Category Archives: Europe

3 Seconds of Art

The southern Dutch city of Breda is home to a unique art gallery experience. The 3sec.gallery is housed in the formerly dim, grey entrance of the ChassĂ© Parking Garage. Launched in July by the Graphic Design Festival Breda, the clever … Continue reading

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Vienna Waits For You

The last time that I visited Vienna I was disappointed (and a bit disoriented) to be deposited at the Wien Meidling station in the far southwest of the city. So I was pleased to hear that the new Wiener Hauptbahnhof … Continue reading

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Almost as good as a Tardis

Mobile phones have rendered most of London’s thousands of iconic, red telephone boxes redundant. Fortunately, art and technology are coming to the rescue for these beautiful 20th century architectural works and saving some from obsolescence. A group of four artists, … Continue reading

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Book Selling Is A Dirty Business

These days authors and booksellers have to dig deep to find new ways to garner attention for new releases. To promote the new children’s title Sam and Dave Dig a Hole creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen enlisted the help … Continue reading

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Canary Islands: Latitude of Life

The Canary Islands Tourist Board, which represents the Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa, recently commissioned seven artists from seven different countries to create original artwork based on the distinctive architecture, culture and landscape of each island. The … Continue reading

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Never Too Old For A Room Mate

These days when I’m visiting a city for more than four or five days, I prefer to rent an apartment over a hotel stay. I usually choose a local rental agency over Airbnb for the more reliable service in case … Continue reading

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Just Norway

Norway: a time-lapse adventure is the result of a five month, 15,000 kilometer road trip across Norway from the southern fjords to the Russian border in the Finnmark. This extraordinary video is the work of the gifted young photographer Morten Rustad, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Makes The World Go Round

  h/t to Love Home Swap for their infographic

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Too needy

I’ve never stayed at the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam, but I enjoy their amusing advertising campaigns. Previous efforts have included “Now a door in every room” and “Sorry for being wonderful at not welcoming you”, as well as … Continue reading

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Beautiful Scotland

Last year photographer John Duncan spent eight months crisscrossing Scotland to create this stunning homage to a beautiful country. Covering iconic locations from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and Ben Nevis to The Kelpies, Duncan used a Phantom 2 … Continue reading

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