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Theme Park

Decades old 'Wizard of Oz' theme park reopening | Fox News

Fox NewsFox News - Apr 19, 2018
While there's no place like home, “Wizard of Oz” fans can travel along the yellow brick road to visit the magical city for six days only this summer.  

Luna Park

Woohoo! Luna Park is open all week for spring break

Time OutTime Out - Apr 2, 2018
Luna Park welcomed its 2018 season on Mar 24 by hosting visitors for free—with a small $5 donation—for the first time. In turn, park-goers received a wristband that provided access to all the rides while the proceeds went to the Mayor's Fund, which ...  

Amusement Park

The Best New Amusement Park Rides for 2018
The Daily Meal - Apr 18, 2018

Amusement park rides are getting increasingly creative. Any occasional visitor to their local theme park or to a massive park empire like Walt Disney World or Six Flags can see that. It's not just about the tallest, fastest rollercoasters with the most ...  


wfmynews2.com | Get Ready For A New Waterpark In Winston-Salem
WFMYNews2.com - Apr 13, 2018

A new waterpark set to open in Winston- Salem in May will be a first for the city.  

Wild Animal Park

Fort Ligonier visitors can enjoy Benjamin West sketch when renovated art gallery opens
Tribune-Review - Apr 13, 2018

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park — A baby sloth is among animals visitors will see during the park's 21st season on Route 711 in Jones Mills. • Ramada Ligonier — Twissted Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Bistro, 216 W. Loyalhanna St., Ligonier ...  

Roller Coaster

Idlewild roller coaster to reopen with more safety restraints, 2 years after boy fell
Tribune-Review - Apr 12, 2018

Idlewild and Soak Zone's wooden roller coaster will resume operation this season, nearly two years after a boy's fall, with a new passenger train that has improved safety restraints. The 80-year-old Rollo Coaster has been closed since Aug. 11, 2016 ...  

Ferris Wheel

Arrest made after Louisville Waterfront Park shooting by Ferris wheel

The Courier-JournalThe Courier-Journal - Apr 14, 2018
Keion D. Page, 19, is charged with receiving stolen property and fleeing police after the shooting Thursday night, police say.  

Merry Go Round

Kasson 6th grader raises funds for merry-go-round addition

KTTCKTTC - Apr 12, 2018
For 11 year old Grace Reed, playing with her friends on Kasson Public Library Park's merry-go-round used to be one of her favorite activities. "We used to like run and as soon as it got fast enough we used to just hop on and this was fun because we ...  

Thrill Rides

Snyder: What's new at Great America: The Hangover and Holiday in the Park
Kenosha News - Apr 19, 2018

1 at Six Flags theme parks, which is important in an industry with heavy-duty thrill rides.) Asked if the park will stop at a Sweet 16 number of roller coasters, Salemi says no way: “We are always planning more; innovation and thrills are in our DNA ...  


Judge tosses Legoland opponents' lawsuit

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - Apr 13, 2018
A state Supreme Court Judge tossed a lawsuit brought by Legoland opponents challenging the $500 million project, ruling that the opponents, Concerned Citizens for the Hudson valley, would not suffer harm as the park progresses toward opening and ...  

Coney Island

Should the Coney Island Boardwalk be landmarked? Make your ...

Brooklyn Daily EagleBrooklyn Daily Eagle - Apr 16, 2018
P.S. Here are some sunshiny Saturday Boardwalk photos to brighten this rainy Monday.  

Disney World

Disney World Luxury Travel Tips

TownandCountrymag.comTownandCountrymag.com - Apr 17, 2018
Traveling to Walt Disney World in Orlando is a rite of passage for families. Here are our tips for how to make it not only enjoyable, but luxurious with the theme park's best hotels, restaurants, and activities.  

Disney Land

These Service Dogs Spent the Day at Disneyland and It Was the Purest Sight to Behold

TIMETIME - Apr 5, 2018
Visiting Disneyland is a magical experience for most people, but it's clear no human will ever enjoy the theme park as much as these service dogs did. After a group of service pups in training recently took a field trip to the park, pictures of the ...  

Six Flags

Six Flags Great America Opens Saturday

NBC Chicago (blog)NBC Chicago (blog) - Apr 13, 2018
Six Flags Great America is back this season and bigger than before. The park is scheduled to open for the season Saturday, with gates opening at 10:30 a.m.. This season will see the premiere of the world's largest roller coaster—the Mardi Gras ...  

London Zoo

Gorillas cool off with ice lollies at ZSL London Zoo at the heatwave hits the capital

ITV NewsITV News - Apr 20, 2018
As temperatures remain high in the capital, ZSL London Zoo's Critically Endangered Western lowland gorilla troup cooled off with giant ice-lollies made of frozen fruit tea and sunflower seeds. Females Effie, Zaire and youngsters Alika and Gernot all ...  

Georgia Aquarium

OPINION: Don't support the Georgia Aquarium expansion

Red and BlackRed and Black - Apr 12, 2018
In Defense of Animals ranked the Georgia Aquarium as the fourth worst tank for dolphins and whales in 2016 due to its importation of wild-caught whales, the size of the enclose and the “dying pool,” where three Beluga whales died between 2012 and 2015 ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Chicago White Sox join Shedd's movement to ban plastic straws

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Daily Herald - Apr 19, 2018
Two Chicago institutions in the hospitality business are joining forces to reduce waste and help the planet by supporting a growing movement to eliminate the use of plastic straws. Officials for the White Sox say their concession partners at Guaranteed ...  

Georgia Aquarium

OPINION: Don't support the Georgia Aquarium expansion

Red and BlackRed and Black - Apr 12, 2018
In Defense of Animals ranked the Georgia Aquarium as the fourth worst tank for dolphins and whales in 2016 due to its importation of wild-caught whales, the size of the enclose and the “dying pool,” where three Beluga whales died between 2012 and 2015 ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

3 Days in Monterey and Big Sur

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Apr 16, 2018
Monterey Bay Aquarium , one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world (just be sure to reserve a ticket online in advance); the charmingly cartoonish feeding sessions for its sea otters are a highlight. Otherwise, to explore life in the nearby ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon aquarium cares for rare tropical bird found on coast
Seattle Times - Apr 13, 2018

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Coast Aquarium is caring for a tropical bird believed to have made it more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) to the Oregon coast by way of last weekend's windstorms. The Register-Guard reported Thursday that the ...  


More than just menageries: First look at zoo and aquarium research shows high output

Science DailyScience Daily - Apr 15, 2018
More than just menageries: First look at zoo and aquarium research shows high output. Date: April 12, 2018; Source: University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Summary: Most of us think of zoos and aquariums as ...  

Washington Monument

D14's Washington monument

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Apr 13, 2018
Washington Park, a cul-de-sac estate running north from Butterfield Avenue towards the River Dodder in Dublin 14, was built in the 1950s. Naturally enough, considering the era and the fact that this part of Rathfarnham was then relatively rural, all ...  

Greek Parthenon

Animation by Expedia restores Ancient Greek Parthenon in Athens Acropolis

Tornos News International Edition (press release)Tornos News International Edition (press release) - Mar 30, 2018
One of the grandest and most famous archaeological sites in the world — the Parthenon in Athens — has rewound time to give us a glimpse of the spectacular structures created by ancient civilizations. Through the animated GIFs, the Travel site Expedia ...  

Statue Of Liberty

How China Cut the US Out of the Statue of Liberty Knicknack Racket

Daily BeastDaily Beast - Apr 8, 2018
What Ovidiu Colea calls “the Invasion” began after the 9/11 attacks, when souvenir shops in New York City were flooded with Statue of Liberty replicas marked with three words on the underside of the base: “MADE IN CHINA.” The Chinese statues were ...  

India Gate

Rahul's midnight protest at India Gate: Priyanka irked at unruly crowd

Business StandardBusiness Standard - Apr 13, 2018
Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra and her children (son and daughter) were also present. Many were shouting slogans like "Modi Bhagao, Beti Bachao" as they held candles as a mark of protest. The police had a hard time controlling the crowd (some ...  

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Mountain Home MagazineMountain Home Magazine - Mar 28, 2018
Watkins Glen International is known as the Mecca of North American road racing. In six-plus decades, it has hosted everything from Formula One to IndyCar to the wildly popular NASCAR Winston Cup series races. Champions at The Glen have included some of ...  

