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Theme Park

The Inside Story of Why Disney Spent Half a Billion Dollars on an Avatar Theme Park

VultureVulture - Jul 14, 2017
The topic had turned to other properties that Universal had looked into adding to its theme park portfolio. “Has Universal pursued Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter?” the employee asked. “Disney has Harry Potter wrapped up. We will check into Lord of ...  

Luna Park

WEST SEATTLE HISTORY: Luna Park documentarian's request

West Seattle Blog (blog)West Seattle Blog (blog) - Jul 12, 2017
I'm working on a documentary on Luna Park (amusement park 1907-1913) and would like to put out a call for any photographs/materials relating to the park and/or early West Seattle. I will be at the High Point Library Sunday, July 16th from 1-3 pm in the ...  

Amusement Park

PETA: Leave animals out of proposed aquarium-amusement park in ...
The Courier-Journal - Jul 20, 2017

An animal advocacy organization is urging the businessman behind a discussed aquarium-amusement park in Louisville to reconsider his plans and leave ...  


Planning permission granted for £15m Rhyl waterpark

BlooloopBlooloop - Jul 18, 2017
Planning permission granted for £15m Rhyl waterpark with hopes that the new development will regenerate the North Wales seaside town as a popular tourist destination. Denbighshire's planning committee has agreed plans for a 1200sqm waterpark.  

Wild Animal Park

New cheetah cubs to debut at Wild Animal Park for 'Big Cat Week'

CNYcentral.comCNYcentral.com - Jun 29, 2017
CHITTENANGO, N.Y. — It's Big Cat Week at Wild Animal Park in Chittenango, and on Sunday some cheetah cubs will finally be on display. They will be out at 10:30 a.m. The goal of the week is to promote big cat conservation. The Wild Animal Park is the ...  

Roller Coaster

The Roller Coaster That Is India
Fstoppers - Jul 10, 2017

Cuban-born, Netherlands-based filmmaker Yuribert Capetillo Hardy captured just that in his beautiful film “Roller Coaster,” shot during a one-week assignment he was on for Dutch non-profit 1000Children. Just this week it was chosen as a Vimeo Staff ...  

Ferris Wheel

Another Ferris wheel for Bay Beach?

WBAYWBAY - Jul 8, 2017
The city Parks Committee will discuss the donation of a Ferris wheel from the group Friends of Bay Beach.  

Merry Go Round

Dalian Wanda Rides China's Financial Merry-Go-Round with Latest Deal

Wall Street Journal (subscription)Wall Street Journal (subscription) - Jul 11, 2017
When it comes to managing debt burdens, Chinese companies know how to keep it all between friends. Take this week's megadeal involving one of China's most indebted firms, property developer Dalian Wanda Group. It is selling $9.3 billion in hotel and ...  

Thrill Rides

The Disappointing Progress of Amusement Park Rides

Film School RejectsFilm School Rejects - Jul 13, 2017
Some movies are thrill rides, literally. Watching a movie, even the biggest of blockbusters, isn't ever really a “rollercoaster ride,” as some critical blurbs of praise might imply, but rollercoaster rides and other amusement park attractions are ...  


4-Year-Old With Leukemia Finally Visits Legoland

NBC Bay AreaNBC Bay Area - Jul 9, 2017
Southern California boy Carter Ankeny always dreamed of going to Legoland. A few years ago, the boy was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and the family had to postpone their plans to visit the amusement park in Carlsbad. Carter's dream ...  

Coney Island

This couple celebrated their wedding with a trip to Lafayette Coney Island and we love it

Detroit Metro TimesDetroit Metro Times - Jul 13, 2017
Honestly, this should be the new norm for any couple getting married in Detroit now. Reddit user "helderm2" posted a selfie and himself and his bride stuffing their faces with a Lafayette Coney after their wedding that was held at the Grosse Pointe ...  

Disney World

Disney World: Mickey Mouse, 'Toy Story,' 'Guardians,' and More Score Attractions

VarietyVariety - Jul 15, 2017
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has confirmed that Mickey Mouse's very own ride will soon be coming to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Following the onstage presentations of “Wreck-It Ralph 2,” “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Aladdin,” and many others this weekend, ...  

Disney Land

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath Government Plans to Build Disneyland Like Krishna Land in Mathura

India.comIndia.com - Jul 16, 2017
The Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government proposed to build a theme park Krishna Land', just like Disney Land. By Pooja Darade | Updated: July 16, 2017 4:42 PM IST Email. Comments. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. Festival calendar for June ...  

