Once upon a time in Little Paris, in Bucharest Romania

Once upon a time there was a place in Europe, in a country named Romania. There was a class of wealthy inhabitants who aspired to leave, only to come back with heads full of magnificient ideas. Ideas to make that place as elegant and cosmopolitan as Paris, where they had just come from. They brought … Continue reading Once upon a time in Little Paris, in Bucharest Romania

Finding European Golden Times in Mexico City

Sounds odd, doesn't it? In my mind, Mexico does not resemble Europe, despite having been colonised by europeans. And, let's be fair, after visiting Mexico, I can still stand by this. Mexico doesn't feel like any European place I have been to, and I am far from thinking this is a bad thing. For architecture … Continue reading Finding European Golden Times in Mexico City

The Baltics: Riga, the flamboyant Art Nouveau District

-- ART NOUVEAU IN RIGA -- I have already posted about Riga, the biggest metropole of the Baltics. I wished I had spent more time there, but I have unsteady feet and well, I wanted to see as much as I could. Riga is particularly special because it is the city with the biggest number … Continue reading The Baltics: Riga, the flamboyant Art Nouveau District