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Tags: Barcelona, Ed Salvato, Events, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Mies van der Rohe, Parting shots
Categories : Barcelona, Ed Salvato, Gay, Gay travel, Parting Shots, Travel
The last section of our magazine is “Parting Shots,” which are photos taken by our Global Correspondents, subscribers and other friends who send us their favorite image relating to that month’s theme. Our April theme was architecture. Here’s the story behind one of our favorite pictures: the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona from ManAboutWorld friend, contributor, and graphic designer Scott Holman. If you already subscribe, download April from within the app. If you don’t subscribe, download the issue in the AppStore here.
After years of studying art history and design, I have a few iconic pieces/locations on my list of stuff to see in person. This Mies van der Rohe was originally designed and built for the 1929 International Exhibition, was disassembled right after and reconstructed in 1980. It has been on my list since art school days and it was exciting to see it live on a 50th birthday trip.
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Tags: Barcelona, Deals, Events, Gay, Gay travel, hotels
Categories : Barcelona, Deals, Europe, Events, Gay, Gay travel, Hotel, New York, Steals, Travel
Lots of upcoming events and travel deals for gay and lesbian travelers — even armchair travelers — all over the world.
Gay Travel Expo in NYC
The New York City Gay Travel Expo takes place Wednesday May 12 from 4pm to 9pm. According to the event organizers:
you can learn about new travel destinations, rediscover old ones, find glbt friendly travel providers and get information to plan your next vacation. Exhibitors will include:
- cruise lines
- car rental companies
- exotic destinations.
- convention and visitors bureaus
For more information, click here.
Barcelona Gay-Friendly Hotel Deal
The Hotel Casanova in the trendy, gay-popular Eixample District of Barcelona is offering a deal for LGBT travelers. The special, called Barcelona Nights, which is valid through the end of 2010 includes the following:
- A 25% discount at the hotel’s restaurant, bar, and spa throughout their stay;
- Guests staying for at least three nights also get a free pair of “le dd” brand designer recyclable moccasins; and
- Guests are also invited to convene in the hotel restaurant every Wednesday night for a weekly reception with complimentary tapas.
Amsterdam at its Gayest
There are lots of events going on in Amsterdam starting in April. Highlights include:
- The Queens Day and Night on April 30;j
- The 15th Amsterdam Gay Pride from 1st through 8th August; and
- The Leather Pride ‘GetRuff’ – including Rapido Halloween in Paradiso – from October 29th through October 31st.
Additional information for visitors on gay Amsterdam and tourist and cultural events you can find on www.amsterdam4gays.com, www.gayamsterdam.com and www.iamsterdam.com.