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Theme Park

London and Manchester terror attacks have hit theme park visitor numbers, says Alton Towers owner

The IndependentThe Independent - Jun 13, 2017
Merlin Entertainments, operator of Madame Tussauds, Alton Towers and other attractions, has seen a fall in demand from domestic tourists following recent terror attacks in London and Manchester and said on Tuesday foreign visitors could stay away in ...  

Luna Park

Luna Park Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Coney Island Cyclone

InPark Magazine (press release)InPark Magazine (press release) - Jun 13, 2017
Luna Park, New York City's largest amusement park, will host the biggest block party of the year to celebrate the Cyclone's 90th Birthday on Sunday, June 25 at Luna Park in Coney Island. Grammy-nominated platinum recording artist “Fabolous” will ...  

Amusement Park

M's go to amusement park, get on what they think is a normal rollercoaster but turns out to be the ride that just ...

Lookout LandingLookout Landing - Jun 18, 2017
The Seattle Mariners arrived at the amusement park in Arlington, Texas bright and early Saturday morning, brimming with excitement for the day of fun to come. “This is going to be totally awesome!” Danny beamed. “I can't wait to ride the DEATH-DEFYING ...  


VIDEO: Massive floating waterpark opens in Lake Michigan this ...

WXYZWXYZ - Jun 14, 2017
This massive floating waterpark is coming to Lake Michigan.  

Wild Animal Park

Rep. Claudia Tenney: Legislation will not impact Wild Animal Park in Chittenango

Syracuse.comSyracuse.com - Jun 14, 2017
CHITTENANGO, N.Y. -- U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney says the Wild Animal Park in Chittenango will not be impacted by a bill being considered in Congress, according to the congresswoman's Facebook post. Jeff Taylor, owner of Wild Animal Park, was ...  

Roller Coaster

Georgia teen builds custom backyard roller coaster over 5 years
ABC News - Jun 15, 2017

This innovative Georgia teen is definitely going to be the coolest kid in the neighborhood this summer. Jackson Crosskno, 19, of Canton, built a custom roller coaster in his backyard over the course of five years. “I've always been into roller coasters ...  

Ferris Wheel

Snapchat's Ferris wheel throws Cannes Lions for a loop

New York PostNew York Post - Jun 19, 2017
Snapchat's Ferris wheel at Cannes Lions was the talk of the night at Hearst's annual dinner at the Eden Roc Grill on Sunday. We hear the bright-yellow wheel, which is open to the public, took seven months of intense planning with lawyers to get it into ...  

Merry Go Round

Luck be a lady for Merry-Go-Round's Guys and Dolls

ithaca.comithaca.com - Jun 15, 2017
Especially after viewing the season opener of this musical at Auburn's Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, blessed under a full moon with splendid direction and choreography by Richard J. Hinds. Before anything, let's take a moment to comment on the superb ...  

Thrill Rides

If Thrill Rides (or Cruises!) Make You Queasy, Here Are 7 Resourceful Tricks to Fix That

Reader's DigestReader's Digest - Jun 16, 2017
If you can't stomach the idea of a roller coaster or cruise anymore, take heart. There are ways to help keep your motion sickness at bay. By Lisa Milbrand · View as Slideshow. Eat and drink light. Bon-Appetit/ShutterstockSkip the fried Oreos and ...  


Boon or boondoggle? Costs, benefits of a Goshen Legoland in question

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - Jun 19, 2017
Ask theme park industry experts about whether Goshen should approve a new Legoland, and some will say: Who wouldn't want a $500 million Legoland? They'll say it's a kiddie park that closes early, and its parent firm, U.K-based Merlin Entertainments, is ...  

Coney Island

Gallery: 35th annual 'Mermaid Parade' floods Coney Island

WJLAWJLA - Jun 18, 2017
Gallery: 35th annual 'Mermaid Parade' floods Coney Island. by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sunday, June 18th 2017. 2017 Mermaid Parade in Manhattan, New York, June 18, 2017. (TNYF/WENN.com). wenn31784399.jpg · wenn31784395.jpg.  

Disney World

Disney World to honor toddler killed by alligator with special monument

AOLAOL - Jun 15, 2017
Walt Disney World has announced its plan to commemorate Lane Graves, the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator during a vacation to the Orlando, Florida, theme park, on the one-year anniversary of his death. According to the Orlando ...  

