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Themes - a selection of subjects from our travels.
This is where we have arranged some of our favourite holiday material thematically (i.e. not chronological or geographical). These pages are currently under development, but there are three themes completed - World Heritage Sites, Tycho Brahe, and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Check our News page for the latest information about where we've been and where we are planning to go next. For details of our various trips go to theTravelogues page.


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World Heritage
UNESCO's World Heritage programme aims to identify cultural and natural sites of global importance, with a view to ensuring their protection. We have visited 23 sites in the course of our travels (there are 754 sites in all), and these pages give general information about the programme and criteria for selection etc. as well as some of our own suggestions for sites that might be included.

   

Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe
We've come across 16th century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe a number of times during our travels. In Copenhagen they have named the planetarium after him; in Helsingborg we stumbled upon a monument to him in one of the town's back streets, and in Prague he was featured in an exhibition on alchemy. Brahe occupies a key position in the history of astronomy and our understanding of the universe, so we decided to give him a web page.

   

Detail from Bruegel's 'Peasant Wedding'

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Another character from the16th century, Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder has given us some of the most recognisable imagery of Northern Europe from this period. Bruegel is famous for his paintings of peasant life, and his highly narrative (if sometimes cryptic) landscapes. He is most noted for his distinctive "anti-renaissance" style, with its realism (in both subject/content and execution), wit, and attention to detail. We used details from his painting "Peasant Wedding" in the design of our Brussels pages.

   
 


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The Tower Block
Phase III (14/03/04)
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