Archive for October, 2009

National Museum of Art Osaka

The National Museum of Art Osaka or NMAO is an underground art museum located in Nakanoshima, an island that is found between the Dojima and the Tosabori Rivers in Osaka, Japan. In Japanese, it is called the Kokuritsu Kokusai Bijutsukan, which roughly translates to National Museum of International Art. Museum HistoryThe original museum was designed by architect Arata Isozaki. The site of the structure was initially constructed the Expo Art Gallery for Expo ’70. The site was later on converted in…

Umaid Bhawan Palace

The Umaid Bhawan Palace is a large and majestic palace located in Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India. It is the residence to the Maharaja of Jodhpur and his family. This palace is considered to be one of the world’s largest private residences. Palace HistoryThe Umaid Bhawan Palace was named after the Maharaja Umaid Singh, the Maharaja of Jodhpur during the time when India was undergoing transition into British colonial rule. Umaid Singh wanted to usher in this transition towards a better future by plan…

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is part of the Denver Civic Center located in Denver, Colorado. The museum is known for its extensive collection of American Indian art. It is also most notable for the Frederic C. Hamilton building with its unique and eye catching architecture as well as collection of modern and contemporary art. Frederic C. Hamilton BuildingThe Frederic C. Hamilton building is one of the newer structures that form part of the Denver Art Museum. It is easily distinguishable for its quite u…

Egeskov Castle

Egeskov Castle is an ancient water or moat castle located in Funen, Denmark. It is considered to be the best preserved Renaissance water castle in Europe. It has proudly stood for more than 450 years, dotting the beautiful landscape of Southern Funen.Egeskov Castle HistoryEgeskov Castle was completed in 1554. It was built by Frands Brokenhuus, who previously married Anne Tinhuus, daughter of the original estate owner where the castle was built. The name “Egeskov”, translated as “oak forest” was …