From Crete to Transylvania, we’re off to see (more) of the world!
The largest city in a tiny state comes packed with treasures. Arnold Berke takes a walk…
Cities abound in leftover bits and pieces, hinting at or telling who once lived, ran a shop, socialized, or worshipped in a building. Careful observers can spot them . . . .
Arnold Berke hangs on and takes a whirl ’round the Bund.
Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, can be as intense as any of the big cities across the water in mainland China. But it also presents an opportunity to view Chinese culture through a different lens, with one stop, the National Palace Museum, offering one of the world’s largest treasuries of Chinese art. Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists spirited these riches — […]
San Antonio is world-famous for its River Walk, the linear park that snakes through the center of town, one story below street level. Enhanced greatly over the years, this Paseo del Rio become a crowd-pleaser that, instead of fading away like so many urban innovations, seems to keep getting better. And longer: Lately, the city […]
As a boy in Ohio, I would listen to the radio series Adventures in Good Music, hosted by the mellifluous musicologist Karl Haas. As the announcer proclaimed, “from the Fisher Building,” I’d wonder about this mysterious place. At last I’ve seen the reality. . .