Category Archives: architecture

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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Losing it in the Louvre

And for my first post from La France… yeah I’m going to have a whine. And it’s all very hypcritical of me really because basically I am bemoaning tourism in 2017 despite clearly being a tourist myself. But I have to be honest, the experience of visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris, probably the most famous museum in the entire

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – National Museum of Decorative Arts

So. This is another truly remarkable building in the Argentinian capital, Buenos Aires. Now, one could be easily fooled by the title, couldn’t one? I mean, it sounds like a few mostly beige rooms with fancy cups that definitely wouldn’t be on my list of places to see. In fact, if my wife hadn’t been dead set on going to

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Buildings of Buenos Aires – Palacio Paz

South America has some amazing historical buildings. Yes – many are colonial and perhaps a remnant of a darker past, but others are newer and many just blow your socks off. One such building is the Palacio Paz in Buenos Aires. And if you are looking to have your mind blown by a combination of incredible architecture with some seriously

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