Architecture and art, North America

AMAZEing – Labyrinth of light takes over downtown Toronto

I’m a big fan of urban art projects, and I’m a bit ashamed to say I just now found about about AMAZE. As part of the one-day outdoor art festival Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, design and research labUNSTABLE installed AMAZE, a 3,230-square-foot 3D labyrinth of light and shadow. Unfortunately, the whole thing lasted for only one day – 3 October. I know, I’m a slowpoke. But it was pretty surprising that they installed this complex thing,…

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Architecture and art, Western Europe

The Sleek and Beautiful Design of Munich’s subway

OK, I’m officially declaring this week Subway Week. After I shared with you the imposing beauty of the Moscow underground and the artistic metro of Stockholm, it’s time for a change of style: let’s take a look at the sleek design of Munich’s subway. The U-Bahn, as the subway is called in Germany, stands for Untergrundbahn or “underground railway“. The Munich U-Bahn began operation in 1971, pretty late compared to other large European cities. The Munich…

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Architecture and art, Mediterranean

The Interesting Story of the Stairs from the Tower of Pisa

We all know the story of the leaning Tower of Pisa – its remarkable architecture, rich history, and of course, its tilt. But this is not an article about the Tower of Pisa, you can read thousands of those on the internet. This is a story of some stairs from the tower – here’s what 500 years of walking up the marble stairs did to them. Marble is not a very sturdy construction rock, and all…

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Architecture and art, Scandinavia

The World’s Longest Art Gallery: The Artistic Stockholm Metro

A few days ago we were telling you about the amazingly beautiful metro in Moscow, but now it’s time for something different. As you’d expect, Stockholm is not a city where traditional art thrives – the Swedes love their modern art, and this is visible in many subway stations in their capital. The first line of the Stockholm metro opened in 1950, and today the system has 100 stations in use, of which 47 are underground…

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Americas, Architecture and art

Live out your Fairytale Fantasy in this Dreamy Airbnb Treehouse in Atlanta

In case you’re not familiar with Airbnb, they offer a lot of unique and inspiring places to stay, but this dreamy treehouse is simply the cherry on the cake. The treehouse consists of 3 separate rooms, each connected by rope-bridges. Located in Atlanta, the Secluded Intown Treehouse comprises three rustic cabins connected by suspended rope bridges and decorated with twinkling fairy lights. The construction is also very eco-friendly, being built from recovered materials – like all treehouses…

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Architecture and art, Eastern Europe, Europe

The Amazingly Beautiful Metro Stations in Moscow

1. Kiyevskaya Metro Station Moscow is an amazing city which should definitely be on the top of your ‘To Visit’ cities; but while many know about the attractions in Moscow, not so many are aware that the Russian capital has some of the most beautiful metro stations in the world. 2. Mayakovskaya Metro Station The subway is the brainchild of the tsars, but it was only built by Stalin, whose idea to make the city’s metro…

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Architecture and art, Europe, Sightseeing, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

Venice – the best time you’ll have getting lost

Because you most certainly will get lost. In most of the situations, it’s not even a matter of time – there’s too much challenge even for a great map to save from this. Yet what you should wonder if whether or not you want to be saved. You see, I’m all for planned travels, I believe they reflect our interest for the locations. But Venice is the exception that I’d always advice people to make…

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Architecture and art, Financing & Budget, Travel Tips, Uncategorized

The world’ most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, now available for you

  Accio Hogwarts             Since Halloween is coming, we thought that instead of giving you ideas of what to wear, we could help you immerse in a completely fictional universe. The good thing is that you don’t need any special qualifications to enter the Harry Potter universe. If you’ve been waiting a day too much for your letter to Hogwarts, it’s time to visit it without any special invitation. From muggles to top wizards, anybody can…

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Architecture and art, Middle East, Sightseeing, Trekking

The cradle of Central Asian civilization – a short guide to Uzbekistan

It’s the cradle of culture of Central Asia – all infused with history, from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Itchan Kala at Khiva to its capital city Tashkent. Wandering around and getting lost in the local atmosphere means discovering new things every time: that Uzbekistan is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world (along with Liechtenstein); that Tashkent’s metro features chandeliers, marble pillars and ceilings, granite, and engraved metal, it’s been called…

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Architecture and art, Eastern Europe, Europe

Aesthetic of ugliness – abandoned USSR buildings

USSR left its mark on the worldwide history and culture (or lack thereof) and this is a fact. While the historical facts are highly popular and often thought of as too obsolete to draw any more attention, the social sides of the story are often left out. Here’s why there are photographers all around the world preoccupied with telling a visual story of the kid of mark the communism actually left. ……

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