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Theme Park

New Aquatic Theme Park Opens in Shanghai to Take On ...

VarietyVariety - Nov 16, 2018
Doors opened in Shanghai on the new 73-acre, $795 million Haichang Ocean Park, an aquatic theme park to rival Disneyland.  

Luna Park

Astoria Performing Arts Center To Present Benefit Concert Of LUNA PARK: A NEW MUSICAL
Broadway World - Nov 5, 2018

This December, Astoria Performing Arts Center will bring the magic of Coney Island to Queens. For two performances only, Luna Park: A New Musical will bring audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn when the lights of the world's most iconic amusement park went ...  

Amusement Park

Historic Hong Kong amusement park Lai Yuen set to launch its first long-term venture in mainland China

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Nov 8, 2018
The historic Hong Kong amusement park Lai Yuen will launch its first long-term project in mainland China, when it opens an indoor kart racing park in Chengdu in partnership with a mainland entertainment company. Lai Yuen's chairman Duncan Chiu Tat-kun ...  


Ireland's largest waterpark set to open in Longford in 2019

Buzz.ieBuzz.ie - Nov 14, 2018
The new forest resort, which will open its doors in summer 2019, is set to transform family getaways as plans for Ireland's first ever Subtropical Swimming Paradise were revealed today. The Subtropical Swimming Paradise will be Ireland's largest ...  

Wild Animal Park

Trick or Treat among the animals at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

WZZM13.comWZZM13.com - Oct 20, 2018
This weekend, come celebrate Halloween before dark at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. The park is hosting "Park Before Dark" on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 as the end-of-the-season celebration. From noon to 6 p.m. families can ...  

Roller Coaster

Oklahoma State's roller coaster 2018 gets even wilder with an upset of WVU

SB NationSB Nation - Nov 18, 2018
Oklahoma State's roller coaster 2018 gets even wilder with an upset of WVU. The Pokes are suffering through their first losing Big 12 season in four years. They've also beaten two top-15 teams and damn near beat a third. By Bill Connelly@SBN_BillC Nov ...  

Ferris Wheel

Giant ferris wheel, more lights among what's new at Charlotte's Speedway Christmas

ESPNESPN - Nov 10, 2018
New for 2018, visitors can take a ride in the infield on a 50-foot Ferris wheel, listen to joyful sounds from live musicians, bands, carolers and choirs and drive through more light displays than ever before. The five-story Ferris wheel, located just ...  

Merry Go Round

A fun-filled Holiday Market will benefit the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round

WWLP.comWWLP.com - Nov 15, 2018
If you're looking for a great day out with the family, and a way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round has an event that you'll definitely want to check out. It will feature crafts, vendors, live entertainment, food ...  

Thrill Rides

Gallery: Formula Experiences: Thrill rides on pavement

AutoweekAutoweek - Nov 12, 2018
Gallery: Formula Experiences: Thrill rides on pavement. November 12, 2018. 1 of 11. Formula Experiences gives you a sample of what it's like to be a gentleman racer, without any of the storage problems and at a fraction of the cost. Formula Experiences ...  


Golf course building burns near Legoland
The San Diego Union-Tribune - Nov 11, 2018

Firefighters were at the scene of a fire at a Carlsbad golf course across the street from Legoland California theme park on Saturday. The blaze, described as a commercial fire, was reported about 2:05 p.m. at The Crossings at Carlsbad golf resort at ...  

Coney Island

Coney building bringing more than 100 below-market-rate apartments to nabe

Brooklyn PaperBrooklyn Paper - Nov 15, 2018
A new mixed-use development will bring more than 130 below-market-rate apartments to Coney Island when it opens early next year, according to a rep for its developer, Georgica Green Ventures. And more than 80 of those units will be earmarked for ...  

Disney World

PHOTOS: First Disney Skyliner Gondola Cable Installed at Walt Disney World

wdwnt.comwdwnt.com - Nov 11, 2018
As we told you earlier this week, the cable installation process has begun for the Disney Skyliner starting at the Disney's Hollywood Studios. The lowest wires on either side are those that will carry the gondolas from Studios to the main station at ...  

Disney Land

Conservation plan helped Disney land second Bahamian port
Travel Weekly - Oct 28, 2018

Disney Cruise Line's go-ahead to develop a second private port in the Bahamas follows Disney's abandonment two years ago of a plan for a private port on Egg Island on the north end of Eleuthera, an island about 75 miles east of Nassau. The new ...  

