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Europe: street art Brussels - Bonom

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Explore _Kriebel_'s photos on Flickr. _Kriebel_ has uploaded 59804 photos to Flickr.

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Beyond London Life
an eclectic selection from places beyond London's Borders
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Welcome !

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Welcome to Beyond London Life!

 

 

 

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This year our travels, both real and virtual, will take us beyond the borders of London. We are excited by the prospect and hope to bring you something mad and magical from around the globe.Expect eclectic and quirky.

 

 

 And to whet your appetite, why not download this Lonely Planet ebook for free

 

 http://media.lonelyplanet.com/pdfs/Around_the_world_40_Lonely_Planet_Bloggers.pdf

 

Get in touch

 

Guest bloggers always welcome!

bestoflondonlife@aol.com

 

I'd love to hear from you

Happy Travels!

 

Ursula

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NZ: House Truck Transforms Into Castle

This is a house truck that you have to see to believe. Completely road legal, this off-the-grid house truck folds out and transforms into a fantasy castle. T...
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Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service

Japan's robot hotel: a dinosaur at reception, a machine for room service | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
The Henn na – or Weird Hotel – has opened in Japan where guests check in with robots which also deliver their luggage to rooms
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France: A Portal to Bygone Bohemian Paris in the Oldest House of Montmartre

France: A Portal to Bygone Bohemian Paris in the Oldest House of Montmartre | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
I'm always looking for a taste of la vie bohème and ways to immerse myself in old world Paris; dare I say it's become a bit of a habit of mine. So when
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Organic Holidays, Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, Lodge Accommodation and Bungalows, Hotel, San Isidro de Penas Blancas, San Ramon. Costa Rica. Central America

Organic Holidays, Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, Lodge Accommodation and Bungalows, Hotel, San Isidro de Penas Blancas, San Ramon. Costa Rica. Central America | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Organic Holidays: Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, Central America. organic [bio] food and produce is used when possible.
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3 Gastronomic Reasons for a Day Trip to France

3 Gastronomic Reasons for a Day Trip to France | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

"It may come as a surprise to many who live in the UK that right on the doorstep of England is a gastronomic delight called Pas de Calais. This little region has much to offer day trippers and visitors who are food lovers. From street markets and supermarkets to specialist gourmet food shops and artisan producers of cheese, wine, chocolate, cakes, bread, meat and vegetables – everything you need for a fabulous French feast…"

 

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The Netherlands: 8 reasons to visit - without going to Amsterdam

The Netherlands: 8 reasons to visit  - without going to Amsterdam | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
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BLL likes this alternative take on a trip to The Netherlands. 

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Italy: Trento Tunnel Exhibition: A unique perspective on cinema and the first world war

Italy: Trento Tunnel Exhibition: A unique perspective on cinema and the first world war | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

 

 

"This is a guest post for Silent London by Neil Brand, writer, composer, silent film accompanist and TV and radio presenter.

 

 

Deep beneath the mountains of the Trentino range of Italy and Austria’s Dolomites lies one of the most extraordinary exhibits, in one of the most extraordinary galleries, in the world. One walks into a gigantic road tunnel, through a curtain and into one of the most potent and gripping representations of WWI cinema anywhere on the planet. From the very first image (from the Imperial War Museum) as a real shell strikes a galloping troop of British field artillery, leaving dead horses and soldiers on the field as the smoke clears, we are in the binary world of WWI “reality” as seen by the cameras of the time and the imaginations of those who came after."

 

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Austria: Street art and staying anonymous - a TABBY street art/ graffiti guide

An inside look on how to do street art/ spray paint/ graffiti without being recognized. A TABBY guide/ interview TABBYthis.com Music by Ronald Jenkees
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Spain: Clever interactive street art by Spanish artist Pejac

Spain: Clever interactive street art by Spanish artist Pejac | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

"Spanish artist Pejac creates street art that are thought provoking and simplistic. He often uses silhouettes in his works which creates a lasting impact on the viewers mind. Pejac is conversant in all medium from canvas to wall murals.  His minimalistic style and ability to use the surrounding as part of his artwork is something that makes his works noticeable."


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love it. thanks for all of this. It's wonderful!
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Japan: The Royal House | 華麗なる一族

Japan: The Royal House | 華麗なる一族 | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
A house in the middle of the forest is reminiscent of the adventures of Hansel and Gretel. This one is unfortunately not made of gingerbread, but maybe we will discover an old witch and her stupendous stories?

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Fascinating!

Here's Part Two

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USA: Artist turns used paintbrushes into ladies from famous paintings

USA: Artist turns used paintbrushes into ladies from famous paintings | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

"For San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto, a paintbrush isn’t just her medium, it’s her canvas as well. Instead of just painting to create an artwork, she uses brushes as artworks themselves! By carving out the handles of used paintbrushes, she turns these unsuspecting materials into the ladies from famous paintings, complete with skirts and dresses made from bristles soaked in paint.

‘These works play with notions of re-forming beauty and value’, says Szeto. ‘I use humble, end-of-life, mass-produced materials inspired by my experience as a faux finisher. The paintbrush is self-referential, acting as both subject and object. It refers to the history of painting, through the medium of paint, with its own tool’."

