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Theme Park


Disney's Intergalactic Theme Park Quest to Beat Harry Potter ...

BloombergBloomberg - Apr 19, 2017
Can Avatar and Star Wars attractions steal back the magic from Universal's wizardly worlds?  

Luna Park


Coney Island's Luna Park Celebrates Cyclone Roller Coaster's 90th ...

CBS New YorkCBS New York - Apr 10, 2017
Spring has sprung, and Coney Island's Luna Park is officially open for spring break.  

Amusement Park


Police: Report of shots fired near Coney Island amusement park were false

News 12 BrooklynNews 12 Brooklyn - Apr 17, 2017
CONEY ISLAND - Panic ensued after a report that shots had been fired near an amusement park in Coney Island, police say. The incident happened Sunday on Surf Avenue and West 8th Street near an amusement area around 7 p.m.. Screaming crowds ran ...  

Waterpark


Family of Kansas boy killed at waterpark reach 2 settlements

Topeka Capital JournalTopeka Capital Journal - Apr 13, 2017
Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab's son, Caleb, died Aug. 7 while riding on the Verruckt waterslide, a 17-story slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas. The waterslide was dubbed the world's largest but has been closed since the fatal ...  

Wild Animal Park


April the giraffe has increased attention to zoos and conservation efforts

WSYRWSYR - Apr 17, 2017
CHITTENANGO (WSYR-TV) - While any business would love the attention, the owner of the Wild Animal Park in Chittenango is happy the exciting news at his competing zoo will help all animal conservation efforts. Jeff Taylor says the internet sensation ...  

Roller Coaster


Rethinking next thrill-ride after Six Flags roller coaster rescue? | WTOP

WTOPWTOP - Apr 17, 2017
Does the roller coaster break down at Six Flags America have you reconsidering your thrill ride plans? An amusement park expert says to ride in confidence.  

Ferris Wheel


City considers selling old rides, investing in new Ferris wheel ...

KREM.comKREM.com - Apr 17, 2017
SPOKANE, Wash. --- The City of Spokane is pondering the fate of the antique amusement park rides that used to have a home at Riverfront Park.  

Merry Go Round


Lions bats a merry-go-round

The IndependentThe Independent - Apr 15, 2017
A night after snapping Greenup County's 40-game winning streak against 16th Region teams, the Lions erupted for nine runs in the fourth to beat East Carter 10-0 in five innings at Larry Addington Field. The Lions were ready to break loose after loading ...  

Thrill Rides


If you're scared of thrill rides, this is your worst nightmare

CW39CW39 - Apr 12, 2017
PARIS — For anyone who fears thriller, theme park rides, this is your worst nightmare come true. In a recent viral video a woman is riding on an amusement ride at La Foire du Trône annual fair. The woman can been seen swinging from her feet after a ...  

Legoland


Plans for old Kmart site across from Legoland not settled
News Chief - Apr 15, 2017

Swain said being located across from Legoland isn't a huge draw for retail outlets, noting that most tourists don't go shopping for clothes, fabric or office supplies while on vacation. “The retailers of the world just don't get a pop off of Legoland ...  

Coney Island


World's first hot dog returns to Coney Island

New York PostNew York Post - Apr 16, 2017
The world's first hot dog is making a comeback on Coney Island's Surf Avenue — and giving Nathan's Famous a run for its bun. Exactly 150 years ago, German immigrant Charles Feltman invented the hot dog when he stuck a sausage inside a specially made ...  

Disney World


Walt Disney World reveals roller coaster rider's death in report

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News - Apr 23, 2017
A man died after riding a roller coaster at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in February — something the amusement park did not reveal until filing it in a new quarterly report. The report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel said the 54-year-old man ...  

Disney Land


Make-A-Wish Montana sends Bozeman boy to beach, Disney Land

The Bozeman Daily ChronicleThe Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Mar 30, 2017
In February, Make-A-Wish Montana sent the Schieffers to California on a 10-day excursion that included time at Disney Land, Legoland and the beach for Dax, his father Dax, and his mother Chantel. And the timing of the trip was perfect for the young Dax ...  

Six Flags


Six Flags to introduce new “Drop of Doom” ride at Fiesta Texas (VIDEO)

NJ.comSan Antonio Business Journal - Apr 21, 2017
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: SIX) is taking the incorporation of virtual reality technology with its thrill rides to a new level. This summer, the company, through a partnership with Samsung Electronics America Inc., will unveil a new Drop of ...  