Six Flags

'Holiday in the Park' lights up Six Flags Magic Mountain: Here's what's new for 2018

LA Daily NewsLA Daily News - Nov 11, 2018
Six Flags Magic Mountain will once again glitter for the holidays. From its more than 2 million twinkly lights to its drifts of falling snow, the “Thrill Capital of the World” transforms Saturday, Nov. 17 into a wonderland of seven uniquely themed ...  

London Zoo

Watch The London Zoo Lions Absolutely Loving Life In The Autumn Leaves

LondonistLondonist - Nov 13, 2018
Did you know that pumpkin spice is SO bang-on trend right now? Seriously, even the lions at London Zoo know about it. Which is why keepers at this famous attraction recently treated furry residents — Heidi, Indi, Rubi and Bhanu — to a spicy surprise, ...  

Georgia Aquarium

175-room hotel going up across the street from Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Nov 8, 2018
Construction is underway on a 175-room hotel across the street from the Georgia Aquarium and close to other downtown Atlanta attractions. Five of Hyatt Place Centennial Park's expected 11 stories have been constructed on Luckie Street. Plans call for a ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Animals get Halloween surprises at Brookfield Zoo, Shedd Aquarium

WLS-TVWLS-TV - Oct 31, 2018
Everyone deserves a little spooky Halloween spirit, and the Shedd Aquarium and Brookfield Zoo made sure even their animals got in on the festivities. The enrichment teams at both locations gave animals Halloween treats and seasonal decorations before ...  

Georgia Aquarium

175-room hotel going up across the street from Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Nov 8, 2018
Construction is underway on a 175-room hotel across the street from the Georgia Aquarium and close to other downtown Atlanta attractions. Five of Hyatt Place Centennial Park's expected 11 stories have been constructed on Luckie Street. Plans call for a ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium still open after evacuation order lifted

KSBW The Central CoastKSBW The Central Coast - Oct 18, 2018
The Monterey Bay Aquarium remained open Thursday after smoke prompted a brief evacuation. The smoke was spotted just before 9 a.m., and approximately 200 employees were evacuated. Emergency responders closed David Avenue at Wave Street.  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The story of Keiko: Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Coast Aquarium
Statesman Journal - Nov 8, 2018

Who wins in a battle of sharks versus orcas? I took my seven-year-old grandson Brendan to find out at Newport's Oregon Coast Aquarium. It's a great place for a family getaway in November, an otherwise awkward month for adventure, when it's too rainy to ...  


Baby giraffe dies at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Cincinnati.comCincinnati.com - Nov 18, 2018
COLUMBUS - A couple weeks ago, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium celebrated the arrival of baby giraffe, Ubumwe. On Saturday, the zoo announced the female Masai giraffe calf had died. She was 19 days old. The zoo made the announcement on Saturday ...  

Washington Monument

Two minor earthquakes rattle central Virginia

Inside NoVAInside NoVA - Nov 10, 2018
That quake caused extensive damage to the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral. That earthquake may have been felt by more people than any other quake in U.S. history, and has led to the discovery of a new East Coast fault ...  

Greek Parthenon

Greek Australian marketing expert named Marketer of the Year

Greek City Times (press release) (blog)Greek City Times (press release) (blog) - Oct 31, 2018
... was different after being dressed as a Greek Kandyla any time there was a primary school superhero day or Greek national celebration to be had, and my grandfather had built a house in Queensland which was modelled on the Greek Parthenon with nearly ...  

Statue Of Liberty

Statue of Liberty's original torch moved to new museum site

WLS-TVWLS-TV - Nov 16, 2018
The Statue of Liberty's original torch has been moved from the base of the statue to its new home in a museum that will open next year. The torch was replaced with a replica in the 1980s. Visitors watched on Thursday as the base and the flame of the ...  

India Gate

War Memorial may claim India Gate's openness as casualty

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Nov 9, 2018
NEW DELHI: The capital's India Gate area, known for its open lawns and the striking colonial era arch, may never be the same. The National War Memorial that is coming up there and changes being affected for “uniformity and design” at the Delhi landmark ...  

Arc de Triomphe

Centenary of WWI's end bringing leaders to Arc de Triomphe

ABC NewsABC News - Nov 10, 2018
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Macron, foreign VIPs and high school students will gather at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe and light the eternal flame that is rekindled every night at the memorial engraved with the words: "Here rests a ...  

