Houston charm

Two months passed here in Houston, and time seemed to fly. My wife and I discover a new part of the city almost every day: it’s inspiring to see how many cultures reside in our neighborhoods.

Visit the city

For now, we go around by public transit, despite is not always a pleasant experience: it’s a cheap way to explore the surroundings, but the constant delays make it difficult to have plans.
Known for its vast size and sprawling urban landscape, Houston’s extensive network of highways and roads makes having a personal vehicle essential for experiencing all the city has to offer.
We lack the freedom to seamlessly move from one place to another, whether to shop for groceries or eat out.
I started to look at the Texan driving license requirements since my Italian one is not valid here; saving money for a car is one of our upcoming goals.

The Museum of Fine Arts

However, not having a vehicle doesn’t stop us from enjoying our time.
A few days ago I went to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts with my wife, and both of us were genuinely surprised by the remarkable collection that spans centuries and continents.
From ancient artifacts to contemporary works, this prestigious institution offers visitors a glimpse into the vast world of artistic expression.
It was so interesting to get to know some of the best North American painters, such as J. Sargent, G. Inness, and M. Heade; I could make a comparison with the European artists I’ve seen and studied, acquiring another vision of the same subject, like landscapes or portraits.
I also had the chance to admire a couple of E. Hopper’s paintings, a long-time desire, and I couldn’t be happier!
The icing on the cake: these days there is a temporary exhibition of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist worldwide famous painters.
The museum spreads across three buildings, with countless artworks: one visit wasn’t enough; we will definitely come back, maybe on Thursday, when entry is free.
Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or someone looking to be inspired, a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts promises to be a journey of discovery and wonder.

Stay tuned for more in the next weeks.

Gabriele Perotto


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