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American Roadside Attraction: Swetsville Zoo

American Roadside Attraction: Swetsville Zoo

Luci Westphal January 24, 2014

American Roadside Attractions – something about them is quite mystical. They evoke the image of America as an adventure land without borders, crisscrossed by long highways, strewn with fascinating characters on and off the road,

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History Today: Classic American Cars

History Today: Classic American Cars

Luci Westphal January 11, 2014

What is our fascination with classic American cars all about? Why do so many people turn their heads or even stop in their tracks when they see an American car from the 1970s, 60s,

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A Saree Story – India’s Most Famous Garment

A Saree Story – India’s Most Famous Garment

Anitha Aravind December 5, 2013

It’s just a length of unstitched cloth to people who don’t know about it; but for women in India, the saree is a special element of their lifestyle. Though western wear has been adopted

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Loxx Miniature World, Berlin

Loxx Miniature World, Berlin

Luci Westphal December 4, 2013

Based on the idea and design of Stefan Göddeke, Loxx Miniature World is the 3rd largest model train set in the world (760 square meters) and first opened in 2004 in Charlottenburg and then moved

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Pianos About Town – Fort Collins, Colorado

Pianos About Town – Fort Collins, Colorado

Luci Westphal November 19, 2013

Pianos About Town is a lovely interactive public art installation in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since 2010, painted pianos can be found around Old Town (downtown), inviting everyone to sit down and play a little

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From Family Home to Historical Monument: The Tugendhat Villa

From Family Home to Historical Monument: The Tugendhat Villa

Kirsty Kay November 13, 2013

The opportunity to build a family home from scratch is only a dream for most couples, but in 1929 the newly engaged Fritz Tugendhat and Grete Löw-Beer were given a plot of land by

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The Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin

The Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin

Luci Westphal November 5, 2013

Schloss Charlottenburg (English: Charlottenburg Palace) is the largest palace in Berlin and was originally commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich III (later known as King Friedrich I) in the late 17th century.

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Wordly Wisdom: Berlin Graffiti Wall Slogans (the Best of 2013)

Wordly Wisdom: Berlin Graffiti Wall Slogans (the Best of 2013)

Luci Westphal October 23, 2013

A fascinating sub-­‐genre of street art involves text.  In my hunt for Berlin graffiti and street art I’ve come across quite a few funny, poetic, poignant, political, critical, and thought-­‐provoking texts sprayed, stenciled, glued

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A New Space for Artists on Facebook

A New Space for Artists on Facebook

Maria Clark October 23, 2013

Facebook has been mostly reduced to either a digital soapbox or baby album depending on your ‘friends.’ But occasionally among the political rants and photo essays of some kid’s first steps, there are a

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International Artists on Etsy – Part 2

International Artists on Etsy – Part 2

Emma Corcoran October 2, 2013

Last month, Perpetual Explorer interviewed two European artists who find inspiration in their local landscapes. In this second part of our series on Etsy creatives we’ll be showcasing the work of three international artists

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