A stunning building regardless of your view of the paintings/installations on view....some were wonderful and truly thought provoking while others... well... However, a reaction is almost certainly guaranteed! The audio guides here were particularly easy to use and included commentaries by the artists which I found extremely interesting. With reasonable entrance prices, good bars and restaurants, in breathtaking surroundings, even those uninitiated in the mysteries of modern art should not pass this by.
Ms. Zorione was a gem and made our visit special. She was very knowledgeable about the region's history, art and sculpture in the museum and of course, the architecture of the museum itself. Just a real pleasure to spend the morning with her at the Guggenheim!
It's a must for a Barcelona visit, wonders of an art and architecture . You'll need min. 1 or 2 hours. There are lots of local cafes near park, don't take car or bus, walk the streets, feel the local athmosphere of Barcelona. Gaudi is a must of Barcelona. Beside a few things like Park Guell, don't fallow touristic lines, fallow your senses and aisles.
I have been to Barcelona many times but had never taken the time to visit Park Guell and I am very glad that I finally did. There was a great deal more to see than I had imagined. It is certainly worth a visit
Our tour guide - and our tour - were immensely enjoyable. Even in the larger group setting 20 people, our family of four was able to keep up with our guide and to see exhibits without difficulty. Certainly, there is too much to cover in the Vatican Museums and in the Basilica to call the three hour tour thorough or comprehensive, and yet, it nicely offered clear focus and newcomer insights to the featured exhibits and artists. For me personally, this visit to the Vatican was my fifth, yet I still learned new information and had the chance to consider new perspectives thanks to this Viator tour. Consider coming to the tour with specific questions in mind as the guides are always graciously willing to answer inquiries and deepen your knowledge or reflections.
Our first impressions on arriving at Tournesol were fantastic and we were even more impressed when inside. The whole building has been restored to a very high standard making for a comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing holiday 'home from home'. We found the whole experience lacking for nothing and with great support from the people looking after the property, we couldn't have wished for more. Spotlessly clean, beautifully presented with more than ample clean towels on hand throughout (and we are a big family). We loved the location too being nice a rural spot but within easy striking distance for places to go with the kids if needed. Our evenings were spent relaxing outside, glasses of wine, kids in the pool … heaven. An early morning 2 minute walk to the boulangerie for fresh croissants (and a supermarket only a 10 minute drive away through beautiful countryside) also makes for stress free stay especially with kids. In short, we would certainly recommend Tournesol as an idyllic location for your holiday whether you are looking for a comfortable place to stay and relax or to use as a base to explore the area and come 'home' to at the end of your day.
Tournesol will allow you to turn toward the sun (even if it rains)! We had eight people staying and all were extremely comfortable. We experienced the little village of Carloopa daily and some of it's locals, which welcomed us warmly. We went to a few of the markets and experienced their locals tastes, which we absolutely miss today! Our experience in Tournesol was wonderful. We used each room to its fullest, but the main room, while inside was the kitchen. It was a gathering place for dinners and experience. The location is wonderful, as it is close enough to experience so many of things, the sea, the small villages throughout the area, local wineries, castles, and the local markets. The only thing we had a problem with is our heads would bump the beams in the upper rooms and stairway...by the end of the week our bruised heads remembered to duck. Lovely experience and we are grateful for the experience. You cannot go wrong selecting Tournesol. PS: The rooster next door kept us on track each morning!
I ran my first marathon in 1996 when I was 15. I’ve run 10 total, all over the U.S., but my top two are the Marine Corps Marathon in DC and the TCS New York City Marathon. I’m thrilled to be running them back to back, just seven days apart. It will be my third time running through the streets of New York; I ran the 2011 New York City Marathon, and I ran the NYC Half in March. There’s nothing like running in New York—the energy, the spectators, the whole atmosphere. Brooklyn is my favorite part of the marathon; the brownstones and the crowds are amazing, especially when runners come off the Verrazano Bridge. I live in Southern California, where I’m a general manager at a Sports Chalet sporting goods store. When I came to New York to race in 2011, I was a little nervous. Once I crossed the finish line, I couldn’t believe how well organized it all was. I couldn’t even tell that there were almost 50,000 people running the race. The part of the race that I’m looking forward to the most is seeing my niece, Journey, at the finish line. She’s a senior in high school in California, and her dad’s not in the picture, so I’ve helped my sister raise her. This will be her first time in New York, so she’s probably just as excited as I am, if not more excited.
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