By Tom Fakler
Painted images are highly valued as tools representing the teachings of the Buddha. Buddhist wall paintings representing protector deities line the walls of temples across Nepal and other countries in the Himalayan region. The sketch above is the basis for the first decoration in the sacred center of the Chhairo Gompa in the country’s Lower Mustang Region.…
Added by Anita Breland on August 6, 2013 at 10:00am —
I recently traveled to Les Baux de Provence – specifically to see this year’s multimedia show, “Carrières de Lumières.” Located in the heart of Les Alpilles, this “Voyage around the Mediterranean” light and sound show was projected onto ~45 meter high walls and onto the flooring inside the limestone quarries – dug out to extract the stone needed to build the Château and the village of Les Baux. I was totally surrounded with mostly impressionist portraits and accompanying music, as well as… Continue
Added by 24/7 in France on June 11, 2013 at 2:41am —
I’ve been to Berlin numerous times so have already seen major sights such as the Brandenburger Gate or the Reichstag. For that reason I was keen to do some sightseeing in Berlin that was off the beaten tourist path. When I heard about a free street art tour by Alternative Berlin Tours which promised to show a different side of Berlin, I was very excited.
Until this point I thought that graffiti and street art were pretty much the same thing, but during the tour I learned that there… Continue
Added by Tammy on the move on May 24, 2013 at 2:47am —
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Added by Molly Nurse on November 11, 2012 at 6:05pm —
Walking down a random city street in Ljubljana I saw this impressive bit of graffiti and I wanted to photograph it, but I didn’t have my camera with me at the time. I determined to go back and photograph it the next day. The mural was on the wall of a building that was inside a brick courtyard, with one doorway open to the street outside.
It was one of those ambiguous spaces, with no clear indication of whether you were welcome to enter the courtyard or not. I walked through… Continue
Added by Alix Cheal on March 20, 2011 at 3:30pm —
One of the amazing things about Europe is the abundance of history, culture, architecture, and their fabulous collections of art which can be found in major cities across Europe.
Second only to the Musee du Louvre in popularity, The National Gallery in London, England, offers complimentary admission… Continue
Added by Connie Motz on December 29, 2010 at 9:16pm —
Berlin is raunchy, no doubt. But it is the rawness of the spacious city that makes it pulse. The city's social and cultural landscape is ever changing and is exemplified by its multiple playgrounds — bars, galleries, restaurants, clubs — whose evolving nature sometimes means that they might very well not be there the next day. Berlin's scene… Continue
Added by Farryn Weiner on September 14, 2010 at 11:58am —
Today I decided to write a new post on my Blog talking about the UNESCO sites in Tuscany, as to promote among my readers a conciousness about sustainability and responsability while traveling or planning a trip. There are not so many UNESCO sites in Tuscany as it should be in my opinion, because this is a Region which is so rich of art, culture, history and beautiful landscape everywhere. In any place you go there is a… Continue
Added by Around Tuscany on August 12, 2010 at 5:00pm —
My love affair with travel began pretty early on. As a five year old traveling between my mother (who married an Air Force captain) and my dad (who stayed in sunny California, where I was born), I navigated airports and traveled treacherous Canadian roads to get to the nearest airport that offered non-stop flights to Sacramento. I saw it all as an adventure, for the most part, and reveled in the one on one attention that comes from a 6 hour road trip with one's parent.
I was little.… Continue
Added by TBEX Admin on July 7, 2010 at 12:23pm —
Students of the Art History program at Redlands University, a top Southern California university, explore the classics through studying the works of artists whose paintings and sculptures can be found in notable museums like the British Museum, London, or the Louvre
Here visitors can meander for a few hours or even for days while exploring the endless works of famous… Continue
Added by Connie Motz on June 17, 2010 at 12:48pm —
After a long but comfortable flight from LAX via London, we arrived in South Africa. After we quickly settled in to our 'Backpacker's' guest house in the area known as Seapoint, we put on our walking shoes and took a scenic hour's walk towards Camp's Bay. The wild coast of Cape Town is a wonderland of spectacular vistas.
Above is a view of Clifton…
Added by michelle page on May 25, 2010 at 11:49am —
'Industrial' and 'gritty' are two adjectives travel writers commonly associate with Bilbao. And I'm sure some parts of it remain so, even post-Guggenheim regeneration, but my first glimpse of the city, nestling between the verdant hills of the Basque country, was definitely more beguiling than I'd been led to believe. My second glimpse, emerging from…
Added by Kate Turner on May 7, 2010 at 5:08am —
The Tate Modern itself is terribly British; an abandoned power plant lovingly restored and put to good use, where in many other countries it would have been left to reach complete dereliction, then demolished and replaced by a shiny new construction. Despite its cumbersome and crude aspect the building remains puzzlingly beautiful. The contents of the gallery are, on the other hand, another story, shifting as they do continuously between interesting, peculiar,… Continue
Added by Denise Pulis on March 5, 2010 at 12:49am —
What is the meaning of art tourism? It seems that most of the tourists arrive in Moscow just for this - museums, architectural monuments and so on. But actually attractions and museums inspection isn't the same as art tourism.
A person who really appreciate that exciting feelings after examining a good exhibition knows what I'm about. Art tourism is like visiting fashion shows - of course you can see all the works in the magazines. But can these options really be… Continue
Added by Olga Borte on January 24, 2010 at 9:08am —
It's the third time an article of mine has been published in literary traveler.
It's a magazine that is interested in travel articles that combine the journey with art or history. Everybody who likes to write that way should check the site out. Guidelines are explicit, pay is $50 per article via paypal.
Added by inka piegsa-quischotte on January 20, 2010 at 4:23pm —
Last week I was honored to be included in a group of Cross-cultural and International Bloggers to Watch in 2010
. This week as the guest curator in a review series at SheWrites
, I'm pleased to note a few fellow expat bloggers. Members of the Ning network's blogging group… Continue
Added by Anastasia Ashman on January 18, 2010 at 7:45am —
Top 10 things to do in Winnipeg Canada
. Created because there doesn't seem to be a list like this anywhere on the internet. Perhaps because Winnipeg doesn't seem to have ten things worth doing? But I disagree.… Continue
Added by one.year.trip on March 5, 2009 at 6:00am —