Category Archives: Art

MM 195 Octophant

I went back to our trip to London in 2013 to select my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge and its Street Art theme. We spent the better part of a day in the Brick Lane area of East … Continue reading

Posted in Art, London, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Blue Tiles of Porto, Part Two: Sao Bento

There are many ways of getting to Porto. You can take a boat down the Douro River. You can fly in to Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport from places such as London, Paris, Geneva, Lisbon or Madrid. You can drive your own … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, History, Portugal, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

MM 4-22 The entrance door to Milan Cathedral

There are doors and then there are DOORS. This one is made of bronze and it was designed by the Italian sculptor Lodovico Pogliaghi in 1902 and completed by him in 1908. You can find it protecting the main entrance … Continue reading

Posted in Art, art history, Italy, Milan, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

MM 4-14 Roundabout Art in Ponferrada

We left León on our journey along the Camino Frances in northern Spain last Spring and traveled by train to Ponferrada, a charming little city nestled in the Bierzo hills of the province of León. Our hotel was on the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Spain, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Discovering León, Part Six: More Stained Glass Windows

The León Cathedral possesses some of the finest stained glass windows in the world. I have shown some of these windows in the last few postings. Here are ten more photos of this beautiful art:

Posted in Art, Spain, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Discovering León, Part Five: Inside the León Cathedral

León’s Cathedral is the finest example of French Gothic architecture in all of Spain. Most of the church was built between 1255 and 1302. The cloister and north tower were added later in the 14th century and the south tower … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, Spain, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Visiting the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

The UK’s National Portrait Gallery was established in 1856 as an art gallery to house portraits of historical figures in British History. In 1896 it moved to its present location on Trafalgar Square in London. Well, when we visited Edinburgh … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art, art history, Scotland, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments