Rue de la Paix in Paris

2 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France, Shopping Reading Time:  8 minutes

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The rue de la Paix (English: Peace Street) is a fashionable shopping street in the center of Paris. Located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, running north from Place Vendôme and ending at the Opéra Garnier, it is best known for its jewellers, such as the shop opened by Cartier in 1898. Charles Frederick Worth was the first to open a couture house in the rue de la Paix. Many buildings on the street are inspired in design by the hôtels particuliers of Place Vendôme.   read more…

Central Universal Department Store Kyiv

1 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  5 minutes

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Central Universal Department Store Kyiv (Ukrainian: TSUM Kyiv is Ukraine’s one and only department store of the classical format. It is located at the intersection of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Khreshchatyk streets in the heart of Kyiv. The department store’s building in the Art Deco style was erected from 1936 to 1939. From 2012 to 2016, the building was reconstructed while preserving the historical facade from 1939.   read more…

Fish market in the Old Port of Marseille

25 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping Reading Time:  5 minutes

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The fish market in the Old Port of Marseille is a small fish market made up of around ten stands located in the middle of the Quai de la Fraternité, at the exit of the “Vieux-Port” stop of the M1 metro line. Since Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture, the fish market is partially covered by the Ombrière du Vieux-Port de Marseille, an immense mirror ceiling reflecting the activity of the quay.   read more…

American Dream Meadowlands in East Rutherford

24 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping, Sport Reading Time:  6 minutes

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American Dream Meadowlands is a large retail and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. It houses the first ever Mr. Beast restaurant. The first and second of four opening stages occurred on October 25, 2019, and on December 5, 2019. The remaining opening stages occurred on October 1, 2020, and thereafter.   read more…

Europa Passage in Hamburg

23 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

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Europa Passage is a large shopping mall in the Altstadt quarter of Hamburg, Germany, located between the streets of Ballindamm/Jungfernstieg and Mönckebergstraße near the lake of Binnenalster. It was opened on 5 October 2006. Within the 5-level mall 120 shops and 27 catering outlets can be found on an overall length of around 160 metres and a space of 30,000 square metres. Another 30,000 square metres of office space are located within the building.   read more…

Beirut Souks

22 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  9 minutes

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Beirut Souks © flickr.com – n.karim/cc-by-2.0

Beirut Souks is a major commercial district in Beirut Central District. With over 200 shops, 25 restaurants and cafes, an entertainment center, a 14 cinema complex, periodic street markets and an upcoming department store, it is Beirut’s largest and most diverse shopping and leisure area. Beirut Souks also features piazzas and public space. Designed in five separate commissions by international and Lebanese architects, Beirut Souks offer 128,000 sq. m of built-up area interspersed with landscaped pedestrian zones.   read more…

Karl Johans gate in Oslo

29 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

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Karl Johans gate is the main street of the city of Oslo, Norway. The street was named in honor of King Charles III John, who was also King of Sweden as Charles XIV John. Karl Johans gate is a composite of several older streets that used to be separate thoroughfares. The eastern section was part of Christian IV’s original city near the ramparts surrounding the city. When the ramparts were removed to make way for Oslo Cathedral, three separate sections eventually became Østre Gade.   read more…

Graben in Vienna

28 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  8 minutes

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The Graben is one of the most famous squares in Vienna‘s first district, the city center. It begins at Stock-im-Eisen-Platz next to the Palais Equitable, and ends at the junction of Kohlmarkt and Tuchlauben. Another street in the first district is called Tiefer Graben (deep ditch). It is crossed by Wipplinger Straße by means of the Hohe Brücke, a bridge about 10 meters (33 ft) above street level. Today the Graben is one of the most important promenades and shopping streets in Vienna.   read more…

Neuer Wall in Hamburg

23 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, Shopping Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Neuer Wall is an upmarket shopping street in Hamburg, Germany. The 1,200 m of shop-fronts are almost entirely lined with luxury brands. According to international real estate and retail reports, Neuer Wall is among the most exclusive shopping streets in Europe.   read more…

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