10 best trips for 2013
Raja Ampat has been dubbed the Amazon of the Oceans. Is that hyperbole? Not really. There are single reefs here containing more species than the entire Caribbean. A mini-archipelago of rain-forest-clad islands, cays, mangroves, and pearlescent beaches off the coast of West Papua, Indonesia, this marine frontier brims with life. Expect close encounters with recent discoveries such as Raja Ampat’s walking shark and pygmy seahorse, along with more familiar creatures—manta rays, leatherback turtles, and bumphead parrotfish. Not to mention three-quarters of all known coral species….see more
European Night of Museums: After-dinner art
The European Night of Museums on May 18 will see hundreds of museums across Europe offer after-hours visits.
Organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the European Night of Museums is in its eighth year and coincides with the International Day of Museums.
Many museums, mostly across Europe, will be putting on performances, events and installations specially for the event and for free to the public….see more
A ‘New Louvre’ North of Paris
On a Friday evening this winter, 250 paired-off revelers — from couples young and old to mothers with small children — were dressed in varying interpretations of Renaissance-style costume: many were in masks, some wore full-skirted, floor-skimming gowns. They filled a stripped-down auditorium and twirled energetically to instructions belted out in French by the renowned Parisian choreographer Christine Corday…..see more
The Orsay Museum – Paris , France
The Orsay Museum (French: Musée d’Orsay ) is a museum located in Paris , France , dedicated to the visual arts of the nineteenth century and especially famous for its funds of Impressionism . Chronologically, it covers the history of art from old masters (who are in the Louvre Museum ) and the modern and contemporary art (at the Centre Georges Pompidou. History…see more
7 May 2013 – 20 minutes from Avignon by train, Arles is a small town that boasts an ancient Roman Amphitheatre seen here….see more