Jefferson Memorial

Announcements for Nov. 14 through Nov. 20
The Daily Progress - Nov 13, 2018

from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church at 717 Rugby Road. uno-brc.avenue.org. » Gov. Ralph Northam seeks nominations through Dec. 15 for the 2019 Virginia Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. Details: ...  

Lenins Tomb

American Communists rest in peace behind Lenin's tomb

Russia Beyond the HeadlinesRussia Beyond the Headlines - Nov 11, 2015
The Kremlin necropolis is the final resting place of such illustrious Soviets as Josef Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev, Georgy Zhukov and Yury Gagarin, but John Reed and Bill Haywood are buried there as well. To get to Lenin's Tomb, still one of Moscow's ...  

Washington Monument

Two minor earthquakes rattle central Virginia

Inside NoVAInside NoVA - Nov 10, 2018
That quake caused extensive damage to the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral. That earthquake may have been felt by more people than any other quake in U.S. history, and has led to the discovery of a new East Coast fault ...  

World Trade Center Memorial

Crosby Street Hotel, New York City – review

Evening StandardEvening Standard - Nov 11, 2018
... and you are in walking distance from the shopping district of SoHo where you can find the original Dominique Ansel bakery (the inventors of the cronut), and Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street and the World Trade Center memorial are all within a 30-minute ...  

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem launches Kristalnacht exhibition for pogrom's 80th anniversary

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Nov 7, 2018
Yad Vashem launches Kristalnacht exhibition for pogrom's 80th anniversary. The artifacts featured in the exhibition provide a window into the lives of those who experienced the events of 9 November 1938, and give a glimpse into German and Austrian ...  

Vietnam Memorial

Ruston brings traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to LA Tech's campus to honor veterans

MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog) - Nov 12, 2018
More than 50-thousand names on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. This year the City of Ruston brought the traveling wall to the area -- to honor veterans. "[The] memory of them. That's what that wall is for nothing else. The memory of those guys who have ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Names Andrea Bayer Deputy Director for Collections and Administration

ArtforumArtforum - Nov 8, 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced today that Andrea Bayer has been appointed deputy director for collections and administration. Bayer currently works as a curator in the institution's department of European paintings and has been ...  

Tate Museum

Will Travel For Art: 10 Global Exhibitions To See This Winter

Hong Kong TatlerHong Kong Tatler - Nov 8, 2018
This exhibition features more than 80 pre-Raphaelite paintings, more than half of them lent by Britain's Tate museum and many of them never exhibited in Australia before. The many highlights include John Everett Millais' "Ophelia" and William Holman ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Muslim World League Signs Cooperation Agreement With Italy's Uffizi Gallery to Promote Islamic Civilization and ...
PR Newswire UK (press release) - Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Schmidt emphasized the Uffizi Gallery's deep awareness of the importance of the cultural exchange project with the Muslim World League, stressing the Gallery's keenness to organize joint initiatives with the Muslim World League to achieve the ...  

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums curators visit Guam

The Guam Daily PostThe Guam Daily Post - Nov 14, 2018
Other Micronesian objects in the Vatican Museums were collected by overseas missionaries in the 1920s, according to the release, and include mother-of-pearl inlaid wooden vessels from Palau, wooden combs and cowrie shell belts from Chuuk and Yap, ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

'A very accessible exhibit' from Spain's Prado Museum

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - Jun 1, 2018
After its run in Albuquerque, there are plans to take it to Las Cruces. If you go. WHAT: Travelling exhibit from the Museu Nacional del Prado in Spain WHEN: Opens today and runs through Aug. 31. WHERE: Civic Plaza, 1 Second NW, Downtown Albuquerque  

Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum sees return of 40-year record number of visitors
TASS - Nov 8, 2018

SAINT-PETERSBURG, November 8. /TASS/. The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg now welcomes 4.5 million visitors per year, Hermitage Director General Mikhail Piotrovsky told TASS. The number of visitors has topped the record high reached in ...  

Smithsonian Museum

Lyles Station quilt on it's way to the Smithsonian Museum
14 News WFIE Evansville - Oct 26, 2018

LYLES STATION, IN (WFIE) - Another piece of Lyles Station history is moving from the local level to the national scene. A new quilt from Lyles Station known as the Russel quilt is making it's way to Washington D.C to add to the exhibit on display in ...  


MoMA Photography Chief Returns to Paris to Direct Museum

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 14, 2018
Quentin Bajac, the chief curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, will return to his native Paris to become director of the Jeu de Paume, France's national photography museum. Mr. Bajac has served as MoMA's photography chief since January ...  

