Category Archives: Tourism

Not Just Barcelona

The Catalan Tourist Board is trying to get visitors to think beyond Barcelona’s city limits and to spend some time around the rest of Catalunya. To that end, they commissioned filmmakers to capture the allure of the region.

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Postcards from Stockholm

Spanish cinematographer Enrique Pacheo spent a week in Stockholm riding his bike and taking photos. The result was this beautiful time-lapse video.

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Oh Brothers Where Art Thou

I was chuffed to be in Vancouver for the official unveiling of Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos’ first Canadian and largest ever work. The enormous project for the 2014 Vancouver Biennale transformed six boring cement silos on Granville Island … Continue reading

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Airport Art (Part II)

New York -based graphic artist Lauren O’Neil has discovered a novel way to turn the banality of airport design into art. Aggregating Google Maps images of airports from around the world on her blog Holding Patterns, O’Neil helps to make … Continue reading

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The Reverse Selfie

Russian photographer Oleg Grigoryev took these fantastic “reverse selfie’ shots while camping in the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan. I love the way that he framed each shot with the tent opening and his legs. Maybe this reverse selfie trend will … Continue reading

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Airport Art

If you’ve flown anywhere recently, it may be difficult to consider an airport as a work of art, but designers Ryan and Heidi at 08 Left have somehow managed to capture the elegance of airport design. You can see more … Continue reading

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Paris Through the Lens

Paris Through Pentax is a lovely short video created by Maison Carnot which is a digital video company.

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At least it’s close to the airport

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, albeit inconveniently located, unique place to stay in New York City this may be the ticket. What do you think about staying at a floating, sustainable hotel made from repurposed truck parts sound? Designed by architects … Continue reading

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Homer’s Hometown

Last week Springfield, Oregon unveiled a mural art tribute to America’s favorite family. Created by artist Julius Preite, the 15 by 30 foot mural adorns the city’s Emerald Art Center. Sadly, this Springfield is not the real hometown of the … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day from Down the Shore

During another lifetime, I lived in number of seaside towns on the New Jersey coast. Labor Day is always a bittersweet holiday for shore communities. For seasonal tourists, it marks the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of the … Continue reading

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