Hotel Review: Former 19th Century Office Building in Boston’s Financial District offers 21st Century Comfort as Design-Driven Deluxe Hotel.

The deluxe Ames Boston Hotel was the former Ames Office Building, the tallest building in Boston when constructed in 1883.  (photo courtesy Ames Boston Hotel)

Review by Ron Bernthal From the Orange Line’s State Street subway station I walked across the street to the Ames Boston Hotel, a 13-story, luxury boutique property that had once been Boston’s tallest skyscraper when it opened as an office … Continue reading

Hotel Review: STREAMSONG RESORT

Streamsong main Lodge

BY RON BERNTHAL Why make so much of fragmentary blue In here and there a bird, or butterfly, Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye, When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue? Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven … Continue reading

Baden-Württemberg Journal: Design Driven Architecture in Old World Germany

Stuttgart's Kunstmuseum is a glass cube art museum on a historic, downtown square. (photo courtesy Kunstmuseum)

Baden-Württemberg Journal: Design Driven Architecture in Old World Germany BY RON BERNTHAL The area of southwest Germany, bordering France and Switzerland, is one of the oldest regions of the country, dating to the 12th century. Known today as the state … Continue reading

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany

Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart illuminated at night.  Cube restaurant is located on top floor of building.    (photo courtesy Kunstmuseum-Stuttgart)

Cube Restaurant – Stuttgart, Germany Review: Ron Bernthal The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart opened in 2005 on a lovely, historic square in the middle of the city. The museum’s collection of mostly European contemporary art is outstanding, and the building itself, a … Continue reading

Greensburg Journal: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, But Still in Kansas

Kiowa County Commons building, with solar panels on roof  (photo Ron Bernthal)

BY RON BERNTHAL Summer time is tornado season in much of the Midwest, and although most tornado’s in the plains strike empty fields, others hit parts of towns, destroying some homes and commercial structures. However, at 10:00 PM, on May … Continue reading