Six Flags

Seen@ The 2017 Six Flags New England Food & Brew Fest

MassLive.comMassLive.com - Jul 17, 2017
AGAWAM - Six Flags New England held its first ever Food and Brew Festival at the park last weekend, running from Friday, July 14 through Sunday. The Festival took place at different stations throughout the park, beginning in the Crackaxle Canyon area ...  

London Zoo

Zoorassic Park: London Zoo goes back in time to welcome ...

Evening StandardEvening Standard - Jul 20, 2017
London zoo today opened its latest animal attraction featuring the most colossal creatures to ever walk the earth - dinosaurs. As well as paying a visit to the lions, ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Take 35 seconds to watch this zebra shark hatch from an egg in ...

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Jul 14, 2017
An 11.5-inch zebra shark pup hatched at the Georgia Aquarium Thursday, and the moment was preserved on video.  

Shedd Aquarium

Voyages Gala at Shedd Aquarium

Michigan Avenue MagazineMichigan Avenue Magazine - Jun 20, 2017
On June 17, 2017, more than 750 black tie guests joined the Shedd Aquarium's Board of Trustees for the organization's Voyages-themed gala. After mixing and mingling in the aquarium's Kovler Family Hall and Amazon Rising exhibit, guests adjourned to a ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Take 35 seconds to watch this zebra shark hatch from an egg in ...

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Jul 14, 2017
An 11.5-inch zebra shark pup hatched at the Georgia Aquarium Thursday, and the moment was preserved on video.  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Stinging jellyfish fill Monterey Harbor, clog aquarium's intake pipe

SFGateSFGate - Jul 7, 2017
A massive swarm of glowing, pulsating jellyfish moved into Monterey Harbor on Thursday evening, creating a spectacle for onlookers and clogging the Monterey Bay Aquarium's intake pipes. "It just looks like nature's lava lamp where you have millions of ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Teens win art and science trip to Oregon from Shreveport Aquarium

Shreveport TimesShreveport Times - Jul 16, 2017
In addition to coastal sightseeing, the group also was given a behind the scenes tour of Oregon Coast Community College's Aquarium Science Center and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Goodman's favorite part was exploring the tide pools and looking at all ...  


Fort Wayne Zoo Plans Monkey, Otter Exhibit Overhauls
U.S. News & World Report - Jul 17, 2017

Zoo spokeswoman Bonnie Kemp says work on the project is scheduled to start Nov. 1 and be finished for the 2019 zoo season. The Monkey Island exhibit will be under construction all next year, but the otter exhibit and other zoo areas will be open.  

Washington Monument

It's so hot in DC, this chocolate Washington Monument just melted away

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 13, 2017
July 13, 2017 5:02 PM EDT - There's a heat wave in Washington, D.C., so our team took a white chocolate Washington Monument to the roof of The Washington Post's building. Spoiler alert: It melted. (T.J. Ortenzi / The Washington Post). July 13, 2017 5 ...  

Greek Parthenon

Artist builds Greek Parthenon replica with 100000 banned books at historic Nazi book-burning site

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Jul 12, 2017
Argentinian artist Marta Minujín is erecting a replica of the Greek Parthenon with 100,000 copies of banned books as a symbol of resistance. The Parthenon of Books is being set up in Kassel, Germany as part of the Documenta 14 art festival. And it's ...  

Statue Of Liberty

Statue of Liberty replica sits in Telfair County

13WMAZ13WMAZ - Jul 14, 2017
"A lot of people do come to take their picture with the Statue of Liberty," she exclaimed. The replica, which is about 1/12 of the 300-foot original that sits in New York Harbor, perches at the corner of Oak and Third. "I grew up here and it's been ...  

India Gate

Popular basmati rice brand India Gate is GST-free: Here's why

Moneycontrol.comMoneycontrol.com - Jul 7, 2017
“This is to further clarify, declare and certify that 'India Gate, Indian Farm, Lotus and Unity' brands are owned by KRBL Ltd but since they are not registered in Class 30 under 'Trade Marks Act, 1999' hence 'NIL' GST rate is applicable on it,” KRBL ...  

