When technology and design collide for this new jazz-age exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt, it’s hard not to be impressed by the multi-media experience that has been assembled by the Smithsonian. I was immediately intrigued with the museum, as it resides in Andrew Carnegie’s former mansion and the level of preservation is quite a marvel itself. I started on the 3rd floor and was taken away by a circa 1918 living room sofa in pristine condition and hanging behind it exquisitely crafted fabric with complex patterns decorating the walls.
17th FINA World Championships were held in Budapest and Balatonfüred, Hungary from July 14-30, 2017. Two cities, five venues, six disciplines, around 2.500 athletes…These world championships were the largest sporting event Hungary has ever hosted.
Here are the highlights of the World Aquatics Championships in five fascinating photos.
Hungary’s ‘Iron Lady’, Katinka Hosszú making a splash at swimming world championships – she won gold medal in the women’s 200M IM.
Photo courtesy: Adam Pretty
Russia competes in the Women’s Team Free Routine during the synchronized swimming competition.
Photo courtesy: Christophe Simon
The men’s 10 km open water swimming event at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Balatonfüred.
Photo courtesy: Attila Kisbenedek
High diving competition
Photo courtesy: Szabó Gábor – Origo
The Vajdahunyad Castle with the amazing routines of the world’s best synchronised swimmers promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone.
Photo courtesy: Christophe Simon
Make this year’s August getaway to NYC unforgettable with our list of fun activities put together by your Library Hotel Collection concierge.
Whale Watching in NYC
This unbelievable activity is available all summer until the end of October. Thanks to the cleaner waters and more fish in NYC, whales have rolled into our waters in numbers and it is possible to see them on an American Princess Cruise. This four-hour cruise departs from Rockaway Beach and is available five times a week. Make sure to bring your camera and binoculars!
For more information please visit http://americanprincesscruises.com/cruises/whale-and-dolphin-watching-cruise-ny/
Music has an essential part in our lives. Going out with friends or family members and have fun or just have a nice drink in such Bars is substantial as well. Mixing these two results a cool atmosphere. Budapest owns a wide selection of various Bars, Jazz Clubs, Music Bars to attract the people who like to hang on the strings in Budapest’s lively nightlife.
Budapest Jazz Club
With live concerts on most nights, the Budapest Jazz Club hosts a variety of performances ranging from traditional jazz to contemporary improvisation. The venue has cool interior decor and good acoustics. Check out the jam session with young lions of the Hungarian and Gypsy jazz scene every Friday and Saturday night. The BJC is also hosting concerts with top international jazz soloists on a regular basis.
Insider’s Tip: you can enjoy a nice selection of local/international dishes at the BJC Bistro while enjoying the performance.
Photo by: www.jazznoise.eu
Address: 1136 Budapest, Hollán Ernõ u. 7.
Telephone number: +36 1 798 7289
Aside from the very popular firework display New York City offers for 4th of July, the entire month of July is full of exciting activities. Our concierges at the Library Hotel Collection put together a list of their favorite pass-times for you to enjoy during your July getaway this year.
Midsummer Night Swing
Don’t forget to bring your dance shoes, because NYC’s Midsummer Night Swing begins on June 27th and ends July 15th at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center (West 62nd Street). For three weeks you can twist, twirl and turn under the night sky to jams played by incredible live bands and artists. If swing dancing is not your thing, there is nothing to worry about. Each night offers a different genre, including salsa, disco, and more. Turn back time at the late night Silent Disco on June 29 and July 8 where for an additional hour and a half DJs spin tunes directly into wireless headphones. Tickets are on sale now but if your desired night is not available you can always hear the music outside the tent and dance the night away.