London Zoo


London Zoo meerkats given surprise Easter treat

Hampstead and Highgate ExpressHampstead and Highgate Express - Apr 13, 2017
She added: “We like to find fun ways for the animals to join in the festivities.” Meerkats with a variety of eggs at London Zoo. Picture: ZSL. Meerkats – which can be found in Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa – live in groups known as “mobs ...  

Georgia Aquarium


Is Georgia Aquarium one of the best in the country? USAToday readers think so

Access AtlantaAccess Atlanta - Mar 31, 2017
The crown jewel at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the Ocean Voyager exhibit, where guests can watch whale sharks, manta rays and giant schooling fish swim past 22- to 33-foot tall viewing windows within the same exhibit. Other guest favorites ...  

Shedd Aquarium


Penguin love triangle at Shedd Aquarium

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Apr 14, 2017
At the Shedd Aquarium, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins are in the midst of creating perfect love nests using twigs and rocks in preparation for mating season. But a twist has developed. There's a love triangle between three Magellanic penguins ...  

Georgia Aquarium


Is Georgia Aquarium one of the best in the country? USAToday readers think so

Access AtlantaAccess Atlanta - Mar 31, 2017
The crown jewel at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the Ocean Voyager exhibit, where guests can watch whale sharks, manta rays and giant schooling fish swim past 22- to 33-foot tall viewing windows within the same exhibit. Other guest favorites ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium


State investigates cause of white shark's death at Santa Cruz County beach

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 10, 2017
CAPITOLA – A Monterey Bay Aquarium scientist and Santa Cruz conservationist confirmed the species of the 10-foot male white shark stranded Friday near Pleasure Point, where the animal died and washed to Capitola Wharf in high tide that night. Members ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium


There Are Thousands of Blue Jellyfish-Like Creatures on the Oregon Coast Right Now

Willamette WeekWillamette Week - Apr 12, 2017
According to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, the organisms have no independent movement, moving only from the wind. The sails on Vellela vellela differ between region: In the Pacific Northwest, their sails are pointed in a northwest to southeast direction.  

Zoo


Giraffe's baby bump boosts tiny zoo's upkeep, conservation

The Denver PostABC News - Apr 23, 2017
April the giraffe has brought a bundle to a tiny zoo in rural upstate New York, thanks to a YouTube video livestream of her pregnancy and birth of an incredibly ...  

Washington Monument


Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument: Worldwide marches push for science over politics

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Apr 22, 2017
From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the ...  

Greek Parthenon


8 places to go in Nashville

Toronto StarToronto Star - Apr 8, 2017
From a replica of the Greek Parthenon to a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, these spots in Music City will stir the senses. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located in the historic Art Deco post office downtown and is now home to visiting ...  

Statue Of Liberty


Shock as massive UFO hovers over Statue of Liberty in New York ...

Daily StarDaily Star - Apr 24, 2017
A SHOCKING image has captured a huge unidentified flying object hovering over one of the world's most famous landmarks.  

India Gate


Candlelight vigil at India Gate marking World Tuberculosis Day
Business Standard - Mar 24, 2017

On the solemn occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Members of Parliament, policymakers, TB patients, survivors, and citizens of the civil society gathered at India Gate on Thursday, March 23 to pay tribute to the nearly five lakh lives lost due to ...  

Arc de Triomphe


Is Xiongan project just President Xi's own Arc de Triomphe?

EJ InsightEJ Insight - Apr 7, 2017
On April 1, the officialdom in the mainland suddenly announced that the Xiongan New Area in Hebei province, a tiny rural county 130 kilometers southwest of Beijing, will be designated as China's secondary capital, referring to it as a monumental state ...  

Jefferson Memorial


14 briefly stuck in Jefferson Memorial elevator

WJLAWTOP - Apr 19, 2017
WASHINGTON — Fourteen people, including a park ranger, were stuck in an elevator at the Jefferson Memorial for about 20 minutes on Wednesday morning. D.C. firefighters were able to help them safely evacuate from the elevator about 11:05 a.m., ...  

Lenins Tomb


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

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

Washington Monument


Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument: Worldwide marches push for science over politics

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Apr 22, 2017
From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the ...  

