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Europe: street art Brussels - Bonom

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Beyond London Life
an eclectic selection from places beyond London's Borders
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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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Vietnam: Magnificent Son Doong Cave

Vietnam: Magnificent Son Doong Cave | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
    

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Reputedly the largest cave in the world .

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Amazing pics!!!

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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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Finland : And The Line Begins To Blur - Susanna Leinonen Company

And The Line Begins To Blur

 

Choreography: Susanna Leinonen

Music: Kasperi Laine

Dancers: Elina Häyrynen, Kaisu Hölttä, Maija Kiviluoto, Natasha Lommi, Liisa Pietikäinen, Jarkko Lehmus, Jouka Valkama

Light design: Matti Jykylä

Costume design: Erika Turunen

Premiere: 2009

info@susannaleinonen.com

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The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2014

The 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World, 2014 | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

"Our annual list of the world’s weirdest and most wonderful cinematic celebrations: the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World."

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UK: Starling murmurations – in pictures

UK: Starling murmurations – in pictures | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Photographer Owen Humphreys captures thousands of starlings starting their murmuration near Gretna Green
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Australia: This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids

Australia: This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

 

 

"This December, (2011) in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Ar, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this?"

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Maybe it's time for others to replicate this idea? Around the globe? 

Damien Hirst, eat your heart out.

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Italy: sun and a cerulean sea? That’s amore, and it’s all on the Egadis

Italy:  sun and a cerulean sea? That’s amore, and it’s all on the Egadis | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
In the little-known island chain, surprises and mouthwatering dishes are just a normal day by the sea.
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Italy : Ghostly painted shadows in abandoned psychiatric hospital

Italy : Ghostly painted shadows in abandoned psychiatric hospital | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
 
Behold the eerie work of Brazilian street artist Herbert Baglione. These ghostly shadows painted in an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Parma, Italy are a part of an ongoing project titled “1000 Shadows.”

Baglione’s work isn’t just limited to abandoned psychiatric hospitals (although I truly dig this idea), his painted silhouettes have shown up all over the world in deserted buildings, foreclosed homes and empty offices. His ghostly shadows tell the stories of the souls who once inhabited the now abandoned spaces. Locations that once had life.

You can follow Baglione’s “1000 Shadows” project on his Facebook page.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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UK : Twenty One Wines

UK : Twenty One Wines | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

Twenty One Wines

21 Prince Albert St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HF
01273 776096

When abroad, it is always diverting to wind one’s way around exotic

passageways into piazzas and markets. Here in Brighton, close to The Lanes, I had just such an enchanting experience. A small wine shop attracted my attention and once inside, I found myself in a bounteously laden Aladdin’s cave of a shop. I had been drawn in by an enticing window display and then once inside, in a few electrifying, eclectic moments, I could make out a Glera made Prosecco and a Pinot Noir tantalisingly called Wooing Tree Blondie, then to a lush-looking Mr Smith’s Shiraz and then to an eye-catching, skull-shaped bottle for comedy legend Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka. Further back , a bottle of (very) best brandy priced at £159! There was also a fine display of English sparkling wines which included (not surprisingly) bubbles from the already legendary Ridgeway Fitzrovia, Sussex winery, but not (as far as I could see) the 2009 Blanc de Blanc as served at Windsor Castle earlier this year as part of the state visit of Irish president (and poet) Michael D. Higgins!

 

Maybe Twenty One Wines is not Berry Bros & Rudd nor indeed Hedonism Wines in Mayfair, but here’s logging a very smart new kid on the block!


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A word or two from Twenty One Wines

 

Twenty One Wines is a small, independent wine specialist. We stock a comprehensive list of interesting & quality wines from around the world, mainly from small independent producers.

 

Established in May 2012 by Tom & Philip, both of whom come from a winemaking & viticulture background. We hope to bring you some of the finest wines we can find, based on our years of experience pruning vines, making, tasting (and drinking) wine! We do not specialise in any particular genre, just as long as the wine in the bottle is honest and good! 

 

 

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We will wend our way again to this funky but friendly wine shop, when next in Brighton. Next week in fact, as part of my birthday celebrations. A perfect place to pick up some Prosecco, before heading to the beach to pop some corks and release some candlelit lanterns. And yes, we will be wrapping up warm, and no, no skinny dipping.

