MAY
02

Art, Underground - Six of the Best

Art, Underground - Six of the Best
​ Urban metro systems are the lifeblood of most cities; tens of thousands of locals and visitors alike use them on a daily basis. Travelling on often crowded trains can be unpleasant, but in many cases the experience is made more appealing by the fact that in many European cities the metro systems also double as art galleries, s...
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APR
26

Best 5 Summertime City Oasis

Best 5 Summertime City Oasis
I am sure that at least once we have all found ourselves in the centre of a major city, in the middle of the summer, the tarmac melting under our feet and the searing heat radiating from the buildings wondering why the hell we didn't choose a better time to visit... But thankfully many cities boasts oasis where visitors and locals alike can sw...
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APR
22

Celebrating Gay Villages (1)

Celebrating Gay Villages (1)
Some people may argue that the notion of 'gay village' is outdated today, in an age of increased acceptance of LGBT people. Do we actually need separate neighbourhoods to socialise, get together, have fun? And has the advent of social apps reduced our need for such spaces, or for opportunities where we can feel 'majority'? All open questions, ...
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FEB
21

Gay History. Berlin in the 1920s-1930s: From Gold to Dust

Gay History. Berlin in the 1920s-1930s: From Gold to Dust
Preface If we asked a random sample of LGBT individuals to point out an event that in their opinion represents the beginning of the struggle for liberation and equality, most of them would probably mention the Stonewall riots of 1969. In fact we celebrate most Prides around the date of the riots themselves, in the early summer. But without taking a...
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JAN
30

Urban Parklands

Urban Parklands
Urban parks and gardens are an antidote to the city's noise, pollution and chaos. However some of the green spaces enclosed in our cities are more than that. They tell amazing stories and often help us understanding the history of the centres they sit in. Here are a few more or less known parks and gardens and the fascinating histories they hold wi...
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