Andalusian getaways and retreats

August 3rd, 2020

The enticing Andalusian interior, land of natural beauty and cultural fascination, beckons just beyond the coastal mountain ranges. Now, more than ever, this region of endless vistas, ancient agricultural traditions, fine food and open spaces appeals to those confined in urban spaces. Read the rest of this entry »

Organic architecture – mankind and nature in harmony

July 29th, 2020

We see it all around us; urban jungles of concrete, glass and steel that look impressive on the drawing board, imposing when first delivered shiny and new, but ultimately sad and neglected as they form part of a growing collage of rusting, rotting structures that require constant maintenance and investment or else they add to the desolate landscape we’re creating. Detroit, Mexico City, Sâo Paulo and Moscow, the examples are many, but you needn’t look too far to spot the concrete rot and urban decay, for it surrounds us in many cities and exists even in the most picturesque. Read the rest of this entry »

Jacques Cousteau – opening a window to new worlds

April 28th, 2020

Whole generations grew up with the images brought to us by marine explorer Jacques Cousteau, as he introduced new worlds to a global audience. Today his work and legacy live on in the Cousteau Society.

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Is there intelligent life out there?

April 28th, 2020

Mankind seems to have a desire to find life out in the universe that borders on a yearning. Maybe it’s the idea of being alone in the universe that scares us, but given our own track record on earth there is every chance that an encounter with an extra-terrestrial intelligent lifeform may not go as well as we hope for. According to many scientists of evolution, however, this is something we’re not likely to have to worry about, now or any time soon.

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The rise of populism

January 8th, 2020

The past few years have seen the rise of a new phenomenon on the political scene – that of populist leaders, who have come to challenge the established order. Are they a menacing threat, as some claim, or leaders willing to shake up the political system and make the will of the people be heard? Read the rest of this entry »