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Hyde Park Explorations

March 26, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

What started out as an enclosed deer park by James I, Hyde Park grew to be one of the largest parks in Central London and definitely the most well-known. Now a place for recreation, politics, adventure and sightseeing, the park aims to please anyone from local bystanders to adventurous travelers. Originally named “Serpentine Park,” mainly …

The Docklands: Making Movies

March 23, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

The Docklands captured the disparities in landscape we were searching for to elucidate the disparities of past and present thematically in the film. The divisions were sharp and ostensible; the difference is incredibly striking in the Docklands between old and new because the old is impoverished and the new is affluent. Moreover, the disparities are …

Branching Out at the Venice Biennial

March 21, 2011 | Posted in Destination Tips

Planning on attending the Venice Biennial this year, root for your favorite artists somewhere from high up in the stands, make all kinds of screaming commotion every time a news camera wanders by? Surprised at all the suits and ties and black gowns? Wondering why there isn’t a deluge of merch littering the floors of …

History at the Waldorf

March 21, 2011 | Posted in Destinations

The Waldorf hotel London, also known as the Waldorf Hilton, is located on the Aldwych crescent, a historical street unto itself, deriving its name from old English to mean ‘old settlement.’ It is the site near which excavations took place in the 80’s that ‘rediscovered’ the town Lundenwik, as being properly categorized as urban in …