Tag Archives: Rome

Detour for Free This Summer

The very popular location-aware travel guide app Detour usually cost $5, but for the rest of this summer it’s absolutely free. With 16 U.S. and international cities currently covered, including NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, and Paris, the audio walking … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead To Rome

University of Chicago geography major Sasha Trubetskoy created this clever metro map-styled visualization of major Roman roads circa 125 AD. Although he admits to taking some liberties with road names, it’s a brilliant idea. You can learn more about his … Continue reading

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The World At Night

French photographer Genaro Bardy travels to great cities to capture them devoid of inhabitants. His single-minded project, Desert in the City, is chronicled in an upcoming book of the same name that he hopes to fund on Kickstarter. He manages … Continue reading

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Any Given Book

Any Given Book is an exciting book art project which has brought together sculptors, street artists, photographers, cartoonists, and painters. Rome’s White Noise Gallery has curated the unusual show of book art. The participating artists have each brought an idiosyncratic take … Continue reading

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Hang On To Your Wallet

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A veritable travel bucket list

London-based, Italian illustrator and graphic designer Daniele Simonelli created the charming poster below of fifteen cities with their iconic landmarks for the travel app Great Little Place. You can see more of his terrific work here and you can check … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead To Rome

A team of intrepid data visualizers at the Stuttgart-based urban design lab Moovel Lab decided to test the ancient maxim : All roads lead to Rome. Using open-source digital maps, they layered a grid of cells on a map of … Continue reading

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It’s a Lonely Planet

Today, the premier issue of the new Lonely Planet magazine hits the newsstands in the United States. You may be saying to yourself: “but I’ve seen copies of the Lonely Planet magazine all over the world for years”—and you would … 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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