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Theme Park

Theme park expo offers preview of what's new for 2018
Chicago Tribune - Nov 17, 2017

This year's theme park expo in Orlando, Florida, features the latest products, technology and trends in rides and the next big food items, all of which could be coming to an amusement park near you as early as the summer of 2018. A record 37,000 ...  

Luna Park

Hidden History: Luna Park

PA home pagePA home page - Nov 9, 2017
Luna Park became reality in 1906, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each year. "This is where you came to see everything," says local historian Rocco Genovese. "All kinds of acts from all over the world, acrobats and musicians, magicians, you ...  

Amusement Park

Monroe changes name of former Americana Amusement Park property

Hamilton Journal NewsHamilton Journal News - Nov 15, 2017
The former Americana Amusement Park property in Monroe will be renamed Bicentennial Park.  


"Waterpark Bug-Out" – Hotel Impossible S08E13 Review

TV.comTV.com - Nov 15, 2017
That brings us to "Waterpark", which features host Anthony Melchiorri in all of his bald suited Observer-like fury. He arrives at the Maui Sands Hotel and Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio, and as is often the case, I wonder who called him in. It's ...  

Wild Animal Park

Repeat Offender: Feds Cite Wilson's Wild Animal Park for Cramped Cages

PETA (blog)PETA (blog) - Oct 19, 2017
PETA has just obtained a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection report revealing that the already-notorious Wilson's Wild Animal Park has racked up yet another round of citations—all of which are repeat offenses—for violating the federal ...  

Roller Coaster

Thanksgiving week will stay dry with roller coaster temperatures

WQAD.comWQAD.com - Nov 19, 2017
Although we're ending the weekend with some chilly air, at least we had plenty of sunshine today! We'll remain mostly clear tonight, and lows will stay steady in the low 30s. Winds from the southwest will pick up strength tomorrow, making for a breezy ...  

Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel coming to North Vancouver for Christmas Festival

North Shore NewsNorth Shore News - Nov 17, 2017
The ride will be a typical ferris wheel, although organizers decided to give it a rebranding to Sky Wheel to provide a little distance between this event and previous City of North Vancouver council debates about the prospect of bringing a permanent ...  

Merry Go Round

Why Clinton Lost: What Russia Did to Control the American Mind ...

NewsweekNewsweek - Nov 18, 2017
Fake news tweets and social media posts that flooded the internet leading up to the 2016 presidential election came from a Russian troll factory that works ...  

Thrill Rides

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 Opens, Bringing New Thrill Rides, Technology, Immersive Games, and Fun Food to ...

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Nov 13, 2017
ORLANDO, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New thrill rides, immersive attractions, virtual reality experiences, emerging technology, and fun foods are the buzz of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 underway in Orlando through Nov. 17. IAAPA Attractions Expo ...  


Opponents file lawsuit to stop Legoland

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - Nov 21, 2017
GOSHEN - Opponents of the planned Legoland theme park sued on Monday to stop the $500 million project, arguing that Goshen officials supported the plans ...  

Coney Island

Lawsuit names second NYPD cop in alleged Coney Island beating

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News - Nov 13, 2017
A petty confrontation with a cop in Coney Island over a spilled drink resulted in ruthless retaliation by two NYPD cops, according to a new lawsuit. Police officer O'Keefe Thompson roughed up Raymond Crespo on July 8 after Crespo refused to clean up a ...  

Disney World

Why Christmastime Is Your Best Opportunity to Spot Celebrities at Disney World

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Nov 21, 2017
If you see Kurt Russell while chowing down on a churro at Epcot over the next month, don't be surprised — he's just one of the many stars making their way to Florida later this year. Walt Disney World stages a seasonal Candlelight Processional at ...  

Disney Land

'Disney Land of food' ready to open

FruitnetFruitnet - Nov 10, 2017
There are more than 1,200 varieties of apple in Europe… 1,000 in Italy and 200 in the rest of Europe… That's why we made Fico.” That message, alongside the famous brand of Italian apple company Melinda, adorns the main entrance to Fico Eataly World, ...  

