4 May, 2016 in Florence
Boboli Gardens Florence Italy (4)

Florence is a beautiful city with much to see and do. My favorite part of Florence were the┬áBoboli Gardens, up on the hill south of the river, which is a lovely open air museum-park, with gardens, fountains, and sculptures. Just behind the Pitti palace, these gardens date back to the 16th century and offer grand […]

9 Mar, 2016 in Eastern Spain
City of Arts and Sciences Valencia Spain-039

The problem was I arrived in Valencia after visiting Barcelona, Girona, and Figueres, and so the charming old central area of Valencia was just, let’s say, okay. Sure, you get your lovely architecture, a grand cathedral, a lively local market, and some local museums, but I was hoping to see something in Valencia that would […]

1 May, 2014 in Southern Israel
Sculpture Park Drive BeerSheva Israel (3)

If you’re visiting Be’er Sheva and airforce war history and planes aren’t exactly your thing, then just next to it is a neat short drive that takes you through an open-space ‘museum’ of sculptures. Since it’s the desert, you get to see all sorts of interesting things like Bedouins, camels and sheep. If you’re driving […]

13 Oct, 2013 in Hakone
Hakone Open-Air Museum - Japan (13)

My recent visit to Japan brought many unexpected pleasures and surprises. I can generally say that almost everything I’ve seen in Japan impressed me to my very core. The Japanese have a way of doing things that appeals to my every sense. They’re stylish, they’re creative, they have a sense of esthetics and character that […]

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