‘I was blown away by the beauty’: readers’ favourite museums and galleries in Europe

7/10/2022 8:33:00 PM

‘I was blown away by the beauty’: readers’ favourite museums and galleries in Europe

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‘I was blown away by the beauty’: readers’ favourite museums and galleries in Europe

Amazing design, insights into history and gorgeous outdoor spaces all feature in our readers’ picks of European institutions. Scroll down to see the winner

Memories of Van Gogh, Provence, FranceA reconstruction of Vincent Van Gogh’s room in St Paul’s MausoleumPhotograph: AlamyA most beautiful and tranquil treasure, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, south of Avignon, is the asylum where Van Gogh stayed and created some of his most famous paintings. Still partially a mental health unit specialising in art therapy, the museum includes his bedroom with the blue chair. Wander the gardens and see his art on enormous canvases placed among the lavender and sunflowers creating a place for all of us to contemplate and children to play. I enjoyed reading the novel

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Heritage Balwyn mansion that had its own zoo and artificial lake listed with $20m+ price tag - realestate.com.auA grand 41-room mansion where the eccentric previous owner had a zoo and artificial lake installed is set to blow Balwyn’s record price out of the water. SEE INSIDE Anyone under some form of mortgage stress (albeit plenty by their own doing) would be more than comforted reading about this. Obscene when the streets are filled with homeless & people can’t afford to rent or buy

Thank you for your feedback.Angel in Realtime .I am rather puzzled as to why people are getting tied up in knots over the thought of the stage three tax cuts being axed all because an election “promise” was made.to save articles for later.

Memories of Van Gogh, Provence, France A reconstruction of Vincent Van Gogh’s room in St Paul’s Mausoleum Photograph: Alamy A most beautiful and tranquil treasure, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, south of Avignon, is the asylum where Van Gogh stayed and created some of his most famous paintings. Still partially a mental health unit specialising in art therapy, the museum includes his bedroom with the blue chair. For me, Angel in Realtime takes me back to how I felt moving to London at the beginning of this year: “This strange new town … this strange hemisphere. Wander the gardens and see his art on enormous canvases placed among the lavender and sunflowers creating a place for all of us to contemplate and children to play. Where is the money coming from to pay for them? We all know where from: funding slashed across the board, from entities that can ill afford it, for what? It is not going to be an advantage for the average Aussie battler. I enjoyed reading the novel by Susan Fletcher, a fictional account of the time he spent there. You in Everything and In the Wake of Your Leave are two tracks that I return to in darker moments. Laura Carr Kotor, Montenegro Photograph: Thomas Brock/Alamy There are cats everywhere in the narrow streets of Kotor so it’s only right that there should be a museum in their honour. His illustrations are now on display in San Francisco’s Public Library and a New York City billboard – a major turnaround from his life’s trajectory when, in 2015, the then-29-year-old former Australian soldier was sentenced for a series of crimes, including the firebombing of a home.

This small museum charts the history of cats in visual culture, from medieval marginalia to 20th-century luxury advertising, and provides a fascinating insight into our timeless obsession with all things feline. The way I discovered GoY was an anomaly: a YouTube ad for their tour popped up with the song The Man Himself, and I proceeded to delve into their back catalogue. The fact that a political party makes certain promises, albeit in good faith, prior to an election, should not mean that these commitments are immutable come what may. Worth the €1 ticket price alone, however, are the faintly horrifying humanoid cat portraits that encircle the main room: two cats in football kits jostle for possession; a turbaned tabby brandishes a scimitar; a feline nude reclines on a chaise longue, all 10 breasts exposed. Un-fur-gettable (sorry). I wish I’d discover more music by talking with friends – I am terrible at feeling self-conscious about the music I listen to, when really I could chat endlessly about it. George . Advertisement The mark of a mature, responsible, government is to act according to the prevailing situation, but that task is not assisted by commentators in the media invariably describing such policy change as a back-flip, U-turn or betrayal, instead of praising a difficult, but sensible and courageous reappraisal.