Monthly Archives: October 2011

Chuuuttt !!! (Place Stravinski)

Last Friday’s post, Paris…Art on the Street, featured a monumental wall mural that’s actually called Chuuuttt !!! . The work, which can be found at the south side of the Pompidou Centre by the fabulous Fontaine des Automats in Place … Continue reading

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Salon Du Chocolat

Every Fall Paris attracts serious chocoholics for the annual Salon Du Chocolat at France’s largest exhibition center, the Porte de Versailles. The delecious show covers the world of chocolate from the cocoa bean growers based in Africa and South America … Continue reading

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London Curiocity

London Curiocity is a map/magazine (or magazine/map) and website dedicated to the history and mystery of London. It offers unique and quirky angles on exploring Britain’s greatest city. The clever magazine is folded like a pocket map and fits in … Continue reading

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Paris…Art on the Street

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Pulp Fiction (better than pulped books)

In the Philly region, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller are famous for their spooky art installation Pandemonium in Cell Block Seven at the über-scary old Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. But they rubbed some booklovers the wrong way with … Continue reading

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Postcards to Alphaville

Postcards to Alphaville (my adopted hometown) is a very clever project dedicated to film characters featured in guest artist made illustrations. The founder of the project, Paul Paper, invites participants to view a film and to make a postcard portraying … Continue reading

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Round the World Travel (for breakfast)

Do you ever wonder what the rest of the world is eating for breakfast as you shovel your granola or Frosted Flakes? Well the folks at Hostel Bookers sent a link to their photo spread on fifty typical breakfast meals … Continue reading

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Life is the Story

  Life is the Story is a charming 20 minute illustrated video presentation on the creation of a graphic travelogue by cartoonist/illustrator/travel writer Lucy Knisley. Along with her popular internet comic strip Stop Paying Attention, Chicago-based Knisley is known for … Continue reading

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Cheapo Tourism

Talk about cheapo travelers: A woman named Ma Jei told startled visitors at Nanjing, China‘s Zhonghau Castle that she climbed the 14th century walls to beat the $4.00 admission charge. The 48 year-old climber claimed that she has scaled the … Continue reading

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wagamama…Art and Eat

Okay, full disclosure, if there’s a wagamama in a city that I visit, I’m there. If there’s more than one restaurant, I’ll eat at them all. So, when I heard about the new wagamama project Art and Eat, I was … Continue reading

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