Jefferson Memorial

Today in history: President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the ...
Gaston Gazette - Apr 13, 2018

Today's Highlight in History:On April 13, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. on the 200th anniversary of the third American president's birth. On this date:In 1598, King Henry IV of France ...  

Lenins Tomb

Between the Lines: Worshipping At Lenin's Tomb

WMUKWMUK - Mar 17, 2017
Judith Rypma has had a love affair with Russia that has spanned most of her life. In 23 trips, the master faculty specialist in English at Western Michigan University has observed changes from the former Soviet Union to the Russia of today. Many of her ...  

Washington Monument

D14's Washington monument

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Apr 13, 2018
Washington Park, a cul-de-sac estate running north from Butterfield Avenue towards the River Dodder in Dublin 14, was built in the 1950s. Naturally enough, considering the era and the fact that this part of Rathfarnham was then relatively rural, all ...  

World Trade Center Memorial

Medal of Honor Museum Foundation brings in 9/11 memorial leader

Charleston Post CourierCharleston Post Courier - Mar 26, 2018
He's Joe Daniels, who's credited with raising $450 million to build the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on the site of the World Trade Center. Daniels became president and CEO of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation in 2006. The ...  

Yad Vashem

Poland demands Yad Vashem remove reference to 'Polish police' guarding ghetto

The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel - Mar 15, 2018
The Yad Vashem state museum on its website says that most of the police officers who served before the German occupation of Poland in 1939 complied with the occupiers' order for them to return to duty under German auspices. By 1943, some 16,000 Polish ...  

Vietnam Memorial

Permanent Vietnam Memorial wall nearing completion in Elizabethtown

WLKY LouisvilleWLKY Louisville - Apr 9, 2018
Nearly 60,000 names of Vietnam service members who died in the war, will be etched into an eight-foot wall at Nature Park in Elizabethtown. This tribute wall has been a passion project for several Hardin County Veterans. “You see that wall, and you see ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

With Choice of New Director, the Met Gets a Scholar and a Showman

The Jewish VoiceNew York Times - Apr 18, 2018
To renovate and expand a stately museum in Germany, Max Hollein, who last week was named the new director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, set out to make a splash — in more ways than one. First he solicited donations from private foundations and ...  

Tate Museum

Town Crier: Wednesday's Highlights
Casper Star-Tribune Online - Apr 17, 2018

Wednesday hikes begin. Izaak Walton League is leading hikes on first and third (and fifth) Wednesday evenings from April through September. On April 18 at 6 p.m. meet at the parking at the Tate Museum, at Casper College, for a loop along the new trail ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Family sun holidays in June: From 1960s cruises to painting in Tuscany

Irish TimesIrish Times - Apr 5, 2018
Join artist Trudi Doyle in Montecatini, Tuscany on a painting holiday. A week in the La Pia Hotel, with no single supplement is perfect for beginners or improvers.There will be a trip to Florence for the Uffizi Gallery visit and two-day trips to paint ...  

Vatican Museums

How to Get the Vatican Museums All to Yourself

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Apr 9, 2018
Per the Vatican Museums' website, the morning tour (available Monday through Saturday, subject to the Vatican calendar) follows the museums' clavigero, or key keeper, as he performs the "solemn rite of opening the doors and switching on the lights ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

Hermitage Museum

Mark Edward Atkinson's international photography on display at Hermitage Museum and Gardens

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - Apr 12, 2018
Mark Edward Atkinson was flattered when the Hermitage Museum and Gardens asked to host his first solo photography show. Then the idea became unnerving: It required him to pore over his 30-something-year career and imagine how to share it with a ...  

Smithsonian Museum

Smithsonian Museum Director tours the Two Mississippi Museums ...

WJTVWJTV - Apr 19, 2018
The director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture visited the Two Mississippi Museums Thursday.  


MoMA Names Amanda Hicks Director of Communications and Public Affairs

ARTnewsARTnews - Apr 16, 2018
Amanda Hicks, formerly the executive director of communications at the Art Institute of Chicago, has joined the Museum of Modern Art in New York as director of communications and public affairs. “It's an honor to join MoMA and a privilege to help tell ...  

Guggenheim Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Names Max Hollein as Its New Director

TownandCountrymag.comTownandCountrymag.com - Apr 11, 2018
Max Hollein will be the tenth director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York City museum announced yesterday. Raised in Austria, where he also completed his academic work, the 48-year-old began his career at the Guggenheim Museum in New York ...  