Disney Land

New Photos Show Disney's Giant 'Star Wars' Land Under Construction

Outer PlacesOuter Places - Jun 12, 2017
Disneyland is all about feeling nauseous while hurtling around a right bend on a rickety track of metal, all while wearing Goofy ears. It's about wandering through physical recreations of the worlds of some of your favorite movies, high-fiving Donald ...  

Six Flags

Water restored at Six Flags Over Texas after line shutoff on hot day ...

Dallas News (blog)Dallas News (blog) - Jun 15, 2017
A water-main shutoff briefly left Six Flags Over Texas without running water Thursday, the Arlington Fire Department reported to KXAS-TV (NBC5).  

London Zoo

London Zoo keepers used to get drunk on duty, sell beer to visitors and once let a rhino escape, book reveals

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 5, 2017
London Zoo's owners were forced to introduce staff rules in the 19th century after keepers were found to be drunk on duty, selling beer to visitors and even letting a rhino escape, a new book on its history has revealed. Isobel Charman, a historian and ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Kempner: Robot guard will (adorably) patrol Georgia Aquarium

MyAJCMyAJC - Jun 14, 2017
The strangest beast at the Georgia Aquarium this summer won't be in a watery tank. Instead, a distant cousin of R2-D2 will be out among us: a robot security guard patrolling the parking garage and perimeter, whirring softly, occasionally giving a sweet ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Rescuers from Shedd Aquarium aid in the release of a stranded whale in Canada

WGN-TVWGN-TV - Jun 16, 2017
NEW BRUNSWICK, Ca. – A team of marine mammal health experts from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium joined researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium and the University of Montreal in the successful saving and release of a stranded, young beluga whale in ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Kempner: Robot guard will (adorably) patrol Georgia Aquarium

MyAJCMyAJC - Jun 14, 2017
The strangest beast at the Georgia Aquarium this summer won't be in a watery tank. Instead, a distant cousin of R2-D2 will be out among us: a robot security guard patrolling the parking garage and perimeter, whirring softly, occasionally giving a sweet ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium will be a 'Voice for the Ocean' at UN Ocean Conference, June 5-9 in New York

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Jun 2, 2017
The Monterey Bay Aquarium will play a significant role, advocating for global action to reduce ocean plastic pollution, new commitments to promote sustainable fisheries, and action plans to tackle ocean acidification and other impacts of climate change.  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Behind The Scenes At Newport's Renowned Aquarium

KLCC FM Public RadioKLCC FM Public Radio - Jun 16, 2017
Brittany Blades is Senior Mammologist with the Oregon Coast Aquarium. She and her team take care of the seals, sea otters and sea lions. Blades guides one out of the pool for a visit. Reporter: “Oh look at that…beautiful. Now that's who?” Blades ...  


Fun at the Zoo this Summer!

ABC10ABC10 - Jun 15, 2017
A lot of us here know that one of the biggest places to have some fun is right at the Sacramento Zoo. A lot of our kids always love going for the day to see all the amazing animals, but are sad for when it's time to go home. Now that summer is here ...  

Washington Monument

The Best Views of DC While the Washington Monument is Closed

Washingtonian.comWashingtonian.com - Jun 9, 2017
While other venues across Washington offer knockout views of the city, few are better than the rooftops of the Hay-Adams hotel and the Top of the Town. The catch? You'll have to be invited to an event to get atop each roof—or book one yourself. Here's ...  

Greek Parthenon

From Parthenon of banned books to pipe homes of refugees

ReutersReuters - Jun 9, 2017
KASSEL, Germany A life-sized model of the Greek Parthenon - covered in forbidden books donated from around the world - stands in central Kassel right where Nazis once burned banned books. It is a centerpiece of Germany's biggest contemporary art ...  

Statue Of Liberty

Russian billionaire anchors superyacht in front of Statue of Liberty

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 16, 2017
Tourists in New York are complaining that a Russian-born billionaire's megayacht is blocking their views of the Statue of Liberty. Le Grand Bleu is owned by Eugene Schvidler, one of Russia's oligarchs who made his money in the energy industry after the ...  

