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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


Where colonial meets controversial

In a former no-go neighbourhood of San Juan, artists are transforming derelict building facades into vibrant murals that tell the story of the island better than any museum.
21 June 2014


Localites

A stunning (and disturbing) exhibit

A new San Francisco collection of giant sea life sculptures is not quite what it seems.
Read more… 01 June 2014


The story behind Lisbon’s beauty

Elaborately-painted Portuguese tiles, called azulejos, fell out of favour in the early 20th Century. But Lisbon today is embracing the art in its murals, museums and metro stations.
Read more… 24 May 2014


Worldwide Weird

Bizarre body painting in Austria

Human skin becomes a blank canvas for the world’s top body painters as artists from 45 countries compete against each other in Pörtschach, Austria.
Read more… 15 May 2014


Oman’s operatic shift in sound – and sin

Muscat’s state-of-the-art opera house has hosted Andrea Bocelli and Yo-Yo Ma, sparking controversy – and, as other Arab countries follow suit, a shift in conservative cultures.
Read more… 09 May 2014


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