The Louvre

Jared Leto Draws Massive Crowd in Paris Mad Louvres for 30STM

TMZTMZ - Apr 17, 2018
Jared Leto is now officially a living, breathing snowball effect -- and don't try questioning it ... just watch how fast he can drum up an army of fans by simply walking. The Oscar winner and frontman for Thirty Seconds to Mars was minding his own ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

Getty Museum taps SF curator to head photography department ...

SFGateSFGate - Apr 16, 2018
The J. Paul Getty Museum has hired James A. Ganz as senior curator of photographs. In July, Ganz will leave his current position at San Francisco's Legion of Honor, where he has served as curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts for 10 ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

With Choice of New Director, the Met Gets a Scholar and a Showman

The Jewish VoiceNew York Times - Apr 18, 2018
To renovate and expand a stately museum in Germany, Max Hollein, who last week was named the new director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, set out to make a splash — in more ways than one. First he solicited donations from private foundations and ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

David Hockney thinks you should take a longer look at life

PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour - Apr 14, 2018
It's a kind of album of family and friends, but the pictures are large paintings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For a new exhibit called "82 Portraits and One Still Life," renowned artist David Hockney tried to capture the character and ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

A Ship Bound for India
East Bay Express - Apr 12, 2018

A salvage boat provides the claustrophobic but fascinating space for a narrative of filial revolt against an overbearing father in Bergman's waterfront noir, reminiscent of Marcel Carné's French films. Buy Tickets · Best Of Winner · Berkeley Art Museum ...  

National Portrait Gallery

Mason Senior to Perform at National Portrait Gallery

Falls Church News PressFalls Church News Press - Apr 12, 2018
Blake Myles Hopkins, a senior at George Mason High School, auditioned for Paris-based artist, Lee Mingwei and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery staff and was subsequently selected for the opportunity to perform at the Gallery's celebration of ...  

British Museum

British Museum director Hartwig Fischer: 'There are no foreigners here – the museum is a world country'

The GuardianThe Guardian - Apr 14, 2018
It's an intriguing time to be considering the renewal of the British Museum – one of the world's few so-called “encyclopedic museums” – as Fischer puts it, “a museum of the world for the world”. But Britain is on the brink of Brexit, turning its face ...  

Belvedere Palace

48 hours in Vienna

Deccan HeraldDeccan Herald - Apr 14, 2018
Hofburg Palace, Liechtenstein Palace, Belvedere Palace or Schonbrunn Palace? Where do you start? There's a palace for every preference. In Vienna, you will be spoilt for choice. I suggest you begin with the city palace, Hofburg Palace, in downtown ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

Musee D Orsay

Six masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay worth travelling to Adelaide for

Time OutTime Out - Apr 11, 2018
Claude Monet, 'The magpie', 1868-1869, photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay)/Hervé Lewandowski. This lush snowy landscape, painted while Monet was staying in Normandy for the winter, is probably the most famous painting in the exhibition and also ...  

Museo Del Prado

The Museo del Prado and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum are presenting the exhibition Rubens. Painter of ...

WebWire (press release)WebWire (press release) - Apr 6, 2018
The Museo del Prado and the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum are presenting the exhibition Rubens. Painter of Sketches. Sponsored by Fundación AXA and with the collaboration of the Government of Flanders, it offers an analysis of Rubens as the most ...  

National Museum Of Korea

25 Art Exhibitions to View in NYC This Weekend

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 12, 2018
Featuring stunning loans from the National Museum of Korea and other institutions in Seoul, South Korea, this melancholy beauty of a show assembles three centuries' worth of paintings of the Diamond Mountain range, and explores how landscapes ...  

National Palace Museum

Taipei personality

Jewish NewsJewish News - Apr 13, 2018
Then there are the Chinese temples that pop up in unexpected places, the beaches, the areas of hot springs, a dramatic mountain range down the middle of the island and the unique artefacts at the National Palace Museum. I will always remember too the ...  