Six Flags

Six Flags America's Wild One roller coaster turns 100

First as the Giant One, then as the Wild One, the spirit of this coaster has survived for a century.  

London Zoo

Former anti-terror expert set to take up role as new head of London Zoo

Evening StandardEvening Standard - Nov 7, 2017
A former ambassador to Afghanistan is swapping counter-terrorism for penguins and giraffes as the new head of London Zoo. Dominic Jermey, a conflict resolution expert who served as the Foreign Office's international counter-extremism co-ordinator ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium named top U.S. attraction

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Nov 16, 2017
Georgia Aquarium was named by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 attractions in the country.  

Shedd Aquarium

Meet Shedd Aquarium's penguins, and drink Penguin Hops charity beer at after-hours party

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Oct 27, 2017
... plus PseudoSue by Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. in Decorah, Iowa. $9 members, $25 general for party; $50 additional for the Penguin Encounter. 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-939-2438, www.sheddaquarium.org.  

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium named top U.S. attraction

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Nov 16, 2017
Georgia Aquarium was named by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 attractions in the country.  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium to offer free admission for Community Open ...

The Salinas CalifornianThe Salinas Californian - Nov 16, 2017
The annual community open house includes bilingual feeding on the weekends.  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Aquarium, Zoo, Space Museum and Forest Service offer free admission on Veterans Day

KVALKVAL - Nov 9, 2017
Oregon Coast Aquarium Honors Veterans with Free Admission. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will honor veterans and active duty military personnel with free admission on Veterans Day. Admission is normally $22.95. “We hope that this offer demonstrates our ...  


Columbus Zoo lions receive special Thanksgiving 'turkey'

NBC4i.comNBC4i.com - Nov 21, 2017
POWELL, OH (WCMH) — The lions at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will receive a special treat the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. According to officials with the Columbus zoo, animal nutritionists crafted special Thanksgiving treats for the lions featuring ...  

Washington Monument

U.S. Park Service proposes banning recreational sports on ...

Washington TimesWashington Times - Nov 11, 2017
Friends play a game of tag football in the shadow of the Washington Monument as mild temperatures prevailed in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.  

Greek Parthenon

LOOK: Grand, beautiful mausoleums in Manila Memorial Park

Inquirer.netInquirer.net - Nov 1, 2017
This huge, eight-column mausoleum is reminiscent of the Greek Parthenon, an ancient temple dedicated to goddess Athena. It is the largest of all mausoleums in the 128-hectare Manila Memorial Park, sitting on a 1,383-square meter land or about 500 lots.  

Statue Of Liberty

Statue of Liberty Mural completed, artist working on portraits of fallen ...

Bakersfield NowBakersfield Now - Nov 11, 2017
The Downtown Bakersfield Development Corp. is celebrating the completion of Phase II of the Statue of Liberty Mural at 20th and Eye streets.Now, work is ...  

India Gate

Smog shrouds Delhi as India's capital has 'become a gas chamber'

CNBCCNBC - Nov 8, 2017
India Gate, a war memorial in the capital Delhi, is seen covered with smog on November 8, 2017. While the skies were unusually clear above the notoriously polluted Beijing as U.S. President Donald Trump began his state visit Tuesday, the air quality in ...  

Arc de Triomphe

New Zealand perform the Haka in front of the Arc de Triomphe after confirming they will wear poppies for the first ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 10, 2017
The haka, performed by the New Zealand rugby team before every match, is one of the most iconic sights in world sport. It has not been performed in front of too many more notable backdrops, however, than the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, where a group of ...  

Jefferson Memorial

Auction held to sell Monticello furnishings not belonging to Jefferson in 1923

The Daily ProgressThe Daily Progress - Nov 16, 2017
In order to make room for the growing collection of furnishing and possessions of Thomas Jefferson, and to fund the ongoing restoration efforts at Monticello, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation on this date in 1928 held an auction of furnishings ...  

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

U.S. Park Service proposes banning recreational sports on ...

Washington TimesWashington Times - Nov 11, 2017
Friends play a game of tag football in the shadow of the Washington Monument as mild temperatures prevailed in Washington on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.  

