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

Gardens

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

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