So, we still have to stay home, but that doesn’t mean we have to give up cultural activities completely. At Jean Leon, we’ve always supported culture, and even though we can’t attend cultural events in person for now, we can do so from home, sitting in front of the computer, on the sofa with our tablets, or with the whole family in front of the TV.
In today’s post, we’d like to share five ideas with you with ways to access cultural activities without even setting foot outside your front door. Museums, exhibitions, concerts… so you can still get your fix of culture during this period. Ready? Let’s go!
First, we’d like to share a series of virtual tours of iconic Catalan Art Nouveau buildings found in Barcelona. Thanks to technology, you can visit the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, and the Gaudí Museum House, all from the comfort of your own home. These four virtual tours will allow you to explore these valuable architectural gems without even having to get up from the sofa!
Another interesting idea is the initiative launched by UNESCO. Under the umbrella #ShareOurHeritage, the organization has created a virtual exhibition featuring dozens of World Heritage properties from all over the world, with technical support from Google Arts & Culture. Considering that nine out of every 10 World Heritage sites are totally or partially closed at the moment, it’s really a valuable project.
An idea that’s sure to give you goosebumps is the concert that Andrea Bocelli did on Easter Sunday live from the Duomo in Milan. Within 24 hours of the event, it had already notched up around 30 million views on YouTube. However, the only people who actually attended in person were Bocelli and the Duomo’s organist Emanuele Vianelli, who accompanied him on one of the world’s largest organs. If you missed it, you can watch it now on the link below. (By the way, it might be a good time to open a bottle of Jean Leon!) Here’s the link.
For photography lovers, Madrid gallery Blanca Berlín, founded in 2007 and specializing in photography, has posted a virtual exhibition on its website entitled Esta es mi casa detenida en el tiempo (This is my house frozen in time). The exhibition features 34 images by Spanish and foreign photographers, both great figures and newcomers, showing bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms… on their own or with the people who inhabit them.
To finish, here’s an idea for an event that will take place live this Saturday: the One World: Together at Home concert. It will be broadcast on the main digital media and will feature artists such as Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Alanis Morissette, Elton John, and J. Balvin. The main aim of this event is to pay tribute to the healthcare workers tackling the novel coronavirus.
We hope you’ve liked our suggestions and that you get the chance to enjoy them all. Although it may sometimes seem impossible, this too shall pass!