Category Archives: Europe

Banned In Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s celebrated Rijksmuseum has recently banned cameras and phone photography. Instead, the world famous art museum is encouraging visitors to draw or sketch the artworks. The institution has even created a project called StartDrawing that offers free¬†sketchbooks, pencils, easels, and … Continue reading

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Is Globalization Now Complete ?

On December 18th, the new Bollywood film Dilwale starring the always popular Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol will be released. Nothing unusual about that. What’s noteworthy is that the movie was filmed in South Iceland. The trailer below offers sweeping … Continue reading

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Virtual Visits

One of my favorite museums in the world is the awesome British Museum in London. Every time that I visit the UK capital, I try and spend at least a few hours there. Now we can all pop into this … Continue reading

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Perpendicular Gothic

If you have ever visited the awe-inspiring King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, or if you have seen the wonderful holiday choir concerts from the 16th century English Perpendicular Gothic church, you will enjoy the short film below from a trippy … Continue reading

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Fluctuat nec Mergitur

If you follow TBTP, you are probably aware of my admiration for street artist Seth Globepainter aka Jukien Malland. This week, following the horrific terror attacks in Paris, he left a simple, but moving message for the world. Using one … Continue reading

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First Cut Is The Deepest

I’m always ambivalent when I see a new set of book art collages from British artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson. The Bristol-based artist’s work is undeniably brilliant and original, but I can’t help cringing when I think about the irreplaceable 19th and … Continue reading

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London Walkabout

Many years ago, on my second or third visit to London it finally dawned on me that it was often much quicker to walk to some locations than to take the Underground. Now Transport for London has finally created the … Continue reading

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Help Save The Wilderness

Since¬†returning to Iceland this summer after many years away, I’ve become a little bit obsessed with the extraordinary island nation. If you have ever been there, you will understand where I’m coming from. With the largest unspoiled wilderness area in … Continue reading

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Barcelona Had A Star Gate

A few weeks back, Parc de la Ciutadella in the heart of Barcelona was the site of a temporary star gate. Located in a repurposed DC 9 jet aircraft, the Portal estel-lar was a brilliant sound and light show that … Continue reading

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Ireland, 1912

Set in 1912 Ireland, “Uisce Beatha” (Gaelic for Water of Life) is based on the true tale of a feckless young Irishman who leaves his rural home with hopes of finding his fortune in America. Irish director Shaun O. Connor … Continue reading

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