Arc de Triomphe

Photo of the Day

NoozhawkNoozhawk - Jul 14, 2017
The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile stands out against a dark summer sky in Paris, the City of Light. By Cha Cha Fisher / www.santabarbarafun.net | July 13, 2017 | 5:00 p.m.. Share on email Share on print. Ask; Vote; Investigate; Answer ...  

Jefferson Memorial

The Buckinghams, 16 Candles To Headline 'Jeff Fest' Aug. 4-6

DNAinfoDNAinfo - Jul 14, 2017
This year, the festival at Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long Ave., will feature two different stages and about 25 distinct vendors, including at least four food stands, organizers said. Plus, a $20 pass gets visitors in on a wine tasting set to be ...  

Lenins Tomb

The genius of Russian avant-garde architect and painter Konstantin Melnikov: Lenin's tomb-chest saved him from ...

Construction.RUConstruction.RU - Jul 12, 2017
A legend of Russian architecture, a constructivist architect, Konstantin Melnikov, lived a turbulent creative life, although it lasted only for a decade, from the beginning of the 1920s to the beginning of 1930s. During that time Konstantin Melnikov ...  

Washington Monument

It's so hot in DC, this chocolate Washington Monument just melted away

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 13, 2017
July 13, 2017 5:02 PM EDT - There's a heat wave in Washington, D.C., so our team took a white chocolate Washington Monument to the roof of The Washington Post's building. Spoiler alert: It melted. (T.J. Ortenzi / The Washington Post). July 13, 2017 5 ...  

World Trade Center Memorial

Executive Profiles Week of July 9
WXIA-TV - Jul 10, 2017

Morris is an expert in transit oriented development, public finance and investment, and was behind such notable building projects as the World Trade Center Memorial. As president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc., Morris endeavors to make sure this ...  

Yad Vashem

Family of cyclist from 1935 Maccabiah Games donates hat to Yad Vashem

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Jul 8, 2017
Just before the Maccabiah games kicked off on Thursday, the family of Polish-born cyclist Moshe Cukierman, who participated in the Jewish sporting competition in 1935, donated a hat that belonged to the sportsman to the Yad Vashem Artifacts Division.  

Vietnam Memorial

Letter: 'It is the most… awe inspiring Vietnam Memorial I have ever seen'

Sangre de Cristo ChronicleSangre de Cristo Chronicle - Jul 13, 2017
On my way home, I saw a sign along the roadside that said: “Vietnam Memorial – 46 miles.” I had never heard of this memorial and decided to give it a visit. When my wife and I arrived I couldn't believe what saw. It is the most beautiful, peaceful and ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The iPhone Celebrates Its 10th Birthday with Metropolitan Museum of Art Show

artnet Newsartnet News - Jun 29, 2017
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened an exhibition of works created entirely using the world-changing device. For “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists,” the ...  

Tate Museum

Tate's New Leader Has 'Fresh Eyes and a Lot of Energy.' Is That Enough?

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 6, 2017
Maria Balshaw under “Forms in Space... by Light (in Time)” from 2017 by Cerith Wyn Evans, at Tate Britain. Credit Tom Jamieson for The New York Times. LONDON — When Maria Balshaw was the director of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, England, ...  

Uffizi Gallery

This Award-Winning Writer Was Insecure About Being 30 And Going To Europe For The First Time
Forbes - Jul 18, 2017

Her partner loved the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, especially after Ford convinced him to book a private tour. “The great thing about Italy is that while the regions can be so different, once you're in these places, there are similarities,” says Ford ...  

Vatican Museums

Two figures in Vatican Museums by Raphae - English

ANSA (registration)ANSA (registration) - Jun 30, 2017
Two allegorical female figures portraying the virtues of Friendship and Justice in the Room of Constantine at the Vatican Museums are by Italian Renaissance ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum in Ho-Ho-Kus holds second food truck festival

NorthJersey.comNorthJersey.com - Jul 18, 2017
A good cause and food trucks -- we can stand behind that. The Hermitage Museum in Ho-Ho-Kus, the 14-room Gothic Revival house built in the mid 1800s, is holding its Second Annual Food Truck Festival on July 22, a fundraiser for the museum. More than ...  

Smithsonian Museum

Smithsonian Museum Taking African Americans to Paris

Afro AmericanAfro American - Jul 15, 2017
Want to go on a luxurious trip to Paris with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture where you'll learn about the city that famously embraced African-American expats? It's going to cost you — $5,285 for a single person ...  


