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Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival Guide

Washington DC

Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Festival Guide

In 2021, the best time to see Washington's blossoming Cherry Trees in peak bloom is April 2nd-5th.  But you can still visit in the week after and see an impressive display. For more specific information visit National Cherry Blossom Festival Organization. BEST VIEWS OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS Walk the path around the Tidal Basin. Along the way you can stop to visit the Jefferson and King Memorials. DC's largest group of Cherry trees is along the Potomac River's waterfront, located in East Potomac Park. HISTORY OF DC's CHERRY BLOSSOM TREES The Cherry trees were a gift from the People of Japan to the People of the United...

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Finding all the Vermeers in the World

Finding all the Vermeers in the World

Find and see all of Vermeer's paintings in the world with our colorful maps and a complete list of Vermeer's artworks in the Europe, the United States and Japan. Johannes Vermeer (Dutch; 1632-1675) famously produced a small number of paintings in his lifetime. According to the Wikipedia Vermeer page, there are 37 Vermeers in the world, but three of those works' attributed to him are disputed - they are included here.Vermeer lived his life in the small town of Delft, near to The Hague. His work became largely obscure for about two hundred years after his death. Today, you can see by the list of...

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Finding Raphael's Masterpieces in Italy

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Finding Raphael's Masterpieces in Italy

Here is a list of Raphael's masterpieces and where to find them in the museums of Italy. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino primarily worked in Florence, Rome and Milan. His contemporaries included Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Titian, among others. Raphael was born on April, 6 1483, and died 37 years later on April 6, 1520. Many of Raphael's greatest works remain in Italy, and this list to his masterpieces will get you on your way: Raphael: Paintings in FLORENCE Gallerie degli Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti - Includes among others: Raphael's "Self-Portrait," "Madonna del Granduca," "Madonna of the Goldfinch," "Ezekiel's Vision," and the portraits of...

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Cool Hotels and Restaurants in London

London

Cool Hotels and Restaurants in London

Dining, Hotels, Parks & Museums in Central London

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Classic South Beach Miami Cafes

Miami South Beach

Classic South Beach Miami Cafes

South Beach's restaurant scene is always hot.  But here are some classic options that are staying the test of time in city where restaurants can come and go. If you're in town for an exhibition or perhaps an art fair, these restaurants are all within walking distance of the Miami Beach Convention Center. Enjoy the sun! 1 Hotel South Beach2341 Collins AveMultiple dining options spread out over rooftops, patios and sun-dappled terraces make the 1 Hotel a great place to while away the afternoon. Byblos 1545 Collins AveA bright airy room for consistently delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes.Lido Bayside Grill at the Standard Miami40 Island AveLocated on...

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