Guggenheim Museum

Concert Review: Jorja Smith Lights Up Gala Party at New York's Guggenheim Museum

VarietyVariety - Nov 15, 2018
In recent years some of New York's most unusual concerts have taken place at its most prestigious museums, either as special events or as entertainment at benefit parties for donors and members. We've seen artists ranging from The Weeknd and Robyn to ...  

The Louvre

Louvre Abu Dhabi Draws One Million People in Debut Year

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 11, 2018
A year since its opening, the Louvre Abu Dhabi drew more than a million visitors to its dome-shaped museum that features borrowed treasures by Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh from the collections of French institutions. Those visitors were ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

Peek at Tiny Treasures from Versailles in Getty Exhibit
ArtfixDaily - Nov 15, 2018

A group of these precious objects, rarely exhibited because of the delicate lacquer's vulnerability to light, is now on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer features ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Names Andrea Bayer Deputy Director for Collections and Administration

ArtforumArtforum - Nov 8, 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced today that Andrea Bayer has been appointed deputy director for collections and administration. Bayer currently works as a curator in the institution's department of European paintings and has been ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

Sunday Best: Salma Hayek and Lupita Nyong'o sparkle

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Nov 11, 2018
Perhaps you are in need of something sparkly this weekend. I know I am. Behold, the dress equivalent of prosecco: Salma Hayek, in a long-sleeved Gucci gown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Art+Film Gala, and Lupita Nyong'o, wearing tiered ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

'Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein' at BAMPFA is a scholarly, eye-catching show

BerkeleysideBerkeleyside - Nov 14, 2018
The relationship between art and science in the first half of the 20th century is fascinatingly explored in the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive's new exhibition about the vital, but little known, Dimensionism art movement. The Dimensionist ...  

National Portrait Gallery

How has the selfie evolved? This new Portrait Gallery exhibition charts its rise, from 1900.

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 15, 2018
“Eye to I” is the final exhibition of the ones mounted to mark the National Portrait Gallery's 50th anniversary. Most of the previous exhibitions have featured people who aren't usually noticed by official portrait galleries: slaves, workers, lynching ...  

British Museum

Easter Island controversy: Islanders want British Museum to return ...

Fox NewsFox News - Nov 19, 2018
In 1868 a giant Easter Island statue was dug up by the crew of a Royal Navy frigate and transported to England, where it was presented to Queen Victoria as a ...  

Belvedere Palace

Poland celebrates rebirth of nation a century after Great War

expressandstar.comexpressandstar.com - Nov 11, 2018
Mr Tusk placed flowers at the monument to the first state and armed forces leader, Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, by the Belvedere Palace where Mr Pilsudski resided. Mr Tusk, an opponent of Poland's right-wing government, said the political disputes about ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington DC

Musee D Orsay

American Friends Musée d'Orsay Celebrates “A Weekend in Paris” 2018

FranceToday.comFranceToday.com - Nov 6, 2018
Members of the American Friends Musée d'Orsay (AFMO) were dazzled and delighted as they celebrated the very best that France has to offer at this year's long-weekend Gala entitled, “A Weekend in Paris.” From the outset, it was clear that AFMO'S ...  

Museo Del Prado

National Museum Of Korea

Seoul sanctuaries: Going offline in the world's most connected city

CNNCNN - Nov 9, 2018
National Museum of Korea. Seoul's National Museum of Korea. courtesy National Museum of Korea. The National Museum of Korea originally opened in 1945, the same year Korea gained independence from Japan. Since then, it's moved to various locations ...  

National Palace Museum

Cabinet wants National Palace Museum to remain open throughout renovations

Taipei TimesTaipei Times - Nov 13, 2018
The Executive Yuan wants the National Palace Museum in Taipei to be kept open during a proposed renovation from 2020 to 2023, spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka said yesterday. The remark came after the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus ...  

Tokyo National Museum

Preview exhibition of Qi Baishi's art opens at Tokyo National Museum

XinhuaXinhua - Oct 29, 2018
Visitors observe the artworks of Chinese artist Qi Baishi during a preview exhibition in Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan, on Oct. 29, 2018. The exhibition showing over 100 artworks by Qi Baishi, which are collected by Beijing Fine Art Academy, will ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

Why the Victoria & Albert Museum Is Expanding to East London and Beyond
Hyperallergic - Nov 5, 2018

On November 1, the Victoria and Albert Museum revealed plans for its ambitious satellite location, called V&A East, in London's former Olympic park. The new Stratford outpost will include two buildings: a waterfront museum and a research center ...  

