Category: Buildings & monuments


A Great Challenge for a Humble Museum

The great discoveries from the ancient culture of Tartessos at the archaeological site Casas del Turuñuelo will be exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Badajoz. A humble museum since its beginnings, it now looks like it will become a place of great relevance after these important discoveries. But maybe it is a good time to think: is the museum ready for this? How will the new artefacts change the perception of the permanent collections? What impact will this have on the provincial museum?

Small church in Albania

A Small Church Adorned with Frescoes Hidden Beneath Fig Trees on a Lonely Island in Albania

The rock where the Saint Mary church is situated is at a distance of some 150 metres from the Great Prespa lake in Albania. The church sits in the southeastern cave or, viewed from the direction of the lake, on the viewer's right-hand side, above the water level. This small church, hidden beneath fig trees on an island off Maligrad is notable for its 14th-century frescoes, which used to completely adorn both interior and exterior walls. It is believed that Serbian nobleman Kesar Novak, who held the region of Lake Prespa during the Serbian Empire of Uroš the Weak (1355-1371), built the church.

Schwemme's side façade in Halle

Reuse is the New Black

In this article, we explored how the concept of reuse and revitalisation translates into practice through the example of Schwemme Brewery. Since coming under the ownership of Schwemme e.V., this over 300-year-old brewery in Halle has been gradually transforming into a welcoming cultural space full of possibilities where dedicated individuals and an engaged community are using sustainable principles to ensure the meaningful transformation of historical space fit for modern needs.

Display of costumes for Manneken Pis

A Little Man With a Big Wardrobe

The little fountain of Manneken-Pis in Brussels is visited every year by thousands of tourists. It is the background of pictures, inspiration for artists and part or the popular culture of the city. But not only the statuette offers a great attraction, its wardrobe, is on its own, something to admire.