Amsterdam in Numbers

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Hermitage Amsterdam

Amsterdam in Numbers     What would a city be if you wouldn’t know its numbers? It’s the same with Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, so let’s see have a quick look at what the numbers have to say about this city in The Netherlands. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam. Some prettier than others, some long and some small. If … Read More

Oscar Niemeyer: Commemoration Of A Pioneer

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This week the architect Oscar Niemeyer shortly came into the news because of a fire that hit the Latin America Memorial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which was designed by him. An incident that coincidentally happens in the week we commemorate the death of the architect, who was one of the pioneers of modern architecture and the use of concrete in … Read More

Stockholm’s Gamla Stan – Back Into History

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Stockholm Gamla Stan

  Stockholm’s Gamla Stan – Back Into History   Many guidebooks will recommend you to start your Stockholm explorations in the heart of the city, in the Old Town: ‘Gamla Stan’. Given that it was here that the history of the current Swedish capital started, it’s a very logical recommendation. The only problem with this advice is that every single … Read More

Stockholm Fun and Quirky Facts

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Stockholm Fun and Quirky Facts   # THE LOG ISLAND The name of Stockholm literally speaking means the log island – log in Swedish is “stock”, while “holm” means, obviously, island. Legend has it that when Sigtuna – the old capital of what started to be referred to as Sweden – got into problems with bandit gangs attacking it, the … Read More

Stockholm’s Östermalm – The Hyped Side of Town

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Stockholm centre

. Stockholm’s Östermalm – The Hyped Side of Town   There’s one central Stockholm borough with a more upscale reputation than all others combined: Östermalm. It’s not so strange: it’s here the Swedish royalties are hanging out in their youth, living the high life in the bars and clubs in this area with their friends. But the area is certainly … Read More

My Personal Relationship to Florence and its Art

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Citta-di-Firenze

. Art Destination Florence My Personal Relationship to Florence and its Art . It’s all very personal really. But what can you do if you’re personally attached to a place, to the extent that it somehow defined parts of your life, influenced the choices you made? For me, that’s how my relationship to Florence is. It’s true that with the … Read More