Alexandra Bookcafé has beautiful chandeliers and a gilded ceiling painted by Károly Lotz. (His paintings also decorate the rooms inside Budapest’s famous parliament building.) The bookstore’s regal interior shelters a café on the top floor, reminiscent of a renaissance-style ballroom. Bookworms passing through Budapest come to sip, scribble and browse.
Photos by Leigh
English Bulldog puppy at the sea
Suaad Allami, an Iraqi lawyer who advocates on behalf of women, is the recipient of the 2014 Fern Holland Award from Vital Voices. Allami founded Iraq’s first legal clinic for women, Women for Progress. Her clinic provides free representation and legal counseling for women clients, who are oftentimes victims of gender-based violence. In addition to providing legal assistance, Women for Progress also provides free healthcare and medical services.
Learn more via Vital Voices.
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