My 100th post. To mark a change of settings, an easy train ride from Berlin until an Art Nouveau train station (Praha hlavní nádraží), an open air museum, a restaurant or two, a postcard moment and a stroll in beautiful Prague.Continue reading “From Berlin to Prague”
Art o’clock. Classic and modern art. Not a visit possible in Paris without many croissants, Eiffel Tower views and at least one museum. What have I learned about art and time is not a lot, but here it is – c’est ici – Traveling, books, never stop learning, speaking French, making time visiting museums, are all investments in myself – that help me see the bigger picture.Continue reading “From Paris with Art”
Nature and sculptures. Playing with textures, framing the elements of nature in a photograph and creating a souvenir. Feeling at peace and at home near water. Had all these thoughts going through my Stockholm pictures from the Artipelag.Continue reading “The Stockholm Archipelago”
Here we go again. This May, I spend a few days in Sweden and have been on a diet with cardamon buns and good coffee, with ABBA songs in my head. Honey honey! A friend reunion, museum visits, time in nature, plus a ferry between the 14 islands that make up the city of Stockholm.Continue reading “Stockholm reunion ~ Art & Fika”
Briefing from the European capital – a promenade bruxelloise and Belgian days, years later, on memory lane, thinking in French. I could walk for hours in Bruxelles, among paths imprinted in my heart, in a city that felt like home from day one. Beautiful corners in places I’ve been with details I’ve never noticed, and moments I remember.
And a thought – no matter the choice, if we leave or return, we’ll always miss something.Continue reading “Brussels briefing”
Something new, an old town and blue sky. Plus Apfelwein, handkäse, and why not, schnitzel with Frankfurt green sauce. Few of my notes during a spring day on Frankfurt am Main are below. Some call it Mainhatten for a reason, since is an international hub in Europe and the only city in Germany with skyscrapers, but for me will always be the city of books.Continue reading “Something new in Frankfurt”
KulturForum in Berlin. We need to talk! – German with Art. Wir müssen reden! – Deutsch mit Kunst. Learning in Berlin Art museums, or what I do in my free time in order to improve my German.Continue reading “KulturForum – Deutsch mit Kunst”
The different areas of Lisbon are as a puzzle, but I remember pieces from my journey here years ago, as I celebrate the present. Across hills, stairs and elevators, I am rewarded with viewpoints, sunshine, water reflections, spring weather, many pastéis de nata, coffee breaks, as I explore the narrow streets and enjoy the city in my rhythm.
And just like that, I overdid it and I would do it again.Continue reading “Rediscoved Lisboa”
‘Nostalgia for what never was, eternal sunset of what we are’, and the beauty of this world. Memorable sunset at the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal, powered by the Sun and the words of Lisbon’s poet Fernando Pessoa.Continue reading “Before the Sunset in Estoril”
The joy to discover the musical diversity in Berlin. This January I finally attended a concert at Philharmonie in KulturForum, that turned out to be a celebration of European friendship. And during Schubert Week at Pierre Boulez Saal, the conductor Thomas Hampson wished us to enjoy the music, because after all, we are in Berlin, one of the most incredible cities in the world.Continue reading “Berliner Philharmoniker”
This year had everything, good memories, challenges, lessons, new variants, depending on your frame of mind. I’m grateful that after a long time, I was able to travel to Vienna, go on a journey in Tuscany, attend a concert in Berlin, to enjoy a meal at a restaurant in Bologna, meet friends in Madrid or visit a museum in Bucharest.Continue reading “Fragments of Bucharest & 2021”
Thoughts from the road, in a December, after exploring the small Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, zigzagging alleys, and a familiar mix of French and German culture. The more I explore, the more familiar a place and the world feel. Also, the more I write, the easier it is and the lighter I feel.Continue reading “Winter in Luxembourg”
Madrid days started with traditional churros with hot chocolate and strong coffee (cortado) at Chocolaterías San Ginés, like a Madrileño, had sunshine & tapas for lunch, and ended with ‘tinto de verano’ drink, reminding me of the summer I thought was over, with flamenco guitar in the background.Continue reading “Tapas for lunch, flamenco for dinner”
Madrid is a city I wanted to visit before the pandemic. Was a journey that took me by surprise – with a mix of Brussels friendship, Flamenco, Passeo de Prado Art Walk, tapas in Mercados, sunsets, Spanish history and busy streets, as a preview of the days to come.Continue reading “‘De Madrid al cielo’ mix”
October flashbacks, as one fall in Brussels was unforgettable because was all about Art Nouveau. Inoubliable. And very Bruxelloise! Made many notes and photos so I don’t forget. Art Nouveau and Art Deco Biennale was a celebration of Architecture and design variety of buildings in Brussels.
Where to begin?Continue reading “Bruxelles ~ Art Nouveau & Art Deco Marathon”