Archive for October, 2010

The architectural splendor of Dresden

Posted on October 30, 2010

History has left its indelible mark on the streets and buildings of Dresden, the easternmost major German cities and a symbol of the country's reconstruction.

ciudad de dresden alemania

Some specialists often speak of Dresden (in German, "Dresden") as the "city" of Baroque although, after the terrible bombing of the Second World War, the city lost some of the most significant buildings of that style.
That said, however, does not detract from this city the great merit of having very unique buildings and monuments, from ancient royal palaces and churches to factories today reconverted for other purposes.


Dresden, located 500 kilometers from Hamburg and Berlin 190, has been increasing its tourism just for the elegance of its picturesque streets. Among the highlights to visit; l Frauenkirche Church (which dates from 1723 but was partially destroyed in 1945 and rebuilt in this decade) and Dresdner Dresden Castle, Baroque and Romanesque palace inspiration.
Much more recently and more curious is the "Yenidze" very similar to a mosque for years hosted a snuff factory construction. In what appear Yenidze minarets are actually chimneys and no relation to Islam, the building is first and foremost a tourist attraction. Indeed, in the Kuppel restaurant , located at the top of the building, you get an excellent view of the city.

arquitectura en dresde

Finally, there has been visited Dresden if paced call Brühl Terraces, a vast architectural complex that overlooks the River Elbe and including from the School of Fine Arts to Delphinbrunnen (source "Dolphin"). Caminándola and exploring it, there is little doubt about why a poet called the city "German Florence".

Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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Laetitia from supermodel to actress

Posted on October 29, 2010

At 32, one of the most beautiful women in France strengthens its foray into film while gradually Parts Gateway. He reappeared in the parade of Roberto Cavalli.


Owns an outstanding beauty and has made a career of almost smooth model. Far removed from the profile of a Kate Moss, Laetitia Casta wields on your resume to have worked with the best brands: from Guess and Victoria's Secret to L'Oreal, the brand that has as its main image.
Born in Normandy, although closely linked to his personal history to Corsica, was discovered just in this island when he was only fifteen. Eventually it was linked to priests of fashion as Yves Saint Laurent, who has even a close friendship.

supermodelo laetita casta

The display

Her debut on the big screen took place eleven years ago, when surprised with falbala character in the first film adaptation of the comic book Asterix (directed by Claude Zidi). With less importance, he continued working for various TV movies until this year were encouraged to play Brigitte Bardot in the biopic "Gainsborug life of a hero."
His last appearance, however, has been in the area that became known. Earlier this month, attended the parade Laetitia Roberto Cavalli though, according to the press , "much thinner than usual" and "without her envied curves".
Impressions aside, the fact is that now lives Casta ambiguous path of ex models which, from thirty, they are asked to "sell" more than its beauty.

vida de supermodelo laetitia casta

Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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In the land of stays

Posted on October 27, 2010

Amidst the plains of Buenos Aires, dozens of stays open their doors to visitors who want to breathe the air of serene Argentina "pampa" and evoke its past greatness.


Although foreigners arriving to Argentina seem to have put their preferences on Buenos Aires (the city) and other destinations classics (Iguazú Falls to Patagonia snow), there is a countryside increasingly oriented tourism.
The province of Buenos Aires, a plain the size of Italy, is a vast area where livestock and agricultural activities in the country (its maximum wealth) with the inherited traditions of an equally interesting history converge.


Many of the ancient and sumptuous rooms where agriculture country profile was forged have been converted into high-level accommodations. Visiting these places not only provides a "break" to stress and vertigo own urban centers. It also gives an idea of ​​how your life was rich landowning class of yesteryears, which imported luxury items from Europe and lived in harmony with the artistic innovations that came from across the Atlantic.

Many options

Not far from the city of Buenos Aires, the towns and cities of Luján (70 km), San Antonio de Areco (113 km), canes (70 km) and Lobos (a100 km) offer some of the mansions of most interesting field with many styles.
In Monona (Wolves), highlights its centennial town surrounded by palm trees and magnolias while in La Cinacina (Areco) a rural setting also evokes the "small payment" Georges Braque, iconic man gaucho literature of Argentina.
Something more distant, Tapalqué (280 km), we find "La Margarita" a stay which dates back to 1870, by the grace of French Enrique Forgues. Here is a full service lodge and include recreational activities such as horseback riding.
In the infinite horizon of "the Argentina pampas," there are many more alternatives for those who want to discover the increasingly dynamic rural tourism in Argentina.


Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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The return of Rufus Wainwright

Posted on October 26, 2010

The singer returns to the ring after a three-year estrangement. His new album is instrumentally atypical and is called "All days are nights, Songs for Lulu".


When Rufus Wainwright performed "Want One" in 2003 the review was kind to him and said that style sometimes achieved so melancholy, sometimes so crude.
Wainwright, son of the well performer Kate McGarrigle (whose recent death, by the way, took him away from the stage), the preferences of a responsive audience that follows not only for their lyrics and melodies but also for its eccentricities earned.
Precisely in 2007, Rufus was presented at Carnegie Hall in New York with an unusual idea that does not hesitate to carry out: a recital faithfully reinterpret legendary Judy Garland .
But Wainwright's links with cinema are certainly stronger. He has contributed to the soundtracks of several recent successes s: E l Aviator (Martin Scorsese), Bridget Jones's Diary, I am Sam, Moulin Rouge and Brokeback Mountain, among others.
Considered one of the most popular U.S. gay man (although he is also a Canadian citizen), Rufus has been honored with the GLAAD Media Awards prize (the gay community places on its most important figures in the art scene).


Tour: the remainder of 2010

The intense tour of Wainwright for this last stretch of 2010 includes Australia, New Zealand, UK, Belgium and Holland. In North America, in turn, will perform in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver (Canada), New York, Wilmington, Albany and Aspen (USA).

Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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Sensory Art Ernesto Neto

Posted on October 21, 2010

For the successful pursuit of harmony and sensitivity and a work in which the predominant use of fabrics, the Brazilian Ernesto Neto has earned a place in the world art scene.

arte de ernesto neto

That Ernesto Neto's sculptures have been called "sensory" seems a whim or an empty adjective. This Brazilian artist seeks to exploit and explore the sensitivity and harmony by fluctuating forms that invite not only the sense of sight, but also the tactile and olfactory. For instance, one of its latest facility consisted of hanging sculptures lycra containing species such as ginger, cumin, cloves, pepper and turmeric.

estalagtitas de tela neto brasil

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1964, Neto has transcended borders with his Brazilian always suggestive work. Although very different, their projects always invite more intense interaction: his sculptures can feel and touch and even walk in them.
With what he has termed "fabric stalactites", the experience is always an invitation to erase the barriers between "art and life." In his own words "art helps us to interact with others, shows the limit understood not as a wall, but as a place of sensations, exchange and continuity. "

Ernesto Neto escultor

Owner of a solid career in the international art scene, Neto has exhibited in the Biennial of Sao Paulo (1988), Kwangju (1995), Sydney (1998), Liverpool (2000 and 2002) and Venice (2001 and 2003). He has also participated in several group exhibitions in important museums such as the Guggenheim (New York and Bilbao ), the Miasma of Helsinki and Pompidou Center in Paris.

Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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Brazil's favorite

Posted on October 19, 2010

After starring in some of the most successful telenovelas in Brazil, actress Mariana Ximenes surprised his audience with a bold front.


In true "Hollywood novels" meaning studies Globo in Brazil, Mariana Ximenes has become a celebrity as young as undisputed incarnate after a handful of heroines and impeccable antagonists.


Although debuted in "74.5, A Wave in the Air" (forgotten soap opera Manchete Rede), appreciation definitely come of age with the telenovela "Chocolate with pepper." Later came "Cobras & Lagartos" and finally "La Favorita."
That story, which revolved around a crime that pitted two friends, went around the world and the event increased the popularity of Mariana, who has not been deprived of entering cinema (six films between 2002 and 2009) or be an actress dubbing for animated films (such as in Chicken Little).

The cover


With a sensual appearance in the magazine Pascowitch Joyce (pictured), Ximenes uninhibited lives its greatest popularity and, they say, wait without anxiety realize the dream of transcending the borders of their country through film.

Text: Andrés Bacigalupo

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