This is my face on more than one occasion in terms of modern / contemporary art. It’s true that I do not know how to appreciate it (so I hope my criticisms do not offend any scholar in the subject) as I am not even by far an expert in classical art, but I do realize what I like when I see it, whether because I find it aesthetic, original or hardworked. My first criterion is that when something is good most people like it, may they understand what they are observing or not. Continue reading “MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA) AND GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM IN NEW YORK CITY”
Nothing bombastic or ostentatious as it might seem by its name, this museum is named for the aircraft carrier in which it is located since 1974. Continue reading “INTREPID SEA, AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM IN NEW YORK CITY”
Although we usually refer to the main building, it is a set of 3 museums, the first being one of the most popular in the city and one of the most important in the world. Continue reading “METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART (MET) AND CLOISTERS, NEW YORK CITY”
- I was here: 2 days in February 2011.
- Recommended number of days: 2.
- My score: 4/5.
Before going to Las Vegas, many people used to ask me “why are you going? There are only casinos there”. When I returned, those same people continued saying “why have you gone? There are only casinos there”. Obviously, these people had not ever been in Las Vegas, Continue reading “LAS VEGAS”
Brooklyn wants to be the new Manhattan, and is striving hard for everyone to know, but no matter how much is publicized, it will hardly ever reach the level of popularity and interest that its neighbor the Big Apple awakens, and certainly if that it’s coming, it still has not. Continue reading “BROOKLYN”
- Al Was Here: 5 days in September 2013.
- Recommended number of days: 3.
- My score: 3.5 / 5. Chicago is pretty good and I mean it’s worth a visit. Personally I would not repeat it because in 5 days I saw the city amply, but had I gone only for a couple of days, I would try to go back.
Its only great disadvantage is the freezing cold in winter, with usual temperatures of -15ºC and below. Continue reading “CHICAGO”
Those in Singapore and Manhattan are the only ones I’ve seen that deserve to be called like that. The majority of Chinatowns, such as those in Continue reading “CHINATOWN, LITTLE ITALY, EAST VILLAGE, SOHO, NOHO AND NOLITA”