Europe

Cotentin, West of Normandy

01/11/2016 11:26
At bird's eye view, would seem a huge breakwater, and there’s something about this. Contains Atlantic waters fury before becoming the marine currents that runs throughout the Channel. It is an extension of the Armorican Massif and has seen since the Roman legions to American paratroopers. Flavius...

Van Gogh in Arles

01/09/2016 10:40
Dutch painter's relationship with Arles was peculiar and productive. Essentially productive. Only in the period he spent in Arles concluded about three hundred canvases, sketches and drawings. It was the most prolific and highest quality in his short career. In Provence he sought light and he found...

Baron Taylor's Litographs

03/06/2016 09:10
For nearly sixty years Baron Taylor led a large team of writers, artists and engravers who produced a vast inventory of historical and monumental French heritage published in twenty four volumes. Isidore Justin Severin Taylor, born in Brussels in August 1789 and Baron since he was named as such by...

Sideways

21/04/2016 08:11
Willingly or not the city of Logroño is linked to the wine produced in one of the Spanish best-known appellations of origin. It also belongs to the pilgrimage route that leads, on the French way, the pilgrims to Santiago. A stop over that can be quietly passed between fine Rioja wines. Winemaking...

Bremen, Museums & Musicians

11/02/2016 15:36
The city joined intermittently to the trade federation known as Hanseatic League, from its harbour sailed thousands of migrants bound for the new world and there came to shelter the famous musicians heroes of Brothers Grimm tale. Today, not far to being a city-state, is along its port, Federal...

The Tower Bridge

29/01/2016 11:19
Neither the latest nor the greatest, but it is certainly the best recognized by the structure of the two neo-Gothic towers that support it. Its the silhouette contained in some famous Brit comedies logo. Tower Bridge is crossed daily by over forty thousand people and is a consolidated icon of the...

Florence from the Campanile

23/12/2015 19:07
Visitor is warned. There is no elevator. In return there is any other thing than 414 steps leading inexorably to the top of the Giotto’s bell tower, 270 feet above the ground. Following one after another, passing through narrow windows that provide an indication about the view that will extend...

Exhausting Saint Sulpice

10/12/2015 10:46
George Perec, the inimitable writer born in Paris, in his effort to describe things that are not worth telling, that what happens when nothing happens, tried to take a census and list about whatever existed or happened in Saint Sulpice Square. All this ended embodied in the publication, in 1975, An...

London's Little Venice

02/06/2015 10:58
South of London's Maida Vale stretches a residential area bathed by the waters of a canal. For the visitor it is a nice walk that leads through houseboats, the large green area of Regent's Park and the Zoo up to Camden Lock, or all the way round. Actually is more reminiscent to Amsterdam waterways,...

The Free City of Augsburg

23/02/2015 19:27
Its name betrays its Roman origin; it was Augusta Vindelicorum in the Rhaetia province founded in the year 15 of our era by Drusus and Tiberius by Emperor Augustus order.  It was free imperial city linked to the Holy Roman Empire for five hundred years. It is the third oldest city in modern...

Normandy Impressions

17/12/2014 18:25
Something must to be in Normandy light, something must convey its skies or something must to be reflected in its waters. That something attracted a handful of portrait and landscape painters at the end of the nineteenth century, in full swing of the Art Nouveau and in the tourism that were taking...

A Shard on the Clouds

14/08/2014 17:06
In September 2007, start the Southwark Towers wrecking works, an office complex twenty four stories high. It was paving the way, literally, to develop the project of the Genoese architect Renzo Piano, a sliver of glass that would tear the sky clouds above London. And that's what happened on...

Gateway to Heaven: Top 3 Airports in the UK

09/06/2014 11:23
The role of airports in travel goes beyond runways and the endless conveyor belts. According to Wendy Waters of All About Cities, “for a city to attract and retain corporations with national and global ties — as well as talented people to work for them — efficient, functional airports that are...

A June 6, seven o'clock in the morning

05/06/2014 16:46
On the screen, private Braeburn, dizzy, vomits on the barge wet floor. McCloskey mocks while Sergeant Randall puts them in place. Me, the private Bill Taylor, observe them indifferent, thirty seconds left to open the front door of the boat and land. We'll have to run to catch unscathed the Cliffs...

The Whitechapel Murders

12/05/2014 10:59
Dear Boss, I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they won’t fix me just yet. I have laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track. Grand work the last job was. I gave the lady no time to squeal. How can they catch me now. I love my work and want to...
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