Tag Archives: Madrid

Bookstore Tourism : Spain

Tuuu Librería is a secondhand bookstore chain in Spain with a special twist. Operated by a non-profit foundation dedicated to literacy and reading, the bookshops collect and recycle donated books from individuals, businesses, and institutions. But what is really unusual is … Continue reading

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How far is it ?

I’m a big fan of Helsinki-based geographer Topi Tjukanov’s always innovative presentations of data from new perspectives/ This clever graphic examines just how far you can drive in one hour from twenty different European capitals.

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Why Bibliophiles Hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, the famous Portuguese footballer, has purchased the historic Casa del Libro bookstore building in the heart of Madrid with plans to convert it into a luxury hotel. The 95 year old bookstore is housed in a beautiful building … Continue reading

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Madrid Labyrinth

Spanish street art collective Luzinterruptus has been shining a spotlight on the wastefulness of tourists and locals in Madrid with another powerful environmental art installation. The Laberinto de Residuos Plasticos was created from water bottles discarded in and around the capital city’s historic Plaza Mayor during … Continue reading

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Literature vs Traffic

Regular visitors to Travel Between The Pages will be aware of my profound appreciation for the work of the Spanish environmental art collective Luzinterruptus. Just a few days ago, they completed their latest installation in Toronto, Canada called Literatura vs … Continue reading

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Library Tourism

Portuguese architectural illustrator André Chiote decided to create these colorful posters to celebrate some of the most impressive libraries that he has visited on his travels.

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Lifting the lid on censorship

It’s been way to long since we’ve had a look at the always clever shenanigans of my favorite street art collective Luzinterruptus. The anonymous group of Spanish guerilla environmental/political art activists recently turned their attention to the Spanish Government’s new … Continue reading

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Let’s Do Brunch

The concept of “doing brunch” seems to be the quintessential urban pastime. Madrid-based illustrator Bea Crespo and photographer Andrea Portoles have collaborated on a marvelously whimsical project called “Brunch City”, which uses popular foods to celebrate the special cultural connection … Continue reading

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A Holiday Trip To The Moon

This year’s holiday light display in central Madrid is designed to take spectators on a visual trip to the moon as they walk or ride along the Gran Via. Created by Brut Deluxe Studio, the repeating motif is a sequence … Continue reading

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Never Too Old For A Room Mate

These days when I’m visiting a city for more than four or five days, I prefer to rent an apartment over a hotel stay. I usually choose a local rental agency over Airbnb for the more reliable service in case … Continue reading

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