The communist past gets an artistic twist

The communist past gets an artistic twist

After the fall of communism, many of Hungary’s Soviet sculptures were quickly removed – ripped from their plinths and hidden away from the public eye.

When award-winning artist Liane Lang found a collection of them in a park in a suburb of Budapest, it gave her an idea to photograph them from a contemporary perspective.

Bar Boulud opens at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London

Bar Boulud opens at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London

Legendary French chef Daniel Boulud is celebrating the opening of his first London restaurant today at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

French-inspired bistro Bar Boulud, London is set to echo the success of Boulud’s award-winning sister restaurant of the same name in New York, with a gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner menu to be served at the luxury hotel in Knightsbridge from 11am to 2am, every day.

Gallery opens up a view from the road

Gallery opens up a view from the road

Whether from the shiny leather seat of a vintage American sports car, speeding through the desert on a rock’n’roll road trip, or from the more conservative surroundings of a place on a bus or in the back of a taxi, many of the views we see as travellers are from the road.

Beach polo makes waves in Cornwall

Beach polo makes waves in Cornwall

Unless you happen to live in the Middle East, polo matches played on sand are a rare sight in the UK. Here, the sport is more associated with green pastures, and young royals, and stomping down divots at half time.

The big red gamble

The big red gamble

Along with Big Ben and the black London taxi, there are perhaps no greater icons for the capital than the red ‘Routemaster’ bus. But infrequent visitors may have noticed that the famous hop-on hop-off bus that became synonymous with London’s transport system, has been missing for quite some time.

Art from the Bush

Art from the Bush

The landscapes, people and wildlife of the Kalahari Desert arrive in London.

A major exhibition of the art of southern Africa’s Bushman people has taken a little while to arrive in London: thousands of years, in fact.

British Airways launches new routes to Japan and Argentina

British Airways launches new routes to Japan and Argentina

Long-haul flights to Tokyo are set to become easier in the New Year, as British Airways will be launching its new route to Haneda airport in Japan.

The new service – which starts from February 2011 – will include five flights per week from Heathrow to Haneda airport.

New on the slopes

New on the slopes

A random round-up of assorted ski news to get you in the mood for the new season…

Val Thorens, in the French Alps, already lays claim to being Europe’s highest ski resort, and is now launching a bid to become to most high-tech.

London for foodies

London for foodies

This month’s specials: our pick of the coolest hangouts and buzziest restaurants opening in London.

A 19th century train station next to Hackney Central has just been converted into East London’s latest hipster haunt.

The hardest trip to pack for

The hardest trip to pack for

If you’re having trouble knowing what to pack for your holiday this summer, chances are you’re not in nearly as much difficulty as those heading out on the new Bridge & Wickers White Desert White Lion tour.

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