 

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Italy - Five Must-Visit Trattorias in Rome

Italy - Five Must-Visit Trattorias in Rome | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

 

"A trattoria in Italy is a casual eating establishment, one that serves mid-priced quality food and offers a comfortable retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world without. More often than not, trattorias (or trattorie) are family-run establishments, which makes them less formal than many ristoranti. A lot of visitors love them because they are unpretentious, providing a relaxed atmosphere to diners as well as a variety of dishes depending on what produce are in season at the moment.

 

If you haven’t had the chance to visit Rome yet but you are planning to go there soon, do check out the trattorias we have on this list. Take note that it is always best to make a reservation so that you can be sure you’ll have a seat when you visit."

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Some new places to try, when next in Rome.

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New Zealand: Tree Church

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Designed to show how an instant garden can be created using a Tree-Spade, the Tree Church gardens and Labyrinth walk is a welcomed retreat from society.
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The world: archiveglobalmelt

The world: archiveglobalmelt | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
+ 02 507 82 00
Brussels
Melting Ice –
A Hot Topic: Envisioning Change
October 6, 2007-January 6, 2008

By RANDY JAYNE ROSENBERG

 

"The International Polar Year has certainly not left the art world cold: 40 international artists have set out to draw attention to global warming. How exactly is the climate changing? What are the political implications? And how can sustainable development contribute to peace? No, art cannot save the world. But it can hold up a mirror.

 

The exhibition explores such questions as “What is climate change?” “What are the political implications?” “How does sustainable development create a pathway to peace?” and “Why should we care?” The artists and artworks provide insight and answers to these questions.

 

The 40 artists in Envisioning Change are diverse in both style and substance."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The installation above is by Angela Lergo (Spain) "I give you my heart"

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Norway: Andreas Lie and the Guardians of the Deep Forest

Norway: Andreas Lie and the Guardians of the Deep Forest | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
In this series of animal portraits by Andreas Lie  the texture of forests, mountains, and skies are blended into the fur of the animals portrayed. Based out of Norway, Lie uses a double exposure technique to merge the two photographs together in an organic way. As the form of the animal fades into the landscapes that it roams, a unifying energy between the two images emerges. Here's a selection of 10 portraits that we'd thought you'd like.
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Is this the 'most relaxing film in the world'?

Is this the 'most relaxing film in the world'? | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

"A video created by a Danish tourist board has been self-titled as 'The World's Most Relaxing Film'. It's a big claim, so does it live up to the hype..?"

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Portugal: Lello Bookstore: The Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World?

Portugal: Lello Bookstore: The Most Beautiful Bookstore in the World? | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

" Little did I know that when I went looking for the oldest bookstore in the world, I would find, just up the coast of the same country, what could very well be the most beautiful bookstore in the world. "

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Africa:Fancy a pint in the world's only bar that's INSIDE a tree?

Africa:Fancy a pint in the world's only bar that's INSIDE a tree? | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Some people will go to any lengths for a pint - even if it involves supping in a tree. This bar in the trunk of a Baobab has punters travelling from miles around for a brew
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Wales: Frozen in time: Inside the abandoned Welsh farmhouse which has been empty for decades full of old photographs, a collection of pocket watches and even a coat left hanging up

Wales: Frozen in time: Inside the abandoned Welsh farmhouse which has been empty for decades full of old photographs, a collection of pocket watches and even a coat left hanging up | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
The stone built property in Wales is still full of belongings, from a black and white photograph of a smartly dressed couple to a chest of drawers topped with ornaments.
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Greece: 15 Photos of Greece's Beautiful Underground Graffiti Scene

Greece: 15 Photos of Greece's Beautiful Underground Graffiti Scene | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Graffiti is an ancient Greco-Roman art form. Even in modern-day Athens.

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Ukraine: Mark Khaisman Makes Art with Everyday Packing Tape

Ukraine: Mark Khaisman Makes Art with Everyday Packing Tape | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Artist Mark Khaisman   Born in 1958 in Kiev, Ukraine, artist Mark Khaisman studied Art and Architecture at the Moscow Architectural Institute in Russia. Now living in Philadelphia, USA, Khaism...
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France: 10 Romantic Things to do in Paris (OTHER than Love-Locking on a Bridge)

France: 10 Romantic Things to do in Paris (OTHER than Love-Locking on a Bridge) | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

"So you might have heard the news from Paris over the weekend that our famous "love-locking" bridge, the Pont des Arts, finally gave way under the strain of thousands of padlocks when a railing collapsed, calling for police to temporarily close the bridge."

 

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for other , less cliched options, check out Messy Nessy

 
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Vietnam: Magnificent Son Doong Cave

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Reputedly the largest cave in the world .

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Worldwide: Smart Cities

Worldwide: Smart Cities | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
50 essential places, people, trends, and ideas that have turned the world's smartest cities into travelers' hottest tickets.
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Some interesting new trends in cities across the world. BLL likes the Paris initiative which is all about getting visiting families "on their bikes". 

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