World Trade Center Memorial

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem honors Chilean righteous among the nations

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Oct 22, 2017
Sergio Della Pergola, member of the Commission for the Designation of the Righteous, and Irena Steinfeldt, Director of the Department of the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem, presented Dr. Christian Beals Campos, a relative of Samuel del ...  

Vietnam Memorial

Parson places wreath at Vietnam memorial

Bolivar Herald-Free PressBolivar Herald-Free Press - Nov 16, 2017
Pictured are, from left, Parson, College of the Ozarks President Dr. Jerry Davis, Elgin, VHPA members John Sorensen and Chuck Guy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/RUSS EMORY. ×. 4 remaining of 5. Welcome! We hope that you enjoy our free content. Facebook ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

LACMA raises general admission price to $20

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 15, 2017
The new general admission prices at LACMA are in line with other major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ($25) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ($25) but higher than some other L.A. institutions. The Hammer ...  

Tate Museum

List Art Center features artist Carrie Mae Weems

The Brown Daily HeraldThe Brown Daily Herald - Nov 15, 2017
Her art is shown in renowned museums across the world, including the Tate Museum in London and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art also in New York. The exhibit, first shown in 1990, catalyzed the exploration of issues ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Italian museum revenues up 50 mn 2013-16

ANSAANSA - Nov 13, 2017
The traditional big attractions have also showed steady growth, with visitors to the Colosseum growing by 10.2% in the first nine months of 2017, to the Uffizi gallery by 14.6%, to the Academy gallery in Florence by 11.3% and to the Brera gallery by 12 ...  

Vatican Museums

Local 'patrons' help revitalize historic Vatican art
The Catholic Spirit - Nov 20, 2017

John and Paula Kelly, parishioners of St. Joseph in West St. Paul and members of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, sponsor the restoration of this wooden crucifix, circa 1325-1350. The restoration will help provide more in-depth ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

Hermitage Museum

The time is right for an Erté revival – a new hero for our gender-anxious times

Spectator.co.ukSpectator.co.uk - Nov 16, 2017
He copied Indian and Persian miniatures from books in his father's study and Greek vase figures in the Hermitage Museum. He was brought up by a Russian nurse, an English nanny — 'No, she didn't make me eat porridge, she was much too kind' — and ...  

Smithsonian Museum

Smithsonian Museum to Preserve the History of Hip Hop

KARKKARK - Nov 10, 2017
WASHINGTON D.C. - The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is working to preserve the history of hip-hop. The influence of the music genre can be heard world wide. It began as inner-city culture and grew to be ...  


Woman Mails Pricey Photos Stolen From MoMA PS1 Back To Museum, Police Say

CBS New YorkCBS New York - Nov 12, 2017
No one from MoMA or its PS1 branch would comment on the caper. Meanwhile, sources confirm the museum security alarm was set that night, but it never went off. Sources said it is possible somebody was hiding inside waiting for the museum to close and ...  

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum Celebrates 80 Years at Its Annual International Gala

WWDVogue.com - Nov 17, 2017
“Did you know that Mr. Dior started a gallery of his own early on in his career?” asked Sidney Toledano, Dior Couture's beloved CEO of 20 years, last evening at the Guggenheim museum. In celebration of its 80th year, the New York institution hosted a ...  

The Louvre

How To Actually Enjoy Visiting The Louvre: A (Semi) Private Tour

ForbesForbes - Nov 12, 2017
I was not excited to go back to the Louvre. That is to say, I've been there, seen it, and wanted to spend every moment in my latest trip to Paris totally relaxed, scarfing down pastries, sipping wine at a sidewalk cafe or mindlessly eating quiches and ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

The Getty Villa Is Doing an Art Show Inspired by Plato—and Yes, It Includes Jeff Koons's 'Play-Doh'

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 15, 2017
The exhibition, the brainchild of guest curator Donatien Grau, reflects the Getty Villa's mission not only to showcase classical art but to “draw connections between contemporary art and the ancient world,” said J. Paul Getty Museum director Timothy Potts.  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

LACMA raises general admission price to $20

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Nov 15, 2017
The new general admission prices at LACMA are in line with other major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York ($25) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ($25) but higher than some other L.A. institutions. The Hammer ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

Hawks help scare off 'pest' birds in Los Angeles

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Nov 11, 2017
Their clients include the agricultural city of Oxnard, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and downtown Los Angeles' U.S. Bank Tower, the second-tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Most of the places they work are outdoor eating areas.  

