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For this European summer, our focus is on the stunning areas surrounding the breathtaking Pyrenees.
When dreaming of traveling in Canada, thoughts of unmatched natural beauty, wild landscapes and a nature lovers paradise automatically come to mind.
There is little doubt as to why London continues to top the list of favourite travel destinations for Australian and New Zealand holiday makers. London is a city that is alive and vibrant. This fascinating cultural melting pot buzzes night and day with an unforgettable energy. Boasting a history that is rich and full of intrigue and home to some of the world’s best galleries and museums, it’s easy to see why London is attracting more visitors with each passing year.
For romantics, France is the ultimate must do on all travel bucket lists. Whilst the iconic capital is well known as the City of Love, diehard romantics mustn’t overlook the equally beautiful and more intimate Strasbourg, the City of Romance.
If you consider yourself somewhat of an art aficionado, there are few destinations that can compete with the breadth of fine art on display across Europe. Many of the worlds greatest artists emerged from Europe and their works can be viewed in galleries, buildings and installations throughout the continent. Read on to learn about the evolution of art across the European continent, from the Classical works of Ancient Greece right through to Modern styles like Dada, Cubism and Surrealism.
Known as the great master of Catalan Modernism, no single architect could be said to have had the kind of influence over the aesthetics of Barcelona than Antoni Gaudí did. A quiet, pious man, Gaudí dedicated his life to finding a new architectural language, primarily drawing inspiration from nature, and the result is a city filled with bold Modernisime styled buildings characterised by organic shapes, bright colours, and ornamental details. Gaudí’s buildings and public works are the embodiment of Barcelona’s unique Catalan identity, imbuing the streets with a certain bohemian energy and charm that makes it unlike any other European city. This week, we take a look at some of the architectural highlights of Gaudí’s Barcelona, which you should add to your 2017 European rail travel itinerary.