Glasi Hergiswil. A working glass factory, in operation since 1817, is now a tourist destination that includes museums, shops, restaurants and best of all a murmelbahn…which is a gigantic raceway for glass marbles. Leandra, the larger than life size glass dragon watches over it all.
Embarrassing to say, but this is my first time out on the bike this season. We have been having, by Central Swiss weather standards, an amazing year thus far. I could have been out at least a dozen times, but life just seems to interfere. Today’s trip took me around the Zugersee. Ride statistics: time: […]
A pretty amazing day to be out on the lake. It was typical springtime weather where it is sunny and then all of a sudden the sky just opens up and unleashes vast quantities of marble sized hail. And these were considered the Elephant Eggs of marbles!
The museum Franz Gertsch, in Burgdorf. This building was completed in 2002 and is partially dedicated to the works of artist Franz Gertsch. The remainder of gallery space is reserved for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. Our visit coincided with the solo exhibitions of Christiane Baumgartner (no, not Kevin Costner’s wife) and Philipp Hennevogl.
etoy.CORPORATION, a bizzaar exhibit at the Kunsthaus Zug. Fiction or reality? You be the judge. www.etoy.com (not etoys.com).
Saint Étienne de Metz, built between 1220 and 1522. This Roman Catholic cathedral is nicknamed “The Good Lord’s Lantern” because of its expansive and important collection of stained glass.
The new Centre Pompidou-Metz, by Shigeru Ban. Under the flowing membrane roof are three long, rectangular gallery spaces stacked atop each other. Each poking out of the roof structure and offering orientated views of the town’s landmarks. As a museum-goer the simplicity and straightforwardness of the galleries were quite refreshing. They provide a sense of […]