kevan + tourism   13

Nerdy Day Trips
"I am a very big fan of nerdy day trips, from Sea Forts to abandoned nuclear bunkers, dead victorian racecourses, roads that are falling into the ground, narrow gauge railways that take you to a power station, wherever."
tourism  maps  science 
september 2011 by kevan
Tourists miss out on town of Eu as it does not appear on web searches - Times Online
"Type Eu into a French search engine and you are more likely to get the past participle of the verb avoir, to have, than the estimable château, hotels, restaurants and gardens of the ancient royal borough. For English surfers, Eu predictably retrieves a long list of European Union websites." [...] "Now Marie-Françoise Gaouyer, the Mayor of Eu, wants to add extra syllables to make the town more internet-visible."
tourism  web  language  france 
march 2009 by kevan
Sightseeing in Liberty City - a set on Flickr
"A side by side comparison of a photo tour in New York City and Liberty City." It's going to be strange visiting the city for the first time next month.
games  cities  architecture  simulation  tourism 
may 2008 by kevan
Holiday (1938)
Cary Grant arguing in favour of the gap year, and the moral superiority of the idle rich over the work-obsessed rich.
filmlog  3stars  money  love  tourism 
september 2007 by kevan
The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel
Disappointing: a minimally expanded list of the one-sentence tourism ideas from the Latourex website, padded out with flat and patronisingly overexplanatory summaries, and random-weblog-standard "laboratory results" from people who've taken the journeys.
booklog  tourism  travel  random  dice  secrets  mysteries 
june 2007 by kevan
Welcome to The Shady Old Lady's Guide to London
An icon-scattered Google Map of minor-historical addresses and obscure features in London.
london  history  tourism  maps 
june 2007 by kevan
Latourex - Laboratory of Experimental Tourism
"...discovering a capital by following the layout of its Monopoly board. Visit the streets, stations, jail, car park, water and electricity companies, etc all by throwing the dice and following the official rules of the game."
random  tourism  cities  dice  via:jodi 
may 2007 by kevan
Last Tango in Aberystwyth - Malcolm Pryce
Good, deadpan, Welsh-seaside noir parody, with nuggets of well-written genre in there. The silliness has a better edge of coherency to it, this time, but the plot's a sprawling mess of afterthoughts and needless cameos.
booklog  mysteries  death  secrets  police  tourism 
may 2007 by kevan
Are you looking at my mate? | UK News | The Observer
A new gorilla enclosure at London Zoo, due to open at the end of the month. "There are heated [rocks], waterfalls under which to cool off, caves to hide in, hills to climb [and] herbs which the gorillas would find in the wild."
apes  london  tourism  design  architecture  todo 
march 2007 by kevan
TIME Global Advisor: Have Horse Head, Will Travel
The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel: "My wife and I travel separately to the same foreign city by different modes of transport, and then try to find each other. We have done it and met six times. The moment we meet is always fantastic."
travel  tourism  random  books  todo 
may 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - The speedy way to capture a city
Building three-dimensional city maps from photographs, laser-measuring and GPS, for tourism or war. "Soldiers can keep up with changes to the cityscape, such as new barricades or destroyed buildings."
maps  technology  war  tourism  gps 
may 2005 by kevan
Abandoned Amusement Park
The desolate, rusting, fogbound wreckage of a Japanese theme park, roller-coasters almost looking as if they were abandoned mid-ride. Presumably this is all down to bad Feng Shui.
japan  tourism  dereliction  photos  via:holly 
april 2005 by kevan
The New York Times > The Feng Shui Kingdom
"Disney also put a bend in the walkway from the train station to the gate, to make sure the flow of positive energy, or chi, did not slip past the entrance and out to the China Sea." Feng Shui versus fire regulations is wonderful.
architecture  tourism  fire  china  design  via:foe 
april 2005 by kevan

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