India Gate

Rain dampens Yoga Day celebrations: Low turnout at India Gate, chaos at Lodhi Garden

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Jun 21, 2017
Rains on Tuesday night threw arrangements for Yoga Day out of gear at India Gate and Lodhi Garden. Carpets at India Gate were soaked in water and the arrangements had to be shifted to the road. At Lodhi Garden there was a shortage of mats.  

Arc de Triomphe

Highland Reel captures Prince of Wales's Stakes

Brisnet.comBrisnet.com - Jun 22, 2017
Highland Reel now boasts eight graded/group victories, including the Secretariat Stakes (G1) at Arlington Park and Hong Kong Vase (HK-G1) at Sha Tin. The world traveler has placed in six other group contests, including the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr ...  

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial volunteers present checks to charities
The Standard Banner - Jun 8, 2017

Jefferson Memorial Hospital volunteers made a donation of $3,767 to each of three Jefferson County charities last week – the Jefferson County Humane Society, Safe Space, and the Jefferson Rural Clinic. Pictured are Jefferson Memorial Hospital ...  

Lenins Tomb

Entombing Lenin's tomb: “Black Square” and the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

SalonSalon - Mar 5, 2017
UPDATE: After this article was published, Salon learned that Object No. 1 has encountered some difficulties and will not appear in this summer's Venice Biennale, but there are plans to feature it at some future date. Kazimir Malevich is everywhere, but ...  

Washington Monument

The Best Views of DC While the Washington Monument is Closed

Washingtonian.comWashingtonian.com - Jun 9, 2017
While other venues across Washington offer knockout views of the city, few are better than the rooftops of the Hay-Adams hotel and the Top of the Town. The catch? You'll have to be invited to an event to get atop each roof—or book one yourself. Here's ...  

World Trade Center Memorial

9/11 Tribute Museum expands space for personal stories

Crain's New York BusinessCrain's New York Business - Jun 12, 2017
A museum that tells the stories of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks will reopen Tuesday in a new space, a little farther from the World Trade Center memorial but with triple the exhibition space of the temporary quarters it occupied for a decade ...  

Yad Vashem

President Trump's visit to Yad Vashem
Heritage Florida Jewish News - Jun 2, 2017

The President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, participated in a memorial ceremony at Yad Vashem on 23 May 2017. Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev accompanied President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump while at Yad Vashem.  

Vietnam Memorial

Thanks offered for Vietnam Memorial visit

Shreveport TimesShreveport Times - Jun 20, 2017
I would like to thank the City of Bossier, Margaritaville, KTBS and KPXJ for bringing the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to the Shreveport-Bossier City area.  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met ...

South China Morning PostHuffPost - Jun 16, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving NYC public school students the opportunity of a lifetime.  

Tate Museum

Tate Museum's “Lee Rex” Gets A New Home (GALLERY)

Oil CityOil City - May 31, 2017
Tate Museum field prep coordinator J.P. Cavigelli shows off "Lee Rex" the museum's T. rex skeleton housed inside the new Rex Annex next door to the Tate. The annex will allow work on large specimens as well as be a permanent home for the 25,000 lbs.  

Uffizi Gallery

Restored Medici vase returns to the Uffizi

The FlorentineThe Florentine - May 24, 2017
Thanks to the generous contribution of Friends of Florence, the Uffizi Gallery recently unveiled the newly restored Medici Vase, a permanent piece in the museum's collection since 1780. One of the largest and rarest surviving examples of Neo-Attic ...  

Vatican Museums

Vatican, Jewish museums explore menorah in art and dark legend

Crux: Covering all things CatholicCrux: Covering all things Catholic - May 16, 2017
ROME - The Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome are exploring together the significance of the menorah, although they also give a nod to the centuries-old legend that the Vatican is hiding the golden menorah from the Temple of Jerusalem.  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

Els Reis i els Prínceps, els únics a felicitar el Nadal

El Periódico de CatalunyaEl Periódico de Catalunya - Dec 16, 2013
La postal de Joan Carles i Sofia és una reproducció de l'oli sobre taula del segle XVI 'Adoració dels pastors', de Jacopo Bassano, obra pertanyent a la Col·lecció Reial del Museu Nacional del Prado. Mentre que els Prínceps d'Astúries han preferit una foto ...  

Hermitage Museum

Russia unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - Jun 16, 2017
Russia's famed Hermitage Museum has chosen one of its resident cats to predict the results of an upcoming international football tournament. From Saturday to July 2, Russia is hosting the Confederations, the main warm-up event for next year's World Cup.  