Kremlin Armoury

The last of the Tsars: on the trail of the ghosts of Romanov Russia
Telegraph.co.uk - Nov 3, 2018

Constructed in 1851, the Kremlin Armoury is one of Moscow's oldest museums. The dazzling Imperial treasures inside its chambers range from Tsar Mikhail's coronation sceptre to an exquisite ivory egg designed by Fabergé in 1913 to celebrate the 300th ...  

Van Gogh Museum

Art Industry News: Deadly Malibu Fire Destroys Paramount Ranch and Imperils Other Cultural Sites + Other Stories

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 12, 2018
David Hockney to Go Head-to-Head With Van Gogh – Next spring, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam opens “Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature.” The British artist's landscape paintings, sketchbooks and iPad drawings will be displayed alongside the ...  

Saatchi Gallery

SalonQP set for spectacular return to Saatchi Gallery on November 22-24

WatchProWatchPro - Oct 31, 2018
The UK's premier exhibition for watch collectors, SalonQP, returns to the Saatchi Gallery under new ownership on 22-24 November, with an array of fine and rare timepieces from some of the world's most renowned watchmakers. With watch exhibitions ...  

Getty Center

How architects made California's Getty Museum fireproof

Popular SciencePopular Science - Nov 12, 2018
The Getty Center in Los Angeles, a sprawling hilltop art museum, is one such complex. The “fire resistive” center, built between 1987 and 1994 by Richard Meier & Partners Architects for more than $700 million, relies on a mix of resilient materils ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Wes Anderson's Offbeat Debut as a Curator Drove a Storied Museum's Staff Crazy. The Results Are Enchanting

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 7, 2018
In the vast, gilded cupola hall of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum on Monday evening, filmmaker Wes Anderson stood in an eggplant-colored corduroy suit before hundreds of Austrians, as well as friends Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman.  


To Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Rembrandt's Death, the Rijksmuseum Vows to Show 'All the Rembrandts'

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 14, 2018
Titled “All the Rembrandts in the Rijksmuseum,” the blockbuster show marks the first time the institution has ever brought all these works together for public viewing: 22 paintings, 60 drawings, and more than 300 of the best examples of Rembrandt's ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Lord Of The Flies: Pierre Huyghe At The Serpentine

The QuietusThe Quietus - Nov 9, 2018
Pierre Huyghe: UUmwelt, Installation view, Serpentine Gallery, London, (3 October 2018 – 10 February 2019). Copyright Ola Rindal. Courtesy of the artist and Serpentine Galleries. How! How do we see? That's the kind of query an intelligent six-year-old ...  

Brandenburg Gate

15 Best Things to Do in Berlin

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Nov 1, 2018
You visit the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag to sightsee in Berlin, and you wander the Landwehr Canal to fall in love with Berlin. Arguably the city's best people-watching spot, the canal unites two of its hippest 'hoods (Kreuzberg and Neukölln, called ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

'In the Shadow of Genius' explores the minds behind the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Daily EagleBrooklyn Daily Eagle - Nov 13, 2018
“The word 'genius' is used so indiscriminately in our culture that its meaning, even when applied to such masterworks as the Brooklyn Bridge, has become completely diminished,” says photographer Barbara Mensch. In “In the Shadow of Genius: The ...  

Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are nice, but the Penguins are getting 'antsy' to play

Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 23, 2018
BANFF, Alberta — They came. They saw. Phil Kessel even rode a gondola. The Penguins, fresh off their best all-around game of the season, arrived Saturday in this resort town in the beautiful Canadian Rockies looking for a little team bonding, a couple ...  


Roman Colosseum Comes to Life In Immersive Multimedia Show

Live DesignLive Design - Nov 14, 2018
The iconic Colosseum in Rome comes to life in “Sangue e Arena: The Show,” an immersive multimedia production with lighting design by Simon Gauthier founder of Lumin-ART Productions who selected MA Lighting's dot2 for lighting control. The production ...  

Eiffel Tower

Want a piece of the Eiffel Tower? That'll cost you $45K

CurbedCurbed - Nov 14, 2018
What kind of Eiffel Tower souvenir do you prefer? A mini tower keychain, perhaps? Or maybe a commemorative spoon? We don't know about you, but we'd much rather have a piece of the tower itself, which is now possible—for a very steep price, of course.  

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor spreads message of hope to northeast Kansas teens

KSNT NewsKSNT News - Nov 14, 2018
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge 18 years ago and survived. Now, he's using his second chance at life to help kids across the country and here locally. Hines has a powerful story that he knows can change lives.  

