Rijeka: Trsat Castle

As there was some good weather expected on Sunday, and Michael and I assumed most other attractions would be closed, we decided to head up Trsat Hill to see Trsat Castle. Sleeping in, we didn’t get going until noon, so we grabbed sandwiches on Korzo, the main shopping street in Rijeka, to eat on the … More Rijeka: Trsat Castle

Art in Vienna

The Vienna Secession The Secession is an exhibition space that combines contemporary art with a building whose architecture is an icon of the spirit of impending change around 1900. It was founded in 1897 by a group of artists, led by Gustav Klimt, who had split with the conservative Künstlerhaus. The art magazine Ver Sacrum … More Art in Vienna

Spring Break: The Painted Churches of Troodos

Located in the Troodos mountain range are ten painted churches which make up one UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together, they provide brilliant examples of various trends in Byzantine and post-Byzantine art, from the 11th to the 19th century. We were able to see six of them, in addition to a number of traditional, small Cypriot … More Spring Break: The Painted Churches of Troodos

Spring Break: The Roman Mosaics at Paphos

The Paphos Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, consists of the ruins of the former capital of Cyprus. The site itself consists of the Asklipeion, the Roman Odeon, the Agora, the “Saranda Kolones” (Forty Columns) Castle, the Basilica of Chrysopolitissa, the Hellenistic Theatre and the Paphos Roman mosaics which can be found at the … More Spring Break: The Roman Mosaics at Paphos