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Silent Sunday: The luxurious Burj al-Arab hotel in Dubai

The fabulous sail-shaped Burj al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the world’s most luxurious hotel.

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Silent Sunday: The Central Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam

The gorgeous Central Post Office in Saigon, Vietnam – designed by Alfred Foulhoux and Auguste Henri Vildieu in the late 19th century.

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Silent Sunday: The Art Nouveau Harbour Warehouse building in Oslo, Norway

Havnelageret, the Art Nouveau Harbour Warehouse building in Oslo, Norway

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One day in Saigon – a snapshot

My first day in deliciously chaotic Saigon features an evocative visit to the War Remnants Museum, a look at Independence Hall, the colonial architecture, and dodging the mad scooter traffic. Here’s a little Saigon photo gallery.

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Silent Sunday: Old Parliament House in Canberra

Old Parliament House Canberra

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Mtskheta, UNESCO in Georgia

As in Armenia and the rest of the Caucasus, the world heritage sites in Georgia are churches and monasteries, all about religious history and architecture. On my final day in Tbilisi, I hopped on a marshrutka for the half-hour trip to Mtskheta. This town has been continuously inhabited for more than 3000 years and was the […]

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Gdansk – a photo essay

In the centre of Gdansk’s Old Town is the 13th century Długi Targ – Long Market. Was Freistadt Danzig, the city’s name between the two world wars, this picturesque? Well, it didn’t look like this. Most of Gdansk was completely destroyed during World War II, and was rebuilt in the 1950s and 60s in a… well, I’m not sure exactly […]

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