Smithsonian Museum

African American Smithsonian museum evacuated after suspicious package found

Washington PostWashington Post - Jun 12, 2017
The National Museum of African American History and Culture museum was evacuated Monday evening after a suspicious package was found, authorities said. The package was found on the second floor of the museum after closing at around 6:45 p.m., ...  


Jennifer Jones Animates 'The Wild Heart' at MoMA

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 14, 2017
The executive producer, David O. Selznick, married Jones before filming and had the film re-edited for its American release, adding scenes directed by Rouben Mamoulian and retitling it “The Wild Heart” (1952). In the American version, at MoMA, the film ...  

Guggenheim Museum

Why Is a Parrot Living in the Guggenheim Museum?

artnet Newsartnet News - Jun 22, 2017
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York is hosting a Salmon-crested Cockatoo named Pinkie in its rotunda for the entire month of June. Why, you ask, is a bird living in the museum? She is taking part in a large-scale, city-wide project conceived ...  

The Louvre

The Louvre is evacuated as thousands of tourists flee Paris museum ...

The SunThe Sun - Jun 12, 2017
The iconic Louvre museum in Paris was dramatically evacuated amid heightened terrorist threats against tourist hotspots.  

J Paul Getty Museum

Getty Museum Receives Gift of 186 Photographs from Bruce Berman

ARTnewsARTnews - Jun 15, 2017
Bruce Berman—chairman and chief executive of Village Roadshow Pictures, the production company responsible for movies like Training Day and Ocean's Eleven—has gifted 186 photographs from his collection to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

A First-Grader's Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met ...

South China Morning PostHuffPost - Jun 16, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is giving NYC public school students the opportunity of a lifetime.  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

'Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790' at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art will present Art from Mexico from November 19, 2017 through March 18, 2018. 'Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790' is a groundbreaking exhibition devoted to 18th-century Mexican painting, a vibrant period marked by major ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Berkeley Art Center celebrates 50 years, but faces an uncertain future

BerkeleysideBerkeleyside - May 16, 2017
It is contemporaneous with larger institutions such as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives (BAMPFA), the Oakland Museum of California, and the Asian Art Museum. (There is a decade-by-decade summary of Berkeley art history here.).  

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery receives formal complaint about BP ties ...

ArtsProfessionalArtsProfessional - Jun 22, 2017
Campaigners have argued the gallery's sponsorship deal with the oil giant breaches its 'Ethical Fundraising Policy', which they obtained via freedom of ...  

British Museum

British Museum to go more than skin deep with Scythian exhibition

The GuardianThe Guardian - May 30, 2017
A piece of tattooed skin from the upper torso of a warrior who died about 2,400 years ago will be one of the more unusual items on display as part of a British Museum exhibition which opens in September. The exhibition will shine a light on the ...  

Belvedere Palace

Best of the Best: 4 Trains and Cruise Ships That are Bringing Back Slow Travel

Robb ReportRobb Report - Jun 7, 2017
... bad lounge acts, or crowded tourist-site visits here) with modern and meaningful itineraries that include Michelin-star meals, attentive butlers and sommeliers, and signature excursions like private concerts at Vienna's Belvedere Palace and lively ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

Musee D Orsay

Les portraits de Cézanne s'affichent au musée d'Orsay

FranceinfoFranceinfo - Jun 14, 2017
À Paris, le musée d'Orsay consacre une exposition aux portraits de Cézanne, jusqu'au 24 septembre. Une première ; jamais cette partie de son oeuvre n'a été ...  

Museo Del Prado

Museo Nacional del Prado
E-Flux - Jun 7, 2017

On display until September, the Museo del Prado and the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado are presenting the last work by the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (Rasht, 1944–Teheran, 2013), When I count, there are only you…but when I look, there is only ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Newest national treasures make debut : National Museum exhibits diverse array of recently recognized cultural artifacts

Korea JoongAng DailyKorea JoongAng Daily - Jun 11, 2017
An exhibition at the National Museum of Korea introduces artifacts recently designated as treasures. From left: A silver-gilt floral cup with stand (12th century), Treasure No. 1899; Earrings from Geumjochong Tomb of Yangsan (5th to 6th century ...  

