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Photo of the Week – Greek Gas Station Cat

Greek cat with beautiful eyes found while stranded at a Greek gas station (Photo: DaydreamTourist) Living in the US, I take for granted that everyone accepts debit and credit cards as payment.  We...

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Tacky Tourist Souvenirs

A reference from the movie "300" at a Greek tourist tee-shirt shop When I was in Sicily, I met a fellow traveler who had an on-going contest with his girlfriend.  Whenever they traveled, they had to...

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Fliegende Blätter – German Humor Magazine (1845-1944)

On my continuing search for information on Friedrich Wahle, I found one auction description that mentioned he worked for Fliegende Blätter.  Fliegende Blätter translates to “Flying Leaves” and was a...

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Miracles and Russian Icon Copying “Errors”

Take a good look at the icon below (without reading its name). Holy Virgin of the Three Hands (Museum of Russian Icons) Yes, the Madonna has three hands!  This is a more recent copy of the “Holy Virgin...

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Istanbul Ice Cream Show

Who doesn’t like ice cream? (Photo: Daydream Tourist) Turkish ice cream, or dondurma, is thickened with mastic and flour so that it takes on a wholly different consistency.  It stretches like taffy...

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Star Wars Recreations of Famous Images

I have a special place in my heart for parodies of iconic works of art but Dave at 365 Days of Clones has taken tribute parody to the next level.  After posting a new photo of Star Wars Clone action...

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A Surrealist House?

Exterior of the Orbis South Melbourne “Surrealist” condo building I recently found this article (via this blog) from Melbourne’s The Weekly Review about a new 48-condo unit Surrealist-inspired...

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A Good Laugh in Turkey, No Translation Needed

I should preface this by saying I really did try an learn some Turkish before visiting Istanbul and the western coast.  I had some language podcasts and a phrase book.  There were times when that was...

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ArtSmart Roundtable – Trust me, that’s a lion

The monthly ArtSmart Roundtable brings together some of the best art history-focused travel blogs with a post around a common theme.  In honor of April Fool’s Day, April 1, were looking at funny, weird...

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Back from Spring Break!

As you probably noticed, I’ve been slacking on my weekly daydreaming.  That’s because I picked up last minute, mileage tickets (read: free!) and had only 4 days to plan a whirlwind Spring Break!  I...

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Bernini’s Rejected French Sculpture

Bernini created the interior marble facade, canopy and high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (Photo: rachel_titiriga, flickr) Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598 – 1680) should be familiar to...

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Guest the Artist – Old Church Edition

I liked playing “Guess the Artist” last month so I have another good one for you. old church painting This is an early work of a famous painter. To make it difficult, I’m not going to give you any...

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Happy Halloween from Boston

Even the monuments get dressed up for Halloween in Boston! Paul Revere on Halloween! This is the Paul Revere statue from the North End of Boston commemorating his famous “Midnight Ride”.  It looks like...

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