Category Archives: Europe

In Praise of Rarity

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

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Hotels To Go

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

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The End of an Era

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

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Every Night for A Moment

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

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Paris Underground

Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena took advantage of the ongoing renovations at Paris’ historic Gare d”Austerlitz train station to create this very impressive sound and light installation. The “Kinematope” covers more than half a kilometer of the underground construction site with … Continue reading

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Two Lands

In September, I spent two weeks in Alaska hoping for a peek at the aurora borealis. After staying up late (I mean really late) every night, not a glimmer. So, I guess I’ll have to settle for fantastic videos like … Continue reading

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Gone Underground

Photographer François Sola has created a very cool series of minimally animated gifs based on the concept of the cinegraph, where a detailis given repetitive motion. “Metrologif” captures tiny moments on the Lyon, France Metro.

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Christmas in Vienna

I have only visited Vienna during warm weather months, but this stunning time-lapse video created by Vienna-based FilmSpektakel has me planning a Christmastime trip. The gorgeous short was filmed using a clever apparatus which placed a snow globe in front … Continue reading

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Take a kid to a bookstore (please)

Tomorrow is the Fifth Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. More than 750 bookshops in all of the 50 U.S. States, plus bookstores in 7 Canadian Provinces, Germany, the UK and Australia, will be hosting special events to … Continue reading

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Kafka Heads Back To Prague

Last month, Czech artist David Cerný unveiled his amazing statue of Franz Kafka’s head outside of the Narodni trida Metro station in the heart of Prague.

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