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Monthly Archives: April 2015
I’m planning to visit the Arctic Circle this summer, but I don’t have any expectations for an Antarctica trip any time soon. This beautiful film by Swedish photographer Kalle Ljung will just have to do for now.
Posted in Photography, Tech, Tourism Tagged Antarctica, GoPro Hero 3+, Sweden Leave a comment
Way back in the last century I lived in Florida when the artist Christo created his Surrounded Islands project in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. So, I was pleased to hear about his new project called The Floating Piers. For sixteen days … Continue reading
The Pods Are Coming
Have you ever been between flights at an airport and just wanted a place to take a nap or chill for an hour or two in peace. Maybe you’ve had a long layover but not enough time to leave the … Continue reading
Posted in Air Travel, Europe, Middle East, Public Transport, Tourism Tagged Abu DhabiInternational Airport, airports, Dubai, Helsinki 1 Comment
The UK-based hotel booking site Hotels4U produced this amusing infographic that purports to identify the most popular dishes from 28 European countries. What do you think about the choice for your nation? Stroopwafel over pannenkoeken for the Netherlands, really?
Posted in Europe, Tourism Tagged Belgium, Europe, food, France, Netherlands Leave a comment
Regular followers of TBTP are aware of my fondness for old school, print travel magazines. So you won’t be surprised that I’m looking forward to seeing more from the new travel publication from China of all places. Shanghai-based LOST magazine focuses … Continue reading
Posted in Air Travel, Asia, Middle East, Photography, Tourism, Travel Writing Tagged China, List of travel magazines, Shanghai 1 Comment
Walking New York
The New York Times Magazine commissioned the French street artist known as JR to create this amazing cover for this week’s edition. JR painted an eye-popping 150-foot tall image of 20-year old Azerbaijani waiter Elmar Aliyev and then had it … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Art, Tourism, USA, Writing Tagged Flat Iron Building, New York Times, NYC, Street artist 1 Comment
What’s in a name
It’s World Book Day !
I’m certain that all of you bibliophiles know that today is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Readers around the globe are celebrating with all manner of bookish events. My friends in the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) are … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Europe, Libraries, Museums, Tourism, USA, Writing Tagged Amsterdam, Haarlem, Lucca, UNESCO World Heritage, Vienna, World Book and Copyright Day 2 Comments
Paris vs New York (animated)
First there was the blog, then the book, and now there’s the Paris vs New York video. Animated by the North Creative Collective studio, Vahram Muratyan’s cheeky illustrations always brighten the day.
Tales from the Void
Leave it to the ever creative crew at the Le Gun art collective to come up with a wonderful installation that celebrates Paris’ legendary Shakespeare and Company bookstore. The pop-up show, called “Tales from the Void”, is comprised of a … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Books, Bookstore Tourism, Europe, Writing Tagged Artist Books, Paris, Shakespeare & Company 1 Comment