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Millasis’s Pre-Raphaelite Ophelia Up Close

The monthly ArtSmart Roundtable brings together some of the best art-focused travel blogs who all post on a common theme.  This month we are discussing great paintings!  Below are links to the rest of the group’s posts this month.  I’m curious to see what everyone picked!

John Everett Millais, "Ophelia", Tate Gallery, London

John Everett Millais, “Ophelia”, 1851-1852, Tate Gallery, London

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The Shakespeare Travel Tour

In honor of William Shakespeare birthday (thought to be on April 23, 1564), I wanted to take a look at some of this plays. While some were set in England to be historically accurate, many of the plays are set in exotic cities through Europe and the Mediterannean to capture the imagination of the audience.  Here are just a few of my favorite locales.

HAMLET Kronborg Castle, Elsinore, Denmark

Will you find the ghost of the King walking the ramparts of Kronborg Castle? (Photo: Kronborg Castle, Agency for Palaces & Cultural Properties, Denmark)

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