Great Barrier Reef

$20m to help Great Barrier Reef quality

Mackay Daily MercuryMackay Daily Mercury - Nov 12, 2018
THE Great Barrier Reef Foundation has launched a $20 million grant program for water quality projects to reduce land-based run-off on to the living wonder. Crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks, one of the biggest killers of coral cover on the Reef, have ...  

Great Wall Of China

Walk the Great Wall of China with Essex & Herts Air Ambulance
JEMS.com - Nov 16, 2018

Friday 16 November, 2018 15th November 2018 Walk the Great Wall of China with Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is inviting supporters to take on the challenge of a lifetime by taking part in a trek along the Great Wall of China ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

On the Market / Garden Gate a restored Victorian beauty

Danbury News TimesDanbury News Times - Nov 16, 2018
DARIEN — Gardens figure prominently in religion, literature, art and history, from the Garden of Eden to Frances Hodgson Burnett's “The Secret Garden,” from artist Claude Monet's garden at Giverny to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the latter one of ...  

Hoover Dam

You Won't Believe What is Inside the Black Canyon's Hoover Dam

Interesting EngineeringInteresting Engineering - Oct 24, 2018
The Black Canyon's Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Colorado River. The giant architecture lies on the border between the US states of Nevada and Arizona and it has impressed tourists and passersby for years. Constructed during the ...  

Tower Of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa to be lit up in colours of Polish flag
The First News (press release) - Nov 10, 2018

The Polish Embassy in Italy announced on Friday that the Leaning Tower of Pisa will be illuminated with the white and red of the Polish flag in celebration of Poland's Independence centenary. Poland's diplomatic base in Italy confirmed that the Leaning ...  

Machu Picchu

15 Ancient Ruins to See in Peru (Besides Machu Picchu)

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel - Nov 17, 2018
While Machu Picchu is without a doubt one of the greatest ancient sites in South America (and possibly the world), it is also one of the most popular, with over one million tourists each year. Machu Picchu should be on any traveler's bucket list, but ...  

Mount Fuji

Traces of previously unknown Mount Fuji eruptions uncovered at bottom of nearby lake

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Oct 13, 2018
Traces of two past unknown eruptions of Mount Fuji have been found in a layer at the bottom of Lake Motosu, northwest of the country's tallest mountain, according to a research group that included Akita University. The finding about the 3,776-meter ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

CCC's McDermott keeps climbing with Mount Kilimanjaro hike

Grand Island IndependentGrand Island Independent - Nov 19, 2018
Brian McDermott added another climb to his list when he trekked to the top of the largest peak in Africa. The director of research and college effectiveness at Central Community College made his way up the 19,341 foot Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania last ...  

Niagara Falls

Cascades of Fire show back on at Niagara Falls

WKBW-TVWKBW-TV - Nov 13, 2018
NIAGARA FALLS, ON (WKBW) - The international fireworks competition at Niagara Falls is back on after the show was forced to postpone because of weather and an injury to a worker. According to the Winter Festival of Lights, the Cascades of Fire ...  

Terracotta Army

Hundreds of Tiny Terracotta Warriors Found Guarding 2100-Year-Old Chinese Site

Live ScienceLive Science - Nov 13, 2018
Inside a 2,100-year-old pit in China, archaeologists have discovered a miniature army of sorts: carefully arranged chariots and mini statues of cavalry, watchtowers, infantry and musicians. They look like a miniaturized version of the Terracotta Army ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Researchers believe ramp system used to build Pyramids of Giza

WKRC TV CincinnatiWKRC TV Cincinnati - Nov 9, 2018
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A millennium's-old mystery, solved? Researchers made a discovery that may shed some light on one of the Earth's ancient wonders -- just how Egyptians built the towering pyramids of Giza.  

Sistine Chapel

A Detail You May Not Have Noticed in Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Fresco

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Nov 2, 2018
It's a national holiday in Vatican City, where Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco made its public debut—on All Saints' Day in 1512. Early art historian and Renaissance biographer Giorgio Vasari wrote of the occasion: “The whole world came ...  


MAGNIFIED: Why do we close Stonehenge Grille in the winter?

Crossville ChronicleCrossville Chronicle - Nov 14, 2018
A number of Fairfield Glade members who are year-round residents have asked why we close the popular restaurant during the winter months. The short answer is, we make every effort to be good stewards of your funds, and closing Stonehenge in winter ...  

