Keep in mind you have to be buzzed into the hotel but once inside the friendly staff will make you feel at home either for an afternoon or, I assume, for the evening! Located right near the action (and surrounded by amazing antique shops) JK Place Roma is definitely a spot to see.
Friday, December 9, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Quattro Libri (and don't miss the astonishing views of Rome!).
The Spanish Royal Academy) one weaves through cloisters and exhibition spaces to come to the small temple, hence named the Tempietto.
Donato Bramante in 1502, the Tempietto was based on earlier Christian churches and ancient Roman temples creating one TINY perfect jewel box of symmetry.
The ceiling of the dome is decorated with gilt stars on a blue background. The ribs become more slender towards the center to fool your eye into thinking it is higher than it actually is.
HERE at Great Buildings Online.
Learn more about Renaissance proportioning at the Tempietto HERE.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
As Thanksgiving is upon us I wanted to share a fitting place from my last European trip -the Hofburg Palace King's apartment museum in Vienna.
Emperor of Mexico.
Schonbrunn, located just outside of Vienna, which I also visited (and where Marie Antoinette was raised).
Belvedere which I also visited. Today it houses an excellent modern art museum and beautiful gardens.