Category Archives: Architecture

Philly becomes electric

Just in time to brighten up our gloomy holiday season, Philly’s newest street art mural has been unveiled. Electric Philadelphia! was created by muralist David Guinn and light artist Drew Billiau with help from Mural Arts Philadelphia and Visit Philadelphia. The 8,500-square-foot art installation can … Continue reading

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Here Stood Mayakovsky

The Brooklyn Bridge literally loomed large in my Brooklyn family’s history for a century, so I was intrigued when I stumbled upon this impressive limited edition volume. The accordion-fold book Brooklyn Bridge with a poem by the 20th century Russian poet Vladimir … Continue reading

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When book-lovers dream of luxury…

Drifting into dreamland after the ultimate reading experience… When book-lovers dream of luxury, they dream of Detroit’s Book-Cadillac Hotel–at least according to this fabulous ad copy from 1928. The curtains flutter, the readers snuggle, and service is swift and silent. … Continue reading

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Halloween Travel Haunts

I have to admit that I was surprised to discover that Larnach Castle in Otago, New Zealand was on a list of 45 haunted travel destinations in a Condé Nast Traveler article on the spine-tingling subject. When I visited the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Planet Word

Last week a long-awaited new museum opened in Washington, D.C. that will be a must-see destination for readers and language lovers. Planet Word is promoted as “a revolutionary museum dedicated to the power, beauty, and fun of language and to … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

I’ve crossed the historic Charles Bridge in Prague dozens of times and never stopped to consider what an amazing feat of engineering it took to build this beautiful structure.The animation below details how the  famous 14th-century Charles Bridge was built … Continue reading

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Accidentally Wes Anderson

I have been a fan of Wes Anderson’s off-kilter films ever since Rushmore. I’d have a difficult time picking my favorite, but The Grand Budapest Hotel will do in a pinch. The creators of a wonderful Instagram account called  Accidentally Wes Anderson  which collects … Continue reading

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Home of Chocolate

Somehow I missed one of the most important stories of last month with the news that Lindt has opened an all new headquarters museum near Zurich. The Lindt Home of Chocolate welcomed its first visitors in Kilchberg, Switzerland on September … Continue reading

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Library, Museum, Spaceship ?

Here at TBTP World HQ, we still sorely miss visiting libraries and museums. So, we are forced to live vicariously for now through virtual travel. We were intrigued to learn about this amazing new project outside of Tokyo that launched … Continue reading

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Subarctic Road Trip

Those of you who follow TBTP on a regular basis know that I am slightly obsessed with all things Iceland. And of course I am already  planning my next visit—hopefully for early next summer. So, I was excited to read … Continue reading

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