New Britain: Cultural Change in the last 10 years

With Tony Blair resigning, after ten years of being in power, how has Britain changed over the last decade? When he started, Blair promised a New Britain. Financial Times has written an inspiring article about a completely new feel of…

CityPoem 12 – Leiden

The Leiden Mural Poem Project. In 14 years time, Stichting TEGEN-BEELD managed to get no less than 101 poems painted on the city’s walls. The poems have been selected internationally: there are poems in more than 30 different languages. This…

21 September, World PARKing Day

Call to Action — REBAR opened eyes worldwide by temporarily transforming a metered parking spot into a PARK. They reclaim the street…until the meter ran out. (Update: also check the results of PARK(ing) Day in the other Inspiring Cities article).…

CityPoem 11 – Newtown, Australia

CityPoemCityPoems can be either formal or informal. This Sunday’s CityPoem was written on a wall in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.While the goddess found Rare men who matched her list, None were “mr. right”. So she journeyed home from Where she…

LoveLocks in Tata, Hungary

The town of Tata in Hungary is beautifully located by two lakes and houses the 12th century castleof the legendary Hungarian King Matyás. But what is this gate???? photo: Anja de Graaff The old centre of Tata is located at…

OMA / REX Museum Plaza in Louisville, KY

A new Museum Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky It will give Louisville, KY a complete new face. “Museum Plaza is not just a building. It’s a riverfront city centre where commerce and culture thrive. Driven by local leaders, Museum Plaza is…

David in Cologne

It is a very surpising moment to find yourself walking in the streets of old Cologne, and suddenly confronting this modern version of David. photos: Jeroen Laven   I liked the contrast. The statue is by Ronald Feldman. The location…

CityPoem 9 – New York

Right after the 9/11 attacks, an NYPD Officer wrote this poem on the wall on Ground Zero in Manhattan. “Take the road that leads to love, not the one to hate.” photos: Red Mantid New York CityPoem: The Road to…

Ice cream in Cologne

The cone might be haven been impossible to miss. Photos: Jeroen Laven But the ice cream shop that I expected could not be found in the Neumarkt Galerie. Still, the cone is a nice peace of art called ‘Dropped Cone’…