April 25, 2014
April 22, 2014
Just some photos I took last year of Budapest, in the 7th district. It’s the cool hip part of Budapest which was known as the Jewish district before World War II and then during World War II the Jews were segregated to this area. After the war had ended the area fell into disarray. However, over the last few years it has become really popular and cool bars and pubs are popping up in the area, and rather than sprucing up the frontages of the buildings, they have kept the worn, graffiti, clad buildings and built around them to add character to the venues. They are called ‘ruin pubs’, basically setting up camp in ruined buildings. It’s rather cool.
January 27, 2014
January 5, 2014
I am just going to start posting some of my favourite places and spaces of my I travels to Europe in June/July last year. I had all these great thought out posts in mind but I don’t think I will ever get them done, so it’s better just to write something than nothing at all. I also want a place to document my journey so I don’t forget all the great memories. I stayed roughly two weeks in Paris and I have to say it was my favourite cities I visited. There was just so much to do and see and the French are so theatrical.
Rodin museum was definitely up there as one of the best museums I visited in Paris. You would never imagine that this museum is tucked in between the bustling streets of Paris. It was like you walked into a scene from the ‘secret garden’.
Rodin’s sculptures were just lovely, but for me the actual surroundings were just as important. It was a very peaceful and visually stunning place to visit and I highly recommend visiting the museum if you go to Paris. This was not an overly busy museum, which was just perfect. The Louvre was a different story.
I just realised the last picture of the sculpture looks like the man is sticking his finger up! Lol.
If you are planning to travel to Paris and want to visit a lot of museums then I recommend the ‘Paris museum pass’. I mainly used it to go back to some of the museums I really enjoyed. The ticket is valid as soon as you purchase it and depending what pass you purchased (2, 4 or 6 days) it will run out after the days specified (consecutively). So you need to purchase the pass on the day that you are going to your first museum. Also make sure that the museum that you are wanting to visit will be open, some museums close on certain weekdays as well as on the weekends. The good news is that some of the museums are open late on certain days, which is very handy indeed. Pompidou tends to be open on most nights till about 9:30pm.