Tour the World’s Street Art with Google Street Art

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By far the most enjoyable part of our recent family trip to London was the afternoon my young son and I spent in Shoreditch, groping our way to No Brow, a comics shop I had noticed on an early morning stroll with our hostess.

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Michael Palin’s Tour of the Best Loved Monty Python Sketch Locations

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In 1999, travel presenter and founding member of Monty Python, Michael Palin, led viewers on a tour of Pythonland, a collection of unremarkable London locations where some of the comedy troupe’s most famous sketches were filmed.

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Visit The Museum of Online Museums (MoOM): A Mega Collection of 220 Online Exhibitions

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It is my habit, when travel looms, to case the Internet for obscure museums my destination might have to offer. Once loaded, I fixate. Chat me up about my itinerary, and you will definitely come away with the impression that these offbeat locales are the trip’s primary raison d’être.

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London Mashed Up: Footage of the City from 1924 Layered Onto Footage from 2013

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Great cities are highly changeable by nature, though certain skyline-dominating landmarks endure. Visitors and residents alike romanticize the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and the Colosseum.

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View the Passport Photos of F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf & Other Cultural Icons

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If you’ve had the fortune of travelling for leisure, you know that there are three types of mementoes that unfailingly elicit pangs of nostalgia. The first are photographs.

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Join Clive James on His Classic Television Trips to Paris, LA, Tokyo, Rio, Cairo & Beyond

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After a morning’s girlwatching in Paris, Clive James goes for a leisurely yet harrowing drive with Bonjour Tristesse author Françoise Sagan at the wheel, walks out on the opera, pays respects to the graves of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Marcel Proust, seeks the definition of a “fashion victim,” denounces I.M.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Venice (Its Streets, Plazas & Canals) with Google Street View

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There’s something inherently ridiculous about Google’s Street View cars.

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Mashup Artist “Kutiman” Travels to Tokyo and Creates an Incredible Musical Postcard

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Israeli musician and video artist Ophir Kutiel, aka Kutiman, gained notice culling and remixing unrelated performers’ Youtube videos for his extremely collaborative-feeling Thru You project.

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Be His Guest: David Sedaris at Home in Rural West Sussex, England

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Note:  Watch the entire 25-minute interview here. There’s a brief introduction in Dutch, after which the conversation switches to English.

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Rocky’s Famous Trip up the Art Museum Steps Spoofed by the Pranksters of Improv Everywhere

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I believe some movies are so classic, they should be considered untouchable, an opinion I wish more Broadway producers shared.
Brace yourself. Rocky, Sylvester Stallone’s heartwarming tale about a small-potatoes boxer in 1970s Philadelphia, has been turned into a musical.
No! Why!? Adrian!!!
It’s likely not as bad as I fear.

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