The Cloisters museum and gardens is like a medieval puzzle. Elements from medieval cloisters—Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Trie-sur-Baïse, Froville, and elements once thought to have come from Bonnefont-en-Comminges—and from other sites in Europe have been brought together and incorporated into the fabric of the building to create one spectacular piece of architecture. Continue reading
Manhattan’s High Line is a public park like no other. It was once an elevated railroad where New York freight trains would whistle by over the heads of Manhattan pedestrians. Where the trains once ran, from Chelsea to the Meatpacking District, now throngs of joggers, students, tourists and walkers enjoy what has become one of New York’s top visitor attractions. So how did this once dilapidated railroad replace attractions like the Statue of Liberty to become one of the most popular landmarks the city has to offer? Continue reading
I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.
― Harun Yahya
When reading this quote I thought to myself how lucky I have been to travel the world yet understand the comfort of finding a place called home. After recently moving to New York I find myself with less inclination to get on a plane and travel as everyday here seems to offer something new and exciting for all of my senses. Knowing myself well I realise that this feeling won’t last long but for the time I love being that flightless bird.
The good weather has finally melted away the harsh winter in New York and with it comes the inevitable day trips. For my first summer in New York I decided, like hundreds of tourists do everyday, to walked across the Brooklyn bridge from Manhattan and finally got to glimpse what life is like on the other side of the Hudson. Continue reading
For someone who has never seen Rome, it is hard to believe how beautiful life can be
As the celebrations for St Patrick’s day in New York begin to get in to full swing and the streets become a sea of green clothing surrounding towering skyscrapers it seems a far cry from the rolling green hills that I know to be Ireland. So here is my present to you on this day, a reminder of Ireland’s beautiful landscape and a quote from one of its favourite children. Enjoy!
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every 6 months – Oscar Wilde
In today’s modern world of gadgets and smart phones it is fabulous to see that when it comes to voting for the best ever piece of British design there is an element of nostalgia. The classic British telephone boxes, which are slowly dying out across the country due to smart phones, have been voted the number one best British design beating off competition such as the Spitfire, the London Underground map and Concorde.