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Theme Park

Great Adventure aims to be world's biggest all-solar theme park

NJ.comNJ.com - Feb 18, 2018
The Green Lantern, one of several emerald-tinted roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure, seen here in 2015. An on-site solar farm intended to make Six Flags Great Adventure the world's biggest-all solar theme park would power a city the size of ...  

Luna Park

Pittsburgh Filmmakers launches new LUNA Park Experimental Film & Media Series

NEXTpittsburghNEXTpittsburgh - Feb 13, 2018
The thrilling sounds, eclectic architecture and luminous glow of Pittsburgh's landmark Luna Park — the first amusement park to be covered with electrical lighting (67,000 light bulbs to be exact) — are the inspiration for a new experimental film and ...  

Amusement Park

SHINE Students Build K'NEX Amusement Park | WNEP.com

wnep.comwnep.com - Feb 22, 2018
KINGSTON -- Creativity really clicked for students in Luzerne County. Middle schoolers in Luzerne County's SHINE program built an amusement park out of K'NEX at West Side Career & Technology Center in Kingston on Wednesday.  


Check out what's happening at Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel

Fox17Fox17 - Feb 14, 2018
The celebration of love continues the following weekend with Happy Hearts weekend. The 16th and 17th will consist of nothing but heart crafts including a wreath, a heart-shaped animal, and a homemade love bug. To wrap up the month of February, Soaring ...  

Wild Animal Park

Wild@Heart sanctuary may reopen

Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee News - Feb 19, 2018
GLADES COUNTY — The couple who took over the former Animal Adventures wild animal park in northern Glades County and renamed it the Wild@Heart Animal Sanctuary almost 15 months ago still are laboring to get it open to the public on a regular schedule ...  

Roller Coaster

The Hedge Fund Roller-Coaster

BloombergBloomberg - Feb 21, 2018
Are hedge funds suitable investment vehicles to help oversee and nurture the hard-earned nest eggs of police officers and fire fighters? Maybe not -- especially when performance depends upon the alleged trading brilliance of a single individual. Last ...  

Ferris Wheel

Plans still up in the air? That's your cue for a Ferris wheel ride

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Feb 16, 2018
BIg wheels from Santa Monica to Orlando offer special spins on the day dedicated to love — and one that coincides with National Ferris Wheel Day.  

Merry Go Round

The congressional map merry-go-round continues

YourErieYourErie - Feb 19, 2018
The State Supreme Court has until today to come up with a new congressional map for Pennsylvania. That deadline was moved to today to allow the court to go over four new proposals. The court may choose one of those or decide to draw their own ...  

Thrill Rides

36 Hours in Orlando

New York TimesNew York Times - Feb 1, 2018
Ever since the early 1960s, when Walt Disney chose Central Florida as the location for his most extensive theme park, Walt Disney World, Orlando has been synonymous with mouse ears, thrill rides and daily parades. But most locals readily divulge that ...  


Carlsbad fun-for-all: Legoland, lager and lots and lots of flowers

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Feb 17, 2018
So when we set off for a spring break trip to Legoland, we combined it with side trips featuring beer for him, and spectacular seasonal blooms for me. What we didn't count on was how perfectly family-friendly our Carlsbad getaway would prove to be ...  

Coney Island

Coney Island tenant advocates lauded for their work

Brooklyn Daily EagleBrooklyn Daily Eagle - Feb 16, 2018
Tenant advocates who work to ensure that people living in public housing get the services they need were lauded by state Sen. Diane Savino and community leaders who attended a luncheon at the famous Gargiulo's Italian Restaurant in Coney Island on ...  

Disney World

11 free things (really!) to do at Disney World

It would be crazy to visit Disney World and not enter any of its theme parks. And with one-day tickets for peak season dates rising to $129, it's going to cost you dearly. But if you know where to look, the vast resort offers a number of free ...  

Disney Land

Disney World and Disneyland's new ticket costs are 'stupidly overpriced,' says Twitter

Fox NewsFox News - Feb 12, 2018
It kills me to know that I'm never gonna be able to go to Disney land with the price of the tickets... It's bad I'm actually crying about this, they say it's due to crowding. Just an idea I'm throwing out, try reducing ticket sales! #Disneyland ...  

Six Flags

Job hunting this President's Day weekend? Six Flags is looking to ...

wwlp.comwwlp.com - Feb 18, 2018
The hiring process continues on Monday, President's day from noon until four o'clock at the Six Flags resource center in Agawam.  

