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An erratic turn north

No question about it. We were avoiding northern Europe – but not because we don’t love it. Oh, we do, we do. We’d been traveling in southern Europe and Africa for the last three months. 331 more words


Autumn Awaits

I counted down the minutes until autumn began last night at 7:29pm with my son. We had such an amazing summer that it was really sad for both of us to see the last hours come to an end. 269 more words

The Classics

Why I Love April in Paris

People come to the beautiful city of Paris for many different reasons. Some people come to see the historical landmarks like the Eiffel Tower. Others come for the food, the history and the night life. 97 more words

Art Abroad

Alexander Calder


Alexander Calder, despite coming from a family of artists, was originally an engineer before being inspire to become an artist some years later. He is well known for pioneering the use of mobiles as sculpture. 332 more words


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark

We took the train from Copenhagen to Humlebaek, which is 20 miles outside the city and worth the travel effort. The sculpture garden is stunning, the views of the ocean and Sweden amazing, the architecture modern and very Scandinavian. 237 more words


Featured Artist: Alexander Calder

Perhaps the most celebrated American sculptor of the 20th century, Alexander Calder is especially well-known for his abstract and seemingly innocuous mobiles. These would become a common feature in official American exhibitions at world fairs and international art festivals during the 1950s – including at the… 262 more words

Cold War