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

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 […]

Architecture Finds in Oxford, UK

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 […]

Tower Bridge, London – Visit this historical feat of Engineering

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Pyramids of Giza – 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 […]

The Jewish Museum – Berlin, Germany

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 […]

Gellért Spa – Budapest, Hungary

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 […]

Grand Canyon – Arizona, USA.

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 […]

Elizabeth Tower “Big Ben” – London, UK

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 […]

Pompidou Centre – Paris, France

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 […]