London Zoo

London Zoo: The silver medalists of the animal kingdom

Arizona Daily SunArizona Daily Sun - Feb 19, 2018
The Olympics prompt an intense obsession with first place. However, the world's preoccupation with topping the podium at the most prestigious international sporting competition is not in keeping with the Olympic motto: “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, which ...  

Georgia Aquarium

First look at Georgia Aquarium's major expansion (Renderings)

Atlanta Business ChronicleAtlanta Business Chronicle - Feb 22, 2018
When asked about the animals the new gallery would hold, Marschner said the Georgia Aquarium was not releasing that information yet. The project is called Expansion 2020, as Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported in January. It's set to debut in ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium free to Illinois residents on Valentine's Day

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times - Feb 13, 2018
Take your significant “otter” to the Shedd Aquarium. The aquarium is offering free admission to Illinois residents with a valid ID between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, so you can celebrate your love along with the dolphins, penguins and sea lions ...  

Georgia Aquarium

First look at Georgia Aquarium's major expansion (Renderings)

Atlanta Business ChronicleAtlanta Business Chronicle - Feb 22, 2018
When asked about the animals the new gallery would hold, Marschner said the Georgia Aquarium was not releasing that information yet. The project is called Expansion 2020, as Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported in January. It's set to debut in ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Launches First-of-Its-Kind Seafood Slavery Risk Tool

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Feb 1, 2018
"Understanding the environmental impact of fishing and aquaculture is key to seafood sustainability," said Monterey Bay Aquarium Executive Director Julie Packard. "The working conditions of the people who produce our seafood are equally important. The ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Dive into volunteering at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

KEZI TVKEZI TV - Feb 14, 2018
Dive into volunteering at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is seeking volunteers. Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 12:29 AM. Updated: Feb. 14, 2018 12:29 AM. Posted By: Lindsay Housaman. NEWPORT, Ore. -- It is not every day that you come face ...  


Review: Is Edward Albee 'At Home at the Zoo'? You Bet He Is.

New York TimesNew York Times - Feb 22, 2018
A terrific revival of this master playwright's double bill of “Homelife” and “The Zoo Story” proves that there was nowhere he would not go.  

Washington Monument

Washington Monument dedicated, Feb. 21, 1885

PoliticoPolitico - Feb 21, 2018
On this frigid day in 1885, some 800 people attended a dedication ceremony for the Washington Monument, an obelisk situated roughly due west of the U.S. Capitol and due south of the White House. After construction had been suspended in 1876 due to lack ...  

Greek Parthenon

Israel: Ancient Vase Showing Greek Gods Discovered in Biblical Site Where Jesus May Have Performed Miracles

NewsweekNewsweek - Jan 18, 2018
Finding southern Italian-style pottery (not widely manufactured and rarely decorated to begin with) on the shores of Israel depicting a scene from the Greek Parthenon is unprecedented, according to Haaretz. Before this discovery, the only other known ...  

Statue Of Liberty

Please IOC. If the Statue of Liberty violates policy, just scrap the anthems. And flags.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — When French sculptor Auguste Bartholdi designed the Statue of Liberty as a gift to the United States on behalf of his countrymen, he eventually chose Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, as the female figure on which to ...  

India Gate

India Gate Canopy

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Feb 2, 2018
The centre point is India Gate, which is bisected by Raj Path—formerly King's Way—and makes for a very impressive imperial vista. However, the empty cupola that lines up a few meters behind India Gate presents a head-scratching mystery to the ...  

Arc de Triomphe

Paris: Armed man attempts bank heist near Arc de Triomphe

The Local FranceThe Local France - Feb 16, 2018
An armed man has been arrested after attempting to rob a bank near one of Paris's most famous tourist sites, the Arc de Triomphe on Friday morning.  

Jefferson Memorial

Trail markers stolen from Jefferson Memorial Forest
WAVE 3 - Feb 15, 2018

FAIRDALE, KY (WAVE) - February might not be peak hiking season, but it's not hard to get lost in the beauty of Jefferson Memorial Forest. "We have over 50 miles of trails," Forest Land Manager Bryan Lewis said. While the forest steals the hearts of ...  

Lenins Tomb

Between the Lines: Worshipping At Lenin's Tomb

WMUKWMUK - Mar 17, 2017
A Communist supporter holds a red flag with a portrait of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, at Moscow's Red Square, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, as he and others prepare to place flowers at a Lenin's Tomb to mark the 96th anniversary of the Bolshevik ...  

