Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

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Towers that symbolise the power of finance and commerce at Canary Wharf in London (photo by hidden europe).

Of turrets and towers

From radio towers in Moscow, to the ancient pigeon towers of Isfahan, towers are things to be celebrated and explored. We look at some of Europe's finest, and take a close look at towers along the route of the Great Western Railway from London to ...
An early experiment in surrealism, this extraordinary 'palace' graces a garden in the French village of Hauterives. It was built by the local postman (photo © Milosk50 / dreamstime.com).

Architecture of deceit

A new book called 'Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravanganzas' inspires us to explore Europe's architecture of deceit. We find buildings conceived with no purpose at all, and others where exterior design deludes as to the real purpose of the ...