The Prague Astronomical Clock And The Curse Of The Clockmaker

Prague Astronomical Clock (Prague Orloj) is one of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating timepieces, a medieval artefact which has been running for over 600 years. Prague Astronomical Clock is located on the south wall of the Old Town Hall in the Old Town Square. Covered with details and carvings in a Gothic style, it … More The Prague Astronomical Clock And The Curse Of The Clockmaker

Hampton Court Astronomical Clock – Henry VIII’s Extravagant Timepiece

One of England’s most magnificent astronomical clocks is Hampton Court astronomical clock, a sixteenth-century masterpiece located in Hampton Court Palace. As King Henry’s lavish residence was designed to celebrate his wealth and magnificence, the astronomical clock served as an extra symbol of prestige. Built not only for decorative purposes, it was also vital to planning … More Hampton Court Astronomical Clock – Henry VIII’s Extravagant Timepiece

Visiting Haarlem – The Illustrated Guide to The Spaarne City

Haarlem is one of The Netherlands’ most underrated cities, especially when the country’s most famous city, Amsterdam, is just down the road. But, therein lies the beauty. Charming, quiet and historic, Haarlem feels simultaneously modern and medieval, like an Amsterdam on a smaller scale. From its grand central cathedral and town square packed with bars, … More Visiting Haarlem – The Illustrated Guide to The Spaarne City

The Weird World Of Apples In Japan – Aomori Apple Picking, Apple Bathing, And The Sekai Ichi Apple

The pursuit of the perfect apple in Japan has created a fascinating apple culture. Centred around the apple orchids of Aomori Prefecture, Japan celebrates apples with colourful mascots and apple blossom festivals, and fruit picking is one of the most popular activities of the region. Bathing in a huge bath full of apples is even … More The Weird World Of Apples In Japan – Aomori Apple Picking, Apple Bathing, And The Sekai Ichi Apple

The Real Rat Catching Shop from Ratatouille – Julien Aurouze Pest Control

Just next to the Rue des Halles exit of Châtelet metro station in Paris is a shop that might look familiar to Pixar fans. Julien Arouze and Co. is a pest control shop that is not only famous for its inclusion in the film Ratatouille, but also for its century-old preserved rat bodies displayed hanging … More The Real Rat Catching Shop from Ratatouille – Julien Aurouze Pest Control

Meet The Stroopwafel – The Netherlands’ Most Awesome Sweet Treat

Stroopwafels might just be the best Dutch market food of all time. It’s a sweet wafer cookie glued together with a layer of hot, sticky caramel, giving it a crispy outer layer and a gooey, chewy centre. If you’re wandering around in a Dutch market, chances are you’ll follow your nose to a stall selling … More Meet The Stroopwafel – The Netherlands’ Most Awesome Sweet Treat

Restoring and Celebrating Vizir, Napoleon’s Last Horse

In the Musée de l’Armée, the army museum in central Paris, there is a display of Napoleon’s last horse, Vizir. The taxidermied remains of Vizir are on display behind a glass cabinet for all to see. At 200 years old, Vizir has had an incredible history of epic battles, exile, and even being smuggled overseas … More Restoring and Celebrating Vizir, Napoleon’s Last Horse

Yininmadyemi – The Meaning Behind Sydney’s Giant Bullet Statue

Near the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park is a curious and impressive sculpture of colossal, 7-metre high bullets and casings. The sculpture, named Yininmadyemi, was unveiled in 2015 as a memorial to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen who served in the Australian military. The memorial is located right in the heart of Sydney, … More Yininmadyemi – The Meaning Behind Sydney’s Giant Bullet Statue

French Desserts By Region – The Illustrated Guide To Cakes And Sweets In France

When it comes to all things sweet, French desserts are some of the best in the world. They are celebrated for their creativity, taste, finesse, as well as their celebration of local ingredients. French desserts are influenced by their history and origins, local produce, neighbouring countries’ taste, and modern trends. Many French desserts are world-famous … More French Desserts By Region – The Illustrated Guide To Cakes And Sweets In France