Washington Monument

Washington Monument dedicated, Feb. 21, 1885

PoliticoPolitico - Feb 21, 2018
On this frigid day in 1885, some 800 people attended a dedication ceremony for the Washington Monument, an obelisk situated roughly due west of the U.S. Capitol and due south of the White House. After construction had been suspended in 1876 due to lack ...  

World Trade Center Memorial

Southern Civil Rights Trail launched to draw international visitors to places like South Carolina

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - Feb 17, 2018
The congregation has been raising money for a memorial — designed by the same man who did the World Trade Center Memorial — that should make it an even more heavily traveled stop for visitors. The International African American Museum on the ...  

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem launches 'Flashes of Memory' exhibit

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Jan 24, 2018
“The camera and its manipulative power have tremendous power and far-reaching influence,” said Vivian Uria, the exhibition curator and director of Yad Vashem's Museums Division. “Although photography pretends to reflect reality as it is, it is in fact ...  

Vietnam Memorial

Never forget: Volunteer seeking photos for Vietnam memorial | News ...

TheadanewsTheadanews - Feb 17, 2018
Janna Hoehn of Maui, Hawaii, is shown with a collection of photos of Vietnam veterans. Hoehn is a volunteer with the Wall of Faces project, which is collecting photos of Vietnam veterans for an online memorial on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Will the Met Museum's new ticket policy change its audience? Probably not.

Marketplace.orgMarketplace.org - Feb 13, 2018
People congregate at the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) on March 1, 2017 in New York City. - Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Listen To The Story. Marketplace. Download download; Embed embed. Embed Code.

Tate Museum

A peek at 'Soul of a Nation' and plans to travel there, too
Arkansas Times - Feb 7, 2018

The Arkansas Times is planning to take the Art Bus to Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville to see the new exhibition, "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," from the Tate Museum, London. The American tour debuts in Arkansas. We'll ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Italy Uffizi Gallery
Colorado Springs Gazette - Feb 19, 2018

photo - A woman looks at the new set-up, including the bright red A woman looks at the new set-up, including the bright red wall paint, of one of eight rooms dedicated to Caravaggio and painters of the 17th Century, at Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence ...  

Vatican Museums

Meet Barbara Jatta, the First Woman Director of the Vatican Museums

Vogue.comVogue.com - Feb 13, 2018
In December 2016, Pope Francis announced the appointment of a new director of the Vatican Museums. Barbara Jatta, an engaging, gently spoken academic who had worked in the Vatican Libraries for two decades, was as startled as anyone. Although she has ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

Hermitage Museum

Step into the "The Dream Clinic," a personal theatrical performance at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Feb 16, 2018
Timothy Walls rehearses for "Dream Clinic" at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Dream Clinic. Buy Now. Steve Earley | The Virginian-Pilot. Dana J. Braxton and Timothy Walls rehearses for "Dream Clinic" at the ...  

Smithsonian Museum

Elizabeth A. Eisenstein and Deborah Willis Added to Smithsonian Museum's Board of Commissioners

ARTnewsARTnews - Feb 14, 2018
The Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., has added Elizabeth A. Eisenstein and Deborah Willis to its board of commissioners, which meets twice a year and advises the director on various matters, including proposed acquisitions. Both ...  


The Woman Behind Brazil's Modern Art Movement

The CutThe Cut - Feb 13, 2018
This week, Luis Pérez-Oramas, the former curator of Latin American Art at the MoMA, and Stephanie d'Alessandro, the curator of Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are introducing America to an important piece of modern art history with a new ...  

Guggenheim Museum

At the Guggenheim, a memoir about America, colonialism and desire

SFGateSFGate - Feb 19, 2018
Vo's work, which now fills the rotunda galleries of the Guggenheim Museum, is a memoir in objects, a memoir that is indecipherable without extensive footnotes. He begins with an axiomatic assumption: that the self isn't just "a parcel of vain strivings ...  

The Louvre

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Just Opened an Art Gallery on a Highway

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Feb 20, 2018
The recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi holds works from the likes of Auguste Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, and even a Piet Mondrian that formerly belonged to Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. But if you want a real sneak peek of what's inside before you ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

Luxury Automotive Brand Genesis Awards $500000 To The J. Paul Getty Museum In Support Of Arts Education & Youth ...

