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We took a day trip by train to Aveiro, about 40 miles south of Porto. It’s an old town by the sea with lots of street art, cool buildings, and great food. Aveiro is known for a few specific things. Four that I … Continue reading

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Another four-day weekend, another travel adventure. Andreas and I just returned from Turkey after three days in Cappadocia and a few hours in Istanbul. Cappadocia wasn’t even on my radar until a few weeks ago when I was thumbing through the new Lonely Planet … Continue reading


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Barcelona’s buildings by Antoni Gaudi (1852–1926) are so incredible that I had to give them their own post. Gaudi was an important figure in Catalonia’s Moderisme architectural movement. His works are colorful and curvy, based on shapes and figures from … Continue reading

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Today we are in the city of Alesund. This town’s fame is mainly due to it having burned down overnight on January 23, 1904. The 10,000 people left homeless rebuilt their town (this time in stone) with the financial help … Continue reading

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Raise the roof

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Here’s an architectural meme that made the rounds in Sarajevo about a hundred years ago. I’ll add more examples as I find them.

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