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Articles about things come apart todd mclellan on Dwell.com - Dwell

We all have a work hero, right? That someone whose vision and practice inspires us in some way to push harder and stay...<p>In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern...<p>Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell …

Great British bike rides: the Cotswolds

<b>Distance:</b> 83 miles (134km)<b><br>Grade:</b> difficult<p>Malcolm "the Map" – my cycling club's president – knows every single cycling nook and cranny within 100 …

Creatively Defaced Streetscapes

As we saw in "Creatively Defaced Textbooks," it's easy enough to create drawings in a book that you take home with you, or hide behind the back of …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Berlin itinerary

Hit the highlights of Berlin with this three-day itinerary in the German capital.<p>DAY ONE<p>Start your Berlin exploration by seeing the city from above, preferably by booking ahead for an early lift ride up to the dome of the Reichstag. From here, stroll south past the Roma & Sinti Memorial to snap a …

Must-see Italy

Italy is a dazzling, mesmerising feast of a country. Here are the country’s must-see highlights – if you don’t make it to them all on one trip, it’s the perfect excuse to return.<p>The economic and fashion powerhouse of Milan is worth visiting for the faded beauty of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper …

Slow Umbria: how to discover the Italophile's Italy

Leave Rome its Colosseum, Venice its canals. Let Tuscany have its masterpieces, along with its long lines. Umbria is the slow food, slow travel capital of Italy. It is the Italophile's Italy, the green heart that rolls up its sleeves and gets to work with remaining authentically Italian.<p>The heavily …

Day trips from Florence, Italy: readers' travel tips

Winning tip:Barga<p>If tired of museums and crowds, 24 hours in Barga, with its twisting lanes, artistic residents and incredible views, will refresh …

Tourist-dodging excursions from Florence

Florence: city of mile-high stilettos, the Duomo, romantic red-tiled rooftops, 3-inch tall <i>bistecca alla fiorentina</i> and Michelangelo's David. Everyone should visit this place. Only problem? Everyone <i>does</i>.<p>Florence's relatively small population of 400,000 is dwarfed by the millions of tourists who …

In vino veritas: Italy's regional wines

Grazing your way around Italy? No doubt you've discovered that Italy's sublime cuisine tastes even better when accompanied by a glass or two of the local <i>vino</i>. Chances are, you've also realised that the local vino tastes perfectly <i>belissimo</i> on its own.<p>Of course, Italy's wine varieties are as diverse …

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A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

29 abandoned places that look truly beautiful. — myscienceacademy.org

1. Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy<p>Via: en.www.lensart.ru<p>[msa-ads data-ad-client=”ca-pub-6965588547261395″ data-ad-slot=”7732882042″]<p>2. …

Lucca, Italy: a springtime city break

<i>Looking for inspiration for a weekend away? Lonely Planet Magazine recommends Lucca, Italy in the spring.</i><p>Wandering through Lucca in Tuscany is like stepping into an illuminated manuscript. The town’s red-orange roofs and spires thrust out of a landscape of deepest green, with cypress-tree …