Things to do in Bratislava, Slovakia
One of the advantages of taking a European river cruise is that you get to see places that you might ordinarily not place on your ‘Top Ten Cities to Visit List’. One of these places is Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia that sits right on the shores of the Danube, tucked between Vienna to the north and Budapest to the south. Even with only a day in the city, because of its compact historic centre and relative lack of tourists, you can see and do a lot without feeling rushed…
Taliesin West: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Desert Commune
When I think of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and everything I’ve read or written about him, the adjectives ‘relaxed’, ‘easy-going’ or ‘fun-loving’ definitely do not come to mind. Yet after visiting Taliesin West, his architecture studio and home just outside Phoenix, Arizona, I came to understand that this property was probably the one place where Wright was at his most chill. Relatively speaking, of course.
Who Knew? Buffalo is an Architectural Mecca!
Louis Sullivan. Frank Lloyd Wright. Daniel Burnham. Minoru Yamasaki. If the names of these American architects don’t ring a bell, their buildings definitely might. Think of the Sullivan Centre in Chicago, Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, the pointed Flatiron Building in New York City or the World Trade Centre’s Twin Towers. What many people don’t know is that the same architects who designed these iconic structures also created buildings in Buffalo, New York, making this city one of America’s best when it comes to architecture. Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert in architecture to appreciate these buildings – you can join a Buffalo architecture tour like Henk and I did, and/or create your own independent tour from this list. You’ll see for yourself the best of Buffalo’s impressive architectural heritage.