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{Germany} Sculpture Park Waldfrieden

March 13, 2015

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Every now and then, a new museum gem gets added to a city (unless you’re Washington, D.C., where they seem to be building new museums all the time…), and for Wuppertal this comes in the form of the fantastic sculpture park ‘Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden’, which already stuns you with artworks as you approach. Set in one of Wuppertal’s many woodlands along one of Wuppertal’s many hillsides, the sculpture park covers around 30 acres. Parts of the grounds occupy the estate of the Villa Waldfrieden, which was […]

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Summer Sightseeing: ‘Human Traces’ Art Trail

July 24, 2013

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One of my favourite museums in Germany is the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, and it’s also a perfect destination for a sunny summer day, as it comes with an outdoor art trail set along a woodland/ riverside walk in the adjacent Neanderthal (Neander Valley). The “Human Traces” trail includes sculptures by eleven different artists, which seek to both show and the relationship between humans and nature. Most of the art works are easily spotted, whilst others need a bit of detection work – such as […]

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{Armenia} The Yerevan ‘Cascade’

November 12, 2012

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Yerevan Cascade

Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, is an interesting city. It expanded rapidly during the 20th century, evolving from a town of a few thousand residents to Armenia’s cultural and industrial centre with a population of over 1 million. Even in the 21st century it has continued to undergo major transformations. The result is a mixture of wide avenues reminiscent of Parisian boulevards, interspersed with sleepy little lanes, the magnificent opera house sits in the middle surrounded by open air cafes and restaurants that seem to […]

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