In my last two posts, I wrote about the City of London. To see the buildings and streets while riding bus 15 takes you quickly to Kings Cross Station and Trafalgar Square. The National Gallery of Art and the National Portrait Gallery is there for all to see for free. The first museum is vast, and to be able to […]
#Two in a series on the City of London The city of London was built on the original Roman London and nearly destroyed twice. The first time in 1666 during the Great Fire and next during the Blitz in WWII. I believe most tourists go to this area to see St Paul’s Cathedral or The Monument; I recommend to walk around […]
The tourist information office was moved from the border of Tenderloin to the area of Mission where the SFMOMA, Museum of Modern Art is situated. The first time we were visiting San Fransisco, we had a tendency to walk right to Tenderloin each time we were trying to go anywhere. It’s an area where you don’t go after sunset. The […]
The Skovgaard Family Some families seem to be able to produce so much talent in generations. One of those families is the Skovgaard family. In Viborg Cathedral, you can see frescos made by Joakim Skovgaard (1856-1933). The decoration in the church is one of the hugest church works in Denmark. In my childhood, before I could read, I often looked […]
Old black and white photos always fascinated me, and at the National Portrait Gallery, you can see American history through these photos and paintings about immigrants and American citizens enduring times of hardship.
One of two posts on the American Art Museum & the National Portrait Gallery. Situated in the Penn Quarter, the museum is placed in the former Patent Office Building in the Greek style. In the 1950s this building was in danger of being pulled down to give way to a parking lot, but fortunately, Congress gave it to the […]
This post is a continuation of my last one on the walk to the museum. The art museum has two floors with art exhibitions with American art, European art from the Early Middle Ages and up to now as well as Contemporary Art. The pictures I share are not organised in all these categories, just an expression of what I […]