Christopher Neil Francis

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If you love green urban spaces, shout it from the rooftops

The Sky Garden might be tricky to get into, but that shouldn't stop us claiming it for our own<p>The spaces in between are what make urban living bearable. It’s not just the great formal parks that allow cities and their inhabitants to breathe, but the humble scraps of green space that lurk …

Europe's best beach holiday hotels for summer

<b>Italy</b><p>With more than 4,700 miles of coastline, Italy is home to some of Europe’s most picturesque seascapes peppered with secluded coves and stylish resorts. The dramatic scenery of Liguria’s Cinque Terre, where traditional villages perch on rugged headlands, attracts scores of tourists in the …

Amalfi Coast

Christopher Nolan's Batman movies will endure

The cinematic trend towards more light-hearted comic-book capers has led to criticism of the Dark Knight trilogy, but the films remain thrillingly totemic<p>Perhaps it’s something to do with Interstellar’s failure to light up the awards season, as one might have expected from a Kubrickian space …

Comic Books

10 Great Adventure Trips That Give Back

Going on an adventure to a new place has the power to change you, but you can also change a place—for better or worse. Make a positive impact with one of these ten trips that are full of adventure and also benefit local communities and conservation.

National Parks

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming like …

Tavepong Pratoomwong – Stunning Street Photographer From Thailand

This Person from Thailand receives a beautiful gift from his wife on his anniversary and then things changed around him. A ticket to Varanasi was the …

Street Photography

Projector Brought Into the Forest Turns Nature Into a Glowing Wonderland

3D projections are often used nowadays to create eye-popping visuals on flat surfaces such as the sides of buildings or on basketball courts, but …

This is how Batman would look in real life

A team of weaponry gurus and researchers (including a <i>LOTR</i> and <i>Hobbit</i> armor specialist) has designed what can only be described as Batman's perfect …