category archives: travel

my husband, bob, and i recently visited barcelona, spain.  a city synonymous with the modernisme architecture of antoni gaudí (1852-1926). during the late 19th century, barcelona was the center of the modernisme art movement, which occurred simultaneously with the renaissance of catalonia.  during this period, catalonia, which succeeded to castilian spain in 1714, began the […]

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are you a garden person? best show garden | the telegraph garden | designed by andy sturgeon | 2016 chelsea flower show photo credits jonathan brady/pa | irish times, rhs, and the telegraph or, a plant person? diamond jubilee award | great pavilion | ashwood nurseries | 2016 chelsea flower show photo credits ashwood nurseries, ashwood […]

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visiting the fondation louis vuitton (flv) was a highlight of our recent visit to paris.  the private contemporary art museum was created at the initiative of bernard arnault, the chairman and chief executive officer of luxury business group moët hennessy louis vuitton (LVMH), for his personal and corporate art collections.  the museum is located in the jardin […]

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my husband, bob, and i recently visited (some of) the eighteen surviving palladian villas in the veneto region of italy.  now, part of a unesco world heritage site. described as the most influential architect in the western world, italian renaissance architect, andrea palladio (1508-1580), was the first architect to systematize the design process.  fundamentally, palladian […]

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