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Aug262017

Murals of Napier, New Zealand

One of the joys of Napier, New Zealand complementing extensive downtown art deco architecture from the 1930s are colorful murals on many buildings. One of the primary tourist attractions of this east coast city on Hawkes Bay, North Island is the concentrated art deco architecture downtown in this city of about 60,000 residents. Napier, New…

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Jul092017

Sculpture in Klaipeda, Lithuania

Klaipeda, Lithuania impressed me as a place that would be a fun Baltic seaport town for a couple days in summer. Though, the deal for me is I was in Klaipeda during the first week of April. The presence of white storks in treetop nests around the early spring countryside were some of the most…

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Feb282015

Amsterdam cyclists fought Rijksmuseum and won

On the KLM flight home from Amsterdam to San Francisco, I watched a documentary film The New Rijksmuseum about the ten year remodeling from 2003 to 2013 for the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. I thought the museum building was far older than it actually is today. There are large Roman numeral tiles on the west side of…

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Dec162014

Can London teach America art tourism?

London does art well. Art is public. Art is accessible. Art is temporary. Art sells the city and the city sells art. Museums in many cities are not accessible due to admission fees. Charging $30 to walk around a museum is a barrier to many people. London has more than a dozen free museums including…

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