About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug. 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Educational sites, Art Museums, Speciality Museums
History Museums, Speciality Museums
Set on the beautiful Bay of Biscayne, Vizcaya was the summer home of businessman James Deering during the early 20th century. Today the estate is open to the public as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and it's a must-see - whether you're coming to experience the grandeur of the building and its lush grounds or simply to enjoy what many reckon is one of the best art and history museums in the United States.
Housed in a critically acclaimed building designed by Swiss star architect firm Herzog & de Meuron, this contemporary art museum in downtown Miami offers plenty of excellent reasons to take a break from the beach - not the least of which is PAMM's fantastic collection featuring works by John Baldessari, Dan Flavin, Frank Stella and Diego Rivera.
The Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center in the heart of Miami Beach's historic Art Deco district. Its collection of nearly 120,000 objects from the late 1800s to the 1940s helps visitors “to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design.”
The mission of Miami Children's Museum is to “enrich the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning.” A Castle of Dreams, a six-foot piggy bank, and many other fantastic exhibitions and hands-on activities help this wonderful museum to achieve its aim.
The story of Miami is one of America's most fascinating, and it comes to life at HistoryMiami. From South Florida's “folklife” and Native American heritage to a look at Miami's significant role in pop culture, this premier cultural institution adds context and fun to your time in Miami.
Located in Miami Beach, the Jewish Museum of Florida is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of 250 years of Florida Jewish heritage, arts and culture. The restored Art Deco Synagogue in which it resides is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and its collection includes more than 100,000 items.
Journey back in time with a visit to downtown Miami's “grandest” silent movie palace and Vaudeville house.
Hubba hubba! This South Beach attraction is home to the world’s largest public-view collection of erotic art, including works by Picasso, Rembrandt and Botero.