Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

There is a intriguing English language magazine - Hidden Europe - published out of Berlin, dedicated to finding and telling the hidden stories of Europe’s hidden places.

Its first class writers have the gift of looking around them, seeing the oddities or the curiosities and delving into the stories behind them. They look to the neglected, the overgrown, the unrecognised rather than the celebrated - although these hidden histories can coexist with famous places. The magazine has published, for instance, an article on ‘The islands of the mad, Venice’ - exploring the islands in the lagoon which were ‘reserved as sanatoria, quarantine stations or mental institutions’.

quoted from ForArgyll.com, an information and communication service for the Argyll region of Scotland. Read the full entry on the ForArgyll website.