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Feb 13, 2018
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis USA continues its two-year charitable commitment to innovative education in communities awarding $500,000 to the J. Paul Getty Museum in the Genesis-Getty community partnership. The grant will fund ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Will the Met Museum's new ticket policy change its audience? Probably not.

Marketplace.orgMarketplace.org - Feb 13, 2018
People congregate at the entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) on March 1, 2017 in New York City. - Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Listen To The Story. Marketplace. Download download; Embed embed. Embed Code.

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

'Urban Light': Everything you didn't know about LA's beloved landmark

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Feb 14, 2018
And that's how Burden found the first street lamps that would form his “Urban Light” installation, now at the entrance to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The artwork, one of the city's most popular landmarks, turns 10 this month. To mark its ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Exhibitions: Berkeley Art Museum digs deep into its archives for 'Way Bay'

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jan 23, 2018
A year ago, Lawrence Rinder was determined to explore the “deepest, darkest storage areas” of the Berkeley Art Museum's collection, discovering works that hadn't been displayed — or even seen by curators — for decades. Now Rinder, the director and ...  

National Portrait Gallery

Visitor outcry as National Portrait Gallery closes for Erdem fashion show

The TimesThe Times - Feb 20, 2018
A fashion designer was using the National Portrait Gallery as a catwalk. “I really wanted to show my daughter a special portrait of the first Duchess of Marlborough,” Mr Jennings, 54, who had travelled from Dorset, said outside the closed doors ...  

British Museum

British Museum Decided Against Uniting a Cursed Assyrian Stele and Bad Luck Fell to the Police

Ancient OriginsAncient Origins - Feb 10, 2018
An unknown author inscribed a curse onto an Assyrian stele in 800 BC. The stele was eventually broken in two – one half ended up in the hands of the British Museum and the other in Bonhams auction house. It was something of a surprise when news broke ...  

Belvedere Palace

How Swedish actress, Emmy Abrahamson, fell in love with a drug-dealing homeless drunk

The SunThe Sun - Feb 17, 2018
Vic had earned enough money doing odd jobs to buy a train ticket to Austria and greeted Emmy with the words: “I'm here.” Two years later they were married at Vienna's grand Belvedere palace. Now they are parents to six-year-old twins Desta and Til. Vic ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

"Liking" Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures At National Gallery Of Art, Washington, DC

ForbesForbes - Nov 16, 2017
John Currin and Lisa Yuskavage are darlings in the contemporary art market. Their work is well “liked,” well purchased and well collected. Both artists are represented by branded galleries and have broken the $1 million mark at auction, modern measures ...  

Musee D Orsay

Paris's 'other' gallery: How, when and why to visit the Musée d'Orsay

Daily MailDaily Mail - Feb 13, 2018
How to avoid the queues: The Musée d'Orsay is a popular attraction, but there are several ways to skip the queues. One way is to purchase tickets online in advance and get access through reserved entrance C. The links to buy the different types of ...  

Museo Del Prado

'Velazquez and the Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in the Museo del Prado'

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Feb 20, 2018
The Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid was founded in 1819 to showcase works that had been acquired by the Spanish Royal family. Since then, it has grown to be considered one of the finest collections of European art and has amassed more than 21,000 ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Review: When a Landscape (and Memory) Is All You Have

New York TimesNew York Times - Feb 9, 2018
“Diamond Mountains” is organized by the Met curator Soyoung Lee, who also mounted the museum's 2013 exhibition of art from the earlier Silla dynasty. She has obtained some flabbergasting loans of works from the National Museum of Korea and other ...  

National Palace Museum

Here's what to see, eat and set on fire in Taipei, capital of Taiwan

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Feb 18, 2018
On a three-day visit to Taipei, capital of Taiwan, Christopher Reynolds ate his way through a teeming night market, zipped to the observation deck of a 101-story skyscraper, inspected treasures at the National Palace Museum and released a flaming ...  

Tokyo National Museum

Breathtaking Buddhist masterpieces: Ancient temple treasures gathered for Tokyo exhibit

The Japan NewsThe Japan News - Feb 14, 2018
Visitors to a current exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum will have an opportunity to appreciate the spectacular work when it goes on display from Wednesday. This masterpiece is one of about 170 items that have been brought together for “Treasures ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

Giffords Circus Perform At Sackler Courtyard, Victoria and Albert Museum Ahead Of UK Wide Tour
Broadway World - Feb 15, 2018

Yesterday, children and adults alike were given a half term treat that they wouldn't forget, as the renowned Giffords Circus put on a show in Sackler Courtyard, V&A Museum, giving guests a taster of what to expect from their upcoming UK tour. The ...  

