art & architecture Tag

ITALY / 25.06.2018

How many of you have heard about Emilia-Romagna, or know where it is? I bet not many.Everyone traveling from Florence to Venice (or the other way round) goes through Emilia-Romagna and its largest city, Bologna. This Italian region is often barely an area of transit, and only a few make a stop on their way to or...

ITALY / 24.01.2018

Well known as one of the world's fashion capitals and a longstanding business hub in Europe, there still are only a limited number of foreign tourists who plan to visit Milan, particularly if it's their first trip to Italy.The land of "La Dolce Vita" is one of the most fantasized destinations in the world, but while Rome,...

GERMANY / 30.06.2013

I walked along Berlin East Side Gallery on a gray, windy, and cold day of March, huddled up in my jacket while silently looking at the wall paintings celebrating freedom after the Wall's collapse, which started on November 9, 1989.[caption id="attachment_15195" align="alignnone" width="600"] Berlin East Side Gallery, Test the Rest[/caption] A memorial for a sad past, a...

ITALY / 12.06.2013

The Piaggio Museum in Pontedera, a town 35 km from Pisa, might not ring a bell, but it's the place to go for a journey through the Vespa history.From the first simple models to race scooters and, more recently, the meeting between art and design with the 'VespArte' competition in 2001, the museum retraces the...

MYANMAR / 11.08.2012

 Dedicated to Princess Hsinbyume, the white pagoda in Mingun stands out from other Burma temples for its peculiar style, making it very different from the other religious buildings. [pullquote]The Hsinbyume Pagoda was one of my favorite Temples in Burma[/pullquote] The architectural design, with its seven terraces shaped like waves, is deeply linked to the Buddhist cosmology, and generated a...