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12 November 2015

What Not to Miss in Naples, from the locals’ perspective

Our docents in Naples give their advice on the best places to visit while in the city.


Luisa Grigoletto  |  No Comments

Bay of Naples, photo by  Luigi Scuderi for Context Travel

28 October 2015

Do “Zen Gardens” Really Exist?

Do Zen gardens really exist? Our Kyoto docents explore the world of Japanese gardens.


Lara Budge  |  No Comments


7 October 2015

Hong Kong: Yesterday and Today

We look at the rapid urbanization of Hong Kong over the past 30 years.


Lara Budge  |  No Comments

Hong Kong Now and Then

Photo credits: (top) China Mike / (bottom) Lily Heise

11 September 2015

How to Visit Dresden

We look at Dresden, a fascinating city that is our newest excursion from Berlin.


Stephanie Taralson  |  No Comments

A renewed urban landscape

15 July 2015

Courting Controversy in London Architecture

Docent Kevin Childs navigates us through the thrilling and controversial architecture of London.


Emily Knight  |  No Comments

20 Fenchurch Street (Walkie Talkie Building)

3 June 2015

Five Reasons to Visit Milan

We give you five good reasons to visit our newest city in Italy – Milan.


Petulia  |  2 Comments

The never-ending Duomo

1 May 2015

Ringtrasse: Vienna’s Promenade of Palaces

May 1 is the 150th anniversary of Vienna’s Ringstrasse. Join us on a fascinating journey through its history.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Museums of Natural History and Art History

14 April 2015

4 Reasons to Explore Tuscany

We look at Tuscany, our newest program in Italy, with all its incredible art, architecture, food, and wine.


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments

View of the Val d'Orcia

2 April 2015

Alternative Rio Vistas

A slideshow depicting some hills in Rio which provide alternative viewpoints to Sugar Loaf Mountain and the Christ Redeemer.


Lily Heise  |  2 Comments

Dois Irmaos

24 February 2015

Mudéjar Architecture in Seville

A slideshow highlighting the Mudéjar style of architecture in Seville and its characteristics.


Sara McCarty  |  2 Comments

Real Alcázar

2 January 2015

Around the World with Art Nouveau

We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment

Barcelona - Palau de la Música

1 November 2014

Uncovering El Raval, Barcelona’s Gentrifying Neighborhood

Docent and architectural historian Celia Marin shares some interesting facts about El Raval, Barcelona’s former bohemian center and red light district, now one of the city’s most up-and-coming districts.


Lily Heise  |  No Comments


23 October 2014

Rome Beyond the Historic Center

These neighborhoods give you 5 great reasons to leave Rome’s historic center and explore.


Emily Knight  |  1 Comment

Villa Doria Pamphilj, Monteverde. Photo Tom Rankin

27 September 2014

Modernist Architect, the Genius of Lluís Domènech i Montaner

Discovering modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, designer of the Palau de la Musica and UNESCO World Heritage site Hospital Sant Pau, with the help of our Context Barcelona docents.


Lily Heise  |  No Comments

Hospital de Sant Pau by  Luis Domènech i Montaner

17 September 2014

One World Trade Center, Building without Expression

Architectural conservator Hansel Hernandez-Navarro shares his opinion of 1 World Trade Center.


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments

Downtown Manhattan in 2012, showing 1 WTC, on the far left,  under construction. Photo by David C Jones

12 September 2014

From Bauhaus to Futurism: Berlin’s 20th Century Design Legacy

A walk through Berlin’s fascinating 20th century architecture.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Don’t be fooled by first impressions. Potsdamer Platz it is not just another downtown with lookalike skyscrapers, but a coordinated system of styles. While the Kollhoff Tower (in the centre) combines a visual language of American early 20th century Art Deco with traditional German peat-fired brick facade. The astounding Bahn Tower (on the right) reflects expressionist utopianism ideas of the 1920s. Image via Wiki Commons