Sydney Opera House

New exhibition on Sydney Opera House designer to open in Denmark

Lonely Planet Travel NewsLonely Planet Travel News - Nov 9, 2018
Jørn Utzon was greatly inspired by foreign cultures and his travels through Arab countries, North Africa, and Asia; the shell-shaped design of the Sydney Opera House was influenced by Chinese temples, with an illusion of free floating roofs. The design ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Large blaze breaks out on Harbour Bridge after bus catches fire

Newstalk ZBNEWS.com.au - Nov 2, 2018
A GROUP returning from a wedding on board a bus were forced to run for their lives when the vehicle burst into flames while travelling across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The blaze broke out on board just after 11pm on Friday evening, with dramatic video ...  

Taj Mahal

Following controversy over namaz, ASI to increase security at mosque in Taj Mahal

India TodayIndia Today - Nov 17, 2018
The Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) office in Agra has increased vigil to prevent the local residents from offering namaz at the Taj Mahal on World Heritage Day, which will be celebrated on Monday (November 19) with free entry to all historical ...  

The Forbidden City

Forbidden City reveals its secrets

ecnsecns - Nov 20, 2018
An ongoing TV variety show is set to show the former Chinese imperial palace complex in a new light. The Palace Museum in Beijing, also known as the Forbidden City, is a much-visited and much-photographed landmark. This 598-year-old former Chinese ...  


Stunning astronaut photos show Australia's outback 'like an open geology book'

MashableMashable - Nov 16, 2018
Gerst and Pesquet's images are an exceptional digital way to enjoy Uluru from afar. You can also wander through the site using Google Street View. And you can do all this without climbing it. Although visitors to Uluru have been legally allowed to ...  

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat 101: Everything You Need to Know About Visiting What Was Once the World's Biggest Civilization

Fodor's TravelFodor's Travel - Nov 12, 2018
It will be a whirlwind, but in one day you can see the sunrise at Angkor Wat (though probably not have time to climb to the temple's top tier afterward), photograph Bayon temple's faces, and see trees “growing” out of a temple like Ta Prohm. You will ...  

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls — and environs — are a natural wonder

PostBulletin.comPostBulletin.com - Nov 16, 2018
Ready for an astounding adventure? Try flying to Zimbabwe to see Victoria Falls. Recently, the Post Bulletin published my article and my husband's pictures about our safari to Kenya. After our safari, we flew from Nairobi to Victoria Falls. Our travel ...  

Westminster Abbey

Meghan Markle Wears Her Signature Bateau Neckline at Westminster Abbey

HarpersBAZAAR.comHarpersBAZAAR.com - Nov 11, 2018
Meghan also appears to have changed out of the velvet hat she wore to the morning service at the Cenotaph in London, instead favoring a black beret for the service at Westminster Abbey. Twitter user Dress Like a Duchess also pointed out that Meghan's ...  

Big Ben

Kevin Gorman: Jaguars fresh on mind of Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger

Tribune-ReviewTribune-Review - Nov 15, 2018
This is what the Le'Veon Bell saga has done to your Pittsburgh Steelers: Big Ben preferred to talk about the Jacksonville Jaguars defense than discuss the All-Pro running back who spurned the Steelers. Consider: Roethlisberger would rather talk about ...  

Times Square

LUMA Hotel Times Square Announces 35% Off During Pre-Cyber Monday Deal
Benzinga - Nov 19, 2018

19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyber Monday might not be until November 26, 2018, but LUMA Hotel Times Square's Cyber Monday deal is live and bookable beginning today. The newly built boutique hotel is encouraging travelers to enjoy 35% off when they ...  


Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre's soul

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Oct 18, 2018
This is the Lapin Agile, a small house surrounded by acacia trees which is home to the last cabaret in Montmartre, an iconic neighbourhood perched on a hilltop in the middle of Paris. But in recent decades, this village-like district of steep, hills ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris in the West End: watch the stars perform live

WhatsOnStage.comWhatsOnStage.com - Nov 10, 2018
The hit French musical Notre Dame de Paris had its West End launch at the French Institute ahead of its 2019 run and WhatsOnStage had a first listen to the cast. Performed in French with English surtitles, the show runs at the Coliseum from 24 to 27 ...  

Palace Of Versailles

Air France brings the Palace of Versailles to its La Premiere lounge

Yahoo Singapore NewsBusiness Traveller - Nov 9, 2018
Air France is bringing a touch of royalty to its La Premiere lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport's terminal 2E through a new partnership with the Palace of Versailles that sees its menu and décor given new regal flair. As part of the ...  

