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Melk Abbey Austria

Another throwback from a 2015 trip. Overlooking the Danube, this was Home to Benedictine monks for around 1000 years. The renovation to the Abbey was funded by the sale of their Gutenberg Bible (sold to Harvard University) and completed in1996. It continues today through tourism and agriculture. Definitely worth visiting for the architecture and amazing views of the village below alone.

Denver Art Museum part two

A few of my favorites from a recent visit to the museum. The first picture was from an animated work. The second is “O’Keefe after Whistler” by David P Bradley and brings two different artists together in a fascinating way.

Several others are from the “Animals in Art” exhibit which is dedicated to our never-ending attraction to and the need to connect animals .

Degas Exhibit at The Denver Art Museum

The architecture of the Hamilton Building is in itself a work of art. Designed by Daniel Libeskind who is well known for edgy, geometrically interesting buildings around the world including The Jewish Museum in Berlin and London Metropolitan University. He is also known for being chosen to oversee the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York. The Polish born son of Holocaust survivors said he took his cue from the nearby Rocky Mountains in designing the newer building of The Denver Art Museum.

The Milleners (about 1898)

The Dancing Lesson (about 1877)

Dancer with bouquets

The gift shop has a beautiful display, sure to capture anyone who imagined themselves in the paintings or sketches of dancers.

Some highlights from my visit to The Denver Art Museum special Degas exhibit.

10 things I saw and learned in NYC

The pigeons are enormous! And in Union Square, you can find the “Pigeon Lady” who sells handmade felt pigeons and rats.

Seeing the Statue of Liberty is always meaningful. A good reminder of what truly makes this country great.

The 9/11 Memorial places a white rose on the name of those honored when it is their birthday.

The beauty of honoring a tragic event can be found in the buildings and fountain near ground zero.

There is a street near Battery Park where all the tree trunks are wearing crocheted blankets that look like they were made by my aunt.

Washington Park and the arch are reminiscent of European plazas I’ve been lucky enough to visit. Vibrantly populates on a beautiful February day.

There is a building in TriBeCa that looks like Jenga for giants.

Street art in Brooklyn looking at the Manhattan skyline reminding us to say yes to adventure.

Poets House in Battery Park is a hidden gem full of poetry anthologies for all ages in a magnificent glass building overlooking the water.

One World Trade Center from next to the Brooklyn Carousel.