This past week we were in Strasbourg, France for a European Union reporting assignment. While we spent the great majority of our stay holed up in the European Parliament press room scrambling for interviews with MEPs, or in various meeting halls listening to lectures by important political figures, I did have one gloriously sunny morning [...]
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At ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus’ art museum, there is a 360-degree rainbow panorama by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson circling the building’s roof. We (Alison from Sydney, Simone from Toronto, Josefine from Denmark, Paw, Jasmine, and yours truly) thought it might be the best place to start our visit, so we went straight to the museum’s summit [...]
The Glass Castle museum and theme park in Jeju, Korea celebrates the beauty and versatility of silica in all its forms, from brittle and delicately stained studio works to chunky and playfully moulded novelty sculptures. A garden of glass flowers, an exhibit of Venetian pieces, a mirror maze, and a tunnel of jewels are just [...]
What is it about being in an airport? It\’s always the same mix of bleary-eyed excitement, dizziness, exhaustion, and a little bit of disbelief that I\’m actually (actually!) going where I\’m going. The butterflies are swirling in my stomach, or maybe it\’s the 5 a.m. coffee. A new travel chapter opens on Pencilprism today. I\’ll [...]
The curved glass of the Intact Insurance building sparkles near College St. and University Ave. in downtown Toronto. Queen\’s Park is visible in the reflection.