World’s Most Spectacular Winter Festival Opens

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Kicking off on January 5, this frosty wonderland in northern China features crazy sculptures made from massive ice blocks and illuminated with colorful LED lights.

The result is an exhibition of extravagant castles, a Colosseum and Empire State Building, all made with ice blocks from the frozen Songhua River. READ MORE Continue reading World’s Most Spectacular Winter Festival Opens

The German Anniversary to Celebrate in 2014

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With 2014 comes the anniversary of an event that gave us the architecture of modern Britain – political, cultural and literal – and helped reconfigure the globe, provoked by a run-in with the Germans. I refer, not to the first world war, but the Hanoverian accession in 1714, the year’s other great German anniversary. READ MORE Continue reading The German Anniversary to Celebrate in 2014