Libreria Acqua Alta: Venice’s Flooded Bookstore

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During the winter months, Venice suffers from bouts of periodic flooding, known as acqua alta, caused by exceptionally high tides that occur in the northern Adriatic Sea. These floods lasts three to four hours, during which water pour from the canals onto the streets and inside buildings. Continue reading

Ampelonas Apartments in Santorini

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In the beautiful village of Imerovigli, on Santorini Island, the Ampelonas Apartments stand out due to their sophisticated design and relaxing atmosphere. Built in pure Cycladic style but also with all modern facilities, this complex offers stunning views to the Caldera or the vineyards, the vast Aegean Sea and the magnificent sunset of Santorini. Continue reading

Homes in Unexpected Places

See the homes of 70% of Caracas’ residents

In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly seventy percent of the population lives in slums that seem to drape over every corner of the city.

Welcome to the world’s largest vertical slum

In the centre of the city is the Torre David, a forty-five story unfinished office tower that was in the midst of construction until the developer died in 1993, and the crash of the Venezuelan economy the following year. About eight years ago, people started moving in to the abandoned construction site, and today it is considered the world’s largest vertical slum. Continue reading