• Delirious about Dalí? A Retrospective in Madrid

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    If you’re lucky enough to be in Madrid this summer, then you’ll be positively spoilt for choice if art appreciation is something of a passion. Not only do you have an absolute wealth of wonders in the Prado Museum, not only do you have the delightful Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza with its Pissarro exhibition (running until...

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    Helsinki & Riga – The 2013 Tall Ships Races

    by  • July 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This summer sees the 2013 Tall Ships Races arrive in the Baltic Sea, a most arresting sight for all those fortunate to witness over 100 magnificent seafaring vessels brought together in the ports of Helsinki and Riga over the coming days. The Tall Ships Races was first organised in 1956, in part as a...

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    Nice – a superb base for a longer break

    by  • July 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The beautiful city of Nice has plenty to offer the tourist who is visiting for a few days.  Just wandering along the Promenade des Anglais under the palm trees or mooching around the little shops and cafes of the old town can fill a day or two. For those keen on art Nice can...

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    The Weird and Wonderful Architecture of Europe

    by  • July 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A short while ago, we took a look at some of Europe’s most famous examples of modernist architecture, from Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the colourful pipes adorning the exterior of Paris’ Centre Pompidou. And yet, our research threw up so many striking, original and simply fabulous pieces of architectural genius, we...

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    City and scenery – a winning combination

    by  • July 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Try to think of some of the world’s most scenic cities and the names which spring to mind might include places such as Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Vancouver and San Francisco.  These cities all have their own very individual identity but also have a lot in common.  Their coastal location with a backdrop...

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    The Brosella Folk & Jazz Festival – Brussels

    by  • July 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Celebrating its 37th year, this weekend sees the annual international Brosella Folk and Jazz Festival take place at the open-air Théâtre de Verdure in Brussels. This is small but delightfully intimate festival which celebrates some of the upcoming names in both the world of folk and jazz, set in beautifully verdant surroundings against a...

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    Introducing Antwerp

    by  • July 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Following in the footsteps of its Dutch neighbour, Belgium is busily making preparations for the abdication of King Albert II and the succession of his son, Crown Prince Philippe, to the throne on July 21st, Belgium’s national day. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be taking a look at Belgium’s many treasures which...

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    Malta – A Most Magical Movie Set

    by  • July 9, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Whether it’s the streets of London, Las Vegas’ legendary Strip or the Hollywood sign set high in the hills above Los Angeles, we’re more than used to seeing iconic city landmarks brought to life on the silver screen. And yet the quiet, unassuming Mediterranean islands of Malta, Comino and Gozo have long served as...

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    Bridging the Gap

    by  • July 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Often a backdrop for many a city view, Europe plays host to some of the oldest, most famous and most photographed bridges in the world. Be it a picturesque little bridge crossing the canals of Amsterdam or Bruges, an important piece of architectural heritage, a touristic hotspot, an iconic landmark, a strategic crossing point...

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