Granite Dish in the Berlin Lustgarten by Johann Erdmann Hummel

Granite Dish in the Berlin Lustgarten by Johann Erdmann Hummel Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of an 1831 oil on canvas painting at the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany called Granite Bowl in the Berlin Lustgarden by Johann Erdmann Hummel. I’m also going to take you to the granite bowl itself so you can compare today’s scene to that of 90 years ago.

Alesund Museum, Kube & Art Nouveau Centre | Alesund, Norway

Alesund Museum, Kube & Art Nouveau Centre | Alesund, Norway The Ålesund Museum, located in the picturesque city of Ålesund, Norway, is a cultural institution that offers a captivating journey through the region’s rich history and heritage. Housed in a beautifully preserved Art Nouveau building, the museum showcases a diverse collection of artifacts and exhibits that provide insight into the local culture and traditions. Founded in 1916, the Ålesund Museum has become a prominent destination for both locals and tourists seeking to delve into the fascinating past of this coastal city. The museum’s exhibits cover a wide range of topics, including maritime history, fishing traditions, and the unique architecture that defines Ålesund. Visitors can explore interactive displays, historical photographs, and authentic artifacts that bring the

Prague’s Musaion & Naprstek Museum of Asian, African, and American Cultures | Czech Republic

Prague’s Musaion & Naprstek Museum of Asian, African, and American Cultures | Czech Republic Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a video and photographic tour of the Musaion & the Naprstek Museum of Asian, African, and American Cultures in Prague, Czech Republic. The Musaion was built in 1831 by architect Heinrich Koch and is surrounded by the beautiful Kinský Gardens. The Naprstek Museum of Asian, African, and American Cultures was founded in 1874 at which time it became a cultural and educational centre of the Czech intelligentsia.

Summer by Hans Thoma | Alte Nationalgalerie | Berlin, Germany

Summer by Hans Thoma | Alte Nationalgalerie | Berlin, Germany Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of an oil on canvas 1872 painting by Hans Thoma, entitled Summer at the Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany.

Fortress Klis & Brac Island, Croatia

Fortress Klis & Brac Island, Croatia Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a video and photographic tour of two locations; Fortress Klis and Brac Island both in Croatia. The Klis Fortress is a medieval fortress and I’ve heard that it’s been featured in the hit series “Game of Thrones”. We’ll also be visiting the beautiful island of Brac, which is home to over 100 churches and is the largest island in Dalmatia. The Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace in Split was built with limestone that was quarried on Brač. Of course, we will be visited that in a future video.

The Park of Music | Aalborg, Denmark

The Park of Music | Aalborg, Denmark Welcome to “Art, Culture & Books” with me Anthony King. Today I’ll be taking you on a photographic tour of the Park of Music (De Syngende Træer) in Aalborg, Denmark.