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  • Breath of Fresh Air in Skulptur Projekte 2017 Muenster

    Breath of Fresh Air in Skulptur Projekte 2017 Muenster

    Art in the public arena: this has been the overriding topic of all Skulptur Projekte exhibitions in the West German town of Münster since 1977. Every ten years – the event coincides with every other documenta at Kassel, modern art’s most famous regular showcase – cutting-edge sculptures are put on display across the historic Old Town and even in the surrounding, often park-like countryside, allowing the visitors to combine an introduction into the ... Breath of Fresh Air in Skulptur Projekte 2017 MuensterRead More »
  • A Cemetery as One of the Wonders of the World?

    A Cemetery as One of the Wonders of the World?

    There are three good reasons to visit the Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa, one of Italy’s (and Europe’s) most famous and important “cities of the dead”. (Hemingway called the Staglieno “one of the wonders of the world”, and writers as different as Friedrich Nietzsche and Mark Twain were among its admirers.) First, architectural history. Archaeologists argue to what extent the (often surprisingly well-preserved) ancient cemeteries may have mirrored the ... A Cemetery as One of the Wonders of the World?Read More »
  • The Easiest of Easy Hikes in the Back Country of the Italian Riviera

    The Easiest of Easy Hikes in the Back Country of the Italian Riviera

    If you are a frequent guest of this blog, you may remember our “two towns for one day’s walk” series of short and easy hikes which connect two villages along the Riviera coast (like Ventimiglia to Bordighera or Bordighera to San Remo or from Alassio to Laigueglia). In the mountainous back country, meanwhile, such a hike is a far more difficult proposition: nearly all of these walks would be a great ... The Easiest of Easy Hikes in the Back Country of the Italian RivieraRead More »

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