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ATE – IX

Le Cool Publishing is a completely independent publishing company that is dedicated to creating guidebooks filled with the most awesome underground experiences that reflect the city’s true flavor rather than the “hippest or latest” lemming crap.

I am excited to report that as of this May, the London version was published… putting it in my ninth installment of All Things English.

Designed by Jeremy Leslie at John Brown, A Weird and Wonderful Guide to London is the gateway to a city of freaks and wonders, of the kind you hear whispered about in dark corners, but were never quite sure existed. Edited by Mat Osman, it takes you by the hand and leads you throughout the city, from New Cross to Mayfair, opening closed doors and revealing secrets that might just change your life. 

Here’s a sneak peek…

Buy it or any of the other European cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Amsterdam or Lisbon) here.

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Dog Spelled Backwards

I am a spiritual person… but not in the traditional sense of the word.  However these amazing churches are enough to make me… well, go to church!

Iglesia de Santa Monica in Madrid, Spain looks like a cross between a sea barnacle and the little wonky-eyed monster you feared was under your bed when you were a kid.  And, what is up with that ominous sky?  Spoooooky! 

The new distorted window in St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London, England is intended to emulate the rippled image of a cross as if it were being reflected in water.  This window, designed by Shirazeh Houshiary, is part of a $36 million refurbishment of the church which was originally built back in 1726.   Check out more via The Guardian.

 

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