Habeeb Salloum visits the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site where he views exhibits about Poe’s troubled life and recalls memorized verses.
We love museums, and on every trip, we make sure to visit one or two to add some historical dimensions to our travels. Whether it’s a tiny one-room repository of local history or the dramatic sweep of a Guggenheim or Louvre, we encourage all of our readers to visit museums whenever they travel.
House Museums: Visiting Places Where Artists, Writers, and Royalty once lived By Nicole W. Sobel House Museums are an eccentric and artistic way of demonstrating what Italy has to offer the traveler. They are rich in history and are representative of some of Italy’s greatest writers, artists, and royalty. They are a must-see site for […]
Spooky Switzerland: Alien Nightmares and Mystical Savages By Gary Singh Unlike some tourists, when I contemplate Switzerland, I don’t think of army knives, watches, the alps, or secret bank accounts. I think of the late psychologist Carl Jung writing about alchemy — transmuting base metals into gold as a metaphor for personal and psychological transformation. […]
Seville’s Flamenco Museum: Dancing Anger and Ache in the Heart of the City By Hunter Styles It is evening in downtown Seville. With bated breath, a seated audience fills the inner courtyard of the Museum of Flamenco Dance. The ceiling, at the top of the building’s atrium, is echoingly high. The walls are a smooth […]
By Hunter Styles A pause arrives, a breath in the music, and we witness the sudden pause in the dancer too – a wavering of the hip, the slightest thrust in chin or chest. Heartbeats, gaze rises, steps echo. A bead of sweat drops and disappears. For a moment, underneath the colored cloth, the hot […]
By Hunter Styles Flamenco: A Deep Well of Music Travelers familiar with the Andalusia region won’t be surprised to find Moorish influence woven into the design as well. Those who have walked within the Alhambra, Granada’s expansive fortress, or the Mezquita, Córboda’s cavernous mosque, may recognize in flamenco, too, traces of this unique heritage. In […]
By Kevin McDowell As I turn onto Old Main Street in Deerfield, Massachusetts, the mile-long strip of road on which the Historic Deerfield Museum is located, it feels as if I’ve stepped back in time. Centuries-old restored houses share yards with private family homes, the architecture so traditionally beautiful that it would be hard to […]
Dallas: The Big D Offers Museums Galore and Even Places to, um, Walk! By Sony Stark Visiting Dallas Texas is like taking a crash course in cultural anthropology. No longer do you need to travel to Beijing to see great works of Chinese art or Venice, Italy, to ride a gondola or Napa Valley for […]