Kremlin Armoury

A tribute to Martin Roth (1955–2017)

Apollo MagazineApollo Magazine - Aug 7, 2017
As deputy editor of the magazine, I had travelled to Moscow on a press trip that the V&A had organised to promote an exhibition that would include major loans from the Kremlin Armoury. The trip coincided with the opening of a reciprocal loan exhibition ...  

Van Gogh Museum

Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a 'Stylistic Missing Link'

New York TimesNew York Times - Jan 16, 2018
AMSTERDAM — The Van Gogh Museum here on Tuesday announced the discovery of a previously unknown drawing by Vincent van Gogh, which the museum said was completed about a month after the Dutch post-Impressionist artist arrived in Paris in 1886. The ...  

Saatchi Gallery

Hearst's Elle to take over Saatchi Gallery for weekend fashion, beauty and wellness event

CampaignLiveCampaignLive - Feb 13, 2018
Elle, the Hearst UK-owned fashion title, is taking over the Saatchi Gallery for an event featuring fashion, beauty and wellness activations. Hearst's Elle to take over Saatchi Gallery for weekend fashion, beauty and wellness event. The "Elle weekender ...  

Getty Center

The Getty Center Celebrates 20 Years With New Report
InfoToday.com - Feb 6, 2018

This year's annual J. Paul Getty Trust Report celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the Getty Center which opened to the public in December 1997. Sadly, this year we also mourn the loss of Harold Williams, whose vision gave birth to the Getty Center ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

'Reflections' at Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria is currently hosting an exhibition of works titled “Reflections 11 Contemporary Interpretations Of Old Masters.” The exhibition features works by 11 young photographers who were selected by a top-level ...  


Cultural cuisine: Restaurants near the Rijksmuseum and Museumplein

Daily MailDaily Mail - Feb 1, 2018
Cultural cuisine: Restaurants near the Rijksmuseum and Museumplein. Tuck into scallops with hazelnut and pumpkin at the Rijksmuseum; For tasty food that won't break the bank, pop in to Mankind; Die Vier Pilaren dedicates almost its entire menu to ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Public art installation at Serpentine gallery by Lee Ufan

The Serpentine galleries interest and exploration of public art continues with a sculptural commission, "Relatum – Stage (2018)" by artist Lee Ufan. The artwork is installed in the Kensington Gardens outside the Serpentine Gallery. "Relatum – Stage ...  

Brandenburg Gate

Secret Service investigates white powder at Obama's DC office

AOLAOL - Feb 13, 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. President Barack Obama attend a discussion at the German Protestant Kirchentag in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Argentina's ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

At Brooklyn Bridge Park, a 'jewel box' of a boathouse nears ...

Curbed NYCurbed NY - Feb 20, 2018
Architecture Research Office recently completed a simple, striking boathouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5.  

Canadian Rockies

Amid the alpine ridges of the Canadian Rockies

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - Jan 24, 2018
There's an adage in mountain climbing. There are old climbers and bold climbers, but there are no old, bold climbers. I have to confess that some of my favorite climbs stopped short of the true summit, sometimes because of conditions, the weather, or ...  


Clarence Thomas bemoans judicial confirmation process: 'This is not the Roman Colosseum. We're not gladiators'

Washington ExaminerWashington Examiner - Feb 15, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas lamented the confirmation process for judicial nominees, calling them “spectacles” and warning Thursday he fears the federal judiciary will lose “some of our best people” who decide not to go through with it. “I ...  

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower closed as heavy snowfall blankets Paris

CNNCNN - Feb 7, 2018
By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Breaking News. World+. AfricaAmericasAsiaEuropeMiddle East. Eiffel Tower closed as heavy snowfall blankets Paris. U.S ...  

Golden Gate Bridge

NASA asteroid: Rock bigger than Golden Gate Bridge investigated ...

Daily StarDaily Star - Feb 16, 2018
NASA is investigating an asteroid bigger than the Golden Gate Bridge and warns it will approach Earth in weeks.  

Great Barrier Reef

The marine ecosystem more endangered than the Great Barrier Reef

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Feb 15, 2018
A study led by The Nature Conservancy, the study found more than 90 per cent of shellfish reefs have disappeared off the nation's coastlines and those remaining are more endangered than the Great Barrier Reef. SHARE; Share on Facebook SHARE; Share on ...  

