Travel: An Aerial Tour Above Antarctica (4K)

Andrew Macdonald Films (May 14, 2023) – Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in terms of total area. (It is larger than both Oceania and Europe.) Antarctica is a unique continent in that it does not have a native human population.

There are no countries in Antarctica, although seven nations claim different parts of it: New Zealand, Australia, France, Norway, the United Kingdom, Chile, and Argentina.


Travel Guide: The Top 16 Places To Visit In Portugal

touropia (May 14, 2023) – Located on the western coast of the Iberian peninsula, Portugal is one of Europe’s most visited countries due to its idyllic climate, affordable travel costs and exceptional attractions. Portugal’s varied geography ranges from the verdant mountains and vineyards of the North to the glamorous beaches of the Algarve along the southern coastline.

Also belonging to Portugal but lying in the Atlantic Ocean are the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, known for their lush landscapes and flower gardens. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Portugal.

Views: 7 Days Of Hiking & Filming In The Swiss Alps

Bashir Abu Shakra (May 14, 2023) – Seven days of hiking and filming in the Swiss Alps. The Swiss Alps are one of the three main geographic regions of Switzerland, the other two being the Swiss Plateau and the Jura Mountains.

The portion of the Alps lying within Switzerland is sometimes referred to as the Central Alps, but more commonly known as the Swiss Alps. The Alps cover 65% of Switzerland’s total land mass, making it one of the most mountainous of European countries.

Although the Swiss Alps cover most of Switzerland, it is a lesser populated region of the country, although it is popular among outdoor enthusiasts for hiking and trekking tours. Some of the most popular long-distance treks in Europe lead through the Swiss Alps

Washington Views: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2023

CBS Sunday Morning (May 14, 2023) – You don’t have to travel to Holland to experience fields of tulips. The climate in the northwest corner of Washington State is perfect for the flower, making it home of the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.

Architecture: A Tour Of Berson House, Australia

The Local Project (May 14, 2023) – Berson House is a builders house that challenges the traditional narrative of a home in terms of structure, materiality and purpose.

Video timeline: 00:00 – Introduction to the Builders House 00:36 – Doing Something Different 01:03 – The Brief and the Unusual Site 01:26 – A Walkthrough and the Layout of the Home 02:30 – Maximising the Space 02:57 – The 20m Lap Pool 03:22 – The Adult Retreat 03:50 – Tongue and Groove Interior Materials 04:17 – Materials Used Within the Home 04:54 – Proud Aspects and Moments

Drawing on the impactful nature of unique and unusual interior spaces, Monster Ideas Architects turns an existing pre-1945 house into a bold, multi-functional home. Solidifying its strong approach from the outset, Berson House’s façade stands out in Norman Park with its geometric and demanding street presence. Craig Webster from Monster Ideas Architects overcomes initial barriers with ingenuity, tasked with a steep, challenging site in an uninhabitable state. While the new development was limited to two levels, this was overcome by moving the form up the slope of the site to create a large-scale, five-storey structure.

As the builders house, the design aspires to do something different and daring. Along with three children’s bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, a wine cellar and an isolated retreat for the parents, each level hosts a range of distinct features, including a two-storey climbing wall, an indoor soccer field and a 20-metre lap pool. The pool is thoughtfully integrated with the lower floors and has been punctuated with beautiful large windows so you can see the pool from the street, the kid’s bedrooms and the wine cellar.

Spring In Switzerland: The Lauterbrunnen Valley (4K)

Janit Hewag Films (May 14, 2023) – Lauterbrunnen is situated in one of the most impressive trough valleys in the Alps, between gigantic rock faces and mountain peaks.

With its 72 thundering waterfalls, secluded valleys, colourful alpine meadows and lonely mountain inns, the Lauterbrunnen Valley is one of the biggest nature conservation areas in Switzerland.

Video recorded on May 8, 2023.

Architecture: Rescobie Pavilion, Rural Scotland

Rescobie Pavilion / Kris Grant Architect | ArchDaily

The walls of this steel framed garden pavilion slide open to allow family life to be lived in the garden by day and gathered around a log burning stove at night. Built above a workshop contained in a stone base, the elevated position affords views out over an easterly loch and the westerly garden of a nineteenth century rural schoolhouse.

Garden pavilion under trees in countryside

Winner of the Dundee Institute of Architects Supreme Award 2022 for the best new building in the region.

Garden room dining table with sliding doors to balcony


Sunday Morning: Stories And News From Zürich

May 14, 2023 – Live from Zürich: Monocle’s editorial director, Tyler Brûlé, Juliet Linley and Eemeli Isoaho discuss the weekend’s biggest news stories. We also hear the latest about elections in Turkey and speak about the Eurovision Song Contest.

Front Page: The New York Times —- May 14, 2023


Germany Announces Its Biggest Military Aid Package Yet for Ukraine

The 28th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Army in an armored vehicle during an operation near Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine on Monday.

The nearly $3 billion package is part of an effort by both sides to reset rocky relations, which have become increasingly important to maintaining European unity in backing the war.

How Russia’s Rich Get Their Luxuries Now

A Russian-speaking sales agent poses for social media content at one of the dealerships in the car market on the outskirts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in March.

More than a year into Vladimir Putin’s invasion, the web of global trade has adjusted to Western sanctions, with a network of middlemen sending cars, electronics and more to Russia.

‘A Daily Game of Russian Roulette’: Homeless in San Diego

As a record number of people die on America’s streets, Abdul Curry fights to stay alive.

Why Ron DeSantis Is Limping to the Starting Line

Mr. DeSantis and his allies are retooling his expected run for the White House after a series of missteps and miscalculations allowed Donald J. Trump to define the 2024 Republican race.

Travel: A Walk In The Latin Quarter, Barcelona (4K)

Stockholm Walks (May 13, 2023) – The charming Gothic Quarter, or Barri Gòtic, has narrow medieval streets filled with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants. The Museu d’Història de Barcelona shows remains of the Roman city.

Artisans sell leather and jewelry near the Cathedral of Barcelona, while flower stalls and street-food vendors line busy avenue La Rambla. The Plaça del Pi, named after the adjacent Gothic church, hosts a weekend art market.