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Guess Where? Mystery Building

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Wandering around Europe a few years ago, I happened upon this turquoise building with what may be the world's most imaginative gutter system. Can you guess where this whimsical apartment building is?

Log in and leave your guesses below and be sure to check back on Monday for the correct answer.

UPDATE 4/04/11: T+L community member chrisgrabar guessed right! This building is in Dresden's Neustadt district, in the Kunsthof-Passage. If you find yourself in this German city, spend an afternoon admiring the artistic buildings while sipping on a coffee in this peaceful courtyard complex. Click through to find more images here.

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo courtesy of Lyndsey Matthews

Guess Where? Tunnel of Books

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This tunnel of books, created by an artist who used mirrors to give the illusion of infinity, can be found in a library somewhere in Europe. Can you guess who the artist is and where this is?

Hint: Science magazine previously featured this sculpture on its cover.

Log in and leave your guesses below and be sure to check back on Monday for the correct answer.

UPDATE 3/28/11: Looks like we finally stumped you guys. Slovak artist, Matej Krén, created this book sculpture, called Idiom, which can be found in the entrance of the Prague Municipal Library at Mariánské náměstí, near the Old Town Square. It's centrally located, near the Staromestska metro station, so you don't have to go out of your way to check this mind-boggling sculpture out. Though nobody guessed the location, T+L community member miguelcarvalho did guess the artist correctly. Check out more images of this sculpture here.

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo by Lyndsey Matthews

Lomography Photo Contest: Win a Trip to Vienna

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When was the last time you used a real camera, loaded with real film? Sure you’ve got the Hipstamatic app on your iPhone to take super dreamy retro snapshots that look like they came straight from the '70s—but I’ve got a reason for you to put your phone down and go analogue. (Skeptical? Keep reading: It involves a free trip to Europe.)

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Guess Where? Church Spires

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Work began on this European cathedral in the 14th century, yet its unique spires—characterized by a variety of architectural styles, including Neoclassical, Gothic Revival, and Art Nouveau—weren't completed until the 19th century. Can you guess where this is?

Log in and leave your guesses below and be sure to check back on Monday for the correct answer.

UPDATE 3/21/11: T+L community members sholverson, aldaformenti and MoniquePellerin all guessed it right! This is indeed the Duomo di Milano, or the Milan Cathedral, in northern Italy. We're going to have to make these harder for you guys. Check back this Friday for the newest edition of "Guess Where?"


Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo Courtesy of Travel + Leisure's Photo Contest

Contest Watch: $9K Safari, 12-day Euro Vaca + More!

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March comes in like a lion (luxury safari anyone?) and out like a lamb (a wool beret from a Parisian boutique!) with this month’s globetrotting Contest Watch.

Kenya: iExplore.com Photo Safari Contest
Enter by April 22, 2011


The frequent T+L Best of the Web winner, iExplore has kicked off a new contest for shutterbugs. Simply visit http://photocontest.iexplore.com/, register, upload your best photograph, and then spread the word. Site visitors can vote for their favorites, advancing a group of 20 photographs to the finals. A panel of nine award-winning travel photographers and media writers will pick the winner.

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Guess Where? Bridge Edition

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In English, this bridge is known by the stone material from which it was built, while its native name refers to the saint known as the rock of the Christian church. Hint: This image was included in our March 2008 issue.

Can you guess where this is? Log in and leave your answers below.

UPDATE 3/14/11: T+L community member canjay99 guessed it right! The early-19th-century Pont St. Pierre spans the Garonne River in Bordeaux, France. Congrats! Check back this Friday for the newest edition of "Guess Where?"

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Photo by Frederic Lagrange

Guess Where? Colored Houses

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These colorful row houses strike a note with both residents and visitors in this newly re-developed neighborhood.

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Last Call for Submissions: Winter Travel Photo Contest

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Last Call! The deadline to enter submissions in our Winter Travel Photo Contest is approaching quickly.

There are nearly 500 images already contending for a chance to win a Booq Mamba Large Messenger/Laptop Bag and publication in Travel + Leisure. For your chance to win, submit your photos here, by this coming Monday, January 31.

If you live in the Northeastern United States, get outdoors to capture the aftermath of this week's snowstorm. Or, look to other submissions for inspiration, like The Artic Explorer (above), which one of our community members shot outside of Tromso, Norway.

Snap to it!

Lyndsey Matthews is an online editorial assistant at Travel + Leisure.

Affordable Travel Photography

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Looking to travel, but don’t have any vacation time left after taking the holidays off? Check out the Mammoth Collection, an online art gallery that sells prints from as little as $20. Its strong collection of photographs will tame your wanderlust with a visual tour of the world.

The series includes high-quality, yet affordable prints from Nicholas McElroy, a photographer who spends his summers on a muskox domestication project in Alaska, to Wang Yuanling, a photojournalist based in Chongqing, China.

Most prints are available in a variation of sizes and prices, including 8" x 10" ($20), 11" x 14" ($50), 16" x 20" ($200), and 24" x 30" ($800). The company makes their prints in-house with archival pigment inks on heavyweight 100% cotton fibre archival paper.

Here are a few of my favorites below. Click on them to snag a copy. What are your favorites?

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Review: Attachable Lens for Your Cell Phone

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Like most people, my phone is always with me, and serves as my primary camera for spur-of-the-moment pics. But as a Blackberry user, while the image quality is amazing (for a phone), there aren’t any fun bonus features that come with it.

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