Tim Richards

Tim Richards fell into travel writing after living and teaching in Egypt and Poland. He’s a light packing obsessive, and is especially drawn to the former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Europe's most famous landmarks have been replicated on a 1:25 scale.

Europe

The daggiest day out in Europe

Europe might have a worldwide reputation for stylish, urbane design, but this is its daggiest attraction. And it's great fun.

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Atlas carries a golden globe on his shoulders on the roof of the Austrian National Library in Vienna.

How Vienna spans the globe

Useful as online maps are, they have nothing of the romance of crinkly old dog-eared paper maps with their hint of secrets to be decoded.

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