Down Under

  • 1 Houses to take your breath away
    The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with the two...

  • 2 Opera and so much more in Sydney
    If there is a single image that identifies Sydney, it must be the bright, photogenic silhouette of the city looking out over the harbour. The great arch of the Harbour...

  • 3 Australia: the epic world Down Under
    In November 2008 People magazine chose Hugh Jackman as the sexiest man on the planet. We can't be sure whether they'd taken a peek at the trailer for Australia, which...

  • 4 In the land of the hobbits
    When Peter Jackson was 18, he took a train ride across New Zealand's North Island – one of the two islands that comprise the country. On the trip he read...

  • 5 The natural wonders of the world
    The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC, and from...

  • 6 Huka Lodge, riverside elegance in New Zealand
    Located in an unmatchable setting on the banks of the Waikato River, whose forceful waters flow towards the amazing Huka Falls, perhaps it would be more surprising if Huka Lodge...