Eiffel Tower revamp to turn roads into garden in heart of Paris

72m makeover will create mile-long stretch of pools, fountains and parks A garden stretches for a mile, free of cars with one of the worlds most recognisable monuments at its centre. Crossing the river on a tree-lined and lawned bridge, the roar of traffic has been replaced by the sound of water from fountains. Such is the vision for the Eiffel Tower, which is at the centre of a major makeover project to transform one of Pariss most visited districts. At the heart of the revamp is a pedestrian-friendly plan to create the citys largest garden. The landscape design, drawn up by a London-based company, will also turn a nearby bridge, the Pont dIna, into a grassy, tree-lined walkway linking …

‘Overwhelmingly surreal and beautiful’: exploring the Venice of the East a cartoon

Bianca Tschaikners fantastical portrayal of Udaipur combines imagination and reality to capture the the citys spirit Udaipur, also called Lake City and known as the Venice of the East, is considered one of the most beautiful cities of India. It is a fairytale city full of gorgeous palaces, a labyrinth of lakes and bridges and millions of intricate alleyways leading to mysterious temples. For me it was a wonderland I loved to explore with my bicycle. My illustration, Lake City, was created while exploring and directly drawn in the streets of Udaipur over many, many hours. It is a multi-spatial tour through the city and documents things seen, experienced, memorised and fantasised in this surreal city. The drawn panorama of …