Category Archives: Europe

Save London’s Only Floating Bookshop

A few months back we posted story about London’s only floating bookshop Word on the Water. The terrific secondhand shop, moored on the Regent’s Canal in west London, is facing an existential threat from the Canal & River Trust which is planning to … Continue reading

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When In Rome…Paint Something

The Italian street artist known as Blu recently completed this impressive mural funded by the residents of a century-old former military barracks in the heart of the Ostiense district of Rome. Porto Fluviale has been occupied by housing activists, squatters … Continue reading

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Don’t Make This Mistake in Venice

The city council in Venice, Italy has introduced a law that can result in fines of €100 to €500 for dragging wheeled luggage or baggage across the city’s cobblestone streets or walkways. The law was enacted to address two issues: … Continue reading

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A New Light on Michelangelo

After five centuries, the magnificent frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel can now be seen in all of their glory thanks to a new LED lighting system. The unobtrusive 7,000 LEDs provide a surprisingly subtle, … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Envy Norwegians

This year a design competition was held by the Norwegian government to update the nation’s passports and identity documents. The winning designs came from Oslo-based Neue Design Studio, which created a modern minimalist look with some very cool secret features. … Continue reading

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Take a spin around Europe

Regular followers of Travel Between The Pages may be getting weary of all the time-lapse videos, but too bad because I’m still enamored with the technology. So, here’s another short, but very sweet video. Titled “Hypeurotrip”, the film is the … Continue reading

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No Need To Buckle Up

If you have ever taken a long haul, red-eye flight in coach class, the notion of voluntarily spending the night on an airplane may strike you as bonkers. But a promotional project cook-up by KLM and Airbnb may change your … Continue reading

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Why A Pineapple

Airbnb is one of the best known brands in travel these days, but for some reason they’ve decided to go retro and publish their very own print travel magazine. The publication, which is called Pineapple, will be issued quarterly, without … Continue reading

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Library Trip

This award-winning animated short by Norwegian students Tord Torpe and Magnus Nyquist is a psychedelic celebration of the library at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.

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Starry Night

Bike riding at night can be exciting and liberating, but often just dangerous. Now thanks to Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde nocturnal trips can be magical. He has created a beautiful new illuminated bicycle trail in the town of Nuenen near … Continue reading

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