Thousands of people flocked this weekend to check out the winners of “Reinventing Paris”, an international architecture competition to transform the city’s forgotten public buildings and spaces into environmentally-friendly urban designs.
The heyday of ballroom dancing may have ended with Truman Capote's famed Black & White Ball, but television shows like Dancing with the Stars are helping to revive the dance style. You can keep the trend going with a ballroom-themed birthday party.
With my arms clamped tightly to the side of my clammy swimming costume, I face the naked woman who’s gesticulating wildly and firing a torrent of Danish at me. When I haltingly ask her whether she speaks English, she barely pauses for breath before ordering me – in perfect English – to take off my costume and make my way to the communal shower, for reasons of hygiene.