National Palace Museum

At the Palace Museum

London Review of Books (subscription)London Review of Books (subscription) - Jun 7, 2017
Visitors arrive in throngs at the National Palace Museum in Taipei from mainland China, queuing up to see the extraordinary collection of Chinese art: bronze, jade and ceramics, as well as painting and calligraphy, the best anywhere in the world ...  

Tokyo National Museum

JAL Sky Museum tops Tokyo's tourist spot rankings

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Jun 12, 2017
The top 10 spots on the list include Tokyo Racecourse in Fuchu, the Tokyo National Museum in Taito Ward and Chidorigafuchi moat in Chiyoda Ward. All Nippon Airways' maintenance factory at Haneda airport was ranked 11th and 634-meter Tokyo Skytree, ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum to Unveil Expansion

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 18, 2017
LONDON — The Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, is completing its biggest building project in a century: a new courtyard entrance and foyer, opening on June 30, that's intended to make it easier for ...  

Kremlin Armoury

Hileman named manager/docent of Marilyn Horne Museum

Bradford EraBradford Era - May 21, 2017
He is the former director of marketing for the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art in Las Vegas, where he worked with world-renowned collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Moscow Kremlin Armoury Museums and the private collection of the ...  

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum Installs LED Lighting with Xicato Control and Monitoring Solution

Solid State Lighting Design (press release)Solid State Lighting Design (press release) - Jun 9, 2017
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam hosts the world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. In addition, the museum features traveling exhibitions of other artists and collections. Since January 2017, the museum has been converting about 1300 ...  

Saatchi Gallery

Superyacht Gallery: A Smash Hit In London's Saatchi Gallery

ForbesForbes - Jun 1, 2017
In an industry already saturated with events, it's probably fair to say that the idea of yet another diary date is largely unwelcome among the superyachting crowd. Superyacht Gallery though, which launched today at London's Saatchi Gallery, is worthy ...  

Getty Center

Tour the Getty Center's spectacular Central Garden

Curbed LACurbed LA - Jun 5, 2017
Since the Getty Center opened in 1997, it has become one of Southern California's most popular attractions—both for its extensive artwork collection and the unique architecture and landscaping of the museum itself. One of the center's most impressive ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Meet the Dumfriesshire music man whose viols are in demand

Scottish Daily RecordScottish Daily Record - May 25, 2017
But his greatest love is creating viols based on the single extant instrument made by Linarol (c1540) which is now in the care of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. And his enthusiasm resonates as he says: “Players of the viol have come to accept ...  


Rijksmuseum Visitor Wins the Ultimate Childhood Fantasy: A Night at the Museum

ObserverObserver - Jun 2, 2017
As the Rijksmuseum's 10-millionth visitor, Stefan Kasper was surprised with a chance to spend the night inside the world famous art institution, fine dining next to Frans Hals with room service whipped up by Michelin star chef Joris Bijdendijk ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Grayson Perry, Serpentine Gallery, London, review: His entire ...

The IndependentThe Independent - Jun 7, 2017
Can there be a living artist more tiresomely consumed by ceaseless self-regard than Grayson Perry? His entire career has been one of boundless ...  

Brandenburg Gate

Berlin in 1945 and 2015: Fascinating images compare scenes from German capital devastated by defeat as WW2 ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 3, 2015
Soviet and American troops gather together by Brandenburg Gate in an historic moment of unity after the fall of Berlin in 1945. Seven decades later, cyclists are seen riding past the same monument - and the only people gathering are a group of tourists ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

A pop-up pool is returning to Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer

Time Out New York (blog)Time Out New York (blog) - Jun 16, 2017
A popular pop-up pool is popping up once again. Brooklyn families successfully petitioned the agency overseeing Brooklyn Bridge Park to allow The Po.  

Canadian Rockies

Ascending Cascade Mountain with Canadian Rockies Mountain ...

Cool HuntingCool Hunting - Jun 21, 2017
Founder Patrick Jerome helps us up the iconic east side of the peak.  


Opinion: Enter the 'Colosseum' of Historic Crazy

Sherdog.comSherdog.com - May 26, 2017
MMA promotion-slash-surreal carnival Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki presents KSW 39 "Colosseum” on Saturday in Warsaw, Poland -- its most ambitious production in 13 years of peddling over-the-top spectacle. To say nothing, at least not yet, of the fantastic ...  