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France: Chateau La Coste - Wine, Art and Architecture

France: Chateau La Coste - Wine, Art and Architecture | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
A visit to Chateau La Coste in Provence and extraordinary meeting of Wine, Art and Architecture
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China: Massive Swan Pencil Illustration Hangs 7 Feet Wide

China: Massive Swan Pencil Illustration Hangs 7 Feet Wide | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

"Beijing-based illustrator Alice Lin creates beautiful illustrations filled with rich, strikingly crisp details. One of her recent works, Faramita, features a giant swan with large fluttering wings spread wide. The artist used only pencil on Canson drawing paper to create the elaborate illustration, which hangs almost 7 feet wide by 3.5 feet tall and took approximately one month to complete.


Layer upon layer of pencil, Lin creates amazing details by paying close attention to light and shadows and creating an incredible depth to her illustrations. She uses reality as the basis for her work but then expands upon these ideas to create fascinating concepts filled with surreal elements. As viewers inspect the image of the swan, imaginative details reveal themselves in the form of tiny skulls swirling around the wings, while human forms emerge from the chaotic cluster of feathers."

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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

http://sco.lt/6jx5EX

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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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Korea: Giant leaves Pottery collection lying around on a Korean Island, Tiny Humans convert it to a Hotel

Korea: Giant leaves Pottery collection lying around on a Korean Island, Tiny Humans convert it to a Hotel | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
'The Pottery Hotel, South Korea' seemed like a much less exciting title for this post, but alas, I'll admit, there is no giant that misplaced his collection
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France: Paris's 10 Best Small Museums

France: Paris's 10 Best Small Museums | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Instead of spending hours jockeying to see the Mona Lisa, head to one of Paris's amazing, off-the-beaten-path museums.
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Around The World -::- Stunning Land Art Reflections Complete Circles of Life

Around The World -::- Stunning Land Art Reflections Complete Circles of Life | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

 

With his project collaborator Philippa Jones, photographer and artist Martin Hill travel to remote locations around the world to create environmental sculptures that represent a visual circle of life. What sets his land art apart from the rest, is that many of his works don't completely form until the water is calm and the sun hits them, creating a startling reflection in the water.

 


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Hungary : Rudas Bath - Budapest Turkish Baths

Hungary : Rudas Bath - Budapest Turkish Baths | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

What makes Rudas Bath stand out is definitely its 16th century core, and the fact that the bath has a special very late night opening hours every Friday and Saturday (the baths reopen from 10 pm to 4 am, both nights). Also, Rudas is the only thermal bath in Budapest, which has men only and women only days on weekdays, when aprons are worn by many guests instead of traditional swimwear.

Rudas Bath has recently been restored (in 2012), and is located at the foot of the scenic Gellert Hill on the Buda side.


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Holland: Rotterdam's New Farmers Market Looks Like The Inside Of A Vitamix

Holland: Rotterdam's New Farmers Market Looks Like The Inside Of A Vitamix | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Rotterdam’s just-completed Markthal, or Market Hall, is an innovative, sustainably designed building charged with delivering local, healthy food...
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Ireland : Belfast Photographer Sara Marsden

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Beyond London Life caught up with Belfast-based photographer Sara Marsden at the official launch of Create Glow Ltd., where the 22 year old’s glamorous photographs of burlesque dancers caught quite a few admiring glances. Her portrait work, as one guest commented “really captures her subject’s personality” and show “a knack for snapping the perfect moment”.  

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USA NYC Waterfall Swing - World Maker Faire

"See more at http://waterfallswing.com How the Waterfall Swing Works: "

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Australia: Sydney art exhibition - George Gittoes draws inspiration from Van Gogh lookalike

Australia: Sydney art exhibition - George Gittoes draws inspiration from Van Gogh lookalike | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

George Gittoes discovers an unlikely muse in a new exhibition of work from Afghanistan 


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Vincent & The Snow Monkey  exhibition ran from July 31 to August 14, Level 1, 66 King Street Sydney

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Thanks so much for this Virginia! Fascinating! Wish I was in Sydney to visit the exhibition.