While in Oz we checked out a number of the fabulous Art Galleries.
We walked out through the wonderful park with all its tropical plants, trees and flowers, great sculptures and wonderful views over Sydney. A hot lazy day. A beer on a bench. A meal of tropical fish and chips from the fish market. Great company. Lots of laughs. What could be better?
We always try to check out the art galleries. The Sydney Modern Art Gallery had some superb aboriginal art.
Religions build cathedrals, temples and mosques in order to impress. If someone is prepared to invest so much time and effort it must be true.
They employ the best architects and artisans.
Ceratinly the The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is impressive. I think the name says it all. Someone wanted their name to be recognised. In past times Trump might well have built a cathedral, temple or mosque. Instead he built Trump Tower.
The beauty of this mosque was breath-taking.
There is so much to see in Rome – starting with the art treasures in the Vatican. While representing some of the poorest people in the world the Catholic Church accumulated a huge wealth of treasures and art. One wonders why?
Apart from the Vatican it seems that every corner has an architectural joy, a historical gem or sculpture.
The incredible supertrees are to be found in the Marina Bay area. They are massive and fully environmentally sound. The supertrees have solar panels, vertical gardens with self-watering systems. They are magnificent – works of art. So impressive.
They knocked me out!
I find that it is always interesting to walk around foreign places. You see things you haven’t seen before – architecture, art, plants, flowers, animals and people.
Travel expands the mind.
Sitting in a warm place, sipping a beer and talking to the locals. Experience is what life is all about.
It was warm and pleasant as we walked around Las Palmas. I enjoy looking at the architecture, the art, the people and beauty.
In order to get my bearings it seemed a good idea to take a cable-car and then one of those open-top busses. It gave us a good impression of the island.
Being Portuguese there is a strong Catholic presence. Religion is big. The typical blue Portuguese tilework is impressive and the churches lavish. Even for someone like me, for whom religion is abhorrent, one cannot help but be impressed with the beauty of the artwork.
Tourism is their main source of income. You can go up the hill and pay for a sled-ride down through the streets. I imagine it used to be really wild but these days, with health and safety, it’s pretty tame.