11 most popular Instagrams in February and March 2015

For this instalment of our popular Instagrams series, I'm posting the photos directly, as Instagram's embed function seems to be a hit-and-miss operation. Photos appear - or not - depending on browsers, or possibly the platform's #instamood. Well, we can't have that. Dubai featured heavily [...]

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 [...]

The tallest building in the world

Are you intrigued by ingenious architecture? World records? Then Burj Khalifa is just the place for you. The first time I was in town, the tallest building in the world was not yet completed. Its proposed height was a well-guarded secret and the working title [...]

2015-02-12T12:33:37+00:0010 February 2015|Art and architecture, Dubai|

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 [...]

2018-11-02T09:32:13+00:004 February 2015|Art and architecture, Poland, Travel photos|

World at a Glance: The fountains of Bern

Bern is one of Europe's more unassuming capital cities. Like Canberra is overshadowed by Sydney and Melbourne, all the attention here goes to big sisters Zurich and Geneva. In fact, if asked What is the capital of Switzerland? in a pub quiz, I'll bet many [...]

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 [...]

2014-09-10T16:24:41+01:0010 September 2014|Art and architecture, Scotland|
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