"I think Vancouver gives you a taste of the quintessential Canadian experience. You can do fun things out of doors with lots of active lifestyle options, and there’s a great variety of good food. There’s a little bit of history and you are close the mountains. You can get to Whistler easily and a bunch of different destinations right around the area," says Nicole Ford.
“I think it’s a celebration of working class life in the north East. The pits have gone but it hasn’t broken the spirit of people or the communities. It’s now become a great festival, a carnival. Some people come for the fun fair, some people come for the speeches, some people come for the bands, some people come for the banners, some people come for the laughs. It brings people together,” said Kevin Maguire, associate editor of the Daily Mirror, talking after the 2016 Durham Miners’ Gala.
"For anybody interested in trying Rwandan food I recommend Imvange, a stew, with potatoes and maize, cooked in a traditional pot. I like it because eating it makes you feel strong. People eat this before going out to cultivate the land or carry heavy things. We call it the spice of Rwanda. The Kings of Rwanda used to eat this kind of food," says Charles.
“We go through the Rockies, on the Rocky Mountaineer, but what I think a lot of people don’t realise is that we wind our way through some amazing desert canyons on the first day. They have some big sky vistas. That was a big eye-opener for me, the amount the scenery changes,” said Ira Young, Guest Service Manager on the Rocky Mountaineer.
One of the best known proponents of De Stijl’s ideals, and a founding member, was Piet Mondrian. He moved to New York City in 1940, where he is buried in the Cypress Hills Cemetery. Victory Boogie Woogie, the unfinished painting that is regarded as his masterpiece, is now displayed at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.
At the corner of the park stand a couple of police officers on crowd control duty. Normally my eyes would be drawn to the bright yellow of their high visibility vests. But it’s their black Stetsons and shades that make me do a double take.
The creation is the work of Niels van Swaemen and Kasper van Leek, the talented street artists and designers behind Studio Giftig. It was unveiled in the spring of 2016. Locals are proud that John Cleese visited Eindhoven to declare the tunnel open. One end depicts a grinning Cleese as he looked back in 1970, when the Ministry of Silly Walks sketch was initially broadcast.
Rolling into the Canadian city of Kamloops marked the end the first day of a scenic journey from Vancouver to Banff aboard the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train. As we neared the city of 90,000 people — which, by area, is one of the largest municipalities in Canada — a member of the train’s guest experience...
The ladies of Amersfoort saved the city with beer...The ladies, who did most of the brewing in those days, decided to empty kettles with boiling hot beer from the city gates onto the ice. The result? The ice melted, the catapult sank, the army drowned. Hurray for our women!
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths runs until 29 August 2017 at the British Library. The exhibition contextualises the events that forced Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate and led to the establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922.