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Thoughts on Barcelona

By on Jan 28, 2014 in Europe, Travel | 0 comments

Photo Friday: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Bolivia

By on Jun 22, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

The theme of #FriFotos this week is Museums, so what better excuse than to reminisce about my days in La Paz with a picture taken in the Museum of Contemporary Art? Located in downtown La Paz, on a wide plaza by the university, there is a small blue house squashed between other buildings. Adorned with delicate wrought iron which looks more like lacework, it is home to the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo – a celebration of Bolivia’s contemporary artists. Unlike most Modern Art museums I’ve been to, it is not about weird, experimental ‘art’ – it is just a showcase of superlative works from current artists. This statue styled in the form of a classical beauty had pride of place on the balcony overlooking the mountains. I miss this city and its culture more than words can say, and I can’t wait to go back someday!   Where is your favourite...

Photo Friday: The Guggenheim, Bilbao

By on Feb 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

This Photo Friday, we’re off to Bilbao. I visited this artistic Spanish city a coupe of years ago and spent a while photographing these technicolour metal tulips on a balcony of the Guggenheim Museum. They were quite mesmerising, with the warped reflections of their surroundings. Have you found a fun work of art? Where was it?

Photo Friday: The Artist

By on Feb 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s another art-themed Photo Friday, and this time, it’s about being an artist. So often, I find that travel and creativity go hand in hand. Both artists and travellers experience the world in a similar way; they absorb everything around them, they notice the detail that others miss, they have a desire to capture a moment and express it in their own style. This artist had set up his easelĀ  on the edge of a gorge in the Dordogne Valley – not quite as scary as it sounds. If I’d had a bit more time there, I would have been tempted to do the same, because this was the view: What inspires you artistically?...

All Eyes On You

By on Feb 10, 2012 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Throughout Februray, we will be talking about art, so your Friday Photo is on that theme. Buenos Aires is a city known for art – especially for the music and dancing of tango. But it is also home to a more subversive art form: graffiti, of a type closer to fine art than crude scrawls. It makes Buenos Aires an absolutely fascinating place to wander round. I hope you enjoy this psychedelic delight!

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