As the world hurtles towards a bloodless digital future of flickering electronic screens and virtual experiences, certain places of primal architectural power become ever more valuable as anchors of the past. Chartres Cathedral is one of the most important of these sacred places.
I mean, what's all the hype around this place? I've been here for three weeks already and I can't wait to get back home. Nothing cool. It's all, look: old shitty buildings. Look: old shitty churches. Look: old shitty bridges built by Romans. Look: old shitty people with weird clothes.
"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.
In the course of spending five weeks living in a city like Washington DC that's so popular with tourists, I couldn't help but think about the way different people have different reasons for visiting a site or attraction.
Inspired by Renaissance art of Florence, John Nava presents a procession composed of real people, the background of which is a dense compilation of pages from books culled from the collection of the USC library.