The map of São Miguel island could be easily drawn as a set of patterns which cover the main streets and plazas.
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The Futuristic Concert Hall of Porto
The only concert hall in the world with two walls made entirely of glass, the concert hall of Porto casts the city in a new light.
In most places I’ve lived across Europe, I’ve moved after a few months, two years max. But Barcelona, after almost three years since I am calling this city home – well Barcelona is still fascinating me.
The colder the weather outside, the warmer and more welcoming feels this bohemian city filled with great architecture, art and some of the best eateries I’ve ever tried across Europe.
Barcelona. Museu Blau
A triangular mass of dark-blue concrete split in places to reveal reflective glass planes, Museu Blau is a presence hard to ignore.
A stunning little town in the Istria Peninsula, north of Croatia, Rovinj is bordered on three sides by the Adriatic Sea, and dominated by a Venetian-style campanile.
Bilbao. Along the River
I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Bilbao. It is much talked about – still the opinions can get divergent, sometimes even too divergent. I was expecting a cosmopolitan city with a nice modern area nothing but ugly industrial districts around…
Bilbao. Azkuna Zentroa
Azkuna is a nice centre to see in Bilbao. There’s coffee at Hola Bar and a cool rooftop terrace with city views and a bar (La Terraza). The exterior is from over 100 years ago and the interior is completely refurbished. Philippe Starck is the man behind the transformation of the Alhóndiga building (alhondigabilbao.com), anContinue reading “Bilbao. Azkuna Zentroa”
Bilbao. The Guggenheim
Since it opened, more than 20 years ago, the Guggenheim has held over one hundred exhibitions and received over ten million visitors. And it is something pretty unique. It is iconic for vanguard architecture and stands out as a symbol of how a city can re-invent itself. Today the Bilbao or Guggenheim effect means heavy cultural investment thatContinue reading “Bilbao. The Guggenheim”