Berkeley Art Museum

Martin Wong, mostly spurned in life, gets major UC Berkeley museum retrospective

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Oct 24, 2017
The most recent evidence of that newfound respect is a thorough retrospective, with works on loan from many of the major museums in the U.S., at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. “Martin Wong: Human Instamatic” is on view through Dec ...  

National Portrait Gallery

Harrowing photo of rescued migrant wins National Portrait Gallery award

The IndependentThe Independent - Nov 14, 2017
A photograph of a migrant taken just moments after he was rescued from the Mediterranean Sea has won a National Portrait Gallery award. Spanish freelance photographer and journalist Cesar Dezfuli was named winner of the £15,000 Taylor Wessing ...  

British Museum

Everything you need to know about visiting the British Museum

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Nov 8, 2017
The great Bloomsbury behemoth can claim to be the world's first national collection, based on a bequest from Sir Hans Sloane in 1753 and added to over the centuries. Its mighty colonnaded building on Great Russell Street displays around 80,000 objects, ...  

Belvedere Palace

Musician and Physician, Kogan, Explores the Life of Frederic Chopin

Texas Medical Center (press release)Texas Medical Center (press release) - Oct 28, 2017
“He heard word that there was this brilliant young musician living nearby and starting at the age of eight, Chopin was regularly summoned to Belvedere Palace to play private recitals for the Grand Duke.” In time, Kogan said, Chopin and his family ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

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

ForbesForbes - Nov 16, 2017
FRAGONARD: The Fantasy Figures—an exhibition on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, through December 3, 2017—is a vivid example of how art documents social history, how art history influences contemporary art and how ...  

Musee D Orsay

Impressionist paintings by Monet and Renoir from Musee d'Orsay's at National Gallery Singapore

AsiaOneAsiaOne - Nov 13, 2017
National Gallery Singapore has collaborated with the Musée d'Orsay in Paris – one of the world's leading modern art museums – to present Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay. This first exhibition on Impressionism in Southeast ...  

Museo Del Prado

Museo del Prado

MAG The Weekly (press release) (blog)MAG The Weekly (press release) (blog) - Nov 8, 2017
One of the world's premier art galleries, Museo del Prado houses a collection of more than 7000 paintings that are like a window onto the historical vagaries of the Spanish soul, at once grand and imperious in the royal paintings of Velázquez, darkly ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Art teacher brings home lessons from South Korean tour
Chicago Daily Herald - Nov 11, 2017

"I was fascinated by the National Museum of Korea," she said. "We were there for three weeks visiting several museums and palaces, and learning about the people and culture." The six-story National Museum houses more than 140,000 national relics and ...  

National Palace Museum

Giuseppe Castiglione at National Palace Museum, Taipei

The National Palace Museum, also referred to as the NPM, houses a collection of ancient Chinese artifacts, some of which came from The Palace Museum and the preparatory department of the Nanjing Museum (previously the "National Central Museum”).  

Tokyo National Museum

2017 Tokyo Motor Show a Homegrown Affair

Wheels.caWheels.ca - Nov 1, 2017
This was originally planned for the Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, part of the Tokyo National Museum, following something like six months of negotiations because this venue is not normally used for such purposes. But the typhoon that smacked Japan a ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

V&A museum saves portion of Brutalist icon under demolition

CurbedCurbed - Nov 9, 2017
London's iconic and hotly debated Brutalist residential complex, Robin Hood Gardens, is currently being demolished, but not all will be lost. Today, the Victoria and Albert Museum announced that it has acquired a three-story section of the housing ...  

