As the official sponsor of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run we thought it was only fitting to send two of our Car Specialists out to experience the 54 mile (87km) journey in a 1904 Cadillac Model F Four-Passenger Tourer. As hundreds of cars set out to celebrate the 125th year of the longest-running motoring event in history, Nick Wiles and Felix Archer take you on an intimate and definitive experience along the way.
Travel to Northern Italy instantly and inhale the beauty and ancient culture of Florence with our latest Postcard video. Follow as we begin with the gothic architecture of Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, before taking in sky-high views from the Campanile di Giotto bell tower attached to the vast complex.
Move on to see the unique handmade craftwork being created at the Antico Setificio Fiorentino – one of the only remaining silk manufacturing workshops in the world – then stop off for a traditional aperitivo of bread, cured meats and crisp, cool white wine. We also venture to the iconic Boboli Gardens and Uffizi Galleries and many other insider places. Watch now and travel through the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region from afar.
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Kulmbach is the capital of the district of Kulmbach in Bavaria in Germany. The town is famous for Plassenburg Castle, which houses the largest tin soldier museum in the world, and for its sausages, or Bratwürste.
The Museum at Wordsworth Grasmere, the second phase of work at the former Lake District home of the great English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy, has opened to the public, with all gallery, exhibition design and interpretative overviews by Nissen Richards Studio.
The first phase of work by Nissen Richards Studio encompassed the conservation and reinterpretation of Dove Cottage itself, where William and Dorothy once lived, plus the new identity for Wordsworth Grasmere and the scheme’s signage and wayfinding.
The new visitor journey, designed by Nissen Richards Studio in close collaboration with the Wordsworth Grasmere team, includes a series of threshold moments, such as a totem sign and the setting of words into the walkways, featuring fragments of poems going off in two directions, so that visitors see them clearly on arrival and departure.
The Museum includes a shop and ticketing area, before visitors enter a new, double-height orientation space, where quotations by Wordsworth are set within a dramatic, full-height light wall. Visitors then make their way to a former stable space that houses an immersive introductory film, before stepping over the threshold into Dove Cottage. Visitors return to The Museum via Dove Cottage’s Garden-Orchard, entering an expanded first floor space, loosely arranged into four new galleries. Galleries One and Four are set to one side and Galleries Two and Three to the other, whilst a pause space in between offers views onto the gardens and surrounding landscape.
We explore Germany’s coalition deal and discuss the challenges ahead for the country’s next chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Plus: the significance of an election in Honduras for relations between China and Taiwan, and this year’s Grammy awards.