MoMA screening 70 science fiction movies including 'Ex Machina'

amNYamNY - Jul 17, 2017
In its purest form, science fiction stands as a sustained inquiry into humanity itself, an endeavor to understand the most fundamental questions about life today through the prism of an imagined future. Now through the end of August, MoMA will feature ...  

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum to Stage Danh Vo Survey in 2018

ARTnewsARTnews - Jul 13, 2017
This coming February, the Guggenheim Museum in New York will present a comprehensive survey of Danh Vo, the Vietnamese-born artist whose installations, photographs, sculptures, and actions have, over the past 15 years, focused on authorship and ...  

The Louvre

Louvre masterpieces damaged in storm
The Connexion - Jul 16, 2017

Several masterpieces in the Louvre were among the victims of the July 9 storms in Paris, the museum has confirmed. Water damage caused by the storm was discovered on two of the works that make up Nicolas Poussin's Four Seasons in the ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

'Illuminating Women In Medieval World' On View At J. Paul Getty Museum

Antiques and the Arts OnlineAntiques and the Arts Online - Jun 27, 2017
“Illuminating Women in the Medieval World,” on view through September 17 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, reveals the vibrant and complex medieval representations of women, real and imagined, who fill the texts and images within ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The iPhone Celebrates Its 10th Birthday with Metropolitan Museum of Art Show

artnet Newsartnet News - Jun 29, 2017
Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has opened an exhibition of works created entirely using the world-changing device. For “Talking Pictures: Camera-Phone Conversations Between Artists,” the ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

Look closely at LACMA, where lampposts and boulders share turf with Old Masters and Abstract Expressionists

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jul 12, 2017
Why: If you had to rely on one museum in California to lead you through all of art history from a Western perspective, you'd almost certainly wind up at the doors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. And your teenager (who gets in free) wouldn't ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Who was Charles Howard? Berkeley museum has the answer

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jun 26, 2017
Which makes an exhibition of Berkeley-raised artist Charles Howard's bold paintings and expressive drawings at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive a surprising, well-deserved and intriguing spectacle. It is the first survey of Howard's ...  

National Portrait Gallery

The Encounter at the National Portrait Gallery: historical figures live in the moment

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 11, 2017
He also had the good fortune to sit for a likeness by Hans Holbein the Younger. Here it is, at the start of The Encounter, a new exhibition of 48 Renaissance and Baroque Old Master drawings at the National Portrait Gallery. And, my goodness, it is ...  

British Museum

British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jul 17, 2017
The British Museum has helped to recover an important medieval Islamic artefact that surfaced in a London gallery after it was stolen from a monument in Uzbekistan. The enormous calligraphic glazed tile – half a metre in height – had disappeared in 2014.  

Belvedere Palace

Melania Trump advocates for life 'without fear' in Poland remarks

AOLAOL - Jul 6, 2017
First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Agata Kornhauser-Duda (R) meet at the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw on July 6, 2017. US President Donald Trump is on his first visit behind the former Iron Curtain. He is expected to focus largely on defence in talks with ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

Musee D Orsay

Barnes Foundation Chief Curator Sylvie Patry Returns to Musée d'Orsay

ARTnewsARTnews - Jun 20, 2017
Less than two years after she left the Musée d'Orsay to become the chief curator of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, Sylvie Patry will return to the Paris museum, this time as deputy director for curatorial affairs and collections. Through 2019 ...  

Museo Del Prado

8 tesoros del "arte gay" del Museo del Prado que ayudan a entender la historia de la homosexualidad en el arte

BBC MundoBBC Mundo - Jun 23, 2017
"En realidad nos escenifica un cuerpo de transexualidad, un cuerpo que es aparentemente femenino pero que contiene el pene mejor detallado de todas las colecciones del Museo del Prado para dejar claro que es una condición físicamente ambivalente", ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Seoul's best museums: 6 you'll want to see

CNNCNN - Jul 12, 2017
Historically significant, the National Museum of Korea originally opened in 1945, the same year Korea gained independence from Japan. Since then, it's moved to various locations until October 2005, when it was given its final and current setting in ...  

National Palace Museum

This Museum Was the World's Most-Visited in 2016

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Jun 8, 2017
Politics also affected the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, which ranked 12th on the list. Attendance rates were down by nearly 12 percent this year, which the report writes is likely due to a significant decrease in tourists from China, which froze ...  

