Tag Archives: Europe

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Apartments built atop the Autobahn, Berlin, Germany

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.

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Trellick Tower, London, England

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 [...]

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Checkpoint Charlie guardhouse, Berlin, Germany

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 [...]

Hotel Review – Park Inn Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway

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 [...]

Grown-up Travel Guide Daily Photo: Moomin espresso, Helsinki, Finland

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 [...]