After spending one night in Reykjavik we drove to the area bordering the Thingvellir National Park. In a small valley between mountains and the lake Thingvallavatn, near the geothermal power station of ...
The San Agustin Art Center is located in San Agustin Etla, 30 minutes outside Oaxaca, Mexico. Housed in an 1883 textile factory (hacienda) it was purchased by artist Francisco Toledo and converted in 2006 to the first Latin American center for Ecological Arts. The center currently features exposition spaces, areas dedicated to art courses and performance. The […]
The Storm King Art Center is a sculptural park located in Mountainville NY. The center lays itself of 500 acres of open fields and woodlands and showcases a permanent collection of over 100 pieces. It was founded in 1960 by Ralph Odgen and was originally meant to be a museum for the Hudson River School of […]
After leaving Andalusia, one of the things we missed the most was the Alfonso XIII. The hotel is the quintessential old Europe, featuring great warm service, luxurious home away from home. It’s the exact opposite of modern and trendy boutique hotels. Definitely not a party place, but a great place where you get to relax without being annoyed […]
Sacromonte is a district of the city of Granada in Spain. The area takes its name from the Sacromonte Abbey, located on top of the Valparaiso hill. The Abbey was built in the 17th century on top of Roman catacombs. According to local legends the catacombs preserve the relics of the city patron saint, Cecilio. Sacromonte […]
The name La Alhambra refers to a complex of palaces, gardens and a fortress in Granada, Andalusia. The original construction of the fortifications begun in 899, was later abandoned and resumed in the mid 11th century by the Moorish king Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. Yusuf I Sultan of Granada, transformed it into his royal palace in 1333. The palaces hosted all the […]
Also known as Feria de Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health) or simply as Feria De Mayo, the festival takes place in the last week of May, right outside the city of Cordoba in Spain. Everything happens inside a perimeter called El Real de Arenal, which means the area with sand. It’s similar to the […]