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- Travels With KrisSeptember 1st, 201764 days to go.
Category Archives: Art
Before we head off to Bikaner, a few final impressions of Hotel Vivaana:
And I’m not talking about Tuesday’s gelato consumption! It’s that old time religion that’s the subject of this post. Yep, you got it: Catholicism. What’s with these guys and their need to rub our noses in their wealth and power? … Continue reading
I always thought “to stew in one’s own juices” was a figure of speech. Then I arrived in Mamallapuram and ventured out for a morning walk along a very short stretch of the Bay of Bengal. Even with my … Continue reading
We visited a couple more temples on Sunday, January 17th, as we explored the area near Kumbakonam. The first temple was our first Vishnu temple and it was a beauty. I’m growing to love these outrageously painted, figured temple towers. … Continue reading
At the palace in Thanjuvar, there is a collection of magnificent bronze sculptures. The most magnificent of them all is a gloriously relaxed and serene Shiva. We were told that this sculpture has traveled to over twenty major museums around … Continue reading
Can you believe that I am still on January 12? Will the day never end? Directly from viewing beasts on the shore (sadly, but not unexpectedly, no tigers), we went to see a demonstration of a kind of martial arts … Continue reading
Who knew that Art could be so exhausting? We’ve had a day of it and we are both pooped. We arranged to meet friends at the National Portrait Gallery this morning to see the Giacometti portrait exhibition. Joan and I … Continue reading
The second half of our day of culture found us at Chaumont sur Loire. In a region rich with chateaux, I decided on this place because it is hosting an international festival of art and gardens. Seemed as good a … Continue reading
Michael and I are such ignorant travellers! Who knew that Leonardo Da Vinci spent his last three years in Amboise . . . and died there? Probably everybody except for us!! It turns out that our little hideaway is about … Continue reading
Yesterday, June 22, while Michael was holed up in our lovely room, I went out for a solo walk. More photos later but here are few of wall art that caught my eye.