Thursday, March 16, 2017

In the palace











Colloredo-Mansfeld palace. They usually do exhibitions of contemporary art there. There are white exhibition areas in the formerly private rooms which don't have any traces of original equipment. They also do exhibitions in these Neo-Rococo and Baroque rooms in the picture and when they don't they still leave it open for people to wander through. Because it is worth it. There is nothing wrong with the fact that they are slightly damaged, unfixed, kind of going off. They will fix them eventually. But in the meantime they can be admired, nevertheless.
I cannot help thinking that historical sites are the most interesting when they are not fixed. They have more content, there is more going on when they are in the process of decay. Something has been happening and I get to experience it. It's going from somewhere and heading somewhere else. When the place is finally repaired and beautiful, as if it was new (in the worse case), it has lost part of its charm.
What do you think?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rome, you are so beautiful.













We also went to Rome on this Italian trip. Two days, tired of traveling, it was pretty, nevertheless. I was more aware of the Ancient Roman past poking out everywhere, still present. And the Egyptian past, considering all those Egyptian obelisks. I used to be a diligent art historian student studying Baroque art when I was there last time and neglected all this period. Now, that I don't care so much, I find myself more observing than before. (I also have my husband with me, who pays attention to everything).

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Arezzo









Here are more pictures from our Italian trip. It is our third, no wait, fourth Italian trip that we did as a family. This time we took the train from Torino and went down half of the country to Tuscany, Arezzo. It was a Piero della Francesca hunt. The little guy survived, again. He actually started liking parts of our trips when we were outside and he asked lot of questions, the little curious guy. We are good at taking these trips in the worst weather. Ultimately, it has its advantages. Not many tourists to no people at all. Oh, those cheap airplane tickets and damned airbnb services, they ruin all the pleasures of experiencing the foreign countries in their pure qualities, don't they? Yeah, yeah, our airbnb apartment was pretty good...

Saturday, February 11, 2017

We went to Turin











You gotta love your Guarino Guarini!

edited:
The 8th picture is from the show of Wael Shawky in Fondazione Merz in Turin. Part of the film were these crazy African structures of - I dont have a slight idea of what it is, I guess I can find on the internet easily but I dont need to know that badly. Yet another contribution to experiencing architecture during our trip.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!







I used to be more carefree about Christmas. Now, that Domík likes it so much, I make everything to satisfy him. The penguins seem happy, that is for sure. Merry Christmas!