SAVANNAH - June 21 to 26, 2022
A really beautiful old city with a fantastic city plan, which makes it one of the most enjoyable places to visit while walking. There are some great museums, like the Jepson Center for the Arts, designed by Moshe Safdie, who also created Habitat-7 in Montreal
or the SCAD Museum, at one of the most important art and design school in the Nation, The Savannah College of Art and Design.
There are also famous, elegant, extravagant, historically important, as well as architecturally relevant mansions like the Andrew Low House; the Juliette Gordon house (she founded the Girl Scouts in 1860); the Sorrell Weed House, in which I will show the fantastic way the owners had devised to get rid of the heat in the summer;
The Owens-Thomas House considered the nation’s finest example of English Regency architecture; or the Mercer House, world-famous because its owner was a central figure in a great book: “In the Garden of Good and Evil.”
MALTA and SOUTH EAST SICILY MID-SEPTEMBER 2022
Malta: With a history 6,000 years long, every square inch of land, temples and monuments bear witness to these past civilizations. The long relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating eclectic culture. The islands of Malta, although small in size, are unique due to their intriguing and colorful past, definitely a must to visit.
Sicily, for centuries was invaded by different civilizations and offers an amazing array of fascinating sites to enjoy.like Agrigento, one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture.
SICILY GRAND TOUR MID-SEPTEMBER 2022
From Catania to Palermo, all around this beautiful, interesting, historically fascinating island.
Info will come soon. But if you are interested let me know.
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HUDSON RIVER VALLEY - October 15 to 22, 2023
DISCOVER THE HUDSON VALLEY MAGNIFICENT ARCHITECTURE,
FROM THE GILDED AGE TO THE 21ST CENTURY,
ITS GARDENS AND ART MUSEUMS, STARTING IN ALBANY & TROY.
From the fabulous architecture end of the 19th century and Gilded age period, to Albany and its imposing Capitol, Corning Tower and the Egg, to imposing and well decorated grand mansions like Olana, the Vanderbilt's, the Mills at Staatsburg, and a few more, plus the really interesting house of a great home designer, Russel Wright; added to the largest outdoor sculpture garden in the US (500 acres) and many other museums, a visit to the Bard College Auditorium designed by Frank Gehry, you will not be bored by an HSW Tour that will certainly captivate you. The group will be small.