• Italy
  • City of Verona – the Roman remains

    As the UNESCO comments: The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from […]

    City of Verona – the Roman remains was last modified: March 17th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Temporary Exhibition in Munich Alte Pinakothek – “Florence and Its Painters”

    Sometimes people ask me why I like paintings in particular those of the Old Masters. There are a few reasons. I like the stories they tell; I like the stories behind their creators; and most importantly, I like how the artists tried to establish a connection between their works and the viewers, which won’t change […]

    Temporary Exhibition in Munich Alte Pinakothek – “Florence and Its Painters” was last modified: January 28th, 2019 by Dong
  • Germany
  • Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century

    As the UNESCO comments: The museum as a social phenomenon owes its origins to the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century. The five museums on the Museumsinsel in Berlin, built between 1824 and 1930, are the realization of a visionary project and show the evolution of approaches to museum design over the course of […]

    Museumsinsel – Central Berlin’s collection of five museums built over a century was last modified: January 12th, 2019 by Dong
  • Spain
  • The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia

    As commented by the UNESCO: Built between 1482 and 1533, this group of buildings was originally used for trading in silk (hence its name, the Silk Exchange) and it has always been a centre for commerce. It is a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture. The grandiose Sala de Contratación (Contract or Trading Hall), in particular, […]

    The Silk Exchange – La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia was last modified: December 11th, 2018 by Dong
  • Spain
  • Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (2/2) – Palau de la Música Catalana

    As the UNESCO comments: Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona’s architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exuberant steel-framed structure full of light and space, and decorated by many […]

    Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (2/2) – Palau de la Música Catalana was last modified: December 4th, 2018 by Dong
  • Spain
  • Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1/2) – Hospital de Sant Pau

    As the UNESCO comments: Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona. These are two of the finest contributions to Barcelona’s architecture by the Catalan art nouveau architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The Palau de la Música Catalana is an exuberant steel-framed structure full of light and space, and decorated by many […]

    Works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1/2) – Hospital de Sant Pau was last modified: November 29th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Zürich Kunsthaus (Zürich Art Museum)

    Hello everyone! Today I went to the Zürich Kunsthaus and can’t wait to introduce it to you. I’ve actually been there quite a few times, but in oder to write this post, I particularly took a close look today so you wont’t get lost in it (I hope) after reading this post. 🙂 Zürich Kunsthaus […]

    Zürich Kunsthaus (Zürich Art Museum) was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Dong