Eiffel Tower

Softball Players Visit Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral

DePaul Blue DemonsDePaul Blue Demons - Jun 17, 2017
We spent our last night in Paris going to the Eiffel Tower. We are most definitely taking in the beauty we have experienced these last few days. Everywhere we walked and everything we have learned about Paris and St. Vincent de Paul is something we ...  

Golden Gate Bridge

How would Golden Gate Bridge be built today?

Finance and CommerceFinance and Commerce - Jun 16, 2017
Modern materials would yield lighter structure that's easier to maintain.  

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef in Sydney could actually become a thing as academic floats workable plan

dailytelegraph.com.audailytelegraph.com.au - Jun 14, 2017
“The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland has experienced unprecedented coral bleaching in the last year and is probably going to die if ocean temperatures continuing rising. “There are some remnants of an old reef off the coast of Sydney so we could sink ...  

Great Wall Of China

Marathon effort along Great Wall of China

Auckland stuff.co.nzAuckland stuff.co.nz - Jun 21, 2017
If you ever thought a normal marathon was tough, try running 42km in temperatures between 36 and 38 degrees, 65 per cent humidity and 5164 stairs. Kerikeri woman Tracy Mackey did just that, completing the gruelling Great Wall Marathon in China in May ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

Brooklyn Today May 26: Forget the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Welcome to the Floating Gardens of Brooklyn
Brooklyn Daily Eagle - May 26, 2017

THE LEDE: Happy Memorial Day weekend, Brooklyn! In today's briefing, ProPublica journeys to Coney Island to investigate what was supposed to be a“humane alternative” to the city's psychiatric institutions, and delivers a grim report…Then, BP Eric ...  

Hoover Dam

Trump's claim that Americans 'built the Golden Gate Bridge in four ...
Washington Post - Jun 14, 2017

“My fellow Americans, we are the nation that built the Golden Gate Bridge in four years and the Hoover Dam in five. Now, it takes as much as a decade just to ...  

Tower Of Pisa

Nature's Leaning Tower of Pisa: these Cook pines always lean towards the equator

ZME ScienceZME Science - Jun 7, 2017
What makes these peculiar pines fascinating is their tilt reminiscent of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Remarkably, American researchers discovered there's actually a pattern to the tilt: the farther away from the equator the Cook pine is, the ...  

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu to introduce timed ticketing to deal with overcrowding

The IndependentThe Independent - Jun 21, 2017
It's long been suffering the ill effects of too much tourism, and today Machu Picchu has been granted a reprieve: tourists will need a timed entry permit to access the site from next month. The Peruvian Ministry of Culture made the announcement this ...  

Mount Fuji

Review: 'Ascent' of Mount Fuji, Guided by Over 4000 Images

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 6, 2017
I have only seen Mount Fuji from the window of a train traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto. Its instantly recognizable silhouette conveys a feeling not just of majesty, but also of stillness. It is therefore apt that “Ascent,” written, directed and partly ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

Advice from a quadruple amputee who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

CNBCCNBC - Jun 15, 2017
Born with a condition called congenital amputation, Maynard is an ESPY-award winning mixed martial arts athlete in jiu-jitsu, the first amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro without the help of a prosthesis, a wrestling champion and the author of a New ...  

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls woman pleads guilty in stolen van crash

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Jun 20, 2017
A woman who stole a 2005 Dodge Caravan in Niagara Falls and crashed it in Lewiston while leading police on a high-speed chase appears headed to state prison. Mariah M. Patterson, 21, of Seventh Street, Niagara Falls, pleaded guilty last week to a ...  

Terracotta Army

Now you can 'WALK' among the soldiers of China's Terracotta Army thanks to a stunning new 360-degree interactive ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 19, 2017
Each year, thousands of people flock to Shaanxi, China, to visit the iconic Terracotta Army, which depicts the artillery of Qin Shi Huang: the country's first Emperor. But, over four decades after it was inadvertently excavated in 1974, technology has ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Nine intriguing facts about the Giza Pyramids

Economic TimesEconomic Times - May 23, 2017
The Pyramids of Giza were once covered in a white casing made of glimmering limestone which was so polished that it would reflect the sun's rays. The original pyramid with its casing stones would act like gigantic mirrors and reflect light so powerful ...  