Tokyo National Museum

The World's Best-Attended Museums and Exhibitions in 2017

HyperallergicHyperallergic - Mar 29, 2018
Tokyo National Museum hosted 2017's most popular exhibition, according to an annual report published by The Art Newspaper. (photo by Wiiii, via Wikimedia Commons). The most popular exhibition in the world last year was an unprecedented display of ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

V&A announces major video games exhibition and residency

Wallpaper*Wallpaper* - Apr 8, 2018
Video games are about to level up as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London announces a major exhibition dedicated to the medium, opening later this year. 'There is a wealth of creativity to explore, from the craft of the studios to the innovation of ...  

Kremlin Armoury

Egg Week: The story behind the world's largest and most expensive Easter egg hunt

National PostNational Post - Mar 28, 2018
In total, the House of Fabergé completed 50 (or 52, according to different reports) Imperial eggs for Alexander and his family, but only 42 are known to still exist, with many stored in private collections or museums, most notably the Kremlin Armoury ...  

Van Gogh Museum

Art review: Van Gogh & Japan, Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam

The TimesThe Times - Apr 14, 2018
Art review: Van Gogh & Japan, Van Gogh Museum. Amsterdam. The flowering of his genius: the buoyant Van Gogh & Japan show finally reveals what made the painter great. A passion for the Japanese: Van Gogh's Almond Blossom, 1890. A passion for the ...  

Saatchi Gallery

Review: Known Unknowns, Saatchi Gallery

Spear's WMSSpear's WMS - Apr 12, 2018
The Saatchi Gallery's collection, forefront of establishing famous artists such as the YBAs, presents Known Unknowns - an exhibition focusing on artists on the edge of making it big, writes Jemima Walter. As the title suggests, many of the artists in ...  

Getty Center

'Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography' at J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center

J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, in Los Angeles, is hosting an exhibition of works titled “Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography.” The show takes a look at six contemporary artists who influenced and developed the role of paper in photography ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Canaletto exhibit opens in Rome

ANSAANSA - Apr 11, 2018
They include nine drawings, 16 books and archive documents and 42 paintings from Italian museums as well as private British collections and museums abroad including the Pushkin in Moscow, the National Gallery in London, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in ...  


'High Society' at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Currently on view at the Rijksmuseum is a series of highbrow portraits from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. “High Society” features works by the likes of Cranach, Veronese, Veláquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Sargent, Munch, and Manet. The ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Ian Cheng and Sondra Perry at Serpentine Gallery, London

Concurrent exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery by two young American artists tackle the advent of artificial intelligence head on. Deeply ingrained in the virtual and the digital, Sondra Perry and Ian Cheng (on view through May 20 and May 28 ...  

Brandenburg Gate

German FM says anti-Semitism in his country a 'disgrace'

YnetnewsYnetnews - Apr 21, 2018
Israel's Ambassador to Germany Jeremy Issacharoff praised Maas for his decisive position against anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiments. "I remember Heiko Maas's arrival to a Hanukkah candle-lighting event at the Brandenburg Gate, under the open sky ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

Building the Brooklyn Bridge, in Graphic Detail

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 15, 2018
The comic book writer Peter J. Tomasi has the fervor of an evangelist in discussing the laborers and engineers responsible for the Brooklyn Bridge. “It's important to show the people who built these things as real, breathing people, who suffered and ...  

Canadian Rockies

Canadian Rockies is adventure off beaten path

Monroe News Star (blog)Monroe News Star (blog) - Apr 14, 2018
Even if we were possibly not up to playing the role, we hoped to look the part. In other words, we had done everything the guidebooks and sports store salesman had suggested. We were prepared to 'dress down, and add layers' for the all-day back country ...  


Colosseum Combat 44: Arkansas Lightweight Prospect Thomas Gifford Scores His Fourth Straight Finish (w/Free Event ...

MMA Today (blog)MMA Today (blog) - Apr 22, 2018
Kokomo, Indiana – The pride of Hot Springs, Arkansas, lanky lightweight Thomas Gifford started his pro career at just 18 years old and suffered for his eagerness with six losses on the record by age 22. Now 25 years old, “The Young Lion” has really ...  

Eiffel Tower

Paris: Strike by security staff forces closure of Eiffel Tower

The Local FranceThe Local France - Apr 13, 2018
The Eiffel Tower was closed to visitors on Friday after a strike by security staff.  

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge connector landscaping plan inches forward

Marin Independent JournalMarin Independent Journal - Apr 13, 2018
Anne Halsted — who represents the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission on the panel — also wondered aloud about the cost and specifics. “I think it's really hard to look at that number, that dollar number and not know what you're ...  

