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Coppa Club Tower Bridge Igloos in London

Winter Walking Tour – London

This tour I have outlined is a self guided London 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 […]

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Yosemite National Park Mirror Lake

1 Day in Yosemite National Park – California, USA

Now I know what you are thinking, “Just 1 day in Yosemite! Are you mad?”. Honestly, I could spend weeks in Yosemite, surrounded by it’s towering mountains and calming rivers, but you don’t always have the luxury of time. And so that, my friend, is […]

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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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Cheddar Gorge, UK – Hikes, Caves and Cheese!

Another Nature-Find this week and what a find it is! Cheddar Gorge is just a short drive from Bristol so it is great for a day trip. The village is full of history, from the formation of the Gorge, to the creation of Cheddar Cheese; […]

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Zaha Hadid Mathematics Exhibition Science Museum

Zaha Hadid at the Science Museum – London

The Winton Gallery is a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London, designed by Zaha Hadid. The gallery was designed to show how mathematics informs our lives, from travel through to Architecture. Architecture and Design Zaha Hadid Architects were commissioned to design this exhibition […]

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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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Durdle Door Cove - UK

Durdle Door – UK. A natural limestone archway, born to the Jurassic Coast.

This stunning Nature Find was something I had to see for myself. The unusual formation in the rock is a majestic sight and it’s peaceful sitting on the beach in awe of it. The curve of the coast line frames the arch with clear blue […]

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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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Looking up in the Jewish Museum Berlin

The Jewish Museum – Berlin, Germany

The Jewish Museum in Berlin was designed by Architect Daniel Libeskind and opened in 2001. It has been built in a deconstructivist style and its harsh exterior is a clear message about what is contained within. Before the exhibition was even placed inside, the building […]

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Indoor thermal bath at Gellert Spa Budapest

Gellért Spa – Budapest, Hungary

The Gellért Spa is certainly one for the to-do list in Budapest. Although it opened nearly 100 years ago in 1918, the thermal bath tradition in Budapest stems back to the 13th century, and the waters were used by the Roman’s dating back to the […]

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South Kalibab Trailhead Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon – Arizona, USA.

The first Nature-Find of the series. On our road trip we visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Most people don’t visit the North Rim and then still around only 5% of visitors actually descend down into the canyon. We hiked down from the […]

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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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