Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

In 1903, a Teatro Nacional opened at 1860 Santa Fe in Buenos Aires’ Barrio Norte. It offered over 900 seats and for almost 100 years, presented a variety of arts – performance, film, and otherwise. In 1919, it was purchased and remodeled by Austrian born Max Glucksmann, a music industry man in Argentina, who expanded … Read more

Man on Horse

Our first metro ride in Medellín took us north through the center of town before dropping us to catch a connection on a cable car to Biblioteca España. Aside from our neighborhood, we hadn’t seen much of the city in the daylight before and one stop after another we found ourselves excitedly getting each other’s … Read more

Museo Casa Diego Rivera

February 25th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Art | Mexico | The Places We've Been - (0 Comments)
Rivera's Grandma Looks Like Kenny Powers

There is a placard about 400 feet as the crow flies from our house in Guanajuato that reads, “Diego Rivera pintor magnifico nacio en esta casa el 8 de diciembre de 1886″ (which in English means Diego Rivera, magnificent painter, was born in this house on the 8th of December of 1886). Diego Rivera! Not … Read more

Quijote Painting

Even as we entered el Museo Iconográfico del Quijote, we didn’t really know what to expect. Quijote, Don Quijote that is, is a fictional character interacting with the world we live in through only the pages of a book. Then again, though neither of us have read of his escapades nor knew the extent of … Read more

La Alhóndiga de Granaditas

February 18th, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Art | Mexico | The Places We've Been - (1 Comments)
Plaza de la Alhondiga de Granaditas

Though La Alhóndiga de Granaditas was originally designed and constructed to be nothing more than a place to store grain, it gained a few pages in every Mexican history book shortly after it opened its doors in 1809. Nearly square (72 meters by 68 meters), the exterior façade is simple and bare, with only a … Read more

Mural in Montreal

One of the notable highlights of Montreal is the abundance and variety of street art.  It is both planned and spontaneous, masterpiece and graffiti.  During an overcast week with temperatures in the 50s, the captivating images – some provocative, some sweet – transformed an otherwise mundane collection of streets and sidewalks into a vibrant cityscape, … Read more