for green space for¬†some gardens, sports, food, arts, and … beaches? then Gorky seems like just the place. It has all of those and much more. It’s a very large park and there are all kinds of things taking […]

10 Mar, 2014 in San Francisco
Stanford Campus  California (24)

On my recent visit to a conference in the states I flew through San Francisco and so decided to stop in for a few days and visit the local universities. The San Francisco area has some of the world’s best universities, with the University of California branches (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, etc.), the California state […]

16 Feb, 2014 in Shenzhen
He Xiangning Art Museum Shenzhen (10)

Shenzhen is trying hard to push for more art with dedicated art zones throughout the city. OCT Loft Contemporary Art Terminal is one fine example. But that’s relatively new, prior to that, not too far away also in the Overseas Chinese Town area  is the He Xiangning Art Museum. I didn’t expect much, so I […]

13 Jan, 2014 in Boston
Harvard Art Museums (3)

A visit to Harvard University in Boston is more than just visiting any campus. The university also hosts a number of terrific museums well worth exploring. I previously wrote about the natural history museum and the museum of archeology and ethnology but there’s one more worth mentioning – the Harvard Art Museums. They were under […]

3 Dec, 2013 in New York City
Brooklyn Museum - NYC (1)

A bit off the beaten track for tourists visiting New York but still quite a treat is the Brooklyn (art) Museum. It’s the second largest after the Met with over 1.5 million works. I visited the museum pretty randomly, since the Airbnb apartment I was staying with was next to Prospect Park and I was […]

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