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Silent Retro Sunday: Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest

Palace of the Parliament (the former Palace of the People – Casa Poporului) in Bucharest, the world’s largest civilian building

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Andersen Hotel: Chic and urban in Copenhagen

I had certain reservations when I heard Andersen Hotel was located on the corner of Helgolandsgade and Istedgade. I’ve been in Copenhagen a million times, but rarely in this part of town. In fact, last time I was here, I was with of a group of curious fresh-faced teens, all gawking at the world of adult entertainment. [...]

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Silent Sunday: The magnificent Berlinerdom (Berlin Cathedral)

The magnificent Berlinerdom, the Supreme Parish and Cathedral Church, better known as Berlin Cathedral, on Museum Island.

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World at a Glance: Freddie Mercury in Montreux

I like Montreux, I really do. In my civil servant days, I frequently attended committee meetings in Geneva, and would sometimes stay here, not minding the twice daily one-hour train journey. Wandering along Lake Geneva’s waterfront, you won’t be lost for stunning scenery to rest your weary eyes on. There are towering mountains, clusters of [...]

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St Conan’s Kirk: a curious Scottish church

By Alexandra Redisch in Loch Awe St Conan’s Kirk must always have stunned visitors as it does me today. Although the church may look many centuries old, it was completed in 1930. The architect was Walter Campbell. Or architect… he had no formal training, but that didn’t stop him from creating this intriguing little kirk [...]

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Silent Sunday: Radcliffe Camera

The beautiful Radcliffe Camera, part of Oxford University’s Bodleian Library

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Geghard Monastery: carved from the mountain

Remember I wrote about the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral with the spectacular view of Mount Ararat? And a bit later, the monasteries at Haghpat and Sanahin? Armenia’s third world heritage site is Geghard Monastery with its scenic surrounding canyon, the Upper Azat Valley. As you may have noticed, all three of Armenia’s sites are churches, [...]

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