Tokyo National Museum

Japan's national museums work to lure foreign visitors

Nikkei Asian ReviewNikkei Asian Review - Jul 10, 2017
The Tokyo National Museum will host events such as a moon-gazing and outdoor movie screenings in September. The art museum's displays will offer descriptions in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. Internet connectivity will improve at the sites, ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

Inside London's stunning $70M museum revamp

Architectural DigestCNN - Jun 28, 2017
London (CNN) One of the year's most anticipated architectural endeavors, the Exhibition Road Quarter designed by Amanda Levete and her practice, AL_A, opens today at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The bold addition features the world's first ...  

Kremlin Armoury

Archaeologists unearth military arsenal from the era of Ivan the Terrible

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Jan 1, 2016
Similar helmets are on display in the Kremlin Armoury Museum, the Hermitage Museum, and the State History Museum," said Alexei Alexeyev, the scientific specialist in charge of the excavations. Alexeyev said that these finds are unique, since they were ...  

Van Gogh Museum

Good Deed Entertainment to Open 'Loving Vincent' in NYC on 9/22 & LA on 9/29

Animation World Network (press release) (registration) (blog)Animation World Network (press release) (registration) (blog) - Jul 18, 2017
The Van Gogh Museum, whose mission is to continually broaden awareness for the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, has not only provided assistance and support for the film throughout its development process, but has also given a full endorsement of the ...  

Saatchi Gallery

'Witte de Witte' by Bram Bogart at Saatchi Gallery, London

Blouinartinfo UKBlouinartinfo UK - Jul 14, 2017
Salon at Saatchi Gallery, London is presenting “Witte de Witte” by the acclaimed Dutch born Belgian painter Bram Bogart, staged in collaboration with Vigo Gallery, London through September 10, 2017. Bram Bogart was considered one of the most popular ...  

Getty Center

Indoors and out, Chihuly exhibits shine at Crystal Bridges in Arkansas

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Jul 9, 2017
Built over water and surrounded by 120 acres of woods, the museum offers views from many places inside, evoking memories of L.A.'s Getty Center, another philanthropist-founded museum. Crystal Bridges was founded by Alice Walton and the Walton Family ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Benefits of Small Ship Cruising

TravelPulseTravelPulse - Jul 12, 2017
Scenic newly showcases its Scenic Culinaire cooking courses, Emerald Waterways sports a convertible pool and cinema venue and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection offers exclusive Kunsthistorisches Museum tours. Plus, some of the most ...  


Rijksmuseum Celebrates Rembrandt's Birthday by Putting His Drawings Online

ObserverObserver - Jul 14, 2017
The famed Dutch artist Rembrandt was born 411 years ago this Saturday, July 15. To celebrate the occasion, Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum—which houses some of his most famous masterworks including The Night Watch—is putting all drawings by the artist ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Serpentine Gallery unveils climate-aware pavilion

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 20, 2017
This year's pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London will be ready for whatever the great British weather has in store for it. Designed by Diebedo Francis Kere, the tree-inspired structure - which opens on Friday - has a dish-shaped roof that will ...  

Brandenburg Gate

My View: The Brandenburg Gate speech resonates 30 years later

Alexandria TimesAlexandria Times - Jun 15, 2017
On Sunday, you and your friends from school visited the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany on your post-graduation trip. You had also traveled to two Eastern European countries, where you toured and walked through the cities, going where you pleased ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

How a famous engineer's son emerged to build the Brooklyn Bridge

New York PostNew York Post - Jul 18, 2017
Of all the people who worked to build the Brooklyn Bridge, none was as crucial as a man named Roebling. Those casually acquainted with the history of the bridge often think that man was John Roebling, who was something of a celebrity in the mid-19th ...  

Canadian Rockies

Majestic Mountains: The Canadian Rockies remain wild, wonderful

The Spokesman-ReviewThe Spokesman-Review - Jul 9, 2017
In 1928, 26-year-old Ansel Adams joined a Sierra Club expedition to the Canadian Rockies, trekking deep into Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park. Exploring the alpine slopes, glaciers and waterfalls, Adams photographed them in ...  


Mariah Carey wraps up her Colosseum residency

Las Vegas Weekly (blog)Las Vegas Weekly (blog) - Jul 6, 2017
This month marks the last time you'll have the chance to see Mariah Carey's #1 to Infinity production at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The iconic vocalist's official Las Vegas headlining residency will wrap up with the July 18 performance of the ...  

