The Middle House is an urban sanctuary in bustling Shanghai. Opened in 2018, The Middle House is the latest addition to Swire Hotels’ renowned The House Collective, a group of acclaimed and distinctive individual hotels. The Middle House is located in the heart of Shanghai’s commercial district, a stone’s throw away from the historic neighbourhood of Dazhongli. The building, tall and modern, is tucked away behind a wall covered in lush bamboo, creating a barrier between the bustle of Nanjing Road. The locations provides total escapism, all the while coffee shops, upscale restaurants, and lively shops are only minutes away. This is an incredibly central and convenient area to stay – in fact, the hotel has one of the best-rated locations in Shanghai.
As an avid traveller, I live to explore. I breathe travel. I am passionately curious and love to journey to faraway paradises, embark on enriching experiences, and to lead an adventurous life. Whenever I find myself in a new destination, I strive to explore as much as I can. Long gone are the days when I stayed snoozing on a sun lounger. Now, travel is all about discovery. With a busy everyday life, I try to fit as much as possible into my itinerary so to make the most of my trip. I have found that driving is a practical way to explore, as it allows me to set my own pace. One of the greatest luxuries of travel is freedom. Freedom to being able to explore on my own terms, not being bound by local transport or organised tours. Freedom to go wherever I want, whenever I want, and the freedom to skip a fixed itinerary.
Waterfalls – one of the most dazzling natural wonders, steals the hearts of travellers and the minds of photographers. Whether it is the Angel Falls, which cascades a thousand metres down the Auyantepui mountain, or the Niagara Falls, foaming furiously between the border of Canada and the US, these falling streams never cease to mesmerize us.
Their hypnotic beauty make them excellent subject matter in images, but nonetheless, the constant motion of the water makes them technically difficult to photograph. This article will guide you through the best tips and techniques to capture truly compelling photographs of waterfalls, creeks and streams.
The 21st century has seen an astonishing rise of camera drones. From pocket-size selfie-drones that automatically follow their photographer, to VR drones that transmit their images to VR glasses – the popularity of drones continues down a route of exponential growth. These minuscule and unmanned aerial vehicles are changing the view of our world – as it allows us to see wild, untamed landscapes, seductive lush hills, and our world’s geographical features as we’ve never seen them before. Are you looking to get in on the drone photography game, or are you already an avid drone-fan looking to improve your drone photography? This article will guide you through the fundamentals of composing a drone image.
This is Part 2 of our Astrophotography – How To Shoot The Night Sky series. This part will delve deep into what gear and equipment to use and what settings to shoot with.
I’ve been a photography buff for well over fifteen years, an an amateur astronomer since I was 6. Nevertheless, astrophotography – the photography of the night sky, always appeared to be an intimidating task. The sole idea of capturing the moon, planets, constellations, and even a galaxy, just seemed preposterous. I wrongly presumed that astrophotography required fancy equipment, expensive gear, and a bucket-load of skills. This fallacy once was what stood between what I dreamt of creating, and what I was creating. A barrier that could be broken down only by taking a chance and step into the unknown.
Influenced by ancient events like fairs, pleasure gardens and carnivals, attraction parks date back to the mid-1800s. Whenever I visit a new country, I always make sure to include at least one visit to an amusement park on my holiday itinerary. Whether it be an aqua park at a a five-star hotel built on a man-made island or a 3,000-square-foot house of horrors, you are never too old for a spellbinding journey and rollicking adventures. There is no age limit as to when you can go and enjoy a good theme park.
Iceland is a small Nordic country in the North Atlantic Ocean. However small Iceland may be, it is still the home of an endless endless amount of wondrous waterfalls. The north Atlantic climate produces frequent rain, whilst the Arctic location contributes to Iceland’s many glaciers. This in turn feeds feeds the rivers and produces dramatic waterfalls. Wherever you go, waterfalls will be in abundance, but they all are unique in their own way. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites below …
The O2 is a gigantic entertainment complex, the second largest arena in the UK, and the busiest music venue in the world. You might have visited the O2 for a concert, a game of bowling, or to grab a bite to eat, but did you know you can actually climb the iconic roof of it? This adrenaline-fueled activity gives you access to unparalleled views of London, but the journey to the viewpoint is just as thrilling as the view itself – if not even more so.
As one of the world’s largest metropols, London has no shortage of attractions and things to do. The quintessential capital of Great Britain is a gateway to an abundance of architectural wonders, world-famous landmarks and quaint cobbled alleys. London has been termed the most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most innovative, and the most vegetarian-friendly city in the world. But after you’ve seen Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral, what next? For the thrill-seekers and nature-lovers who are looking to do experience something more memorable and different in London – this article is for you.
During my recent stay in Hong Kong, I decided to spend a full day in the former Portuguese province of Macau. Macau is mainly known for its blend between Portuguese and Chinese culture, as well as the gambling industry on the island. Casinos such as The Venetian, Wynn and Casino Lisboa attract millions of tourists annually, but gambling was not the reason I decided to visit Macau. What had piqued my interest was the Macau Tower and the extreme adventure tour company AJ Hackett.
Soaring 338 metres above ground, the Macau Tower is the highest building in Macau. The tower houses everything from restaurants and shops to theaters and an observation deck. More interestingly, it also houses the world’s highest commercial bungy jump, the highest tethered skyjump in the world, and a skywalk on the ledge of the tower.