Great Wall Of China

Watch: This man skiied down the Great Wall of China and an active volcano (and much more) for an ad

Scroll.inScroll.in - Feb 18, 2018
If you thought skiing was limited to winter and snow, this video (it's an advertisement, of course) will make you think again. One of the world's greatest freeride-skiers of all time, Candide Thovex, exhibits his extraordinary skills by skiing across ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

Hey Babylon, Nineveh Wants Its Hanging Gardens Back: The Truth of an Ancient Wonder

Daily BeastDaily Beast - Jan 28, 2018
See, Josephus helped originate the belief that the Babylonian King was responsible for a wondrous vertical garden that became known as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Its contents and the technical innovation needed to create it were so incredible ...  

Hoover Dam

Trump deceived those who believed his populist promises
Las Vegas Sun - Feb 17, 2018

Anyone who expected projects on the scale of Hoover Dam or the interstate highway system should realize that Trump will never come through, because he has no idea how. If he were really the pharaonic builder he brags of being, don't you think he'd have ...  

Tower Of Pisa

Woman thinks the Leaning Tower of Pisa is made out of pizzas

Daily MailDaily Mail - Feb 13, 2018
This confused woman on Channel 4's First Dates Hotel thinks the Leaning Tower of Pisa is not real and that it was made out of a tower of pizzas. Polish President said he will sign... Read More · 3:22min · Jodi Anasta and her daughter are off to... Read ...  

Machu Picchu

Peru devises new rules to tackle the mounting crowds on Machu Picchu

Washington PostWashington Post - Feb 2, 2018
Visiting Machu Picchu requires strong lungs, steady legs and mighty decision-making skills. Among the questions you must ask yourself: Trek or train? Day trip from Cusco or overnight in Aguas Calientes? Pisco sour or Inca Kola? And the latest this-one ...  

Mount Fuji

LEGACIES OF THE KOREAN WAR: Theodore Paul Betley – Korean War/Army

News SentinelNews Sentinel - Feb 12, 2018
Once, during a furlough, Betley climbed Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain at 12,389 feet, located southwest of Tokyo. He also saw a Bob Hope Show during a USO tour. When encouraged to re-enlist in the Army in June 1949 with the promise of a ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

Eagles' Chris Long recruits Vince Young, other NFL vets to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

CBSSports.comCBSSports.com - Feb 13, 2018
Picture this: Chris Long, Vince Young, Nate Boyer and a former UFC fighter walk into Tanzania, then climb Mount Kilimanjaro together. This is not a joke. This is reality. As told to CBSSports.com in a release by The Chris Long Foundation, the veteran ...  

Niagara Falls

Buffalo rapper's life, music career snuffed in Niagara Falls shooting

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Feb 11, 2018
Kevin O. Turner Jr., a talented, up-and-coming rapper from Buffalo, took to Facebook last July on his 21st birthday. "I'm in this Cadillac doing the dash!!!" Turner wrote, noting that many African-Americans don't make it to that age. Turner never made ...  

Terracotta Army

China calls on US to punish terracotta warrior thumb thief

The GuardianThe Guardian - Feb 19, 2018
Excavations of the terracotta warrior army in the tomb of the emperor Qin Shi Huang in China. Photograph: Museum of the Terracotta Army/PA. Chinese authorities are demanding exemplary punishment for an American man who allegedly stole a terracotta ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Mena House at the Great Pyramids of Giza Rebrands As Marriott ...

Hotel News Resource (press release)Hotel News Resource (press release) - Feb 15, 2018
Marriott Hotels makes a landmark debut steps away from the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The company announced the rebranding of the legendary Mena House, a historic palace which has played host to Kings and Emperors ...  

Sistine Chapel

Vatican's Sistine Chapel to get annual check-up

CNNCNN - Feb 2, 2018
For a month each year, when tourists are gone and the sun goes down, a team of specialists goes to work inside the Sistine Chapel to preserve its beauty.  


How Stonehenge Replicas Became The World's First Meme

GOOD MagazineGOOD Magazine - Feb 16, 2018
You can find Cline's Bigfoots and towering lizards at theme parks all over the country, but he also has the distinction of having built not one, but two large-scale replicas of Stonehenge. “As it is, I'm probably the only man in history to build two ...  

