Currently with a group of 49 parents, teachers and kids (mostly kids) in Greece and Italy. We started out in Athens and walked around the Acropolis, which was so impressive seeing this first hand. Athens is huge. Five million people today, although the city was originally built for 100,000 inhabitants. We use toilets, thankfully, but […]
This pig, along with a few others, lives at Schloss Meggenhorn. We ride our bicycles from Luzern to visit the wonderful grounds, here. A castle, vineyard and orchard, livestock, and a huge spielplatze, All of this is right on the lake which is accessible for swimming and picnicking. It’s also possible to take the boat […]
Luzerner Fest 2010. The fireworks in Luzern are the best we have seen, ever. They are so long, right on the lake, and we always have a great vantage point for seeing them.
In Boston for four days and had a chance to see my friends start-up bicycle business. He is making single-speed street bikes out of bamboo and hemp fibers. I rode this bike, one of the prototypes. It is so light and rides like a dream, absorbing all the famous Boston potholes without me feeling them. […]
ArtBasel 41. Clockwise from left to right; Dan Flavin, Ugo Rondinone, Tim Rollins & K.O.S. (one of my favorites) and Jack Pierson.
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.