Eiffel Tower

How fire ants use their bodies to build wriggling Eiffel Tower-like ...

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 13, 2017
When floods sweep through the homes of fire ants, they either huddle into floating balls or build a tower reaching upward using the most immediate material ...  

Golden Gate Bridge

Humpback whales are back under the Golden Gate Bridge

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jul 11, 2017
“One even made it as far as Racoon Strait off of Tiburon,” said Corte Madera resident Bill Keener, a researcher with Golden Gate Cetacean Research, who has snapped several photos of the whales from the Golden Gate Bridge. “But we see them mostly ...  

Great Barrier Reef

The endangered Great Barrier Reef is not in danger, says UNESCO

EngadgetEngadget - Jul 10, 2017
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted not to add Australia's Great Barrier Reef to its list of sites in danger. The group's baffling decision occurred despite the reef's currently perilous state, where ...  

Great Wall Of China

Rebuilding the Great Wall of China

The Week MagazineThe Week Magazine - Jul 12, 2017
The iconic barrier that snakes for 5,500 miles across the Chinese landscape was built in various waves and sections beginning around 220 B.C. and throughout the Ming Dynasty into the 1600s. It was originally meant to protect the newly unified country ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The 'Hanging Gardens of Babylon' reemerge in Shanghai as new, leafy residential project
Shanghaiist - Jul 10, 2017

shanghai_hanging_gardens.jpg. Absent from the world for more than 2500 years, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon have apparently reemerged in Shanghai as part of a residential project. shanghai_hanging_gardens2.jpg. shanghai_hanging_gardens6.jpg.  

Hoover Dam

I-Team: Separating fact from fiction at the Hoover Dam

KLAS-TVKLAS-TV - Jul 15, 2017
LAS VEGAS - Without the Hoover Dam, there would be no Las Vegas, not as we know it anyway. It is considered an engineering marvel and draws more than a million visitors each year. If you live in Las Vegas and have never taken the tour, you're missing ...  

Tower Of Pisa

Leaning the tower of Pisa: Dubai crown prince takes classic snap at Italian attraction

Arab NewsArab News - Jul 19, 2017
Dubai's Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum posing with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (Photo courtesy: Instagram). JEDDAH: Sports, photography and nature are the most important components of the Instagram page of ...  

Machu Picchu

Mysteries of Machu Picchu the Hidden City of the Incas unlocked on ...

Monsters and Critics.comMonsters and Critics.com - Jul 11, 2017
Machu Picchu's true purpose remains a mystery but some scientists think they know why it was built, Unearthed looks at the evidence.  

Mount Fuji

Rochester Marine honored for helping save woman's life on Mount Fuji

The Oakland PressThe Oakland Press - Jul 14, 2017
U.S. Marine Cpls. Otto Thiele (center left), Eric Goodman (center), and Christopher Ehms (far right) and Lance Cpls. Antonio Martinez (far left) and Avelardo Guevera Osuna (center right) were honored for working together to save a woman's life on Mount ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

Letshego Zulu conquers Mount Kilimanjaro in honour of her late ...

Eyewitness NewsEyewitness News - Jul 18, 2017
Letshego Zulu has kept her promise to her husband Gugu Zulu, to summit Mount Kilimanjaro on Nelson Mandela Day in his honour.  

Niagara Falls

Editorial: Airbnb's booming business in Niagara Falls
Buffalo News - Jul 9, 2017

As News Niagara reporter Thomas J. Prohaska wrote, since 2014, the number of Niagara Falls-area residents hosting tourists in their home has quadrupled. And the number of tourists opting for home stays versus hotel stays is six times greater than a ...  

Terracotta Army

Ullapool's terracotta army 'a beautiful symbol' of community

Ross-Shire JournalRoss-Shire Journal - Jul 16, 2017
Anne-Marie Quinn, artist coordinator for The Dolphin Project, said: “The Tiny Terracotta Army is a beautiful symbol of a community, full of individual characters, all standing together in support of people made vulnerable by dementia. The joy that has ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

5 things you never knew about Egypt's iconic Pyramids

StepFeedStepFeed - Jul 18, 2017
The Pyramids of Giza are an architectural marvel of great magnificence. Their monumental size and complex construction have earned them a place among the seven wonders of the ancient world. Tourists up until this day continue to visit these unearthly ...  

Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo's Anxious, Modern Faces, at the Sistine Chapel in the Oculus

The New YorkerThe New Yorker - Jun 27, 2017
As any American visiting Rome quickly learns, Michelangelo's frescoes on the Sistine Chapel ceiling have been so murdered by mass tourism that going to look at them is an exhausting, not to mention occasionally frightening, experience. The guards shout ...  


BBC - Travel

BBC NewsBBC News - Jul 17, 2017
The more archaeologists study Stonehenge, the more mysteries unfold. But a coherent story is beginning to emerge.  

Sydney Opera House

Indigenous art lights up the Sydney Opera House

CNNCNN - Jul 2, 2017
The Sydney Opera House project has been launched to coincide with NAIDOC Week, a celebration of the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of a referendum in which Australians ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Peak-hour traffic chaos in Sydney after car smash on the Harbour Bridge

Daily MailDaily Mail - Jul 20, 2017
Traffic is crawling on the Sydney Harbour Bridge after a car crash forced police to shut down two southbound lanes. A car and a truck collided near the Milsons Point train station before 7am on Friday, bringing traffic to a halt. The two southbound ...  

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal left out of UP budget heritage plan, Adityanath govt draws ...

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Jul 12, 2017
HT CorrespondentThe Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, an Unesco world heritage site that draws millions of tourists from across the globe ...  

The Forbidden City

The forgotten history of Beijing's first Forbidden City

The Conversation UKThe Conversation UK - Jul 9, 2017
An ancient site rooted in the heart of modern Beijing, the Forbidden City is one of China's most famous attractions. Completed in 1420, the city served as the palace of Ming Dynasty emperor, Yongle. Its walls surrounded an area large enough to contain ...  


Uluru: Should you climb Australia's sacred monolith?

CNNCNN - Jul 12, 2017
(CNN) — Famed for its ever-changing red hues against the backdrop of Australia's central desert, the towering sandstone monolith, Uluru, is a popular draw card ...  

Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat Named World's Top Landmark

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

Victoria Falls

Black Coffee headlines Victoria Falls Carnival

ChronicleChronicle - Jul 12, 2017
TOP South Africa DJ, Black Coffee, has been announced as one of the headline acts at this year's Victoria Falls Carnival taking place from December 29 to 31. Black Coffee, who appeals to a diverse audience, will be joined by electronic jazz group The ...  

Westminster Abbey

Dr Wesley Carr, former Dean of Westminster, dies aged 76

Westminster Abbey (press release)Westminster Abbey (press release) - Jul 17, 2017
Ten years later he moved to Westminster Abbey where, in 1997, he conducted the funeral service of Diana, Princess of Wales, and in 2002 of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and, in the same year, a memorial service for The Princess Margaret, Countess ...  

Big Ben

British Timber fills Big Ben 395 times

Builders Merchants JournalBuilders Merchants Journal - Jul 18, 2017
Grown in Britain, the British-grown timber marketing campaign, now has the support of nearly 200 organisations in fifteen different sectors and has licensed enough timber to fill Big Ben 395 times. In celebration of its 4th anniversary, the campaign is ...  

Times Square

Immigrants share their stories through old-school phone booths in Times Square

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVNew York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - Jul 11, 2017
TIMES SQUARE — Giant electronic billboards in Times Square shine down on fixtures that have all but vanished from New York: three humble phone booths. (PIX11/Aliza Chasan). The phones ring and passerby who step into any of the booths and pick up ...  


Moeller's 'Montmartre to Monhegan'

Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription) - Jun 18, 2017
Monhegan — The Lupine Gallery and the Island Inn are displaying Stan Moeller's paintings of Monhegan Island and Paris, France, in the 2017 Island Inn show, “Stan Moeller: from Montmartre to Monhegan.” The public is invited to a reception for the ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron venerate the Crown of Thorns at Notre-Dame

Aleteia ENAleteia EN - Jul 14, 2017
After accompanying Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron on Thursday to visit Les Invalides and the tombs of Napoleon I and Marshal Foch, their wives turned their steps towards the Ile de la Cité and the Gothic vault of Notre-Dame de Paris. But beyond its ...  

Palace Of Versailles

Europe has 'lost its way' warns Emmanuel Macron in 'state of the union' address at Versailles palace

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 3, 2017
Europe has "lost its way" and requires a "new generation of leaders" to revive the bloc, warned French President Emmanuel Macron in an extraordinary state of the union-style address at the Palace of Versailles. In a lofty 90-minute address to both ...  

