Of Baguettes and History – Jardin du Luxembourg

Most of the time, it just takes a pretty picture on Pinterest or a scene in a movie and all of a sudden I’m not able to get my mind off of Paris. This city is everywhere — in the movies, the commercials, the fashion magazines. And every time I see it, I’m reminded of … Continue reading “Of Baguettes and History – Jardin du Luxembourg”

Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin

Ireland has always been one of the many places on the (endless) list of countries I needed to see someday. I wanted to go for the countryside and landscapes, for the green endless lawns and steep impressive cliffs. But besides seeing a glimpse of Ireland’s amazing landscape, I found something a little unexpected: An abundance … Continue reading “Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin”

Photo Essay: Berlin’s East Side Gallery at Night

I was overwhelmed with all the options in Berlin. There is so much to do and see while in Berlin that you’ll never have enough time to see it all. And this is especially true when it comes to art: Berlin has so many museums and galleries that it would take you a lifetime to … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Berlin’s East Side Gallery at Night”

Photo Essay: Musée Rodin in Paris

Paris has some of the most amazing museums of the world, and when re-visited Paris for the third time earlier this summer, I challenged myself to see as many museums as possible. But the weather was so perfect that I didn’t want spend too much time inside crowded and gloomy museum hallways — summer in … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Musée Rodin in Paris”

The Art Historian’s Failed Guide to Hipster Berlin

I already had the words formed in my head before I even arrived in Berlin. Maybe that was a mistake in the first place. The Art Historian’s Guide to Hipster Berlin. I was convinced I could write this. I exactly knew what this post was supposed to be like. I wanted to write about street art … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Failed Guide to Hipster Berlin”

Utrecht’s Amazing Illumination Festival

My previous posts on Utrecht already revealed that I really fell hard for this gorgeous little Dutch city, but I saved the very best for last. Because among beautiful canals, delicious food and great museums there was one last thing that I loved even more than all of the above: The Trajectum Lumen Festival. These … Continue reading “Utrecht’s Amazing Illumination Festival”

Photo Essay: The Centre Pompidou

It was during my last years in high school during my art class when I realized that I’m biased when it comes to architecture. I quickly fell in love with medieval cathedrals and I admired ancient Greek and Roman architecture. I learned to read Renaissance footprints and I was charmed by ornament-rich 19th century historicism. … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Centre Pompidou”

Why Utrecht is a Museum Lover’s Paradise

Museums are tricky. At least when it comes to travel writing. Many travel bloggers openly admit that they “don’t do museums”. Some even say that they don’t like museums in general. And from a travel writing perspective, I understand. Museums are not adventure sports. A visit to a museum won’t include how I overcame my … Continue reading “Why Utrecht is a Museum Lover’s Paradise”

The Art Historian’s Guide to Not Being A Perfect Traveler

If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you know that I easily get carried away with describing architecture, or with my enthusiasm for medieval manuscripts. I think of myself as an art historian with a desire to travel as a way to explore culture and history around the world. I claim to … Continue reading “The Art Historian’s Guide to Not Being A Perfect Traveler”

Photo Essay: The Windows of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague

It’s no secret that my favorite art historical period is the Middle Ages. I really can’t tell you how that happened (it is a quirky favorite period after all), but I’m pretty sure it had something to do with Gothic cathedrals. These gigantic churches that were built as high as possible without any help of … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Windows of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague”