Shelagh's Lens

Category: Architecture


Faces of Cuba: Girl at the Window

Visiting Havana, I stayed in a casa particulare, a private home just two blocks from the Malecón and removed from the tourist bubble.

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London Calling: Beautiful Belgravia

London has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to architectural treats, but Belgravia is in a field of its own.

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It’s Pimm’s O’Clock – With Great London Views

I was back in London a few weeks ago, and spent much of my time there exploring the city by foot. It’s not that I had any reservations about taking the Tube; it’s simply that London is a highly walkable…

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Penthouse Living for Visitors to Budapest

For my first visit to Budapest, known as the “Paris of the East”, I lived like a very pampered local in this two-bedroom penthouse suite.

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In Bruge: Bicyling by the Belfry

Visiting Bruges, Belgium, you’ll be struck by three things: the architecture, the many decadent smelling chocolate shops … and the locals’ reliance on bikes for transportation.

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On the Balcony: Faces of Cuba

On Havana’s Boulevard de San Rafael, as in much of the city, you’ll find yourself in the midst of colourful old buildings with magnificently high ceilings on each level. In fact, I’d guess that the ground floor ceiling of the…

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Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square: Boutique Style In the Heart of Toronto

We’ve just spent a great weekend in Toronto, and are delighted that we tried a property new to us: Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square. Readers will know I was highly impressed with my first stay with Hôtel Le Germain, in…

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