Category Archives: Europe

How Random Is This

New York City’s amazing Metropolitan Museum of Art is probably my favorite museum in the world and I’ve been to hundreds. It’s also one of the most visited museums in the world with nearly 2 million guests annually. The Met … Continue reading

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when the dying speak, they cannot lie

I was sad to read of the passing of the great English author Hilary Mantel. Here in the colonies we became acquainted with her powerful prose through the Wolf Hall trilogy. I thought that I would share this piece from Hilary Mantel’s essay … Continue reading

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Moving Cities

“Moving Barcelona is a magical realist dance story about the Catalonian capital, an autonomous region in the Spanish State contending with an identity crisis. A city with everything going for it is still haunted by the ghosts of its past … Continue reading

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Which Countries Still Have A Monarchy

With all of the hubbub about the death of Queen Elizabeth II and Charles’ ascension to the throne, I wondered what countries still maintained a monarchy. Low and behold, the excellent website Visual Capitalist has a helpful graphic that answers … Continue reading

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Signs of Hope

TheHope Signs initiative was created by Gothenburg Book Fair and advertising agency Nord DDB, and sees authors such as Jojo Moyes, David Lagercrantz, Lauren Groff, and Anthony Doerr sharing their thoughts on global warming for climate crisis demonstration placards. Printed on the … Continue reading

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When a bookaholic meets a bibliophile

I recently discovered this wonderful illustration titled Bookaholic and Bibliophile. Created by Ukrainian artists Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, it features two charming, whimsical creatures embracing each other while maintaining engagement with their books. Cat-like and bird-like, one in high … Continue reading

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In The Garden of Death

I’ve been a fan of the Symbolist painter Hugo Simberg (1873-1917) since I first saw his work in his native Finland decades ago. His best known work The Garden of Death (above) was created for the Tampere Cathedral along with a … Continue reading

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Underground in Berlin

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages are well aware of my fascination with public transit systems and their maps. So it will come as little surprise that I am mildly obsessed with the hypnotic website Ubähnchen which is a … Continue reading

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the path to individuality and personal conscience

“Great poets feel into the future with most sensitive antennas, and live out ahead of us, a piece of future development, and yet unrealized potential. Poets and philosophers, if they do not sell out to please, but have the courage … Continue reading

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Going Supersonic

I never had the opportunity to fly on the supersonic Concorde airliner, but I’m hoping to get a chance to travel on Boom Supersonic’s new Overture jet when the plane begins carrying passengers in a few years. While it’s not … Continue reading

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