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Coppa Club Tower Bridge Igloos in London

Winter Walking Tour – London

This tour I have outlined is a self guided walking tour with a focus on Architecture, Food stops and of course Christmas based events! This means it’s a very budget friendly tour as you are simply seeing the sights, and I have been sure to […]

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Hidden Gem – Hyde Park, London

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Every year a new pavilion is built by a famous Architect or Designer, in London’s Hyde Park. The temporary structures are erected in 6 months and are then open to the public for 3. This year’s pavilion has had it’s stay […]

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Venice, Italy – It’s not always a tourist trap!

I know what you’re thinking…Venice is over-crowded, smelly and expensive! Well there is a way to beat all that. Visit in the winter! Now being from the UK I am used to chilly/wet days, but the weather was stunningly bright in Venice, and we went […]

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What a way to see the Golden Gate Bridge!

Another fantastic bridge this week! Golden Gate Bridge is located in San Francisco, California and is a must see. History and Architecture This bridge was famous for being the world’s longest suspension bridge when it was constructed back in 1937. An impressive 80,000 miles of […]

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Louvre Pyramids at Dusk - Paris

Musée du Louvre, Paris – Want a quiet time to visit?

The Musée du Louvre is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Paris. The extensive galleries of classic art have earned its prestigious status. One of the biggest draws to the museum is the Mona Lisa painting that is on display here. History The museum […]

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Colourful Oxford Architecture

Architecture Finds in Oxford, UK

This week I wanted to focus on a city rather than a specific building or place. I thought what better place to start than gorgeous Oxford. As an architecture geek, Oxford was perfect for me. There are fantastic looking buildings everywhere you go. Oxford recognised […]

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Tower Bridge London

Tower Bridge, London – Visit this historical feat of Engineering

As you will begin to learn, I love bridges! Some fantastic engineering feats have been realised through bridge design and construction. Tower Bridge is a perfect example of this. History and Architecture Over 50 designs were submitted for the bridge back in the 1800’s. Horace […]

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The Sphinx - Cairo Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza – Cairo, Egypt

Today’s Archi-Find is an ancient one. The Pyramids of Giza were built around 4500 years ago and although there are theories about how they were built, with the basic tools available back then, it’s still not clear exactly how it was done in the relatively […]

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Big Ben and Houses of Parliament London

Elizabeth Tower “Big Ben” – London, UK

After the 1834 fire that wiped out most of the Parliamentary buildings in London, the plan was started to build “Big Ben” as part of the reconstruction. The Clock Tower was built in a time of Gothic Revival Architecture in England and was finished in […]

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Pompidou Centre Paris Exterior

Pompidou Centre – Paris, France

Opened in February 1977 the centre was an instant success. Built to house a multidisciplinary cultural centre that would include a public reading library, a music centre plus modern and contemporary art exhibitions. In 1992 a reorganisation meant that the centre would also include a […]

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