Spare Change


“No Man Is An Island” is the title of John Donne’s famous poem and inspiration for the exhibition at one of Stockholm’s premiere museums, Artipelag. No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor… Read More

Most of us can’t go 5 minutes without using something that’s been created with technology: cellphones, super-glue, dental floss, Google Maps, Velcro…deodorant (I hope I gotcha on that one).  Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology was founded in 1924 to highlight the contributions Sweden has made to the world’s technological advances; there are more than 50,000 objects to occupy your time and imagination. Like this one, the waterless clothes washer of the… Read More

There’s only ever been one museum, in the history of taking my kids to museums (a lot of museums, someday they’ll thank me), that they have not protested; the BMW Museum in Munich. Even if cars aren’t your thing, it would be hard not to get your engine revved over this historical look at one of the world’s top auto manufacturers. Located in Olympiapark, the museum opened just before the 1972 Summer… Read More

Pictured below is artwork from the free (yes free!) Maritime Museum in downtown Stockholm. The paintings evoke the words of a poem by Carl Sanburg, Young Sea, THE SEA is never still. It pounds on the shore Restless as a young heart, Hunting. If you’re at all like me, water, be it the ocean, lake, river, or even a puddle…what could be more irresistible…holds an allure that is hard to explain. Though… Read More

This week we headed to The Natural History Museum in Stockholm. The edifice itself is well worth a visit–built in 1916, it’s situated next to the main campus of Stockholm University–it’s massive. The hotdog stand, (you can see in the picture out front), is pretty awesome too. Ever have a French hotdog…where the bun wraps all the way around? They squirt ketchup and mustard in the middle–it’s not bad. It was a… Read More