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On May 5th, the release of the photo book “WAITS/CORBIJN ’77 – ‘11” will be celebrated with a book signing by Anton Corbijn and one-off presentation of unique material at &Foam, Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam: including photographs by Anton Corbijn and the first ever public display of Tom Waits' art. Doors open at 6PM. For more details on the event, click here: http://on.fb.me/14stKuk

Ten offbeat experiences on New Zealand’s South Island

Mountains, lakes and glaciers all conspire to make the South Island of New Zealand a superbly scenic stage for active adventure, but once you’ve bungy jumped, hiked and mountain biked to a stellar collection of souvenir T-shirts and DVDs, slow down with these equally engrossing alternative …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

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 …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

First book printed in America could sell for $30m

<b>The first book printed in America is expected to fetch up to $30m (£20m) when it goes under the hammer in New York later this year.</b><p>The Bay Psalm Book, which was printed in Massachusetts in 1640, is one of 11 remaining copies of a translated version of the Book of Psalms.<p>The book has not appeared at …

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Creating a New Map of the Holocaust

Researchers document an astonishing number of Nazi camps and ghettos.<p><b>The map of the Third Reich is being dramatically redrawn.</b><p><b>Thirteen years ago, when he started digging into the past to document the number and nature of Nazi-era ghettos and camps, scholar Geoffrey Megargee expected to identify</b> …

The Leader of the Plaque: Iceman Ötzi had bad teeth

Human Journey<p>After a series of experiments, the Iceman mummy is refrozen in an Italian lab.(Credit: Robert Clark, National Geographic)<p>Ötzi the Iceman, the world’s oldest wet mummy, may have had many things in life, but a dazzling smile and fresh breath were not among them. A team of researchers …

You Never Know What You'll Find Under a Parking Lot

Workers have unearthed temples, ancient skeletons, new species.<p><b>Earlier this year, DNA tests confirmed that the bones found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, were those of King Richard III.</b><p>The skeleton is just one of many surprising discoveries unearthed at construction sites. Here's a …

New Studies Shake Up Human Family Tree

Does a 2-million-year-old skeleton unseat "Lucy" from a critical evolutionary junction on the way to Homo, our genus?<p><b>Everybody knows "Lucy." For nearly four decades, this famous partial skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis, dated to 3.2 million years ago, has been an ambassador for our</b> …

Archaeologists Find a Classic Entrance to Hell

The gate to hell is paved with marble, not just good intentions.<p><b>In ancient Greece and Rome, gods were part of daily life—so much so, in fact, that they could steal your daughter or lover, help you win a war, or cure your illness. Some legendary heroes even visited the realm of the god of the</b> …

Bodensee

Forked Tree Study 1

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Creeping Ivy Explore 17-4-2013

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

The world's top tile and stone manufacturers showcased increasingly ambitious products this year.<p>Illuminated beneath each brand's most daring designs, it was hard to ignore the finish that just won 't seem to go away: matte black.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May …

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