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Volksbühne, Berlin

The Volksbühne ("People's Theatre") is located in the central district of Mitte. Originally designed by Oskar Kaufmann, the theatre opened in 1914 with the aim of promoting plays at prices affordable to the common worker and has since developed a reputation for both controversy and success. The theatre suffered extensive damage during WWII and was rebuilt in the early 1950s according to plans by Hans Richter.

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Casale di Cellole, Tuscany

We're reminiscing about our time spent at Casale di Cellole, a beautiful farmhouse that we found on Airbnb. Located in the heart of Chianti and surrounded by a postcard landscape of olive groves and vineyards, this lovingly renovated farmhouse comprises four spacious apartments (this one is called River) with luxury furnishings. The property also features a pool, a large garden and covered dining area, and a stone terrace with magnificent views that are best enjoyed with a glass or two of the local red.

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ArtScience Museum, Singapore

The ArtScience Museum is one of the attractions at Marina Bay Sands. The striking architectural design, reminiscent of a lotus flower, comprises a round central base with ten "finger" extensions that house the gallery spaces, and in keeping with Singapore's dedication to sustainability the museum features skylights at the tip of each finger to sustain illumination of the interior walls while rainwater is channelled down the centre of the building into a pond where it is then recycled for use in the restrooms.

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Palace of Versailles, France

Today's scorching hot weather in Sydney is reminding us of our trip to the Palace of Versailles in August. We almost went just by ourselves but we're so glad we booked a small group tour with Viator as the general admission lines for tickets were at least two hours long in direct sunlight with no shade, toilets or refreshments! Booking the tour gave us VIP entry, an amazing guided tour and plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent palace and gardens.

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Réaumur-Sébastapol Metro Station, Paris

The eye-catching art nouveau entrances to the Paris metro stations were designed by Hector Guimard in 1900. Built from cast iron, they make heavy reference to the symbolism of plants with the orange lamps being enclosed by a leaf as seen in this example at Réaumur-Sébastopol. The more elaborate édicule design with a fan-shaped glass awning is now extremely rare with only two original examples still remaining at Porte Dauphine and Abbesses.

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