World Trade Center Memorial


9/11 Catholic memorial shrine, St. Joseph's Chapel, on chopping block

amNYamNY - Mar 20, 2017
“Not everyone wants to go to the World Trade Center Memorial and then go to Eataly,” McCarthy said. McCarthy is hoping Gateway will be swayed to perform a “Christian act of kindness” and lower rent on the peaceful refuge next to the Hudson River. If ...  

Yad Vashem


Canadian family discovers heirloom on display at Yad Vashem

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsJerusalem Post Israel News - Mar 23, 2017
A woman donated the powder compact to the Yad Vashem in the 1980s, but only in the past year did the researchers in the Artifacts Department at Yad Vashem investigate the story behind it, as part of a research project led by department director Michael ...  

Vietnam Memorial


Vietnam memorial dedicated on this date in 1966

The Daily ProgressThe Daily Progress - Apr 20, 2017
Charlottesville's Vietnam Memorial was dedicated on this date in 1966 as part of the Dogwood Festival activities. Known to be the first civic memorial in the United States dedicated to those who served and sacrificed their lives during the Vietnam War ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Donated Slides From the Met Get a Second Life, and Showing

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 16, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art faced the same question on a much larger scale — but without Grandma or Santa. It had thousands of 35-millimeter slides, showing everything from close-ups of Manets and Monets to wide-angle shots of the galleries.  

Tate Museum


Tate Museum Gives Kids a Glimpse At Fossil Birds

Oil CityOil City - Mar 24, 2017
The April edition of the Tate Geological Museum's Saturday Club will look at fossil birds. The free event will take place on Saturday, April 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Participants will learn “how to calculate a bird's aspect ratio and discuss the ...  

Uffizi Gallery


Uffizi Gallery shows treasures saved from last year's quakes

Fox NewsFox News - Apr 1, 2017
Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt told the Associated Press during a walk-through Friday that the 29 selected works were from churches, museums and other buildings either damaged or destroyed in powerful quakes last August and October. "We didn't ...  

Vatican Museums


Vatican Museums launches “Museums at Work” initiative

Vatican RadioVatican Radio - Apr 21, 2017
The Vatican Museums' website says the triptych is “a painting possibly destined for an important Roman monastic community with strong doctrinal interests and particular devotion to the Virgin and to the Fathers of the Church.” Restoration efforts for ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado


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

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

Hermitage Museum


Searches conducted in Russia's Hermitage Museum | Russian ...

RAPSIRAPSI - Mar 30, 2017
MOSCOW, March 30 (RAPSI) – The Federal Security Service's (FSB) officers have conducted searches in the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the ...  

Smithsonian Museum


Smithsonian Museums Sleepovers: Three Museums Let You Stay ...

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Apr 14, 2017
Three Smithsonian museums are hosting sleepovers for kids and their parents on select Friday and Saturday nights this summer.  

Moma


At MoMA, Women at Play in the Fields of Abstraction

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 13, 2017
The famous flowchart of Modern art's evolution simply doesn't apply in “Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction.”  

Guggenheim Museum


'Josef Albers in Mexico' at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

BLOUIN ARTINFOBLOUIN ARTINFO - Apr 20, 2017
“Josef Albers in Mexico,” an exhibition of works by artist Josef Albers (1888-1976) will be on view from November 3, 2017 through February 18, 2018 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. The selection of works on display explores Alber's approach ...  

The Louvre


The smart guide to visiting the Louvre

The Times (subscription)The Times (subscription) - Apr 6, 2017
Home to some of the most famed artworks on Earth (the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo), the Louvre is, understandably, often packed. To beat the rush, most guidebooks recommend getting there early (doors open at 9am), but the problem is that everyone ...  

J Paul Getty Museum


'J. Paul Getty Life and Legacy' at J. Paul Getty Museum

BLOUIN ARTINFOBLOUIN ARTINFO - Apr 18, 2017
... installation includes objects that Getty collected personally, and a digital interactive experience that visitors can use to learn about his life, business dealings, and establishment of the Trust and the Museum. The exhibition is on view at J ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Donated Slides From the Met Get a Second Life, and Showing

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 16, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art faced the same question on a much larger scale — but without Grandma or Santa. It had thousands of 35-millimeter slides, showing everything from close-ups of Manets and Monets to wide-angle shots of the galleries.  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art


LACMA redesign: Here are the newest renderings

Curbed LACurbed LA - Apr 7, 2017
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has released a new batch of renderings for its planned $600-million redesign, a total overhaul designed by Peter Zumthor. The Pritzker Prize winner intends to knock down much of the Miracle Mile campus, replacing ...  

