Reykjavik, Iceland’s coastal capital, is renowned for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact center. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s dramatic landscape is the volcanic setting of the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa. www.hoteldealchec…
Sudbury Hall is a country house in Derbyshire, England, and is one the country's finest Restoration mansions. The National Trust Museum of Childhood is housed in the 19th-century servants' wing of Sudbury Hall.
Gallery of Update: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture - 4
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture :: " symbolized by the memorial space – the “oculus” – that brings light diffused by a cascade of water into the contemplative space from the Monument grounds." "An oculus, circular window, or "rain-hole" (Latin: compluvium) is a feature of Classical architecture since the 16th century."
GORKY’S HOUSE: In love with the undulating staircase in the entrance to writer MAXIM GORKY’S home from 1931-6 which is open to the public NATIONAL TRUST style. Other palatial features include intricately formed stained glass windows, and floral mosaic and stucco decorations throughout. by Vincent Levy