Sydney Opera House

'A wonderful vision': Argentinian opera star to make Sydney Opera House debut

SBSSBS - Feb 7, 2018
Rising Argentinian opera star Marcelo Puente is set to make his Sydney Opera House debut this Saturday. In an interview with SBS News, the tenor said playing Don José in Carmen at the iconic venue was among his career highlights. "The first day I ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Man treks seabed under Sydney Harbour Bridge

9news.com.au9news.com.au - Feb 4, 2018
A daring adventurer has embarked on an underwater trek beneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a good cause. Rod Moore this week donned his wetsuit to explore what lies 15 metres beneath the national icon, telling the TODAY Show there were “plenty of ...  

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal a tomb, not a Shiva temple: ASI

India TodayIndia Today - Feb 20, 2018
With the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) finally filing an affidavit in an Agra court declaring the Taj Mahal as the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the controversy over the Taj Mahal's alleged past as a Shiva temple is ...  

The Forbidden City

The guardians who keep watch over Beijing's Forbidden City

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Feb 18, 2018
Li Quanhe is one of a squad of security officers who quite literally make sure the doors of the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, stay open day after day for the millions of tourists who visit it each year. Despite the rise of technology ...  


Rudd urges Turnbull to heed Uluru Statement call

The AustralianThe Australian - Feb 13, 2018
“And so too will it be with Uluru,” the former prime minister said. “The First Nations voice, and treaty. All hard, until it is done.” The Prime Minister has dismissed the Referendum Council's endorsement of the Uluru Statement, saying its ...  

Angkor Wat

Preserving Angkor Wat's legacy | GulfNews.com

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Feb 14, 2018
Working side by side with Cambodians Japanese historian Yoshiaki Ishizawa has devoted fifty years of his life to preserve the temple complex for the future.  

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls Bridge tolling takes effect

The HeraldThe Herald - Feb 20, 2018
EMERGED Railways Properties Pvt Ltd says it has started collecting toll fees at the Victoria Falls-Zambia Bridge as part of measures to ensure that the bridge sustains itself. Toll fee collection began last month with haulage trucks paying $30, buses ...  

Westminster Abbey

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries to open on 11th June

Westminster Abbey (press release)Westminster Abbey (press release) - Feb 14, 2018
Westminster Abbey has announced that The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries will open to the public on 11th June 2018. The museum galleries, set more than 50ft (16 metres) above the Abbey's floor in the medieval Triforium, will display the greatest ...  

Big Ben

From Big Ben to the Taj Mahal, tourist destinations to avoid
South China Morning Post - Feb 15, 2018

The introduction of new sightseeing attractions is a sure-fire way to keep the tourists coming. Since November, visitors to the Colosseum in Rome have been able to experience vertigo-inducing views from the restored upper levels of the world's largest ...  

Times Square

Staten Island couple wed at Times Square on Valentine's Day

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News - Feb 15, 2018
Andrew Tolbert, 31, kisses his bride Esmeralda Ramos, 35, after getting married in Times Square, Manhattan, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News). BY Noah Goldberg. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:52 ...  


Skiers swish down snowy Paris streets

Yahoo Finance UKCTV News - Feb 7, 2018
A handful of skiers slalomed down the hilly streets of Montmartre in Paris on Wednesday, taking advantage of heavy snowfall that otherwise spelled misery for thousands of commuters. The icy roads of Paris were unusually quiet after police urged people ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Savannah Children's Choir to sing at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Connect Savannah.comConnect Savannah.com - Feb 12, 2018
Félicitations to the Savannah Children's Choir, whose Premiere Choir was chosen to sing the Saturday evening mass service at Notre-Dame de Paris in Paris, France. The group heads overseas on Monday, June 4. They will also perform trombonist and ...  

Palace Of Versailles

The Morning Download: Macron Woos Facebook, Google in Palace of Versailles

Wall Street Journal (blog)Wall Street Journal (blog) - Jan 23, 2018
French president Emmanuel Macron wined and dined some 140 executives, including Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, SAP SE Chief Executive Bill McDermott and Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai, inside the Palace of Versailles. As ...  

Trevi Fountain

Coins at the ready: Rome's best hotels near the Trevi Fountain

Daily MailDaily Mail - Feb 1, 2018
Coins at the ready: Rome's best hotels near the Trevi Fountain. By MailOnline Reporter. Published: 12:45 EST, 1 February 2018 | Updated: 08:44 EST, 2 February 2018. e-mail · 1. View comments. One of the most famous landmarks in Rome, the Trevi Fountain ...  