Kremlin Armoury

A Brief History of the Fabergé Egg

ArtsyArtsy - Nov 15, 2017
The 50 imperial eggs were looted and transported to Moscow during the Russian Revolution; many were sold, 10 eventually made their way to Moscow's Kremlin Armoury Museum, and eight went missing. “The Bolsheviks had no mercy and no interest in the ...  

Van Gogh Museum

The Dutch in Paris 1789-1914, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, review: The show is a little underwhelming

The IndependentThe Independent - Oct 17, 2017
This exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam tells the stories of eight Dutch painters who decamped to Paris in the 19th century. They came to learn. They came to look. They shared what they discovered with their fellow countrymen and other ...  

Saatchi Gallery

'In Russia, either be brave or be silenced' | The Art Newspaper

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - Nov 15, 2017
Russian art patron Igor Tsukanov has created a show at the Saatchi Gallery about artists who have risked protesting against conditions in Russia since 1991.  

Getty Center

Flourishing Getty Center forest, 20 years on, among most beautiful

Larchmont ChronicleLarchmont Chronicle - Nov 2, 2017
The American Society of Landscape Architects, which just concluded its annual conference here in Los Angeles, has rewarded the Getty Center and its landscape architecture firm, OLIN, its annual Landmark Award, given to works of landscape architecture ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Egon Schiele Is Still Too Racy for Some, Nearly 100 Years After His Death

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 10, 2017
In 2018, museums in Vienna will mount a yearlong series of exhibitions and events to mark the centennial: “Stairway to Klimt” begins at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum on Feb. 13; “Egon Schiele, Expression and Lyricism” opens at the Leopold Museum ...  


Rembrandt And The Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces From The Rijksmuseum
Sydney City News - Nov 14, 2017

Rembrandt And The Dutch Golden Age: Masterpieces From The Rijksmuseum is an enthralling exhibition of 17th century Dutch painters travelling to Sydney this summer from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and will be part of the 2017-18 Sydney ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Use the Serpentine programme to support young British architects

Architects' JournalArchitects' Journal - Nov 14, 2017
The striking similarity between the two lists is perhaps not entirely coincidental as, for many years, the Serpentine Gallery's trustees and the Pritzker Prize jury shared a chairman in the shape of Lord Peter Palumbo. I don't claim to know to what ...  

Brandenburg Gate

A Monument to Syria's Civil War Is Erected in Berlin

The Daily StarNew York Times - Nov 13, 2017
A German-Syrian artist has recreated a famous photograph of a barricade made of buses during the Syrian civil war.  

Brooklyn Bridge

China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 15, 2017
There is a saying — “When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there” — and it perfectly sums up the contrast between China's President Xi Jinping and President Trump. Xi has been brilliant at playing Trump, plying him with ...  

Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks

San Diego ReaderSan Diego Reader - Oct 30, 2017
#The stretch of Canadian Rockies encompassing Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks must be among the most stunning slices of natural wonder in the world. Glaciers, mountains, gorges, lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and forests all create a scenic mélange ...  


Joe Bonamassa Rocked The Colosseum
Vegas Seven - Nov 13, 2017

I have seen Clapton, Van Halen and Richards, but none had the energy, precision and the knock-down, drag-out solos like the performance I saw October 22 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “Joe Bonamassa is one of the most technically proficient ...  

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower's Ticket Prices Are Increasing in November

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Nov 4, 2017
As of November 1, tickets to access the top of Eiffel Tower—by elevator—have gone from €17 to €25, or almost $30. If you want to go to the second floor instead of the top—also by elevator—you'll have to pay €16 ($19) instead of €11 ($13). And if ...  

Golden Gate Bridge

He jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. Now he's trying to help others.
Rapid City Journal - Nov 13, 2017

On the morning Kevin Hines intended to die, he felt better than he had in a long time. He made plans to see his dad at dinner. Then he left for school, where he dropped all of his classes, took a city bus to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, then ...  

Great Barrier Reef

Fears for Great Barrier Reef as deforestation surges in catchments

The GuardianThe Guardian - Nov 16, 2017
A deforestation surge in Queensland, which the latest government data suggests is about to accelerate dramatically, is heavily concentrated in catchments for the Great Barrier Reef, further undermining plans to improve reef water quality. The finding ...  

