Category Archives: Architecture

Walking New York

The New York Times Magazine commissioned the French street artist known as JR to create this amazing cover for this week’s edition. JR painted an eye-popping 150-foot tall image of 20-year old Azerbaijani waiter Elmar Aliyev and then had it … Continue reading

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Fantastic Cities

It seems that adult coloring books (no, not that kind) are a thing now. They’re even topping Amazon’s bestseller list. Ontario Canada-based artist Steve McDonald has created a timely coloring book for grown-ups called Fantastic Cities. The highly detailed architectural … Continue reading

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Not Your Corner Starbucks

We are living in a golden age of coffeehouses and coffee culture, but for me nothing will ever match the charms of the quintessentially Viennese kaffeehaus. Give me a groβer schwarzer , ein apfelstrudel and the daily paper in one … Continue reading

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Beautiful Barcelona

If you have ever visited Barcelona, you likely returned home raving about the city’s stunning architecture. Now along with Barcelona’s grand townhouses, mansions, museums, churches, and historical sites hundreds of late 19th and early 20th century small retail buildings are getting … Continue reading

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Vienna is calling all bibliophiles

On April 18th, the new Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library will officially open in Vienna. The institution will document the nation’s literature with rare manuscripts, books, letters, photographs, illustrations and related objects. Situated in the heart of the … Continue reading

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Bucharest for Booklovers

The former Chrissoleveni bank building in the heart of Bucharest, Romania, has been transformed into a bibliophile’s dream bookstore. Carturesti Carusel , or carousel of light, covers six floors of the grand 19th century building, with more than 10,000 titles, … Continue reading

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Sin City

I have to admit that I was dazzled by my first view of Las Vegas from a plane, but photographer Vincent Laforet’s images of Sin City from 10,000 feet at night are truly breathtaking . Taken while literally hanging out … Continue reading

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Europe for Valentine’s Day

The UK travel booking website lastminute.com produced this sexually suggestive video titled “Sexy Delights of Europe” for a Valentine’s Day ad campaign. The short film features famous works of art, architectural highlights, and gastronomical specialties all with heavy-handed sexual innuendo … Continue reading

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Walking Paris

Korean-born, Tokyo-based artist Hwan Lee wanted to get to really know Paris when she lived there as an exchange student. So she decided to create her own map of the city based on 261 metro stations. But instead of traveling … Continue reading

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Going, Going, Gone

If you are a regular follower of TBTP, you know that I’m a big fan of the peripatetic French street artist Seth Globepainter (aka Julien Malland). He recently spent some time in Shanghai working with local artists on a series … Continue reading

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