Annabel Barber

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Editorial Director at Blue Guides. History and Art for the independent traveller. Author of Blue Guide Budapest. Co-author of Blue Guide Rome.

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Vegetables in art. Broad bean. From Carlo Crivelli’s Camerino altarpiece in #Milan. #pinacotecadibrera
The Ráth György Museum has reopened with a stunning new show. #budapest #artnouveau #museumofappliedartsbudapest #wienerwerkstätte #artsandcrafts #iparmuveszetimuzeum #greatcollectors
Another cage cup (vas diatretum). 4th century Roman. With appliqué fish on the base. #hungariannationalmuseum #romanglass #appliedart #raretreasure
Roman cage-cups. #4thcentury glass. My latest obsession. This one, the Lycurgus Cup, is in the #britishmuseum. There is one in Varese in #lombardy and another in the #magyarnemzetimuzeum in #budapest. Very rare. Amazing technique. #glassware #romanglass #appliedarts
And the house where goldsmith Sebastian Hann (d. 1713) had his workshop. House of the Caryatids, Sibiu, #transylvania #hermannstadt #historichomes #houseoftheartist #baroquearchitecture #goldsmith
Golden bowl with relief of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. By Sebastian Hann of Sibiu in the #magyarnemzetimuzeum #goldsmith #17thcenturyart #metalwork #transylvania
Arrived in Biertan. The key to the guesthouse. #transylvania #slowtravel
Shades of Edward Hopper. Seen through a window on a late night walk through town. #Sibiu #Romania #transylvania #roadtrip #midcentury
Keleti Station. Train delayed. Never mind: sooner or later we’ll be in Sibiu, heading for the #Transylvanianbookfestival #transylvania #literaryfestival #railjourney #traintravel
Nostalgic for the old analogue clock at #moszkvater? Enjoy its silhouette in the digital clock tower at #szellkalmanter. #pastinthepresent #beautifulbudapest
Budapest #streetart by Dan Ferrer. #urbanscape #aliceinwonderland #motivation #parkinglot #firewall
#augusztus20 #boldogpityunapot #balaton #fireworks #tuzijatek