The Imagination of
Hollywood directors put Europe in the spotlight, from glaciers in Iceland to
the romance of old Paris and Britain’s historic beauty-spots.
Bond fans are tripping over themselves to see Die Another Day. It’s got
Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry in a bikini and stunts galore. And if there were
an Oscar for best supporting scenery, Iceland would scoop it for the final
hair-raising car chase, shot on the frozen ice of Jökulsárlón, a glacial
lagoon on the southern coast.
From a British hero to another. He’s not yet into long trousers but
nevertheless doing battle with Bond for a share of box-office profits. Harry
Potter returns to the big screen.
Also who will forget, The Truth about Charlie, a remake of the ’60s romantic
thriller Charade, set in the city of light, One long-awaited movie
that’s in the can... Cold Mountain was shot in Romania.
Greece is famous
worldwide as the cradle of human civilization and Germany the place where
Festivals live. And now Austria is setting a new day In Vienna, March 17
will be a historic date for lovers of fine art as the Albertina museum
reopens after eight years of renovations. The museum, which has the largest
collection of graphic arts in the world, will reopen as an attractive and
modern exhibition site. Van Gogh fans can also trace the artist's life story
from the Netherlands through Belgium and into France with a special
anniversary route map. Once in France, additional Van Gogh Year exhibitions
and events abound. Visit rural Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he spent
the last three months of his short life. The house of his friend Dr. Gachet
will also be open to the public