Not a day passes without news of a religious conflict somewhere in the world. But there was a time and place where Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived together peacefully – where ideas were exchanged on art, architecture, science, and yes, even religion.
It’s been hammered into our malleable brains since childhood, so of course, we all eat nutritious fruits and veggies for a healthy body. At least that’s what most of us like to tell ourselves.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all! For the past 5 years we’ve been traveling and hunting for hearts with our cameras. We search for hearts in unusual architecture, charming sculptures, controversial street art, avant-garde fashion, funky foods, gorgeous gates, people’s front yards, and even some unmentionable places – basically nothing is off limits.
You gotta love big, buff guys sportin’ pageboys and holding glowing globes. I mean, really. And you’ll find these stoic, Prince Valiant look-alikes standing guard in front of Helsinki’s Central Railway Station.
It’s beautiful, but is it art? Even though it’s a bridge tower, we say yes. This is one of the towers from the Ravenel Bridge on the Cooper River in Charleston, South Carolina.
We, and much of the rest of the world, were introduced to Bill Bryson’s work in his hilarious Notes From a Small Island. We were living in London at the time, and could absolutely relate to his quirky take on being an American abroad.
After 6 years of blogging, we realize that when it comes to post popularity, there’s always the roulette effect: posts that we think will be popular aren’t, and vice versa. Well, the wheel has stopped spinning for 2016, our readers have placed their bets, and here are the 5 most popular posts for the year.
A hot breeze rustles the jungle foliage, and birds flit about noiselessly. The jungle silence envelopes the ancient stonework, and even the normally chattering tour groups have lowered their voices.