1 Nov, 2014 in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art - Indianapolis-012

Indianapolis has few terrific museums, and in one of my recent visits I decided to stop by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to check out what they have to offer in my artistic domain of interest – contemporary art. Most of the 4th floor is dedicated to contemporary art, and they have quite a few […]

29 Oct, 2014 in Shenzhen
Dafen Artist Oil Painting Village - Shenzhen-001

Just before leaving Hong Kong I was invited to join an artist friend to revisit the surreal Dafen Artist Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen. It’s the place where you can get any painting faked for pennies. The artist friend was commissioned to do a large scale piece and the idea agreed upon with the customer […]

28 Oct, 2014 in Northern Israel
Kibbutz Dafna - Northern Israel

While visiting Israel this year I was fortunate to get a tour of northern Israel by a friend born and raised in the area. One of the places we visited on that wonderful day was Kibbutz Dafna, which is one of many Kibbutz communal villages in northern Galilee and is a good example of the […]

22 Oct, 2014 in Guangzhou
Redtory Guangzhou-003

In my last few visits to Guanghzou before leaving the region I got to experience a whole new side of this vibrant metropolis.   First off, I visited Redtory, the new growing art district was once a large factory, but the government designated it to artists and galleries, trying to imitate 798 …

20 Oct, 2014 in Nara, Visions
Ancient capital Nara Japan (2)

This post concludes my visit to the lovely city of Nara – the ancient capital city of Japan, an hour south from Kyoto and east to Osaka. Temples, shrines, huge seated Buddhas, museums, Japanese gardens, and most importantly – deer, you will not be disappointed.   My posts on Nara: …

18 Oct, 2014 in Nara
Kōfuku-ji temple Nara Japan (10)

Wrapping up my trip to Osaka-Kyoto, I spent a day touring the ancient city of Nara. Although smaller than Kyoto and with supposedly similar temple atmosphere, Nara has a lot to offer that is different from Kyoto. Most of what Nara has is laid within the compact Nara Park, and you probably do not need […]

13 Oct, 2014 in San Francisco
Computer History Museum San Jose

I’ve always considered myself a bit of a geek. Okay, a lot of a geek. Since I laid my eyes on the XT machine my dad brought home to run an experiment back in the early 80s I was completely hooked. Although I wasn’t quite aware of what preceded that, looking at how boring the […]

9 Oct, 2014 in Macau
Senado Square Macau (31)

Senado Square is small piece of Europe at the heart of Macau. I previously wrote about Saint Dominic’s Church and the Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Macau, but the area that ties these attractions together is the Senado Square, where you can walk along the alleys of what’s left of the former Portuguese colonizing […]

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