Sagrada Familia

Gone in 60 Seconds: Philippe Coutinho Left Red-Faced After His Car is Towed From La Sagrada Familia

90min90min - Feb 20, 2018
​Philippe Coutinho was left embarrassed on Monday after his car was towed away from La Sagrada Familia, reports ​SPORT. The Brazilian international has remained in Barcelona, while the rest of the squad have travelled to London to face Chelsea in their ...  

Cn Tower

CN Tower, Toronto sign to be lit up blue, black and white on Feb. 24 ...

ERR NewsERR News - Feb 20, 2018
The city of Toronto, home to one of the largest diaspora Estonian populations in the world, will be paying homage to the centennial of the Republic of Estonia on Saturday with a flag raising ceremony at Toronto City Hall in the morning and by lighting ...  

Space Needle

Casting call: GeekWire is looking for top entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas on the ride up Seattle's Space Needle

GeekWireGeekWire - Feb 13, 2018
The Space Needle will be the site of GeekWire's new video series, The Elevator Pitch. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota). Got a great entrepreneurial idea? Want to tell the world about it? GeekWire is excited to bring back The Elevator Pitch, a fun video ...  

St. Mary Axe

City Moves for 15 February 2018

City A.M.City A.M. - Feb 15, 2018
Martyn has valued a number of high profile buildings in the City and Docklands including 30 St Mary Axe, EC3; 20 Fenchurch Street, EC3; 10 Upper Bank Street, E14; and 1 & 5 Bank Street, E14 for a variety of lending and acquisition purposes. At Colliers ...  

Terminal Tower

Annual Tackle the Tower stair climb moves from Erieview to Terminal Tower

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Jan 23, 2018
Organizers made the switch because of changes to the Erieview Tower building, said run spokeswoman Missy Toms. Now Tackle the Tower will end on the Terminal Tower's observation deck, giving participants a 360-degree view of downtown Cleveland. More ...  

Empire State Building

Murgo lives for the uphill battle: climbing Empire State Building

Fredericksburg.comFredericksburg.com - Feb 18, 2018
It's always an uphill battle for Joe Murgo, but that's the way the retired Marine Corps officer and grandfather of six likes it. Murgo, a Stafford County resident and director at Marine Corps Systems Command, recently finished his 10th race up the ...  

Chrysler Building

'As far as I'm concerned, it's still the Hancock'

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Feb 13, 2018
If anyone tried to change the name of the Chrysler Building or the Empire State Building, New Yorkers probably would take to the streets in protest. But as I've written in recent weeks, pondering the Chicago Tribune's impending move from Tribune Tower ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Many seen enjoying KLCC Park and amenities during CNY holidays

The Star OnlineThe Star Online - Feb 19, 2018
Despite the scorching heat, children were having fun at the pool within the KLCC Park. AHMAD Lukman Hakim Azman was mesmerised as he stood in front of the Petronas Twin Towers for the first time on Saturday. The 16-year-old from Johor made a pit stop ...  

Burj Khalifa

There will be no Burj Khalifa fountain or laser shows until Wednesday
What's On - Jan 30, 2018

The fountain and laser shows at the Burj Khalifa will be stopped for three days of mourning. On Sunday, the death of Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of Sheikh Khalifa, was announced, as was an official three-day mourning ...  

Willis Tower

Willis Tower's Iconic Globe Sculpture Has A New Home In The Suburbs

BisnowBisnow - Feb 16, 2018
A popular component of Willis Tower's public art installations has a new home. The 8-ton globe sculpture, designed and installed by Poblocki Sign Co. in 2010, is being restored and reinstalled at the headquarters of Christopher Glass & Aluminum in ...  

Burj Al Arab

High demand from Russian tourists fuels increase in Dubai hotel rates

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Feb 12, 2018
High demand from Russian tourists fuels increase in Dubai hotel rates. Increase aided by high demand from Russian visitors. A view of the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. Dubai's hotels recorded a 10 per cent increase in the numImage Credit ...  

Freedom Tower

Photos: Freedom Tower 2018

Lynchburg News and AdvanceLynchburg News and Advance - Feb 6, 2018
The Freedom Tower, home to the School of Divinity, opens at Liberty University on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Lynchburg, Va. Jay Westcott/The News & Advance. LNA 02062018 Freedom Tower 01.JPG. Buy Now. Dr. Bradley Bateman (left), president of Randolph ...  

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