Earlier this month I took my first trip to the West Coast to visit three of my close friends who have moved/moved back. It was a much-needed break from work and I was blessed with ‘San Francisco summer’ – the two or three weeks of heat and sunshine in September/October. 180 more words
I can’t really say that I did the Met, but I think that it did me, on two consecutive days.
All photos by me, from top to bottom: The sculpture gallery; a screen by Jean Dunand from 1925-26; the Louis of France, the Grand Dauphin by Francois Girourard; a 2nd century painting from Roman Egypt and a Byzantine mosaic; one of the period rooms in the Met; Venus and Aeneas by Jean Cornu; a floral still-life in carved lime wood from 1784; another period room rescued from a French chateau; the American Court; Amor Caritas by Augustus Saint-Gaudans; two paintings by Sargent (including details of the three Wyndham sisters); Maurice Prendergast Central Park; another period room; Europa and the bull in the sculpture court; the entrance hall.
One sunny May day after 3 hour train ride from Barcelona me and my lovely travel companion Nalani arrived in the city of Valencia. After dropping our bags off at the most perfect AirBnb loft, we decided to run out the door and explore a new exciting city with all the historical and modern landmarks it has to offer. 155 more words