Great Wall Of China

Photos of Melania Trump in Asia Visiting Gugu the Giant Panda and the Great Wall of China

NewsweekNewsweek - Nov 10, 2017
UPDATED | First Lady Melania Trump befriended a beloved 240-pound panda named Gu Gu on her final days in China. While President Donald Trump departed Asia, the first lady remained behind to tour the Bejing Zoo and the Great Wall of China. She was ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

A show that looks at the secret life of plants from Babylon

Irish TimesIrish Times - Nov 14, 2017
This was, reputedly, the site of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and, in actuality, where Saddam Hussein “recreated” the vast palace of Nebuchadnezzar II as a symbol of Babylonian resurgence during the Iran-Iraq War. It was to no effect: Iraq was defeated.  

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam often doubles as Cupid

BouldercityreviewBouldercityreview - Nov 9, 2017
In 1996, Academy Award-nominated actress Salma Hayek filmed a Columbia Pictures movie titled “Fools Rush In” with Emmy Award-nominated actor Matthew Perry at Hoover Dam. The plot of the movie deals with romance, life decisions and cultural ...  

Tower Of Pisa

Don't Sleep On (or Through) One of the City's Best Brunches: The Grape

Dallas ObserverDallas Observer - Nov 16, 2017
... and the like; the latter category dashes from gyros to chef's salad to shrimp and grits. We opted for the decidedly breakfast-like Haystack ($14). The Haystack arrives like a more structurally sound Tower of Pisa, only this tower was erected in ...  

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu's Sacred Sister Emerges From Peru Cloud Forest ...

BloombergBloomberg - Nov 13, 2017
The iconic 15th century Inca citadel Machu Picchu attracts more than a million visitors a year to the cloud forests of southern Peru. Sixty kilometers away, another ...  

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji being buried in garbage

Zee NewsThe Australian - Nov 13, 2017
The amount of garbage collected on Mount Fuji increased 40 per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year, coinciding with the rising footfall on one of Japans ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

Cancer survivor scales Mount Kilimanjaro with doctor who saved his ...

fox4kc.comfox4kc.com - Nov 21, 2017
CHICAGO – Four years ago, a Chicago-area man was given a five percent chance of survival after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This month, he ...  

Niagara Falls

FIRE CALLS: Niagara Falls Fire Department reports published Nov. 18

Niagara GazetteNiagara Gazette - Nov 18, 2017
After looking at the scene, fire investigators called Niagara Falls Police for assistance. • FIRE: On Oct. 15, at 11 p.m., the 700 block of Main Street was the scene of a kitchen fire. Occupants had already evacuated the building when downtown crews ...  

Terracotta Army

Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China in Richmond

wtvr.comwtvr.com - Nov 16, 2017
Ten life-size terracotta figures, including warriors and a cavalry horse, that protected the tomb of China's First Emperor are on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in “Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China.” The exhibition ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Mysterious Void Discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

GizmodoNational Geographic - Nov 2, 2017
The cavity is the first major inner structure discovered in the pyramid since the 1800s. 1 / 6. Picture of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Picture of pyramids seen behind an Arab cemetery. View Images. The Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.Photograph by B.  

Sistine Chapel

NYC's Metropolitan Museum Digitally Reimagines The Sistine Chapel

PSFKPSFK - Nov 15, 2017
To explore and celebrate the artwork of Michelangelo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City curated an exhibit called Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer. This unique experience collects numerous rarely exhibited pieces created by ...  


How one archaeologist could finally unlock the 8500-year-old secrets behind the Saudi Arabian Stonehenge

The SunThe Sun - Nov 13, 2017
Satellite images have already begun to answer some questions behind the 400 mysterious stone markings in the arid Harrat Khayabar region of the Arabian peninsula. The markings - some hundreds of metres long - come in shapes resembling cones, ...  

