The Third

Die Pinakothek der Moderne is supersized eye-candy and it contains some pretty impressive works of art too. It is the newest of three world renown Pinakotheken in München, Germany, hence its local nickname “Dritte”, the third. The German term Pinakothek is of Greek origin meaning literally storehouse [formative element: thek] of painted tablets [pinax, genitive case: pinakos], […]

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Moving from Gaudí to Gaudí

Our latest Gaudí adventure took us to the splendid Passeig de Gràcia, eine wahre Prachtstrasse, a simply magnificent boulevard.   A few houses further up the passeig we found our destination La Casa Batlló right next to a colorful sort’a funky Renaissance style townhouse with Gothic applications. However, Gaudí easily beats any comers in the no-holds-barred […]

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Barcelona, a walk

Our Barcelona exchange home for the next two weeks is located in the La Ribera neighborhood which flows into El Born and Barri Gòtic, the oldest of the traditional Barcelona barrios. We are smack in the middle of a whole lot of hustle and bustle! Come along, entrada! A neighborhood street with neighborhood shops. The […]

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Gigabites and Libraries

Shortly after we arrived in France, I purchased a SIM card for my phone from one of the French providers. I bought a prepaid monthly deal, which allows unlimited call within France, and unlimited texting, and it includes 1 GB of internet access. The gigs are a very important part of using a smartphone, at […]

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