Great Barrier Reef

Scope of Great Barrier Reef's massive coral bleaching alarms ...

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Apr 21, 2018
At Australia's Great Barrier Reef, about half of the coral died in 2016 and 2017 because of extreme heat brought on by climate change, a new study shows.  

Great Wall Of China

Running the Great Wall of China to raise money for kidney disease

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Apr 16, 2018
Those who have manoeuvred through the Great Wall of China will know that trekking this 4200km distance is no child's play. But a South African man and extreme explorer, David Grier, has mastered courage not only to walk along this steep monument, which ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

Artists to build modern world's largest hanging gardens since Babylon (Video)

TreehuggerTreehugger - Apr 17, 2018
Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were a spectacular feat of ancient engineering. Now French artistic collective Les Machines de L'ile are building what might be the largest hanging garden built since ...  

Hoover Dam

Stolen flamingo yard ornament visits Hoover Dam, Vegas

NBC2 NewsNBC2 News - Apr 16, 2018
A stranger stole a Washington family's flamingo lawn ornament, took it on vacation, and then returned it a week later.  

Tower Of Pisa

Japanese tourist dies on Leaning Tower of Pisa

Channel NewsAsiaChannel NewsAsia - Apr 10, 2018
Pisa's leaning tower was closed briefly to the public after a Japanese tourist died while visiting the monument. (AFP/MIGUEL MEDINA). 11 Apr 2018 03:41AM (Updated: 11 Apr 2018 03:50AM ). Share this content. Share on Facebook. Share on Facebook. Share ...  

Machu Picchu

In Peru, a Still-Hidden Alternative to Machu Picchu

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 3, 2018
The pre-Incan ruins of Kuélap share similarities with their more famous cousin. But getting there can be a herculean effort.  

Mount Fuji

Shizuoka and Yamanashi aim to ease Mount Fuji crowds with targets for number of daily climbers

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Mar 27, 2018
When a UNESCO advisory panel recommended Mount Fuji for World Heritage registration in 2013, it warned that the large number of hikers is putting great pressure on the trail and huts, calling for a study of the capacity of climbing routes. The ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mandy Moore Gets a New Tattoo to Commemorate Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and 'What We Accomplished'

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Apr 13, 2018
Mount Kilimanjaro left a permanent mark on Mandy Moore! The This Is Us star fulfilled her dream of summiting the highest peak in Africa in March, and she won't soon forget the experience thanks to her new tattoo. “The mountain. Forever commemorated ...  

Niagara Falls

'They just left him,' Niagara Falls family begs for answers after hit and run

wivb.comwivb.com - Apr 17, 2018
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - A family in Niagara Falls is begging for answers, after their loved one was hit by an SUV and left in the middle of the road. Alvin King, 55, is now in a coma at ECMC, according to his family. The hit-and-run happened ...  

Terracotta Army

This wonder of the world is now in Cincinnati

Cincinnati CityBeat (blog)Cincinnati.com - Apr 21, 2018
The mystery goes all the way down to the details. Take a closer look at just the stone armor suit that's part of the new exhibit, Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China. The installer at the Cincinnati Art Museum did just that – look ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Egypt's Great Pyramid stars in haunting space image

CNETCNET - Mar 29, 2018
Capturing a clear image of the pyramids of Giza in Egypt has long been a photography challenge for astronauts on board the International Space Station. The European Space Agency's Proba-1 satellite managed to pull off the feat to spectacular effect ...  

Sistine Chapel

New show uses lasers, lights and electronic music to tell the story of the Sistine Chapel

CBS NewsCBS News - Mar 27, 2018
A new show in Rome is bringing history to life. The production uses lasers, lights, a theme song by Sting and a thunderous sound system to add a distinctly modern dimension to a story that's roughly 500 years old: Michelangelo painting the Sistine ...  


Parts Of Stonehenge Were In Place Long Before Humans, Archaeologists Find

ForbesForbes - Apr 10, 2018
One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Stonehenge may be finally solved, why did people drag massive stones tens of miles to erect Stonehenge? It has been a question anthropologists have grappled with for decades and now, it appears, the answer is ...  

