2013 is a landmark year for Amsterdam. While it celebrates 400 years of the start of construction of the magnificent canal ring it is also the year that the Rijksmuseum finally reopened following extensive renovations. Packed with cultural milestones and new buildings, as well as the Eye Film Institute and Stedelijk Museum, it has never been a better time to visit, and November is positively brimming with great events.
Tradition and modernism stroll happily along arm-in-arm fueled on espresso, tea and cigarettes. While car horns are the soundtrack, streets are as busy at midnight as most cities during rush hour. Men stroll down the road blasting their bazookas and the call for worship from the mosques mixes with the latest cutting-edge sounds. This sensory overload of sights, sounds and smells is Istanbul. Stray Cats roam around freely taking a seat on parked-up motorbikes along the steep cobbled pavements taking no notice of those snapping away for a fun Instagram shot.
Three hundred and three thousand art lovers took time to visit the acclaimed exhibition ‘Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape‘ at the Tate Modern this year. But now you have a chance to see that exhibition in Barcelona, Catalonia, the Eastern coastal region of Spain where Miro lived, and loved. Where he convalesced from a dark depression and rallied against dictator Francisco Franco during and after the Spanish Civil War. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >
Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most beautiful and vibrant cities famous for it’s tolerance and picturesque canals. It is also overflowing with achingly trendy and stylish hangouts, subcultures and creative types and… 2 Unlimited, but the less said about them the better. CONTINUE READING THIS POST >