Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England

Walker Art MuseumI love art (as you can probably tell from various other blog posts) and had to visit the Walker Art Gallery when we were in Liverpool, England. I had never heard of it until we were talking to some locals in Manchester who told us we had to visit if we liked art. Thus, we took art of a day and explore the museum. PSA, make sure to talk to locals when traveling. They have the best advice!  Continue reading “Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England”

Iowa State Capitol Tour – Des Moines, Iowa

 On a trip to Iowa to visit some customers of my former employer, we went a little bit further and checked off another capitol, the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Not sure what number capitol this was that we visited, but we were very to be able to see it and explore a little bit of Iowa while we were at it. One of the first things we learned about the Iowa State Capitol was that it was constructed between 1871 and 1886, and is the only five-domed capitol in the country. I found that quite interesting. Continue reading “Iowa State Capitol Tour – Des Moines, Iowa”

Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library

NYL Front

On our most recent trip to New York we were able to stay at the Andaz Hotel in Midtown which is literally steps from the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. Its actual name is the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and is the flagship building in the New York Public Library system, as well as a prominent historic landmark in Midtown Manhattan. The branch, which was  officially dedicated on May 23, 1911,  is one of four research libraries in the library system. It currently contains an area of 646,680 square feet and 4 stories open to the public. It is located on Fifth Avenue at its intersection with 42nd Street. Continue reading “Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library”