Cristina and I were in Venice to attend the 75. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, a cultural extravaganza culminating with the assignment of the Leone d’Oro award, (Golden Lion), a trophy in the shape of the traditional lion of Saint Mark, appointed by an international jury of movie professionals. Renowned film director Guillermo del Toro was this year president of the panel.
Ralph Donnermuth is a welthy man, a maecenas and an art collector. When he found himself facing Heinz Mack’s artwork The Sky Over Nine Columns, placed in front of Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore Basilica, within the 14th Venice Biennale d’Architettura 2014, he determined that an exhibit of that effect should be seen by the largest possible audience. Read more “NINE GOLDEN COLUMNS ON LAKE SANKT MORITZ”
If you don’t like to wait, just don’t go to Habana. Most businesses there are owned by the State and you’ll find yourself constantly dealing with civil servants who have a job guaranteed and just have no idea how things happen in a capitalistic society based on time and competition. Basically, they don’t give a s**t. Read more “Cuba facing its future 1. Habana”
Inhabited since the 9th century, today Akureyri counts a population of over 17,700. The town – an important port and a fishing centre – benefits of a relatively warm climate and the harbour in Winter is free of ice. Read more “Tour of Iceland 6 – Capital of the North”