I didn’t know what to expect from going to Imagine Van Gogh. The tickets aren’t cheap, but the experience was worthwhile. It’s worth a visit if you can catch the exhibit in its final days. Imagine Picasso is lining up to come to Vancouver soon, though. By the way, this was not a paid ad. I paid for the price of admission 😛 Continue reading Imagine Van Gogh – an immersive art & music exhibit
The mural search took a huge detour for lunch. I found myself at the Starbucks at the very edge of the Olympic Village. All I had was my iPhone and the Starbucks app to pay for food and drink. At least I had something.
I also decided to open up my Pokemon GO to see if anything was going on in the hood. That’s when I realized there was a blooming triple-lure spot. Couldn’t help but plunk myself in the Bird Plaza for about an hour to rest up my feet before setting out for more murals 😛
June 30, 2015 (Tuesday) – Auguste Rodin was a famous French sculptor who is considered one of the progenitors of modern sculpture. The Rodin Museum was not high on my list of places to visit, but it was just too conveniently placed in between the Musee d’Orsay and Les Invalides, home of Napoleon’s tomb. It was a destination along the way to another destination. Our Paris Museum Pass allowed us quick entry into the museum grounds. So why not?
The Eastside Culture Crawl has been going on for a few years now. I had heard of it through the grapevine and through my Facebook feed. However, it took my Korean friend to get us off our behinds on a Friday night to go out and visit some art.
June 30, 2015 (Tuesday) – Our fifth day in Paris started with a visit to the Musée d’Orsay. It was a 30 minute Metro ride on the green Line 12 from our Marcadet-Poissoniers. Even though we got to the Museum early, it was already a long line-up to get into the d’Orsay. We had our Paris Museum Pass that allowed us to go through a different line. However, that line was just as busy as the regular ticket line this morning.
The Musée d’Orsay was another high priority on my visit to Paris. One of my clients had talked about how much she loved the Musée d’Orsay over the Louvre Museum. I know that the Musée d’Orsay houses many of the great works of the great artists. I had high expectations and I was not disappointed.
When I told one of my high school friends that I was going to Toronto, he highly recommended dropping by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) to see the Ai Weiwei exhibit. Thankfully, the exhibit had been on for a while and the David Bowie exhibit just started the weekend I was there. So basically, I wasn’t fighting to buy a ticket. The David Bowie exhibit had already sold out for the day.
Originally posted on Price Tags: UK-based artist Matthew Picton uses strips of paper to construct maps of cities from around the world. The Londoner’s sculptural creations use both historic and fictional texts to produce cartographic representations of multicultural cities like Las Vegas, Dresden, Tehran, and Venice, created with text from “Death in Venice” by Thomas Mann and the music score from Benjamin Britten’s Death in… Continue reading Paper Cities
I came across an interesting article in the local Vancouver Chinese newspaper. The colourful photos of manhole covers caught my attention. And the photo of the British born, Australian artist, Remo Camerota, exhibiting his work in Hong Kong also caught my attention. Camerota was recently hired by Hong Kong’s Towngas to design a unique manhole pit cover for the company. He released a book on … Continue reading Remo Camerota’s Drainspotting
The Vancouver Heritage Foundation‘s walking tour is in full swing. I signed up for the last of the 3 Gastown walking tours. Again, the ever bubbly and informative Maurice Guibord was our guide today. We met at the intersection of Carrall and Water where the statue of Gassy Jack stands. We went through Blood Alley, Garage, and John Fluevog Shoes. Then we past the Gastown … Continue reading Gastown Heritage Walk | Cordova Street – from Water to Cambie
Many cities have green oases in the middle of them. New York has Central Park and Vancouver has Stanley Park. In Boston’s case, there are two green spaces right next to each other, which I guess you could think of as one larger space. However, they are named separately and are bisected by Charles Street in the middle. The Public Garden was founded in 1837 … Continue reading Walking Boston – Public Garden and Boston Common