Layers of History at the Metropol Parasol, Seville

Layers of History at the Metropol Parasol, Seville

When construction workers in the old quarter of Seville unearthed a number of hitherto unsuspected Roman and Moorish buildings they were faced with a dilemma: preserve the ruins, or carry on with their construction work. Luckily for us they chose to excavate the...
The Real Alcazar: The Royal Palace of Seville

The Real Alcazar: The Royal Palace of Seville

It would be possible for a casual visitor to miss the Real Alcazar – the royal palace of Seville – hidden as it is behind a small gate near the Cathedral. The entrance gives no clue to the extent of the complex of palaces and gardens within, or of their splendour. Yet...
Temppeliaukio: Helsinki’s Underground Church

Temppeliaukio: Helsinki’s Underground Church

The Rock Church in Helsinki (or Temppeliaukio to give it its proper name) is a modern church built underground. All that can be seen from the outside is the massive copper dome hidden in a rocky outcrop, but the interior is a harmonious blend of modern and traditional...