Silence is golden. So is subtlety. There is a fantastic mystery attached to minimalism. In real estate, this applies not only to a property, but to its owner as well. It could be that these contemporary home designs feel as though they are devoid of clues. Perhaps there are fewer pieces of statement-making art, or the sentimental treasures we collect over the years are hidden in shelving that requires a knowing push or pull where a knob might otherwise expose the secrets within.
Any oenophile worth their decanter will have plenty to say about European grapes. Some will favor the inky purples of a Tuscan blend, noting hints of chocolate, violet and brambleberry; some look to Germany for a refreshing and snappy Riesling with its tight citrus finish; others may opt for the downy, fruity notes of Greece’s Agiorgitiko vines; and more than a few will praise France for its mastery of Champagne, finding honeyed, rich flavors layered over complex and vibrant notes in an Ambonnay Grand Cru Brut.
With the events now over in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian host joins a long list of world-renowned cities that have become part of the Sumer Games’ storied legacy. From Athens in 1896 hosting the first Summer Games to Tokyo, the city set to host the global event in 2020, our final installment of “Carry the Torch” takes us on journey through some of the former, and future, host cities of the Summer Games.
Since 1896, the Summer Games have been an important part of world history and have had a great impact on our global culture. Sharing the stage with some of the world’s most famous athletes and their triumphant stories, have been the host cities. From Athens, Greece at the first games in 1896, all the way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for this year’s games, the Summer Games have been held in 18 countries all over the globe. To celebrate this year’s events, come with us on a journey as we experience homes fit for the Summer Games in August’s “Carry the Torch” series.