Travel theme: Modern

I attended a recreation of an ancient fire festival recently which I will be writing about shortly, but one of the things I loved about it was that, dotted around the ancient ceremonial site stood fantastically big modern sculptures of art. The juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern took my breath away.

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One of my favourite entryways in all of Manhattan; it was modern in its day but even now still possesses an atmosphere of being terribly fashion forward. These aren’t doors to walk through; these are doors to waft through.

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Sonic Bloom, the glowing, singing flower art installation in Seattle Centre, is modern art with a modern environmental message. It’s also a huge amount of fun.

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xxx Ailsa

I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted. – Dalai Lama

Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal. – Egon Schiele

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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