Book Review: Florence, the Biography of the City

Florence fascinated – and still fascinates – millions of people over many centuries. Countless travelers, authors, photographers, poets, historians and artists have set out to explore it. However, I dare say, we are yet to see more thorough, full and colourful book on it, than Christopher Hibbert’s Florence: the Biography of the City. And is exactly what it says on the tin: a biography, exploring ... VIEW THE POST >>

Artist and Empire: Tate Britain exhibition review

If you are visiting London, don't miss the chance to see new Tate Britain exhibition, exploring the influence of colonialism during several centuries. Artist and Empire offers a glimpse in every aspect of British imperialism, stretching back for centuries, reflecting in a thousand of forms. In the beginning, of course, there is an age of Elizabethan explorers – murky, uncertain dawn of colonial ... VIEW THE POST >>

Cinema before cinema: dioramas of London

London nowadays is renowned for its numerous cinemas, catering to every taste and palate: from magnificent Odeon on Leicester Square (don’t miss its operatic red curtain!) to quirky little venues. Some now count among the top London attractions. However, what is perhaps more unusual is the fact, that London audience loved “going to the pictures” long before the first film as we know it was ... VIEW THE POST >>