With much of Palm Beach County closed for business at the moment, you’ll be spending plenty of time at
your Town Lantana apartment. And while this certainly has its perks, we don’t blame you for dreaming of exploring far-flung cultural landmarks. Fortunately, many of the world’s great museums, galleries, and heritage sites have opened their virtual doors. Let’s get exploring four of the most spectacular, from the comfort of your Town Lantana living room.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Vincent van Gogh, the great Dutch painter, continues to inspire art lovers 130 years after his untimely death.
This virtual Google tour invites you to dip into Amsterdam’s eminent collection of 600 of van Gogh’s
p aintings. These range from self-portraits to versions of his famous “Sunflowers,” to moody landscapes, such as “Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds” — one of his last paintings. While you’re “in town,” you can also virtually explore the rambling Rijksmuseum, and experience a humbling visit to the Anne Frank House.
This immersive Google experience transports you to the sights and sounds of Petra, one of the
N ew7Wonders of the World. Built over 2,000 years ago, the city is best known for Al-Khazneh (the Treasury), a temple or possibly a tomb, impressively carved into a face of sandstone rock. One benefit of exploring it online is that you can see it without the usual crush of tourists surrounding you. But the virtual tour also brings you to Petra landmarks that may not be so familiar, including the Street of Facades — lined with carved tombs — and ancient steps leading to the ominous-sounding High Place of Sacrifice.
British Museum, London
In total, the British Museum holds an astonishing 8 million pieces, and although you can’t peruse all of them online, there are enough to keep you occupied for quite some time. The innovative setup here allows you to travel along a timeline of eras and regions, making pit stops at objects and antiquities that catch your eye. Skip from Tang dynasty burial figures to intricately carved glass goblets from Renaissance Europe. You can also take a closer look at world-renowned treasures, such as the Lewis Chessmen and the Parthenon Marbles. This tour is a veritable crash course in cultural world history.
São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP), São Paulo
MASP, or Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, to use its full name, is notable for the striking way it displays its artworks: hung vertically in the museum’s vast, warehouse-like space. It’s almost as if they’re floating in the air before you. Pick your way through Brazil’s first modern museum, pausing to admire selected artworks, such as Tintoretto’s “Ecce Homo or Pilate Presents Christ to the Crowd” and “Girl with Flowers” by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Elsewhere on the website, you can peruse former exhibitions, including “Art from Brazil until 1900” — originally at the museum in 2015.
Make sure to schedule your virtual video tour with our leasing team to explore the brand new, luxury Lantana apartments at Town Lantana.