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Author Archives: Brian D. Butler
In case you needed another reason to visit Paris this holiday season, the Bibliothèque Nationale has opened a special exhibition to showcase treasures from its enormous collection. E’loge de la rareté: Cent trésors de la Réserve des livres presents one … Continue reading
Finding a hotel room anywhere near the exact location that you want to stay can be problematic. But now Scandic, Scandinavia’s biggest hotel chain, will bring a fully kitted-out hotel room to you. Just pick the spot where you’d like to … Continue reading
I recently ran across a blog that was “offering’ a download of this painting (see above) to be used as a screen saver. It looked very familiar and after a little research I realized that it was by the 19th … Continue reading
Yesterday the German rail company Deutsche Bahn ended sleeper train service between Berlin and Paris. Once a mainstay of continental travel, the overnight route ran for nearly eighty years. Demand for the night train, which took 12 hours on the … Continue reading
Last month we shared a story on designer Daan Roosegaarde’s wonderful solar powered bike path in the Netherlands. Now he has worked his magic with a stunning installation at Amsterdam’s historic Central Station. Developed in collaboration with scientists from the … Continue reading
In support of a fundraising campaign for the international charity group Worldbuilders , the ever popular author Neil Gaiman agreed to perform an iconic piece of children’s literature. The overwhelming choice was Lewis Carroll’s whimsical, wacky nonsense poem “Jabberwocky”.