Sydney Opera House

10 key projects by Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon

DezeenDezeen - Apr 9, 2018
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, 1973. Utzon's most famous project, and arguably one of the world's most iconic pieces of modern architecture, proved gruelling to complete. The Danish architect won the competition to design the Sydney Opera House ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Police take man who climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge into custody

The GuardianThe Guardian - Apr 4, 2018
A man who climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, bringing traffic to a standstill, has been brought down safely. Shortly before 10am on Wednesday, the man, who is believed to be known to police, climbed down from a cross beam of the bridge where he had ...  

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal minarets damaged in powerful storm

CBS NewsCBS News - Apr 12, 2018
LUCKNOW, India -- A powerful storm toppled two minarets at the entry gates of the famed Taj Mahal in northern India. Bhubanesh Kumar, an official of the Archaeological Survey of India, said winds during the storm Wednesday night reached 130 kilometers ...  

The Forbidden City

From The Forbidden City ...
New Haven Independent - Apr 11, 2018

Yale-China Association, which is part of the official New Haven delegation visiting China to cement a new sister-city relationship with Changsha and try to attract new investment in New Haven, sent the following photos and write-ups from the trip ...  


Jetstar set to fly between Brisbane and Uluru from August

NT NewsNT News - Apr 12, 2018
The budget carrier will begin the new route on August 3. “The Territory Labor Government is investing a record $103 million into Turbocharging Tourism, and this announcement is another exciting win under our stimulus package,” said Tourism Minister ...  

Angkor Wat

Visiting Siem Reap and Angkor Wat in a Weekend

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Apr 16, 2018
There's much more to Siem Reap than the famous temple complex—here's how to see it all in 72 hours.  

Victoria Falls

Wedding at the majestic Falls
DailyNews - Apr 16, 2018

VICTORIA FALLS - Victoria Falls has earned itself a worldwide reputation as a ''destination'' wedding venue and is very busy with weddings in and around the Falls. Folks from all over the world are choosing to have their special day with family and ...  

Westminster Abbey

Long-Closed Part of Westminster Abbey to Open to the Public for the First Time in 700 Years

Mental FlossMental Floss - Apr 10, 2018
On June 11, 2018, visitors to London's Westminster Abbey will get a look at a section of the historic church that has been off-limits for 700 years. That's when the triforium, located high above the abbey floor, will open to the general public for the ...  

Big Ben

Britain Big Ben Clock
Colorado Springs Gazette - Apr 17, 2018

Scaffolding surrounds the hand-less face of the world famous clock on the Queen Elizabeth Tower, which also holds the bell known as Big Ben, as it continues to be refurbished as part of the overall 3.5 billion pound repair of the Palace of Westminster ...  

Times Square

Taconic and partner reach deal to raise $250 million Times Square apartment tower

Crain's New York BusinessCrain's New York Business - Apr 16, 2018
A partnership of investors has reached a deal to take control of a large Times Square property and erect a rental apartment tower on the site. A venture between Taconic Investment Partners and National Real Estate Advisors is ground-leasing a parking ...  


Why Montmartre is Paris's trendy dining district

Toronto StarToronto Star - Apr 6, 2018
Now a growing number of the city's fledgling cooks are setting up shop in another atmospheric old working-class quarter: Montmartre, a hilltop district in the 18th arrondissement best known for the Sacre Coeur basilica and the artists who once lived ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Chief organist of Notre-Dame de Paris holds recital in east China
Xinhua - Mar 24, 2018

XIAMEN, March 24 (Xinhua)--- Olivier Latry, chief organist at Notre-Dame de Paris, held a recital Friday evening on Gulangyu Island in east China's Fujian Province. Known as one of the leading grand masters of organ music, the French organist has ...  

Palace Of Versailles

Dior collection inspired by Palace of Versailles

The NationalThe National - Apr 12, 2018
In the late 1600s, when Louis XIV decided to transform a relatively modest château in Versailles into his primary palace, he knew that architecture could be an effective tool in communicating power. The Palace of Versailles was made into the home of ...  

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain coins used to feed Rome's poor and needy ...

Catholic Herald OnlineCatholic Herald Online - Apr 4, 2018
While millions of tourists throw a coin over their shoulder into Rome's Trevi Fountain hoping to return to Rome one day, the money scooped out of the fountain each week offers more concrete hope to the city's poor. Rome's city council extended an ...  

