Category Archives: Architecture

No Porn Involved

When I was in Amsterdam a few months ago, I got to spend some time in the rapidly evolving NDSM-werf section of Noord Amsterdam. Not long ago, this area, which once was home to an enormous shipbuilding and warehousing complex, … Continue reading

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A Landmark Day For Landmarks

If you are the type of traveler who believes that visiting local historic sites offers unique and essential ways to experience and understand a place, then you will applaud this week’s announcement of the addition of twenty-four newly designated historic … Continue reading

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Underground Museum

If you know anyone who lives or works in New York City, they’ve probably had something to say about the soon-to-be-opened , but long delayed, new Second Avenue subway line. What they probably haven’t mentioned is the exceptional artwork that … Continue reading

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Enter The Void

h/t to Michael Pederson  

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Winter Wonderland

For 150 years, New York City’s major retailers have been going all out decorating their store windows for the holiday season. This year thanks to Google everyone around the world can virtually experience the festive sights of Manhattan. Just click … Continue reading

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Budapest Holiday

Budapest photographer and part-time bus driver Rizsavi Tamás has captured the dazzling beauty of Hungary’s capital city during the holidays in a new series of stunning photographs. You can see more of his terrific work on his Facebook page. all … Continue reading

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It’s Only a Paper Town

Paperholm is the brilliant ongoing project by Edinburgh-based artist Charles Young. Each day, he creates a new building or component to add to his city of paper. He then uses stop-motion to animate the new addition to the community. You can … Continue reading

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Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Everything Is Illuminated

Artist Rafael Esquer first visited New York City 20 years ago as a student, but he never forgot the exhilarating feeling of Manhattan at night. Now as the director of a design studio, he has created a fabulous poster rendered … Continue reading

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A station in a station ( or a terminal)

Most visitors to Manhattan this time of the year head for the gigantic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree or traipse around gawking at the elaborate holiday window displays, but for me one of the highlights in New York City every holiday … Continue reading

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