Greetings and Happy Belated Veterans Day to all! My husband and I spent part of the long weekend in Karlsruhe, Germany, an overlooked, non-touristy gem to the south. We decided on Karlsruhe because of two world class museums there. Karlsruhe is nicknamed the “fan city” because of the fan-shaped, radial arrangement of streets surrounding its eighteenth-century palace. The city itself is very young by German … Continue reading Travelog: German and Dutch Masters and Peter Dreher in Karlsruhe
Just a quick update this week. Took a little day trip over to Frankfurt Saturday where we finally got to see the Städel Museum, a small treasure trove of Renaissance, Flemish and later Impressionist and modernist work. The place is bejeweled with work by Vermeer, Hans Holbein, Hieronymous Bosch, Albrecht Dürer, and Botticelli. It still blows me away how every European city has a collection the … Continue reading What Makes a Great Painting?