Sagrada Familia

Youtuber breaks into Barcelona's Sagrada Familia and outruns security guards by scaling metal scaffolding

Daily MailDaily Mail - Mar 18, 2018
A Youtube dare devil who filmed himself climbing the Severn Bridge and Blackpool's Big One rollercoaster has added another famous site to his bucket list - Barcelona's Sagrada Familia. Footage of Ally Law scaling the Antoni Gaudi-designed temple with ...  

Cn Tower

HARLEM EDGE-TROTTERS: Watch the iconic basketball players straddle the CN Tower!

Toronto SunToronto Sun - Apr 12, 2018
The world-famous team known for making incredible trick shots from helicopters, rooftops, and towers as high as 583-feet, got a taste of what it might feel like to shoot a basketball from the top of the CN Tower. The above video below shows Harlem ...  

Space Needle

Homeless residents brag about makeshift 'mansion' near Seattle's ...

Fox NewsFox News - Apr 9, 2018
Residents of the mega tent mansion homeless encampment near Seattle's famed Space Needle are bragging about the practicality of their new digs, taunting local politicians: If you can live on the street and not pay rent, then why would you pay rent?  

St. Mary Axe

St Mary Axe reopens following police investigation of suspicious package
Financial News - Mar 23, 2018

St Mary Axe reopens following police investigation of suspicious package. Area was evacuated in November, after police investigated a suspicious vehicle. By. Elizabeth Pfeuti. March 23, 2018 Updated: 10:02 a.m. GMT. St Mary Axe has been reopened after ...  

Terminal Tower

You Can Now Visit the Terminal Tower Observation Deck
Cleveland Scene - Apr 9, 2018

The Terminal Tower observation deck in once again open to the public this year. But you have to be somewhat proactive in order to visit the space. Only available on Saturday and Sundays, tourists must first signup for the pleasure of experiencing this ...  

Empire State Building

Hackensack bank could become North Jersey's Empire State Building
NorthJersey.com - Apr 12, 2018

HACKENSACK— A historic, eight-story bank building was purchased for $3.7 million and the developers plan to turn it into North Jersey's own "Empire State Building." The 34,000-square-foot property at 241 Main Street was purchased by Alexander Anderson ...  

Chrysler Building

Driven by Chrysler Building rent, Cooper U. is on road back to free

The VillagerThe Villager - Mar 22, 2018
Two years before the crash of 2008, when it still seemed like the real estate bubble would never burst, Cooper was able to renegotiate its lease with the Chrysler Building. As a result, this year, Cooper Union will receive an increase in rent from the ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Malaysia election: Social media users puzzled by missing Petronas Twin Towers in BN manifesto picture

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Apr 10, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysians on social media have been left puzzled by an image of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline that was carried on the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition's manifesto last week, which appeared to have missed one of the country's ...  

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Honeywell mark 10 years of pioneering IoT innovation

Saudi GazetteSaudi Gazette - Apr 19, 2018
GLOBAL icon Burj Khalifa is marking 10 years as a pioneer in the innovative use of connected building and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to optimize the experience of its residents through improved air quality, enhanced thermal comfort and light ...  

Willis Tower

Willis Tower says goodbye to its 'lunchbox' entrance along Wacker Drive

Curbed ChicagoCurbed Chicago - Apr 6, 2018
Demolition crews are removing an entrance pavilion attached to Wacker Drive side of Chicago's Willis (formerly Sears) Tower as part of the iconic skyscraper's ongoing $500 million renovation project. Photo courtesy of Equity Office. Affectionately ...  

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab Remains Most Popular Hotel for the Ultra Rich.

ThyBlackManThyBlackMan - Apr 16, 2018
(ThyBlackMan.com) Do you want to experience how some of the wealthiest people in the world live? If so, then you might want to check in at Burj Al Arab, the famous sail-shaped hotel that exudes luxury everywhere you look. Just be sure that you have ...  

Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower worker claims kitchen manager tried to fondle him

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News - Mar 28, 2018
A food services worker at Manhattan's Freedom Tower claims he was groped and sexually harassed by a manager who turned his job into “misery.” Mark Wright, 47, filed a complaint with the State Division of Human Rights this week claiming manager Bertrand ...  

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