Category Archives: architecture

City Rumble – Cairo Versus Amman

Let’s head to the Middle East for today’s ‘City Rumble’, I am surprised I haven’t included Cairo in a City Rumble before, and I don’t think I’ve really posted about Amman before at all. So anyways, here we are with the capitals of Egypt and Amman facing off against each other. They are, on the face of it, very different

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Accommodation Review – KP Heritage Haveli, Jodphur

I had extremely good luck whilst in India this year, most of the places I stayed at were really good, and the KP Heritage Haveli in Jodhpur was no exception. In fact, this one was really special as it was a special building, in a busy part of a great city, with exceptional views of the hills and the Jodphur

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In Search of Stalin’s Seven Sisters

Ever since I visited Russia earlier this year, and to be more precise Moscow, I wanted to do a post on ‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’. It’s the sort of thing that appeals to me I guess – something to see, to hunt out in a city and say you saw them all. What are Stalin’s Seven Sisters? Well, they are seven

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – Palacio Barolo

Perhaps one of the most interesting places that I found when I visited Buenos Aires was the incredible Palacio Barolo, a 22-floor building mostly in white completed in 1923 when Argentina was living in a booming economy. At the time, and for the next 13 years, it was the tallest building in Buenos Aires at 100 metres in height. Today

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Cologne’s Amazing Cathedral

Europe is not short on cathedrals and churches, it must be said. From the grandiose, gargantuan cathedrals such as St Peter’s in Rome to the tiniest little countryside church, spanning centuries of building, there are so many to visit when you go to Europe it’s no wonder we all get sick of ‘oh, another church’ sooner or later. But personally

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Georgia Through My Lens – Part Two

Continuing from last week’s look at my Georgian pictures, I present a selection from November and December of 2011. The weather changed quickly in November, with rain, freezing temperatures and snow seemingly coming from nowhere. I made a few trips into Batumi from the village I was living in, Jikhanjuri, including for a wedding where there was dancing, drinking, more

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Sunday Spotlight – Rouen

Hello and welcome to another ‘Sunday Spotlight’! This time I go back to June this year, so not far back at all really! To France, to Normandy, to a small city with a past tied up with perhaps France’s most revered woman – Joan D’Arc. If you want to learn about Joan of Arc, well there are plenty of opportunities

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