Chinese New Year is one of five annual festivals celebrated at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  For more than two decades, the museum has celebrated the event with performances, demonstrations, art, music, and food.  Here are three different shots from the event held on Sunday, January 31st. Chinese New Year Photo #1.  A drummer performs […]

Sitting on more than four acres, Pioneer Plaza is a one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Dallas.  It offers more than 50 bronze statues of cowboys and steers making it the largest bronze monument in the world.  The artist behind the masterpiece, Robert Summers, has other works on display at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, John […]

Completed in 1932 as a 50th wedding gift for William Wrigley, Jr’s wife, today the Wrigley Mansion offers tours, a restaurant, and private event space.  Constructed for $1.2 million, the 6,000 square foot home was the smallest of the Wrigley family’s six homes.  This is a closer shot of the ornate foyer ceiling.

As I wandered the neighborhoods near my hotel, I came across an interesting memorial in Budapest‘s Freedom Square.  It is important to note that, unlike the majority of occupied countries oppressed by the Nazi regime, like Austria, the Netherlands, and Poland, Hungary was actually an Axis power along with Germany, Italy, and Japan during World […]

Mentioned in my Shoes on the Danube and Emanuel Tree posts, Raoul Wallenberg was one of many heroes who worked hard to save Hungary’s Jews during World War II.  He had such a profound impact that there are several memorials to him throughout Budapest, including this one that I passed in a neighborhood on the Pest […]