What makes the place you live in unique? This discussion is intended as an opportunity for you to take us into your world. If all Culturalistas came to visit you in your village/town/city for a day in search of cultural experiences, where would you take us? Be as detailed as you'd like- and add photos too if you can! Looking forward to us all learning about each other's places!
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I live in Beacon New York, 60 miles up the Hudson River from New York City. This is an artist's city., possibly the Soho of the Hudson Valley. It is home to the DIA, a modern art museum which is a short walk from the Metro North Train Station. The DIA is housed in a former Nabisco printing plant. The building itself is fabulous, and the art is top notch.
Our Main street has many art galleries, antique shops and some very cool specialty shops.On the second Saturday of each month the galleries have special openings in the evening, usually with wine, cheese and sometimes music . We also have the Howland Cultural Center, an exquisite old building and home to many concerts and art exhibits. We have 2 coffee shops that feature live music on weekends , and we have Pride of Beacon Day, a Strawberry and Corn festival, and other outdoor events and parades. All this is surrounded by scenic mountains and the beautiful Hudson River.
I live in Washburn, WI on the greatest of the Great Lakes - Lake Superior. We have a summer arts venue in Bayfield, WI - the gateway to the Apostle Islands. People come here for the amazing natural beauty of the lake and the islands. You would want to kayak or take a boat tour to the lighthouses. Visit the artist galleries. See what's playing at the performance center Stage North in Washburn - and be sure to get your evening show tickets for whatever is happening at the Big Top Chautauqua. Big Top is a very unique venue - a 900 seat all-canvas circus tent that presents 4-5 shows every week during the summer. Some of the shows are from the resident company of actors and musicians (the Blue Canvas Orchestra), and feature the history and environmental splendor of the region. Others are concerts by nationally touring artists like Bela Fleck, Taj Mahal, Nanci Griffith, Willie Nelson, Brule, Garrison Keillor, Dar Williams, etc. For food, have breakfast at the Egg Toss in Bayfield or Coco's Bakery in Washburn - for lunch go to Wild by Nature in Bayfield and for dinner either Maggie's in Bayfield or Good Thyme between Washburn and Bayfield. The 2nd Street Bistro in the next town to the south (Ashland) has amazing food as well.
Delhi: The heart of India
I'm born & brought up in Delhi i.e I belong to Delhi, India's capital city. Its a city as well as state. Its assorted into two parts according to time zones, Old Delhi & New Delhi. Old Delhi holds the cultural, artistic, poetic & historical essence and New Delhi portrays an ultra- modern, industrialized & globalist picture. India being the world's largest democracy, Delhi is the epicenter of power and politics. Delhi has witnessed the rise & fall of various dynasties over the decades where the Mughal dynasty and the British empire were the most dominating amongst all. As the city is enthralled with its monuments, both the empires have left their traces through their architecture. Mughal architecture can be seen in Old Delhi like the Old Fort, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid and British architecture is spread over in New Delhi like the President's house, Connaught Place & India Gate. Through centuries the city has been a melange of religions and cultures and even today the residential areas are assorted according to religion and ethnicity. Delhi has a dark side too. It clearly hollers the disparity between the poor and rich. Like any other developing country, the capital has posh residencies in the major parts of the city and slums in the suburbs. University of Delhi, India's best university and the nation's finest museums and art galleries are situated here. Delhi braves extreme climate where summers are melting hot & winters are freezing cold.
Delhi has recently experienced a growth in night life with the best night clubs in South Delhi for instance the Hard Rock Cafe. They host a variety of musical & cultural performances that has uplifted the independent music scene with the local and international bands performing. Recently Delhi hosted the XIX Commonwealth Games and in the process the city has been ameliorated to a world class city. Here buses, auto-rickshaws & the Metro railways are the main modes of transport. Few years back CNG buses & auto-rickshaws were introduced to keep the city pollution- free. Now the Delhi Metro covers the extreme ends of Delhi from North to South & East to West; thus making it the most suitable mode of transport.
Hence this a great time to visit Delhi. Come and explore!
That is Delhi Haat in South Delhi. Its one of the finest places for tourists and my favorite place to hang out. :-) It also holds traditional dance and musical concerts during festive seasons.
A must visit if somebody travels to Delhi.
(this month) Polar Boar Plunge January 1st, a cold-5c
Here's quite a slick video produced by a passionate individual, for my home region of the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada. It is like an Island community, one hour from Vancouver B.C, the home to over 800 artists on a 60* mile strip of land, (*or there a bouts) We live in beautiful rainforest surroundings, and evidence of native occupation for 5000 years.
A large sector of artists are visual, but I think what is best is the encouragement from the community of 'non artists' to be excited to understand our goals. In these harsh economic times even small local sales is a representation of recognition to support the community and our charitable donations are also advertised by organizers and bring local reciprocation.
In the water aged 2 (my littlest girl) to 86 (guy with balaclava) and my wife in pink.. I always say "next year".
i invite you to visit Delhi, the capital city of India. Now you would be surprised, why I invite you to visit this busy city of India which has all the monuments well known and its confusing markets and the old city so very famous. What’s the difference to find here then? To your amazement there is something very new in my city where you can see the true colors of Indian culture.
There is a small village of 500 families earning their livelihood by pottery making in a very traditional way acquired from their ancestors. I will take you to the village and we can first see the workplace of the artisans preparing not only pots but molding mud into beautiful structures, you keenly observe them working without the help of any technologies. Observing itself is eye catchy and if that is not satisfactory you will also be given a chance to dirty your hands and be an artist yourself. Then we will meet the people and see them play the Indian cricket (GILLI DANDA) and of course be a part of their team and score. After the play we will be tired and need some refreshments, we head towards the Chai (tea) and pakora (Indian tit bit) you can see them prepared in front of you and will be served hot and fresh to you. There is a small souvenir shop for our guests where villagers put up their finished goods for sale you can help them by buying those special articles to add on to your memoir and raise their Village development fund for uplifting there living.
So come with me to see the other colorful side of Delhi and do not restrict your visit to only the historic monuments and the markets places, do spend some time knowing the true India its people feel the authenticity from within.for images click here or visit us at indomaniatours.com