We always include the BBC Proms in London on our list of the most important summer classical music festivals each year. We recently attended a marvelous performance, and it was an excellent reminder of why this wonderful annual concert series is cannot-miss if you love music. Or London. Or both.
The Luxury Photo Journey is an occasional series here at Dandelion Chandelier. Sometimes we find ourselves in a place so stunningly beautiful that words fail us. In those instances, we’ll let the images do the talking.
How many times have you walked past the magnificent Buckingham Palace in central London and wondered what it looks like inside? The grand iron gates, the imposing white marble facade, the uniformed Beefeaters in the forecourt. What marvels lie just behind those formidable gates? For a narrow window of time in late summer, you dear reader, can see for yourself.
Where will September 2018 take you? Where should it? You could visit a cosmopolitan city (we’re thinking Paris, New York, Venice or Los Angeles). Or make a cultural pilgrimage to a new design museum in Scotland. You could hit Oktoberfest in Munich, which actually starts in September. Looking for something more bucolic? Make a pilgrimage to the birthplace of bourbon in Kentucky, or head to wine country in northern California for the harvest season. Feeling the need for adrenaline-fueled adventures? The Inca Trail in Peru awaits. More in the mood for the beach? Ditch your shoes and set up shop in Madagascar. It’s all waiting for you. It’s September. Let’s go!
Whether you’re a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, the newly-opened Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey are a must-see. Literally. There is no photography allowed in this newly-opened space high above the Abbey (although the press was allowed to take some pics, so you can get a peek at the new space online). If you want to see it in full, you have to go in person. Which you should definitely do. It’s a magical space, and a transforming experience.