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Iceland, as a literary muse

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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.


In Riga, medieval spires and Art Nouveau dreams

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


One woman, 17 British accents

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Siobhan Thompson performs a tour of the accents of the British Isles – and the celebrities who speak with them.
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Welcome to Europe’s cowboy country

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The Great Hungarian Plain is Europe’s answer to the American West – complete with rough-and-tumble herdsmen, horses trained to lie flat on command and a history of highwaymen.


Turkey’s religious ghost town

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Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.
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Oxford, behind the lens

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


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