Friday, July 14, 2017

Croatia rocks






We were at the island of Kolocep near Dubrovnik, it was so pretty, oh my got. I did't even expect it. Dubrovnik is super crowded, so much, that the charm is gone. We managed to get there at the 8 of morning so we got to observe little bit of a regular life, guys storing shops and guards to the museum feeding cats. Dubrovnik has an impressive old port, though. The island was so overgrown and wild, it was pleasure to be there.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Studios




The open day in the studios in Pragovka today. I actually didn't take almost any pictures inside of the studios. The space is freaky. They are former factories abandoned since shortly after the revolution and now they are seized by the artists, nothing in between, maybe somebody mopped the floor, that is it. The machines and most of the furniture had been gone, of course.

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...