Named for Achilles, the 1891 Achilleion Palace was built for Austro-Hungarian Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria (‘Sisi’) as a classically Greek-inspired summer residence until her 1898 assassination by an Italian anarchist. Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II owned it (1907) until it became a 1919 spoil of war for Greece. It served as school, hospital & headquarters from 1914 on. Restored in 1962, it was a casino & setting for a 1981 James Bond film. The landscape, foliage, architecture and art studies are accompanied by Johann C. Bach’s lively Quartet in B-flat Major (Rondo), performed by the Quartetto Gelato.
Lake Superior’s weathered granite cobble beach at Rossport Campground, Canada, overlooks the Casque Isles to the south across Schreiber Channel. Don Drews Please leave this field empty Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm […]
Walter Bachinski’s 1977/8 bronze contrasts images of a female nude. He juxtaposes serene repose with disturbing, violent disfigurement. What multifaceted associations for the artist and the audience? Don Drews Please leave this field empty Check […]
In 1973, Kitchener’s stately 1924 city hall was demolished for urban renewal. In 1995, the clock tower was restored near the park’s east entrance, becoming a beloved city emblem. Don Drews Please leave this field […]