Flower and Garden Shows in England 2012

English Flower and Garden Shows by the Royal Horticultural Society: The English are great gardeners and England is famous the world over for its beautiful gardens and magnificent flower and garden shows. At these events, keen gardeners can discover the beauty and secrets behind English gardens, … [Read more...]

Notre-Dame – The Finest of French Gothic Architecture

Notre Dame de Paris is the Official chair, of the Archbishop of Paris: Notre-Dame Cathedral was commissioned by the Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1160 when he was elected Bishop of Paris. With the strong economic and population growth in Paris and the choice of Paris as the capital of France, … [Read more...]

Jardin d'Acclimatation – A Paris Amusement Park for Kids

20 Hectares of Paris for Kids' Amusement: Parents looking for a children's amusement park in Paris will be pleased that they need go no further than the Bois de Boulogne.  The Jardin d'Acclimatation in the northern section of the Bois Boulogne, has been a paradise for children since … [Read more...]

Bois de Boulogne – A Park Built by Napoleon III

A 865 hectare Park built along the lines of London's Hyde Park: If you're travelling with children in Paris and museum visits are making them restless, head for Bois de Boulogne on the western fringe of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.  This 865 hectare park is usually very busy at weekends with … [Read more...]

Cimetière du Père-Lachaise – The World’s Most-Visited Cemetery

Cimetière du Père Lachaise - A Resting Place for Luminaries of the Artistic World: Cemeteries are not usually the kind of place that we would include in our travel itineraries, but Paris has three famous cemeteries that are widely visited. Cimetière de Montmartre and Cimetière du … [Read more...]

Berliner Philharmonie – Home to Europe’s Finest Orchestra

Philharmonie Enjoys the Rare Distinction of Having great Acoustics and Architecture: Berliner Philharmonie is home to one of Europe's finest philharmonic orchestras. The Philharmonie was designed by Hans Scharoun and built between 1960 and 1963. It opened on October 15, 1963, with a concert … [Read more...]

Schweine Museum – The Largest Pig Museum in the World

Stuttgart's Unique Pig Museum Tells All About Pigs: Stuttgart's Schweine Museum it seems is the largest pig museum in the world, with more than 37,000 sculptures, prints, paintings and documents from all around the globe covering all manner of pig facts. Schweine Museum In an exhibition … [Read more...]

Opera and Classical Music Concerts in Venice Churches

Venice Operas and Classical Music in Historical Church Settings: Venice is a city that makes good use of its magnificent churches and scuole as concert halls.  Many of the churches and scuole were once decorated by famous artists like Tintoretto, Tiepolo and Palma il Giovane so apart from enjoying … [Read more...]

Ca’ Pesaro – A Modern Art Gallery on the Grand Canal

Of Longhena's many designs, Ca' Pesaro is believed to be his  masterpiece Ca' Pesaro is a Baroque marble palace which was built by the noble and wealthy Pesaro family.  It is yet another design by Baldassarre Longhena in mid-17th century but he died before the building was completed.  It took … [Read more...]