Emilie

Wales B&B: Stay at Dylan Thomas’s Birthplace in Swansea

Everyday life on the Wales seacoast is vivid in Dylan Thomas’s poems, stories, and radio broadcasts. You can stay at his childhood home, the setting of the popular story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Anne Haden, the owner, has meticoulosly restored the house to the way it was in 1914, the year that the family…

London’s Foundling Museum, Compliments of Hogarth and Handel

When I first saw the Foundling Museum in a guidebook, I thought “Oh, no, we’ll view depressing images of poor emaciated orphans.” Quite the contrary. Located at 40 Brunswick Square, a short walk northeast of the British Museum, it’s one of the city’s best small collections, with vibrant and with touching connections to art and…

Sleuthing for Venice Art: Strategy and Tips

The wish list my husband Rob and I had for our eight-day trip to Venice was long and mostly included seeing in real life the major works from art history courses, guidebooks, and coffee table tomes on Renaissance painting. How could we see them all? The most well-known museums and churches were on Venice maps,…