• Basel

    May Mayhem!

    by  • May 10, 2016 • Barcelona, Basel, Brussels, Cannes, City Breaks, Festivals, Film, Milan, Music, Sport, Stockholm, Turin

    From Barcelona to Basel, there’s no shortage of big events taking place across Europe. There’s plenty of events taking place across Europe over the next few weeks, be it football, formula one or film and music festivals. Here’s just a brief snapshot of what’s happening… Cannes Film Festival The French Riviera is gearing up...

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    Additional Architectural Wonders in Europe

    by  • March 8, 2016 • Antwerp, Architecture, Basel, City Breaks, Cologne, Ljubljana, Paris, Vienna

    Celebrating the architectural genius of Frank Gehry and Richard Rogers (amongst others) across the European continent. I’ve written a few blogs now about Europe’s most distinctive and unusual buildings and each time I think I must surely have exhausted the subject, I come across another surreal structure. With previous blogs devoted to the unique...

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    It’s Nearly Carnival Time in Basel!

    by  • February 12, 2016 • Basel, Festivals

    Carnival festivities completely take over the Swiss city of Basel for three days every February   The Basel Carnival (or Basel Fasnacht) completely takes over the city from 4am on Monday 15th February until 4am on Thursday 18th, providing a thrilling time for locals and tourists alike.  For almost 700 years this three day...

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    The February Five: Art Exhibitions in Basel, Amsterdam, Madrid, Zurich and Brussels

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, Basel, Brussels, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Zurich

    From Gauguin to Chagall, Europe’s cities uncover some artistic gems from February 2015. Fancy a city break with a cultural twist? As we all know, Europe is chock full of artistic masterpieces, be it the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris or the Uffizi in Florence. And yet...

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    Uncover Gustave Courbet in Basel and Geneva

    by  • September 7, 2014 • Art, Basel, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Geneva

    Incorporate Courbet into your Swiss city break I’ve written about many European exhibitions and artists in my blogging history, yet never before has one been dedicated to the 19th-century French painter, Gustave Courbet, one of the forerunners of the classic modernist genre. Opening today (September 7th) at the Fondation Beyeler just outside Basel is...

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    Picasso across Europe

    by  • June 9, 2013 • Art, Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Malaga, Paris • 0 Comments

    This weekend sees the grand reopening of Berlin’s Berggruen Museum, whose newly extended collection contains some of the finest examples of classic modern art featuring works by modernist masters including Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti and Paul Klee. Pride of place however goes to Picasso and some 100 of his works are on display here....

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