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The Quora Column

Surreal towns, shaped by nature

From manmade, moveable islands to an entire town built in a meteorite crater, these are some of the strangest ways in which people have adapted their settlements to Mother Nature.
Read more… 12 September 2014


Iceland, as a literary muse

From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.
27 August 2014


In Riga, medieval spires and Art Nouveau dreams

Latvia’s capital, a European Capital of Culture for 2014, is awash with Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and late Romanesque architectural styles, among others.
19 August 2014


A desert dome that inspires rock stars and star-gazers

The acoustically perfect Integratron rises out of the dusty Mojave Desert like a UFO, embodying the extra-terrestrial elements that inspired its construction.
Read more… 08 August 2014


In Pakistan, imposing tombs that few have seen

Just 90km west of the largest city in Pakistan, Makli is the final resting place of more than half a million people. Yet its intricate tombs are little known to travellers today.
Read more… 08 August 2014


Oxford, behind the lens

An Oxford photographer captures the vantage points and historical snippets that many visitors may not spot at first glance.
30 July 2014


Worldwide Weird

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.
Read more… 24 July 2014


The stories – and secrets – of Fez

A peek behind the walls of the world’s oldest medina reveals how residents live, work and shop in a 1,200-year-old city both steeped in tradition – and ready to embrace its future.
24 July 2014


Marilyn Monroe’s new Polish home

More than 3,000 photographs of Hollywood stars, including never-before-seen-prints of Marilyn Monroe, have found a new home in Poland’s fourth largest city.
Read more… 14 July 2014


Localites

Street art selfies in Paris

In an amazing juxtaposition of old and new, French street artist JR has taken over Le Pantheon, covering its ceiling, floor and cupola in a sea of black-and-white portraits.
Read more… 26 June 2014


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