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Yerevan – a photo essay

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a segment in our Magic of Cities series. Well, wait no more. Enjoy these Yerevan photos. I utterly enjoyed this curious city in the Caucasus and it quickly climbed up the list of my favourite cities in the world. Yerevan is all about colour, water, music, life… [...]

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Washington DC by Instagram

As I write this, I’m sat on a huge bed in a huge bedroom in a huge hotel suite in Georgetown. I even have a fully equipped kitchen, (not that I need it, I’ve yet to switch on the kitchen light) and two huge TVs. But that’s as it should be, I suppose. Everything is [...]

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Helsinki by Instagram

Helsinki dear, Last time we met, it was February and the freezing rain was practically horizontal. Brr… Today, things are looking better. Summer seems to be over, it’s a chill in the air – and windy. But the sun has poked through the clouds more than once. That’s not bad for September. Not bad at [...]

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Tbilisi by Instagram

Ever heard of Tbilisi? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. It has been a while since I’ve written about – or indeed visited – any of Europe’s lesser-known capital cities, (you may remember Skopje, Pristina, Chisinau – or perhaps Kiev?) For a long time, I’ve been curious about the Caucasian countries, Europe’s final frontier, as [...]

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The old bridge in Mostar

This week’s #frifotos* theme is symbols. What first popped into my mind was Stari Most. I think the old bridge in Mostar is one of the most powerful symbols there is: of multiculturalism, of how people of different religions can co-exist, how reconciliation can actually work. There’s a Middle Eastern flavour to Mostar. No surprise, [...]

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New Orleans by Instagram

Earlier, I’ve told you of my first trip abroad – to New Orleans. As an eleven-year-old, I thought it was an exciting and exotic city; the colours, the smells, the people, the jazz, the streets, the shops, the horse-drawn carriages… I’ve always had a strange yearning to see the city again – through grown-up eyes, [...]

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Place Massena: Conversation in Nice

When you’re in Nice, be sure to stop by the city’s main square, Place Massena, at night, to see the seven continents converse in a language of colours.

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