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House scaled in Manus refugee protest

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 9, 2017
Activists have scaled the Sydney Opera House to protest against Australia's treatment of asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australia held asylum seekers on PNG's Manus Island until last week when it closed a detention centre. However about ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Grandson of Harbour Bridge engineer John Bradfield avoids jail for $3m fraud

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Nov 5, 2017
The lawyer grandson of chief Sydney Harbour bridge engineer John Bradfield will not be jailed for a $3 million fraud because he is gravely ill and "likely to die" within months, the District Court has ruled. John Gordon Bradfield, 74, was at the centre ...  

Taj Mahal

No pollution threat to Taj Mahal , but PM-10 level higher than normal ...

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Nov 18, 2017
NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday told the Supreme Court that pollution level around Taj Mahal had remained almost the same in the last 15 ...  

The Forbidden City

China's charm offensive in Forbidden City

The HinduThe Hindu - Nov 11, 2017
China's first couple escorted Mr. Trump inside the Forbidden City — a vast complex of elegant buildings, with large open spaces in between. The quartet first entered the Baoyun Building, close to the west gate of the Forbidden City. Built in 1915, it ...  


Australia Is Banning Tourists From Climbing Uluru Rock | Travel + ...

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Nov 11, 2017
Responsible world travelers know how important it is to respect the local culture.  

Angkor Wat

Beyond Angkor Wat: The forgotten temples of Cambodia's Banteay Chhmar

CNNCNN - Oct 27, 2017
(CNN) — If you've heard of one Cambodian temple, it's probably Angkor Wat -- an awe-inspiring yet well-trodden UNESCO World Heritage Site in Siem Reap. But many travelers don't realize the Seventh Wonder of the World is one of thousands of ancient ...  

Victoria Falls

Why now's the time to plan a Zimbabwe holiday

The IndependentThe Independent - Nov 16, 2017
And it had the most spectacular bungee-jumping location in the world, from a bridge overlooking the Victoria Falls at the point where Zimbabwe, Zambia and the Zambezi converged. Almost every liberated citizen of this beautiful country, black or white ...  

Westminster Abbey

Abbey bells ring for royal anniversary

Express.co.ukWestminster Abbey (press release) - Nov 20, 2017
Westminster Abbey will mark the 70th wedding anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on Monday 20th November. The Abbey's bell ringers will ring a full peal - starting at 1.00pm and expected to last 3 hours ...  

Big Ben

Big Ben set to pass Warren Moon for 8th in career passing yards

247Sports247Sports - Nov 16, 2017
Roethlisberger is 214 yards from passing Warren Moon to become the eighth most prolific passer in NFL history.  

Times Square

What's a Restaurant That Will Convince Tourists to Leave Times Square?

Eater NYEater NY - Nov 16, 2017
Do you have recommendations for a place that IS NOT IN TIMES SQUARE?? This is what was suggested, and I am doing my best to undo this damage since I am also attending this dinner and visiting from out of town and do not want to waste a meal.  


Café Montmartre stages two-act musical 'Death at the Palace Theater'

Fairfaxtimes.comFairfaxtimes.com - Nov 10, 2017
For the next two weekends, you can catch “Death at the Palace Theater” – a story depicting the saga of Vaudeville – at Café Montmartre at Lake Anne in Reston, Va. The show opened Nov. 4 to a packed house and will keep the magic going with shows this ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Spectacular Light Show At Notre Dame Cathedral Commemorates World War I

NPRNPR - Nov 11, 2017
For just one more night, the facade of Notre Dame de Paris will display a light show for the ages, designed to celebrate both the cathedral's enduring majesty and the centenary of World War I. The show, "Dame de Coeur," tells the story of the cathedral ...  

Palace Of Versailles

The Secret Corners of Versailles Inspired Dior's New High Jewelry Collection
Vogue.com - Nov 10, 2017

The Palace of Versailles has long been a fascination for designers, particularly Monsieur Christian Dior. He found endless inspiration in the architecture, the gilded interiors, the sprawling gardens, and the history of the place itself. Decades later ...  

Trevi Fountain

Rome Might Actually Use the Coins Thrown In the Trevi Fountain ...

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Nov 12, 2017
Rome traditionally donates the coins in the Trevi Fountain to a Catholic charity, but the mayor might use them for city projects.  

