On the way back from Bregenz, Austria, I took a side trip to Appenzell, CH. It was there that I wanted to see the Museum Liner project designed by architects Gigon & Guyer. This museum is dedicated to the works of artist Carl August Liner and his son, Carl Walter Liner. At the time I […]
Kunsthaus Bregenz, or also known as KUB. This is the gemstone for the city, designed by Peter Zumthor. The four floors of open gallery space are ideal for large works or for smaller works to breath comfortably. This building is literally a box to show art and it is extremely successful at doing so. Roni […]
After a leisurely morning we hopped on the bicycles and headed to the funicular train which took us to the top of Mont Pèlerin. From there it was a wonderful, mostly downhill ride through vineyards, farmlands, a forest, and small villages. The only reason we went through a forest, for about ten minutes, is because […]
We are on the train and preparing for our three day bicycle tour weekend in southern Switzerland wine country. To Lausanne then connect to Vevey. . . . . . .
Museum Rietberg, in Zürich. This new glass building is called the Smaragd and is now the main entrance to the museum. The majority of exhibition space is on two levels, underground, and connects with the Villa Wesendonck which is an older building across the courtyard. The collection includes arts from Asia, Africa, America and Oceania.
About a half hour subway ride from Oslo city center is a town called Mortensrud. It is here that architects Jensen & Skodvin created an amazing slate, glass and steel church perched slightly up a hill and amongst a forest of trees. The nature comes in, in the form of trees in an atrium, rocks […]
This is part of the foyer wall titled “The Other Wall” by Olafur Eliasson. It is on the interior of the Oslo Opera & Ballet House, designed by architects at Snohetta. At first arrival, on this sunny day, the entry courtyard / pier / terrace / roof was blinding with the all white stone pavers. […]
From Bergen we took the 407 kilometer Oslo-Bergen railway line. The seven hour trip is an amazingly scenic journey through forests, snow-capped mountains, and alpine villages. We went through the Hardangervidda plateau, Geilo, Finse, Myrdal and past many, many beautiful fjords. We saw very few people along this trip even though there were countless houses […]
I know these images don’t look it, but this is one of the rainiest places we have ever been. The guide book states that it rains on average 275 days out of the year, here in Bergen, Norway. And of the three days we have been here it has lived up to that record, raining […]
Back in Stockholm, again. This time it is a departure point for a Scandinavian adventure. From here we go to Bergen and Oslo, Norway. I took this shot because I like how at some point the windows looking out onto this courtyard will soon be completely obscured by papers and books. This resident is in […]