Sistine Chapel


Sacramento Business JournalPR Newswire (press release) - Jun 14, 2017
NEW YORK, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Westfield Corporation announced today the debut of UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO'S SISTINE CHAPEL, an immersive limited time exhibit of museum quality, near-life size reproductions of the iconic masters ...  


Stonehenge tunnel 'should be reconsidered', Unesco says

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 15, 2017
A controversial plan to build a tunnel at Stonehenge should be reconsidered, a Unesco report has recommended. The report says a short tunnel could damage the World Heritage Site and a bypass above ground or a longer tunnel should not be ruled out.  

Sydney Opera House


Devil's Lake Daily JournalDevil's Lake Daily Journal - Jun 19, 2017
Matthew Britsch, a freshman student at Devils Lake High School, has been selected for the 2017 High School Honors performance series in Australia. Britsch will perform first tenor with the High School Honors Ensemble at the famed Sydney Opera House.  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge's future as money spinner for business owners to be tested
The Sydney Morning Herald - Jun 7, 2017

But the two-decade grip that BridgeClimb, the business founded by entrepreneur Paul Cave, has had on leading tens of thousands of people over the southern arches of Sydney Harbour Bridge every year – at up to $378 a pop – is about to be tested.  

Taj Mahal

Granting trademark over buildings like Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace violates citizen's right to cultural heritage

FirstpostFirstpost - Jun 21, 2017
The iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai obtained a trademark on 19 June, making it the first ever building in India to be trademarked. One of the effects of the trademark registration is that the Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which owns the ...  

The Forbidden City

Forbidden City? Not if head of China's top museum has any say

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jun 12, 2017
More areas within the Forbidden City are being opened up to visitors, and more of its treasures can be seen in exhibitions. The open area has increased from 48 per cent in 2012 to 76 per cent last year. In future, 86 per cent of the compound will be ...  


Win a sensational tasting weekend getaway to Uluru

SBSSBS - Jun 15, 2017
To celebrate Mark's TV judge debut on #TheChefsLine and his cooking adventures on NITV, we're giving away the ultimate foodie weekend to The Uluru Festival, a quarterly culinary event showcasing Australia's native flavours, hosted by Ayers Rock Resort ...  

Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat Named World's Top Landmark

Voice of AmericaVoice of America - Jun 16, 2017
The travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world. The website uses travelers' reviews to choose winners each year. Angkor Wat received 33,000 five-star reviews in the last 12 months. It also topped ...  

Victoria Falls

Zim-China deal boost for Victoria Falls

The HeraldThe Herald - Jun 16, 2017
Government and China Machinery Engineering Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to kick-start the implementation of the Victoria Falls Special Economic Zone as mega deals signed between Zimbabwe and China continue to bear fruit.  

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Celebrates the Life of Ronnie Corbett

Westminster Abbey (press release)Westminster Abbey (press release) - Jun 7, 2017
A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life and work of Ronnie Corbett CBE was held at Westminster Abbey at Noon on Wednesday 7th June. The service was attended by Dame Penelope Keith DBE DL, representing TRH The Prince of Wales and The ...  

Big Ben

Council votes to continue management fees for Big Ben and Marina 200

Cornwall Seaway NewsCornwall Seaway News - Jun 13, 2017
Councillor Maurice Dupelle brought forward the motion to end the contract with Leader Sports (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media). CORNWALL, Ontario - Council addressed the issue of paying management fees to a private company to run Big Ben and Marina 200.  

Times Square

Yoga in Times Square

ReutersReuters - Jun 21, 2017
Yoga in Times Square. People participate in a yoga class during an annual Solstice event in the Times Square district of New York. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. Reuters / Wednesday, June 21, 2017. People participate in a yoga class during an annual Solstice ...  


Paris! The Show recreates 1950s Montmartre in song

Local XpressLocal Xpress - Jun 12, 2017
With the casting of three singers, four musicians and two dancers, along with a detailed scenic design, the show "transports us to Montmartre and to the stages of the great Parisian cabarets of the time," said the release. The singers draw on a ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Paris: French appeal to Americans to help patch-up Notre-Dame cathedral

The Local FranceThe Local France - Jun 1, 2017
While an appeal for donations has already been launched in France, a foundation set up by the Archbishop of Paris last year -- Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris -- is now specifically targeting American donors. After the foundation received charity status ...  