Sagrada Familia

First Gaudí-built house opens in Barcelona

Deutsche WelleDeutsche Welle - Nov 14, 2017
His most famous work is the Sagrada Familia. Architect Antoni Gaudí built for eternity. Now the first home he designed is being opened to visitors. It's one of eight UNESCO World Heritage sites by Gaudí in Barcelona. Spanien Eröffnung Casa Vicens in ...  

Cn Tower

Chinese Firm Buys CN Tower Builder Aecon for $930 Million

BloombergBloomberg - Oct 26, 2017
Aecon, which helped build Toronto's landmark CN Tower, said in a statement CCCC International Holding Ltd. would pay C$20.37 a share, or 23 percent higher than Aecon's closing price Wednesday. The stock closed up 19 percent at C$19.73 in Toronto.  

Space Needle

See Space Needle remodel up close and personal

seattlepi.comseattlepi.com - Nov 12, 2017
In its 55 years standing tall at Seattle Center, the Space Needle has become the penultimate symbol of Seattle. No photo of the skyline, no drawing, no view is as clearly "Seattle" as one that includes the 605-foot-tall structure that was built for the ...  

St. Mary Axe

A Caring Story: A Man Living With Dementia And 30 St Mary Axe

HuffPost UKHuffPost UK - Oct 17, 2017
During the first year-or-so of my University degree, I worked part time locally as a residential care assistant for people with dementia. Like many other people I worked with, I was on a zero-hour contract. Unlike many of the other people I worked with ...  

Terminal Tower

William R. Hopkins was Cleveland's first city manager: PD 175

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Nov 18, 2017
Career Summary: Hopkins was the first city manager of Cleveland who pushed for construction of several projects including the Terminal Tower and shoreline improvements that paved the way for Cleveland Stadium, Burke Lakefront Airport and the Memorial ...  

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building To Go Blue For Empire Ball And Diabetes Cure

PR Newswire (press release)PR Newswire (press release) - Nov 9, 2017
9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The iconic, world-renowned Empire State Building will illuminate in sparkling blue on Wednesday, Dec. 13 to commemorate the 34th annual Empire Ball, New York City's most anticipated event of the year for the real ...  

Chrysler Building

Gilles, Hird crowned Las Vegas Marathon winners

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - Nov 13, 2017
The Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building are etched in ink as a tribute to the New York Marathon, which he ran last year. Next to it is a signpost where Gilles is filling in all of the World Marathon Majors. So far, New York, Chicago and Berlin ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

KL freezes luxury property projects to address glut

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Nov 19, 2017
A luxury hotel and shopping mall complex is seen under construction from Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 13, 2017. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG. Published. Nov 20,2017. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email More. Share Tweet Linkedin ...  

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa architects design new Waterfront development

Jersey Evening PostJersey Evening Post - Oct 29, 2017
They have designed some fantastic buildings across the world including the Burj Khalifa. It [Horizon] is a contemporary and compelling design and the Waterfront as a destination for residents is now well and truly on the map.' The £6m will be borrowed ...  

Willis Tower

Willis Tower's Metropolitan Club getting new look, shorter name ...

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Nov 15, 2017
The Metropolitan Club plans a multimillion-dollar upgrade of its longtime space in Willis Tower, after the private club extended its lease until 2029.  

Burj Al Arab

Dubai to allow yachts to anchor off Burj Al Arab from sunrise to sunset

The NationalThe National - Nov 5, 2017
The Burj Al Arab anchorage, located between the Burj Al Arab and the Palm Jumeirah, will be open from sunrise to sunset for kayaking, doughnut and banana boat riding, paddle boarding, wake boarding and jet skiing. It will have 30 berths for short term ...  

Freedom Tower

Historic West Village Property Hits the Market for Nearly $15 Million

Robb ReportRobb Report - Nov 14, 2017
Exquisite views from the rooftop garden include the Empire State Building to the north and the Freedom Tower to the south. An outdoor shower and kitchenette on the rooftop terrace makes for a magnificent dining and relaxation area. The townhouse is ...  

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