Trevi Fountain

Visitors threw $1.5 million into Rome's Trevi Fountain last year — here's where all those coins go

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Jun 22, 2017
It's no novel idea to toss a coin into a fountain and make a wish, but there's something particularly romantic about doing so at the Trevi Fountain in Rome. The legend comes from the 1950s Academy Award-winning film "Three Coins in the Fountain": Throw ...  

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona drops plan for entrance to Sagrada Familia

Inquirer.netCatholic Culture - Jul 12, 2017
City officials in Barcelona have set aside plans for a final element of the Sagrada Familia basilica. Architect Antonio Gaudi, who designed the famous cathedral, had envisioned a grand staircase leading up to the main entrance. But the construction of ...  

Cn Tower

New CN Tower windows offer a view with no limits - Toronto

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jun 26, 2017
Floor-to-ceiling windows on the observation deck were unveiled Monday, opening up a wider view from Toronto's most iconic building for everyone - including ...  

Space Needle

KJ Wright walks the edge of the Space Needle

247Sports247Sports - Jul 14, 2017
K.J. Wright doesn't seem like a daredevil, at least based on most of the pictures in his Instagram feed. The Seattle Seahawks linebacker shows off a pretty tame lifestyle, pictures of family and friends and not much else. But yesterday, he decided to ...  

St. Mary Axe

Shortlisted architects for proposed Centre for Music announced
Classical Music - Jul 11, 2017

... Renzo Piano, whose buildings include the Pompidou Centre and the Shard; Lord Norman Foster, who is responsible for some of London's most iconic buildings, such as 30 St Mary Axe (the 'Gherkin'), City Hall and Wembley Stadium; and Amanda Levete, ...  

Terminal Tower

Photographer Captures Lightning Striking Terminal Tower and Key Bank Building in Awesome Shot

Cleveland Scene WeeklyCleveland Scene Weekly - Jul 12, 2017
Photographer Captures Lightning Striking Terminal Tower and Key Bank Building in Awesome Shot. Posted By Kirby Davis on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 12:44 PM. If anything good has come out of this week's unrelentingly gloomy weather, it's this photo.  

Empire State Building

Empire State Building set to display yellow light show for World Emoji Day

MashableMashable - Jul 17, 2017
But the New York's Empire State Building is really outdoing all other celebrations with its own colorful lighting change Monday evening. The iconic Manhattan building is marking World Emoji Day by sending the glow of "emoji yellow" across the city ...  

Chrysler Building

Fiat Chrysler Building Ram 1500 Diesels Again

Heavy Duty TruckingHeavy Duty Trucking - Jul 10, 2017
Fiat Chrysler has started assembling Ram 1500 pickups equipped with a diesel engine, even though the company must still resolve a dispute with regulators before it can sell the trucks, reports Automotive News. Workers at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Govt announces bid for 142-storey Purbachal skyscraper construction

Dhaka TribuneDhaka Tribune - Jul 18, 2017
Currently, the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia – which also has five extra storeys below ground – is the tallest building in South Asia. The construction of Iconic Tower in Purbachal would give Bangladesh the tallest building in South Asia.  

Burj Khalifa

Metro users to get discounted entry to Burj Khalifa

Khaleej TimesKhaleej Times - Jul 13, 2017
Emaar Properties has joined hands with the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to the mark the 'Year of Giving' by providing all UAE residents the opportunity to ...  

Willis Tower

Willis Tower snags another corporate headquarters

Crain's Chicago BusinessCrain's Chicago Business - Jul 18, 2017
The Willis Tower has landed another big tenant, with rail car leasing firm GATX planning to move its headquarters to the landmark skyscraper. GATX signed a long-term lease for about 90,000 square feet, according to Equity Office, a unit of the ...  

Burj Al Arab

United Arab Emirates reportedly behind hacking of Qatari media that incited crisis

CNBCCNBC - Jul 17, 2017
The Burj Al Arab with the flag of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, UAE. The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for the current crisis between Qatar ...  

Freedom Tower

Did firm that designed WPB office tower steal design on Freedom Tower?

MyPalmBeachPost (blog)MyPalmBeachPost (blog) - Jun 19, 2017
During these presentations, the tower's architect, David Childs, is extolled, his work as the architect for the Freedom Tower figuring prominently into the discussions. In fact, Childs himself appeared before the Economic Forum business group in ...  

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