Category Archives: Europe

On Tour

Lufthansa recently commissioned fourteen illustrators from around the world to capture the spirit and verve of specific destinations on their flight routes. For the “Passengers on Tour” campaign, each artist was required to use the format of the Wimmelbild , … Continue reading

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Can You Trust Talking Statues

Talking Statues is a new project from the non-profit group Sing London, which aims to lift public spirits by giving famous statues a voice. For the next year, thirty-five prominent bronze or stone statues in London and Manchester will be … Continue reading

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But What’s Second Best

You may not know the primary language spoken in a country that you’re visiting, but maybe you have a working knowledge of the most important second language spoken. Movehub has created this fascinating infographic highlighting the second most common language … Continue reading

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Some Tourist Advice Is Timeless

H/t to the Public Domain Review for this marvelous 19th century book of advice for visitors to London. Sadly, The London Guide to Stranger’s Safeguard against the Cheats, Swindlers and Pickpockets (1819) still offers some sage counsel for travelers today. … Continue reading

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Word on the Water

Word on the Water is London’s only floating bookshop. The quirky secondhand store has been popping up on London canals for almost three years and is currently moored outside of Paddington Station. The resident owner, Paddy Creech, not only sells … Continue reading

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Time Is Honey

The French art collective Parti Poetique has created a project dedicated to raising awareness throughout Europe on the alarming decline in bee populations. Known as the “Honey Bank”, and using the clever tag line “Time is Honey”, the project allows … Continue reading

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Vienna Hangout

The Flederhaus is the newest addition to Vienna’s wonderful Museum Quarter education and entertainment district. Based on a pun of the word fledermaus, which means bat in German, the Flederhaus is an open five floor structure containing 28 hammocks free … Continue reading

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Gifs Go Wild

The prankster street art duo known as In Return (aka Guus ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier) have taken their latest project to the streets of London. “Gifs Go Wild” consists of framed animated installations attached to bus stops, light poles, … Continue reading

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Stockholm’s Neoteric Travel Guide

Stockholm’s popular cab company Taxi Stockholm has created a website for visitors that aims to offer a novel approach to the city travel guide. Taxi Trails uses data from thousands of cab trips to highlight spots where people are actually … Continue reading

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Louvre’s New Attraction

This summer the Louvre is featuring an extra added attraction for visitors who linger in the Carrousel and Tuilerie Gardens—a herd of rats. Not quite as cute and cuddly as the cast of Ratatouille, these rodents have proliferated throughout the gardens … Continue reading

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