Category: museums

11
Feb
2014

jordan: roman remnants

Jordan, Jerash, Roman ruins, Temple of Artemis

As someone who began his travels in Iberia—at one end of the Roman Empire—you can imagine how thrilled I was to see the other end. Darío had wanted to see Jordan for a long time, so celebrating the completion of his Ph.D. seemed like a great excuse to go.

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18
Apr
2011

trelew: one-day getaway

Argentina, Chubut, Trelew, railway station, museum

Photos & commentary from a whirlwind visit to Trelew.

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22
Aug
2010

art: tapeçarias de pastrana

Portugal, Lisboa, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Tapeçarias de Pastrana

Even though I saw this temporary exhibit at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga when it opened in June, I returned today for a second look… mainly because these Flemish tapestries deal with two cities I’m taking groups to this year.

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18
Aug
2010

art: 1930s basque posters

Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, poster, afiche, Aníbal Tejada

Part of the permanent collection of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao. Displayed during the excellent 2009 exhibit Novecentismo y Vanguardia (1910-1936).

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26
Mar
2010

bogotá: main museums

Museo de Oro, Bogotá, Colombia

Museums give visitors a quick look into a new place–a chance to see how local people present themselves to the world. Some people treat museums as an obligation while traveling, but I honestly look forward to it.

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