Uncategorized – Travel cheap flights http://travelcheapflights.net Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:14:07 +0000 vi hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.7 TOILET MADE OF GOLD http://travelcheapflights.net/gold-toilet.html http://travelcheapflights.net/gold-toilet.html#respond Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:56:59 +0000 http://travelcheapflights.net/?p=414 Five years ago, the artist Maurizio Cattelan announced his retirement from art by hanging virtually... more »

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Five years ago, the artist Maurizio Cattelan announced his retirement from art by hanging virtually everything he had done—a hundred and twenty-eight startling objects and images—from the skylight at the top of the Guggenheim Museum’s spiral atrium. This week, in a small rest room about two-thirds of the way up the spiral, the Guggenheim installed the first work of his un-retirement: a celestially glowing, fully functional, eighteen-karat solid-gold toilet. When the work goes public on Friday, a uniformed guard will be standing by the door to answer questions, and also, shall we say, to discourage souvenir takers. A discreet label on the wall outside provides the title, “America.”

Not since Marcel Duchamp submitted a porcelain urinal for exhibition at the 1917 Society of Independent Artists show has a plumbing fixture been so ennobled. That one was never shown—the exhibiting committee decided to hide it behind a screen—but Cattelan’s will remain on view, and in use, for an indefinite period. Decades, maybe, if a donor can be found to buy it. The toilet seat is really heavy to lift, but that shouldn’t deter serious art lovers. Nothing Cattelan has done pre-retirement is more drop-dead beautiful, although his sculpture of Pope John Paul II lying on the floor in full papal regalia, felled by a jagged meteorite, comes close. And, for viewers who crave a one-to-one relationship with art, this piece cannot be topped.

Cattelan himself, tall and saturnine in slim jeans and a salmon-colored shirt, was on hand for last-minute activities on the day before the press opening. A film crew recorded a ceremonial cleaning of the sculpture by Richard Armstrong, the Guggenheim’s director. “I’m not very good at plumbing,” he said, grinning broadly. “What I cared about most was that it be intellectually defensible, and that it engages a big audience in a variety of ideas.” Cattelan was avoiding the camera. He kept putting his head around the screened-off area surrounding the rest room, urging people to use the fixture. (“You can be the first!”) The toilet is an exact replica of the one that used to be there, but it looks a lot more powerful. What Cattelan seemed to like best was its democratic appeal. “Whatever you eat, a two-hundred-dollar lunch or a two-dollar hot dog, the results are the same, toilet-wise,” he said.

Nancy Spector, the Guggenheim’s former chief curator, arrived with the artist Rirkrit Tiravanija. Asked if he would like to be the first to use the facility, Tiravanija smiled. “I actually need it,” he said. He entered the rest room and closed the door. When he came out, Cattelan asked him if the familiar experience had been different. “Exactly,” Tiravanija said.

Nathan Otterson, the museum’s senior conservator of objects, was asked about special maintenance problems for the new work of art. “Well,” he said, “we’re changing the cleaning materials we use normally. Someone from our regular cleaning staff will come by every fifteen minutes, and they’ll use special wipes, like medical wipes, that don’t have any fragrance or color or oxidizers. And we have a steam cleaner that we’ll use periodically. The color is going to change, and we’ll probably be brightening the toilet up with polish along the way.”

Cattelan put his arm around Otterson’s shoulder. “They’ll use Bulgari wipes, and Chanel powder,” he said. “Nathan knows everything about how to maintain this object.”

“We worked together on Maurizio’s 2011 retrospective,” Otterson said, looking very pleased. “I have experience with him, and a lot of problem-solving.”

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Hoshi Ryokan: The oldest hotel in Japan http://travelcheapflights.net/hoshi-ryokan-oldest-hotel-japan.html http://travelcheapflights.net/hoshi-ryokan-oldest-hotel-japan.html#respond Thu, 16 Jun 2016 07:30:56 +0000 http://travelcheapflights.net/?p=133 Of the old inns and hotels can play an extremely important role for people traveling... more »

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Of the old inns and hotels can play an extremely important role for people traveling stack. In Europe, it is believed that the hotel was created by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago.

But most of the hotel stocks have been destroyed by harsh weather, or if the left is rubble. But a hotel is the test of time, which is Hoshi Ryokan hotel. Although it has gone through 1,300 years of history – some interesting facts but Hoshi Ryokan has been used and become the oldest hotels in the world. Hoshi Ryokan hotel is one of the monks in Japan by Buddhist monks in building 717. Taicho Taicho Daishi had a major influence on the history of Buddhism in Japan.

Hoshi Ryokan: The oldest hotel in Japan

Hoshi Ryokan: The oldest hotel in Japan

According to historical data much longer, at a time when climbing in Hakusan, he dreamed of the mountain gods told him about a new life like magic fountain underground village Awazu exist. Here, thanks to the help of the villagers, he found a magic hot spring source is capable of disease after the dream, this monk immediately went to the village of Awazu… review journal. Rumours about healing line Awazu across the country and many people travel here in the hope that they can be cured of their disease. Daishi Taicho a hotel built around hot springs of this miracle.

Hoshi Ryokan: The oldest hotel in Japan

Hoshi Ryokan: The oldest hotel in Japan

According to Japanese culture, their life is tied to the seasons, so Hoshi Ryokan is also built into four regions with four seasons symbolize Shinshun name yakata (buildings winter) Haru no Yakata (buildings Spring), Natsu no Yakata (built in summer) and Aki no Yakata (reduced buildings). It is not just a hotel, but also a place to enjoy the beauty of the culture, keeping the architecture, but also in the ancient Japanese daily life. hot spring water flows underground magical village Awazu is also indispensable in every room.

Hoshi Ryokan 1300 years experienced male is operated by 46 generations of the Hoshi family. remodeled several times, Hoshi Ryokan has 100 rooms with a capacity of 450 people. In order to keep the tradition in the design. The whole project is built entirely of wood, with the layout, free car racing games arranged in traditional Japanese style. Although ancient history, but the hotel and Hoshi is equally comfortable.

With hope and joy will bring happiness to the guests, each room also placed in the context of a very romantic name. Today, Hoshi become an ideal tourist destination of the country cherry blossoms. It is famous throughout the world by old buildings, by the warm water, helping people forget all the troubles voltage when mixed with beautiful nature, feeling like spring is flooded more heart.

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