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Buenos Aires’ past, as told through street art

The walls of the Argentine city – enlivened by massive murals, whimsical painted figures, moody graffiti and subtle but emblematic stencils – carry a powerful political charge.
28 May 2013


Florence’s Medici Chapel, a triumph of art over politics

Despite creating the Renaissance masterpiece during a time of upheaval and uprising, Michelangelo managed to complete the sombre mausoleum, unharmed by Medici vengeance.
24 May 2013


The Passport blog

Inside the Kremlin walls

On the 400th anniversary of the Romanovs, Russia’s dynasty of tsars, explore the often grave and sometimes amusing history of Moscow’s fortified city centre.
Read more… 10 May 2013


Localites

Hong Kong’s French tour de force

Until 23 June, Le French May arts festival brings music, theatre, film, cabaret, fashion and food to the city, all served up with a Gallic twist.
Read more… 07 May 2013


Canada’s spectacular ‘Castles of the North’

Built to echo the romance of European citadels, these historic railway hotels recall a time when packing dozens of trunks and a butler or two was the only way to travel.
Read more… 07 May 2013


Christopher Columbus’ unexpected home

Founded in 1501, Santo Domingo is home to extraordinary traces of the original city, which served as a template for the design of emerging cities in the New World.
03 May 2013


Localites

In Rome, see how the other half lives

This weekend, some 170 private palaces, academies, homes and other buildings will open their doors to visitors.
Read more… 03 May 2013


Localites

Berlin’s Theatertreffen turns 50

This month marks an important anniversary for Theatertreffen, an annual festival that pays tribute to the vitality and diversity of German-language theatre.
Read more… 02 May 2013


Tallinn’s cultural renaissance, step by step

Beyond the ancient town walls, follow the Kultuurikilomeeter through the picturesque Kalamaja neighbourhood to find Soviet-era monoliths, unconventional museums and stylish eateries.
Read more… 30 April 2013


An arts infusion in sterile Singapore

In a city known for its rigid laws and heavy fines, a community of independent artisans and designers are breaking the mould with quirky cafes, bold galleries and artisan ateliers.
Read more… 25 April 2013


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