Palace Of Versailles

5 Tips For Having the Palace of Versailles All to Yourself

From The Hall of Mirrors and the King's grand apartments, to the exquisite symmetric gardens and royal stables, there is no surprise why the Palace of Versailles is a must see when in Paris. However, just as any other main attraction, this famous ...  

Trevi Fountain

Italy is Fed Up With Tourists Frolicking In the Trevi Fountain

HistoryHistory - Jun 13, 2017
Rome is now prepared to dole out fines to anyone taking a dip in the iconic Trevi Fountain. As part of the latest attempt to protect the city's priceless cultural artifacts from the onslaught of summer visitors looking to cool off from the heat, Mayor ...  

Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Talk with Ross Dinyari
Bangor Daily News - Jun 14, 2017

Construction on the Sagrada Familia began in 1883 and still continues today and is not expected to be completed until 2026. The towers and steeples reach skyward beyond the ceiling of the church, which at 200 feet tall is a marvel of engineering and ...  

Cn Tower

Photo of the Day: CN Tower View

Urban TorontoUrban Toronto - Jun 12, 2017
Today's Photo of the Day takes us to the observation deck of the CN Tower, the Western Hemisphere's tallest freestanding structure. Submitted via our Facebook Page by Nour Khaled, this view faces northeast through a light cloud layer over Toronto's ...  

Space Needle

Court sides with Space Needle workers

KING5.comKING5.com - Jun 20, 2017
Workers at the Space Needle won an important court victory. The employees were complaining that their employer was trying to weaken their union. It's the latest development in a years-long dispute over how managers at the Needle treat their employees.  

St. Mary Axe

'Keep calm and carry on' no longer the right response to City terrorist threat

Financial News (subscription)Financial News (subscription) - Jun 13, 2017
This threat is arguably even more significant than the IRA's bombing campaign in the early nineties. Between 1990 and 1996, the IRA targeted the financial industry by bombing 30 St Mary Axe, Bishopsgate, Wormwood Street, the London Stock Exchange and ...  

Terminal Tower

Forest City to sell Scranton Peninsula land to investor group eyeing development (photos, video)

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Jun 11, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Forest City Realty Trust, Inc., bought a former steel-mill site along the Cuyahoga River in 1988 with visions of building a mixed-use project there. Almost 30 years later, that land, across the water from Terminal Tower on Scranton ...  

Empire State Building

Empire State Building Fast Facts
KRTV Great Falls News - Jun 14, 2017

It stands 103 stories tall (1,250 feet to top floor, excludes height of antennae, which is 204 feet). It is located on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets in Manhattan. The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or more ...  

Chrysler Building

A Better Path for East Midtown

CityLandCityLand - Jun 19, 2017
Terminal City was a successfully completed project when the Waldorf-Astoria and the New York Central Building were finished in 1929 and the Chrysler Building in 1930. Since then buildings have been remodeled and replaced, the terminal has evolved from ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Here's why you should definitely visit Malaysia this Eid

StepFeedStepFeed - Jun 17, 2017
While there are plenty of reasons to kick off your trip in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers are certainly a must-see. Standing under the 452m high, 88 floors towers, you'll be captivated by their majesty and architecture. They ...  

Burj Khalifa

Prabhas to do death-defying stunt at Burj Khalifa | telugucinema.com

Telugu CinemaTelugu Cinema - Jun 22, 2017
Prabhas will be start shooting for his next film 'Saaho' from the first week of July. Being directed by Sujith S, the movie has already completed first schedule in ...  

Willis Tower

Meet the first tenant for Willis Tower expansion

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Jun 12, 2017
Soon after starting work on a $500 million addition to the base of Chicago's tallest building, Willis Tower's owner has leased out a big chunk of the new space.  

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab voted 'Best Hotel in the World'
Travel Trends Today - Jun 12, 2017

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, one of the world's most luxurious hotels, has once again been voted 'Best Hotel in the World' and 'Best Hotel in the Middle East' at The Telegraph's ULTRA awards in London. This is the fifth time in a row the property has been ...  

Freedom Tower

I Designed It Way Back in '99 ...

TMZ.comTMZ.com - Jun 14, 2017
But Park says one of his advisors was an Associate Partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) ... and he believes that firm had access to his design, and used it to build the Freedom Tower. Park says side-by-side photos of his Cityfront model and ...  

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