Europe

Goin' Beatnik

21/07/2017 17:22
In the late seventies and early eighties, finished adolescence without understanding what happened during military service, it was time to discover the first books published is this part of Europe about a then little known generation of rebels without a cause, which, also here, launched some young...

Onyar River Houses

07/07/2017 09:23
It is one of the most known Girona landmarks, the facades looming to the Onyar River reflecting their colourful facades on the waters along city’s bridges. Although actually they are not properly the facades but the back of the buildings that were built from the Rambla and Argenteria Street, along...

The Heaven's Embassy

16/06/2017 17:13
It’s a state within a state occupying only a little bit of a city, just half one square kilometre. The Vatican is like a Heaven’s Kingdom embassy on Earth. No other religion aspires to such earthly legation. A state with such dimensions must necessarily generate some curious facts. It is the only...

In the Land of Foie Gras

13/04/2017 10:12
Dordogne matches roughly with the old Perigord province in France's Aquitaine. It deserves the visit for its gentle landscapes cut by their placid rivers, for its rich and varied cuisine and wines despite not being recognized as those of Bordeaux or Burgundy. Also for its many castles, one of them,...

London Hampstead

20/02/2017 10:24
Hampstead Village is an elegant neighbourhood in Camden borough, north London, which also has one of the largest green areas of the City, Hampstead Heath. Residence of wealthy families also attracted artists, painters and poets to found their inspiration here. The first news of the place appeared...

On Ebro River Meanders

31/01/2017 10:43
In Ribera Baja shire, in Aragon, Spain, the river runs lazily on a layer of clay and limestone that forcing it to squirm on their way down to the Mediterranean, forming sinuous meanders one after another, winding among towns that live on the waters. And so, it meanders that the straight line...

A Place Called Granyena

30/12/2016 16:58
Granyena de Segarra is a small town where scarcely one hundred and forty souls live. It gathers on the southern slope of a hill standing out among the wavy plains where cereal grows in Lleida lands, in the shadow of an ancient Templar fortress. In 1054, when the town was frontier with Al Andalus...

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...
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