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Faceless Corporate Goddesses in San Francisco

Faceless Corporate Goddesses in San Francisco

I doubt anyone will disagree (except the Walmart family) that there is nothing scarier than an evil corporation. But what about faceless corporate goddesses? Sitting atop a Philip Johnson-designed office building on the corner of Kearny and California Streets in San Francisco, twelve ghostly statues, wrapped in long cloth garments,...

Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany

Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany

So here are some more photographs from my archive, this time from the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Anyone following this blog for a long time probably already knows of my interest in observing museum visitors (aka perfect strangers) as they look at art. It’s probably one of my favourite things...

200 straw dolls in Sabile, Latvia

200 straw dolls in Sabile, Latvia

Believe it or not, but the thousands of scarecrow-like figures that stand creepily in a field in Finland that I told you about last week have some competition in Latvia. Yes, a terrifying collection of figures stand randomly in the center of the historic wine-making town of Sabile. No one...

Blanton Museum of Art’s on-line gallery “What Jane Saw”

Blanton Museum of Art’s on-line gallery “What Jane Saw”

There is an American girl I know who thinks she’s living in a Jane Austen novel. She might’ve been a wee bit disappointed to find out England is full of chavs and neds and not gentlemen dressed like Mr. Darcy, but that didn’t stop her delusions. Anyway, she would probably...

Fan Museum in Greenwich, England

Fan Museum in Greenwich, England

Pay a visit to the world’s only Fan Museum next time you’re in Greenwich. They have a collection of over 3,500 antique fans with some dating back 1,000 years.

Bottle Peter Museum on Denmark’s Aero Island

Bottle Peter Museum on Denmark’s Aero Island

With his first bottled ship made at the age of sixteen, Sailor Peter Jacobsen found a hobby that took over his life for the next seventy years. Several trips around the world will do that to a person. When Old Peter died in 1960 (I am assuming he is buried...

Paint By Number Museum

Paint By Number Museum

Believe it or not, I know a few people who are not hipsters collecting paint by numbers ironically but actually think that shit is real art (I may or may not be related to these people or live upstairs from one of them). Not to sound like an art snob,...

Museo della Bora, Italy

Museo della Bora, Italy

This next museum might blow you away, like, literally. Chicago might be called the Windy City, but the seaport city of Trieste actually deserves the title. Although the city is well known for its history and gorgeous architecture, Trieste is also affected by a chilly north-easterly wind called Bora, which...

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