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Three Little Venices Some Of Europe's Other Venices

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Venice conjures up the most intricately romantic images – from late night rendezvous hand-in-hand atop arched bridges to the enchanting rhythm of the canals as they push through to the Adriatic, helped along by the city’s most profoundly recognisable denizens – the Gondoliers. Therefore it’s understandable that other cities would want to be like it – all around the world …

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The Poet In The Jardin du Luxembourg Ossip Zadkine's Memorial To Paul Éluard

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Hidden in the western corner of the Jardin du Luxembourg amongst lush shrubbery and tall dark trees that block the sun, hides a poet. Rather, a surreal bronze depiction of the poet Paul Eluard, by the Russian-born artist Ossip Zadkine. The work is similar in style to Zadkine’s seminal work – ‘La ville detruite’ which stands in Rotterdam as a …

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Travel Photo: Alsacienne Rooftop

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We’ve just arrived in the Alsace region of France and are somewhat flabbergasted by everything that we see. After a year in and out of Florence, surrounded by the renaissance and bearing witness to the burying of its treasures under a sea of international students and selfie-stick sellers, there could be no better escape than this beautiful, tranquil, and green …