Category Archives: Tourism

Too needy

I’ve never stayed at the Hans Brinker Budget Hotel in Amsterdam, but I enjoy their amusing advertising campaigns. Previous efforts have included “Now a door in every room” and “Sorry for being wonderful at not welcoming you”, as well as … Continue reading

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Beautiful Scotland

Last year photographer John Duncan spent eight months crisscrossing Scotland to create this stunning homage to a beautiful country. Covering iconic locations from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and Ben Nevis to The Kelpies, Duncan used a Phantom 2 … Continue reading

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What makes San Francisco San Francisco

I love quirky hand drawn maps and I’m a big fan of London-based illustrator and cartographer Jenni Sparks, whose funky maps capture the spirit of great cities. Sparks has created a dizzyingly detailed map of San Francisco that’s just jam-packed with … Continue reading

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Welcome to Wigtown

Located in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway, Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town. Often overshadowed by Hay-on-Wye, south-west Scotland’s own has always tried harder. Now, Wigtown has come up with the “Open Book” project, which will offer bibliophiles and other creative types … Continue reading

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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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