Down Under

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...