It was cold and beyond blustery last night, the wind sometimes blowing so hard it was impossible to walk forwards, but those of us willing to brave the arctic blast were rewarded with fabulous color in the sky as the sun set. Fast moving wispy golden clouds gradually turned to fire, and then the whole […]
One of the most colorful places in very colorful country, Guatapé is a delight, well worth a day trip from Medellin. Every building in the town is decorated, with bas relief panels running along the bottoms of the walls, and fancy wooden railings or window bars, all picked out in a wonderful rainbow of colors. […]
There are two things you absolutely must do if you ever visit Bogota—eat at Andrés Carne de Res (make the trek to the original in Chia—it’s worth the drive!), and visit Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen in La Candelaria, one of the most delightful religious confections I’ve seen anywhere in the world, both inside and […]
We’ve had a run of lovely sunsets these past few days in New York. Here are the clouds from Sunday night, over Ward’s Island Bridge, Randall’s Island, RFK Bridge (formerly the Triborough Bridge), Hell Gate Bridge (also known as the East River Arch Bridge), Astoria, the northern tip of Roosevelt Island, and the spiffy new […]
The New York Botanical Garden is currently exhibiting a variety of Chihuly’s wonderful, and often massive, glass creations in and around the gardens. This beautiful work is inspired by Nature, and this is a beautiful setting for it, but also a reminder how much skill and training it takes us mortals to match the gorgeous […]
Copenhagen is a charming European city, and Nyboder is a charming little village within the city. It dates from the 17th Century, neat little rows of cottages built to accommodate naval officers and their families. Now, it is mostly known for its quaintness and the gorgeous orangey-yellow color of the buildings, Nyboder yellow.