The Alhambra (the Red Castle) is a heavily and craftily restored Moorish historical site in Andalusia, Spain. The mysterious presence of ancient spirits, the shift of power between dynasties and their touch to the medieval architecture, the surrounding mountains, the private garden and palaces, one trip is not enough to consume it all, specially during summer when The Alhambra attracts tourists in large numbers.
Prague as a city and it’s beauty is no less in stature than Rome, Amsterdam, Paris or London. As an aimless wanderer, I found walking around Prague during hot summer days quite challenging but worth it. Prague's maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards is a paradise and the scenic beauty keeps evolving from dusk until dawn. Known for its beer, excellent restaurants, fashionable bars and cafes, the taste of Goulash in some of the restaurants is to die for. The weird and witty sculpture of David Černý punctuates Prague's public spaces. The city itself is filled with stunning architecture, from the soaring verticals of Gothic and the exuberance of baroque to the sensual elegance of art nouveau and cubist facades. Also enjoyed the luscious art nouveau of Alfons Mucha, and the magnificent collection of 20th-century surrealists, cubists and constructivists in the Veletržní Palác.
Côte d'Azur region is a must visit for any art enthusiast. I visited Antibes mainly for the Musée Picasso, the sculpture terrace is bound to open creative barriers, and the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean will linger on my memory forever. Two of my favorite artists found haven in Antibes, Pablo Picasso and Nicolas de Staël. This ancient Greek town wasn’t as developed as nearby spots like Cannes or Nice. The old downtown, the restaurants and lively nightlife of nearby town like Juan-les-Pins is filled with inspiration.