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The Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor

Probably you know the Ponte Vecchio, which is one of Florence’s most famous landmarks , but did it ever occur to you that there is a corridor above it? No you have not noticed it? Well that is because it is the best kept secret of Florence. A private passageway dated back to the 1564. Cosimo I de’Medici (The Grand Duke of Florence), did not like to walk among the people of his town. He asked the architect Giorgio Vasari to build a path that would allow him and the Royal family to move freely from their residence (Palazzo Pitti) to the government palace (Palazzo della Signoria). It is one...
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La Pagode in Paris

“Paris is the charming, historical and romantic city in the world”, would most people say. It has is unique style and you will immediately fall in love with its architecture. La Pagode is one of these romantic get-away places to go. It is an ancient movie theater located at a quiet street at the 7th Arrondisement. You can enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the Japanese Garden or you can watch a movie which vary in content and style, comedies with Woody Allen or films directed by Ken Loach. (Tickets are €8.50). Beneath the tranquility lies a romantic and a rather tumultuous past. See the story...
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Anish Kapoor Retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

From Sept 26 to Dec 16, a new exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts is dedicated to the British sculptor and 1991 Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor. The exhibition reviews Kapoor’s career through a representative collection of some two dozen pieces, some of  which are brand new. Kapoor’s retrospective begins  with a assortment of the coloured powdered pigment artworks that made him famous in the 1970’s. Kapoor’s sculptures are unusual, daring, seductive, extravagant. Viwers cannot but wonder before his pieces. Be sure not to miss Anish Kapoor Retrospective at the Royal Academy...
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Bringing Hotel G Beijing to the Next Level!

Hotel G Beijing successfully launched in October 2008 has gained instant recognition within the luxury travel industry due to its funky boutique design and unique service approach. “Not long ago, while traveling to China, travellers would choose International chain Hotels to ensure the quality of service and accommodation during their stay. Nowadays this custom is changing and guests are looking for an experience and more of a lifestyle when selecting hotels. This combined with the growing demand for personalized services, new Food & Beverage experiences and the development of new...
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Free Entrance at the Guinness Storehouse – Aberdeen Lodge and Merrion Hall

In Dublin on September 24th 2009 it’s Arthur’s Day. Arthur’s Day will be a global celebration commemorating Arthur Guinness, the founder of the famous Guinness brewery business. Arthur’s Day will see a series of events take place around the world, including Dublin, Lagos, Yaoundé, New York and Kuala Lumpur. Live music and entertainment will come from some of the world’s biggest names in music including the Black Eyed Peas and renowned DJ and producer David Holmes with stars such as Estelle, Kasabian, The Wombats and The Enemy and legendary acts such as Soul II Soul and...
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