Posts Tagged ‘art’

September 11, 2013

5 Can’t-Miss European Castles

Researching and ranking European castles isn’t easy, but someone’s got to do it! Fly nonstop from Portland to Amsterdam and start your journey through history and architecture by way of these majestic estates.

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  1. June 28, 2013

    Hakone Open-Air Museum

    Fly nonstop from Portland to Tokyo and travel a few hours southwest by train and you’ll find one of Japan’s best treasures. Nature intersects art at the Hakone Open-Air Museum.

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  2. May 24, 2013

    8 Creative AMS Photos

    We so enjoyed collecting shots for the 4 Creative PDX Photos post that we thought we’d do the same for the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam! Travelers beautifully captured AMS’s architecture as well as those ubiquitous moments spent in limbo at airports, waiting for our connection, for baggage, or for a loved one to arrive.  Read more »

  3. July 28, 2012

    Louvre Museum

    Photo of the Week: Reflecting on Art

    From the smallest piece of artwork that decorates its walls to the building itself, the Louvre Museum stands as the center of the art world and Paris. Read more »

  4. June 22, 2012

    Dancing House, Prague

    Photo of the Week: Architecture with a Twist

    Just put one foot in front of the other and you’re dancing. But for these two buildings and this week’s travel photo, it took a few more precise steps for the architect to get them moving! Read more »

  5. February 17, 2012

    The Art Lover’s Guide Through Europe: A Themed Itinerary

    Europe used to be so far away. Now, with nonstop Delta flights from Portland to Amsterdam, the globe has been made smaller. This has allowed many first-time travelers the opportunity to set their sights on destinations they’d never imagined possible. Rather than trying to see it all, why not plan a themed vacation? Art lovers, we’re talking to you! Read more »

  6. July 25, 2011

    Travel Photography Made Easy

    We’ve all experienced relatives returning from trips, excited to invite the family over for a long and excruciating three hours of photo sharing. You stare at images of grandpa and grandma standing in front of endless monuments, statues, signs, etc. with the same expressions and same composition making up each photograph. While most travelers own a digital camera, few know how to compose photos that will create memorable and interesting photographs to commemorate their travels. Here are a few travel photography tips for even the most amateur of photographers. Learn how to take photos on your travels that won’t bore your relatives.

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  7. June 16, 2011

    Cool Globes Exhibit Comes to Amsterdam

    A very exciting outdoor art exhibit is gracing Amsterdam with it’s presence this summer. The  “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet” public exhibit has spent the last several years on tour across the world after its debut in Chicago. Stops along the way included LA, San Francisco, Marseilles, Copenhagen and Geneva. Over fifty large, detailed globes designed by artists all across the world will stand on display in the West District of Amsterdam (Westergasfabriek) from June 7th to September 25th this year.

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  8. June 14, 2011

    Dance Across Oceans

    Whether you like to tango, swing dance, salsa, waltz or just let loose freestyle on the dance floor, there is a little something for everyone both in Portland and across the pond. Several dance festivals, performances and groups are hitting the stage this year, and should make it to your calendar. If you’re in the mood to be amazed, inspired, or even shake a tail feather yourself, check out what 2011 has in store for you. Read more »

  9. December 17, 2010

    A day with the iAmsterdam Card – Day Three: Museums

    Considering its size, Amsterdam has an amazing number of world-class museums, and visitors who come to appreciate them are wise to consider buying the iAmsterdam Card before they arrive. These top museums are some of the more expensive attractions in the city, so the card will certainly save you some money on a day like this (not to mention the VIP status so you can skip the often-lengthy ticket queues). Read more »