Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
©Ignacio Palacios/Lonely Planet Images

Eco conflicts: science versus heritage

Yellowstone National Park has been the scene of fierce disputes, but looking beyond science can provide common ground

Gareth Neame
©Victoria Birkinshaw

Gareth Neame, the ‘Downton Abbey’ man

TV producer talks about Britain’s ‘negative’ class system and why the BBC must be protected


The couple’s house in Nassenheide, Pomerania, c.1898 ©Family collection, Ann Hardham
The darker side of ‘Elizabeth and Her German Garden’ and how an imaginary invitation might be received today
– Robin Lane Fox
Eaton Place, Belgravia, London
©David Thorpe/Alamy

Belgravia: London’s next retail hub?

Plans are under way to turn the district into a shopping area to rival Knightsbridge and Chelsea

The riverfront in Ribeira, Porto
©Paolo Giocoso/4Corners

Porto’s revival instinct

Historic centre is enjoying a new lease of life thanks to a change in the law on rental agreements

Wooden buildings at Dungeness
©Bill Allsopp/Corbis

Dungeness: Britain’s only desert

The headland may be windswept, bleak and home to a nuclear power station but there is no shortage of buyers

Barrie Goodridge on the beach near his home on Lantau Island
©Berton Chang

English publishing veteran in Hong Kong

Barrie Goodridge reflects on how the territory has changed since he arrived in 1982

A 2,962 sq metre house in the western Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Y700m ($5.65m)

The appeal of Kyoto’s ‘worthless’ homes

Demand is growing for old-fashioned ‘machiya’ houses which offer Japanese heritage at a bargain price

A swimmer at King’s Cross Pond Club
©John Sturrock

Swimming pools with plants, not chemicals

Naturally purified freshwater ponds can be good for swimmers, the environment — and save money

Graffham Court, Petworth, West Sussex, UK

Pads and paddocks for equestrians

From a country home near the Goodwood Racecourse to a Belgian farmhouse with stabling for 70 horses

Fresh from the furniture archives

The work of acclaimed designers from the past is being reissued — and revised — to attract a new audience