Posts tagged travel

Chorus puts tweets to music

In an effort to promote the city of Calgary, Tourism Calgary asked people on Twitter to suggest ways of staying warm this winter, then Calgary Philharmonic Chorus’s master set 20 of the tweeted replies to music.

The result? Tweets (including “gravy action on my cheese,” a.k.a. poutine) sung to the tune of Carl Orff’s dramatic “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burana.

(If you aren’t able to play the “Singing Tweets” embedded video, click here to view it.)

From Hotel Haiku:
La Classe in Belgium

Less holiday rental / More a design museum / An old school reborn

"Written and curated by Garri Rayner, Hotel Haiku is a collection of the world’s most interesting hotels and notels where the only description for each one is expressed as a haiku."
[hat tip to Marilyn Maciel, @MarilynM]

From Hotel Haiku:

La Classe in Belgium

Less holiday rental / More a design museum / An old school reborn

"Written and curated by Garri Rayner, Hotel Haiku is a collection of the world’s most interesting hotels and notels where the only description for each one is expressed as a haiku."

[hat tip to Marilyn Maciel, @MarilynM]

Via unconsumption:

Five restored travel trailers (+ teepee & yurts) = El Cosmico
Boutique hotel. Marfa, Texas.

Via unconsumption:

Five restored travel trailers (+ teepee & yurts) = El Cosmico

Boutique hotel. Marfa, Texas.

Today’s diversion, via Los Angeles Times: Slideshow of images of the Ice Hotel (a.k.a. Hotel de Glace, near Quebec City), which reopened this week thanks to favorable Canadian winter conditions.
(Timely reminder to Texas and other southern U.S. friends: Our imminent 20-degree temps pale in comparison to those endured by Quebecers.)
Photo credit: @Xdachez.com

Today’s diversion, via Los Angeles Times: Slideshow of images of the Ice Hotel (a.k.a. Hotel de Glace, near Quebec City), which reopened this week thanks to favorable Canadian winter conditions.

(Timely reminder to Texas and other southern U.S. friends: Our imminent 20-degree temps pale in comparison to those endured by Quebecers.)

Photo credit: @Xdachez.com

Wright onsite:

Spend two nights in the nature preserve housing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater; tour & dine at FW.

Details: http://bit.ly/ZE46d.

Isn’t it a beautiful setting in which to enjoy many of life’s pleasures — nature, architecture, art, food, the company of like-minded individuals, etc. — and for encouraging introspection?

(Photo by Pablo Sanchez, used under a creative commons license)

Art meets nature in Norway:
Stunning architectural designs (observatories, viewing platforms) enhance nature’s beauty surrounding 18 tourist highways
Guardian UK slide show & story
Photograph: /JSA Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor

Art meets nature in Norway:

Stunning architectural designs (observatories, viewing platforms) enhance nature’s beauty surrounding 18 tourist highways

Guardian UK slide show & story

Photograph: /JSA Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor