Sunday Morning: In Berlin-Mitte, at Sammlung Boros, see a stunning private collection of art housed in a former Nazi bunker. Photograph: Andreas Meichsner for The New York Times

There are few cities that transform themselves as profoundly from season to season as Berlin. The purgatorial winter, with its lightless days and f(...)

A section of the ‘Saint Francis Xavier preaching in the Orient’ window from Harry Clarke Studios which sold for €31,000 at an auction on Tuesday night. Photograph: Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.

An un-named Jesuit priest was the top bidder in a fiercely-contested auction on Tuesday night of stained glass church windows made by the renowned (...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the firm has refitted 11 Irish Rail carriages for luxury at a cost of $10 million.

Imagine the Orient Express, luxury dining cars in tow, steaming through Limerick junction – and not an Irish Rail ham sandwich in sight.It’s set to (...)

 The Indian Pacific travels coast-to-coast across Australia

Trans-Siberian Railway Russia’s mighty Trans-Siberian Railway runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, crossing the Urals, the Steppes and eight (...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel ( in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

The New York Times called it the Fried Calamari Index. Here’s how it works: put any word into the fiendishly clever algorithm that is the paper’s g(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

 Fulham had warned the  game against Liverpool could be postponed because of strike action on the London Underground.

Fulham’s Premier League home clash with Liverpool will go ahead as planned on Wednesday night after unions suspended a strike on the London Und(...)

As darkness fell, we entered Tunis, described by Guy de Maupassant as the most striking and attractive town in Africa, and when Clancy emerged (...)

The Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong. A new study has found that the dazzling lights of the city are causing light pollution. Photograph: Reuters

Hong Kong tourism authorities are trying to balance the city’s glitzy image with a growing desire to make the(...)