Kelpies: unless you live in Scotland, that may not be a word you know. It is much better known since Scottish Canals chose The Kelpies as the name for this project: At these kelpies, art, engineering, legend, and history meet. They are located in ...

 

The Kelpies, Scotland: History, Art, Legend, Engineering Meet and more...



The Kelpies, Scotland: History, Art, Legend, Engineering Meet

Kelpies: unless you live in Scotland, that may not be a word you know. It is much better known since Scottish Canals chose The Kelpies as the name for this project: At these kelpies, art, engineering, legend, and history meet. They are located in eastern Scotland, in the central belt region, between the towns of Falkirk and Grangemouth — and they stand one hundred feet high. They form a...

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Discovering the Wonderful Street Art of Rotterdam

I love seeing art in the cities I travel through. I was fascinated by the city information panels created by wrought iron in Georgetown, Malaysia. Ghent limits its artists mostly to two graffiti alleys. Berlin has the Westbank murals, and you certainly can’t miss finding Banksy paintings in Bristol, England. The street art in Rotterdam has a whole team of artists behind it and the pieces...

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Compelling Contemporary Art at The Mattress Factory

“Oh, you’d love the Mattress Factory – you should go!” “Why would I want to look at a bunch of mattresses?” “No, no, it’s an ART museum!” Many of us here at Perceptive Travel are big fans of art and art museums, but like any other group, our artistic preferences are wide-ranging. In my case, contemporary or modern art is not one of my favorite...

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The Proms: England, Summer, and Music

The Proms: orchestras, opera, folk music, jazz, top class artists from across the United Kingdom and from many other parts of the world, rock stars and stars of classical music, show tunes, singalongs, fireworks… All that is just part of what goes on during the BBC Proms, which bills itself as the world’s greatest classical music festival. Classical music? Before you let the idea of not...

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An Evening at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville

A few years ago, my mom and her husband packed up their homes in California and relocated to a town outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Once a year, some of the neighborhood’s best musicians pull out their instruments, plug in their mics, and play music on their front porches. Pay your dues and you play for free, And you pray for a honky tonk destiny, You cut your teeth in the smokey bars, And...

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