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All Things Irish — Phoenix Park in Dublin

For the last few years I’ve been hearing that Phoenix Park in Dublin (created in 1662) is the largest urban park in Europe. Living in Munich with its grand and expansive English Garden, I’ve always found this a wee bit hard to swallow. So last weekend–when it was pouring down rain in Munich–I decided to […]

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Whitewashed Mykonos

Mykonos is probably per capita the world’s biggest consumer of white paint. At the very least, there must be a large shipment of whitewash to the Cycladic Islands in Greece each month. While not all houses on Mykonos are painted in the traditional whiter-than-white, white walls have become the standard since the 1930s, and it’s […]

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