Trevi Fountain

Rome to get new Iberostar hotel in 2019

Hotel ManagementHotel Management - Nov 8, 2018
The new hotel is located on one of the main streets in Rome's historic center, between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, two of the city's most popular architectural sites. The 67-room property will be in a six-story, 19th-century building that ...  

Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Familia, a Barcelona Masterpiece, and Scofflaw?

New York TimesNew York Times - Oct 19, 2018
The Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona has worldwide fame as an architectural treasure, the dreamlike masterpiece of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, which draws millions of visitors a year though it is still under construction, 136 years after ...  

CN Tower

Etobicoke senior granted 'Wish of a Lifetime' to tackle CN Tower EdgeWalk

Toronto.comToronto.com - Nov 19, 2018
Ruth Ellis recently went out on a ledge — literally — to prove that adventure and daring have no age limits. The 87-year-old resident of Etobicoke's Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence dared to step out of her comfort zone and onto the CN ...  

Space Needle

Olson Kundig's Space Needle renovations yield pristine 360-degree views 500 feet up

The Architect's NewspaperThe Architect's Newspaper - Nov 5, 2018
After 11 months of high-flying construction more than 500 feet above Seattle, a team led by Olson Kundig has completed construction on renovations to the historic Space Needle. The so-called “Century Project” nearly doubles the amount of glass coverage ...  

St. Mary Axe

Sneak peek inside The Gherkin

Surrey LiveSurrey Live - Oct 18, 2018
The city skyscraper, formally known as 30 St Mary Axe, is a commercial tower in the heart of London's financial district and is acknowledged across the world for it's iconic contemporary structure. The Gherkin. On level 39, elevated cuisine takes on a ...  

Terminal Tower

LOOK: Cleveland's Terminal Tower lit up for Election Day

WKYC.comWKYC.com - Nov 7, 2018
Regardless of the occasion, Cleveland's Terminal Tower has been known to celebrate. And Election Day 2018 has been no exception. As Cleveland's skies turned dark and the cutoff for turning in ballots neared, the city's most famous building illuminated ...  

Empire State Building

Empire State Building lit up for Diwali

newsindiatimes.comnewsindiatimes.com - Nov 12, 2018
The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA-NY/NJ/CT) collaborated with the Empire State Realty Trust on Wednesday, November 7, to light the New York Empire State Building with the orange color for Diwali. “It is a very exciting moment for all of us. We ...  

Chrysler Building

Law Firm Moses & Singer Re-Ups Lease at Chrysler Building

Commercial ObserverCommercial Observer - Nov 14, 2018
The firm had two-and-a-half years on its current lease in the Chrysler Building—which it signed in 2005—but re-upped early because it wanted to stay in “one of New York's truly iconic addresses,” Michael Cohen, the Tri-State president of Colliers ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Mahathir's Petronas Twin Towers or Najib's Exchange 106 – which skyscraper will rise above?

The IndependentThe Independent - Nov 8, 2018
The dust may have settled on the victory of the newly elected Malaysian government nearly six months after the general election, yet Mahathir and Najib are silently locked in a battle under direct public spotlight. A legacy battle is brewing between ...  

Burj Khalifa

Sneak peek of New Year's Eve fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa

Time Out DubaiTime Out Dubai - Nov 19, 2018
After announcing in October that fireworks are returning to the Burj Khalifa for New Year's Eve, Emaar has released a sneak peek of the show– and it's looking incredible. The "fascinating spectacle" will shepherd in 2019 at the tallest building in the ...  

Willis Tower

Willis Tower Gets LEED Gold

GlobeSt.comGlobeSt.com - Nov 8, 2018
CHICAGO—EQ Office continues making progress on its remake of Willis Tower. The building has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold from the US Green Building Council. The company, wholly owned by Blackstone's real estate ...  

Burj Al Arab

Ho and Weber win Burj Al Arab swim race

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Nov 6, 2018
Over 1,000 swimmers took part in the event across various junior splash dash and relay races, around the sidelines of the main Swim the Burj Al Arab event. Olympic champion Chad le Clos was also on hand as an ambassador. Tunisian Olympic swimmer ...  

Freedom Tower

New UN Climate Change Report, My Miami Stories & Freedom Tower

WLRNWLRN - Oct 23, 2018
A new report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes the many risks earth will face if its temperature continues rising. In the last 20 years temperatures have rose about 1.5 degrees Celsius and its affects to South ...  

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