The Frozen Sailor Minute - July
As the sun arises worryingly hot this summer, Europe gradually opens its doors. France has moved swiftly since lockdown ended in May. Summer will clearly see crowds going to close-to-home destinations, including your loyal writer, bien sûr.
Now, what about a green summer ? first of all, we need green actions as consumers, companies, family members. This world deserves our quickest and generous attention : Earth is what we all have in common. Let's not forget it. Second, I want to share with you today one of my green travel discoveries from Arcachon (South West France) : more info in the Art prints below.
Finally, as a reminder of travel postal cards when travelling, I posted one of Bassin d'Arcachon in the picture above...
Happy reading and heathy summer.
Culture at a glance
Barcelone opera house reopened at the end of June with a concert for 2292 ... plants, not audiences. This unusual event in Gran Teatre del Liceu was meant as a reflection of Spain's 3-month lockdown on human activity.
The most expensive art work as I write this email is Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi : $ 450.3 Million. It is one of only 20 works created by Da Vinci belonging to a private collection.
Did you say Dutch Golde Age ? For the 1st time in Spain, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid dedicates an exhibition to Rembrandt as a portraitist. Exhibition extended until Aug 30th.
New Art Prints available at our Online Shop (Boutique)
Sabbia - Fine Art Print (first picture below) : Arcachon with only 11 000 inhabitants, offers never-ending beaches, some of them showing appealing green tones. By having a small talk with locals and being curious, those beaches can be reachable on a weekend, as a summer treasure for a kid. In some way, they are hidden from mass crowds who come to this town under the sun. Link here
Rouge Indien - Fine Art Print (second picture) : New Delhi is a sprawling megalopolis, difficult to roam for newcomers. It also shows attractive palaces and fortresses from the XVII century Moghul dynasties. The Rouge Indien (or Indian Red) is a reminder of the unique red sandstone in which its old buildings have been built from. Link here.
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