After the bunker apartments, here’s another unique architectural concept . The idea of putting housing on top of a motorway has often been considered but Schlangenbader Strasse in Berlin is (so far) the only structure ever completed. More on this in a later post, but yes the motorway runs right through the place.
I know. You’re justifiably wondering why this ugly tower block is featured in our daily photo section, right? Well wonder no more – you already know that we’re die-hard James Bond fans and believe it or not there is a connection here. This place is called Trellick Tower and is found in North Kensington, London and [...]
My views on the actors prancing around on the actual site of Checkpoint Charlie are not exactly news to regular followers of Grown-up Travel Guide. Fortunately the rest of the area around Kochstrasse/Zimmerstrasse has finally got the memorials and exhibitions it deserves – although you still have to zigzag around the fake souvenir stalls of [...]
The highlight of an adventure-packed week in the Girona Pyrenees was a hot-air balloon ride over the area from La Garrotxa with the highly experienced folk at Vol de Coloms
The Roslund Meat Shop at Hietalahti Market Hall (or Hietalahden kauppahalli if you fancy asking for directions in Finnish)
Image (c) Park Inn Oslo Airport, Gardermoen This article is part three of the series “Trip diary: Three weeks on the road in Florida”: Teaser: New series starts this week Introduction: A three week road trip around Florida, June-July 2013 Hotel review: Park Inn Oslo Airport Flight report: Lufthansa New Business Class Frankfurt to Miami First [...]
Image © Andy Higgs, Grown-up Travel Guide 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Finland’s Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin books (ostensibly for children, but riddled with social commentary for adult readers too). The wheels of the marketing machine have begun to spin and a range of commemorative merchandise is already in the [...]
It’s not only nearly Christmas, it’s also nearly that other time of the year again. The end of the year, to be precise. Time for reflection on the last 365 days and to make resolutions for the next 365. And then there’s New Year’s Eve – and for me the London celebrations at Trafalgar Square are [...]