Berkeley Art Museum


“Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia” arrives at Berkeley's BAMPFA

The Architect's NewspaperThe Architect's Newspaper - Mar 24, 2017
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, which celebrates the design objects and artworks created during the 1960s radical counterculture era, is making a West Coast appearance at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film ...  

National Portrait Gallery


BP Portrait Award shortlist announced by National Portrait Gallery

the Irish Newsthe Irish News - Apr 19, 2017
The National Portrait Gallery has announced its shortlist for the BP Portrait Award 2017, which features an all-female line-up of sitters. Benjamin Sullivan, Thomas Ehretsmann, and Antony Williams are in contention for the prestigious first prize ...  

British Museum


Minister apologizes for incorrect claim that British Museum sacked curators

The MainichiThe Mainichi - Apr 21, 2017
The state minister in charge of vitalizing local economy, Kozo Yamamoto, bows apologetically over his statements about museum curators, during a House of Representatives plenary session on April 18, 2017. (Mainichi). The state minister in charge of ...  

Belvedere Palace


This is how Austria's Belvedere palace is usually lit up

Daily News & AnalysisDaily News & Analysis - Mar 26, 2017
Belvedere palace and its reflection in a pond before the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in Vienna, Austria. Image courtesy: Reuters. more. 41 0. Belvedere Palace · Austria · Vienna · Earth Hour · World Wildlife Fund · Belvedere Palace ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc


Musee D Orsay


If you're working class, these public spaces won't welcome you

The GuardianThe Guardian - Apr 11, 2017
With the news that the Musée d'Orsay in Paris has been accused of discriminatory practices against France's students from poorer backgrounds, many people who would like to believe we're all in it together may have to review their ideas. Public spaces ...  

Museo Del Prado


Luna's 'Cleopatra' from Museo de Prado to grace Día del Libro, April 22

Inquirer.netInquirer.net - Apr 16, 2017
2 “El Museo del Prado Filipinas” art exhibit. Also called “The Prado Museum on the Streets of the Philippines,” the show will mount 50 high-definition prints of masterpieces from Prado Museum in Madrid. Highlight would be the reproduction of “Cleopatra ...  

National Museum Of Korea


Performance mixes art and robotics : Experimental show examines technology's effect on humanity

Korea JoongAng DailyKorea JoongAng Daily - Mar 29, 2017
An experimental performance is underway at Theater Yong in the National Museum of Korea in Yongsan District, central Seoul, where actors perform clad in wearable robots and flying drones. “Robot Tree” aims to break the boundaries of technology and art ...  

National Palace Museum


Taipei's National Palace Museum: Inside the 'Le Louvre' of Taiwan
The Border Mail - Apr 17, 2017

"If the pieces were stored in a school, they slept in the school," the director of the National Palace Museum, Fung Ming-chu, said. If they were stored in a cave, staff lived nearby. When the war finished, the then president Chiang Kai-Shek took about ...  

Tokyo National Museum


Dolce & Gabbana's Cherry Blossom Couture Lands in Tokyo

Vogue.comVogue.com - Apr 13, 2017
Tonight the Italian designers presented their latest international iteration of their Alta Moda couture collection at the Tokyo National Museum. On a runway whose centerpiece was a transplanted in-bloom cherry tree, the designers showed 50 womenswear ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum


Victoria and Albert Museum plans new centre and touring shows for expanded photography collection

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - Apr 10, 2017
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) announced last week plans for a new photography centre that will house the museum's collection following the controversial decision to transfer 270,000 photographs from the National Media Museum in Bradford to the ...  

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


Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum welcomes back stolen paintings some 15 years after theft

NL TimesNL Times - Mar 21, 2017
Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen from the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam in 2002, are finally back home. On Tuesday the museum invited members of the press to see the works for the first time in just over 14 years. From Wednesday the ...  

Saatchi Gallery


Saatchi Gallery, London

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 15, 2017
The first-ever show on the history of the selfie is the most depressing exhibition I've been to in a long time. Over two vast floors of the Saatchi Gallery, thousands of photographs and videos tell you what you already knew: we are living in the most ...  

Getty Center


The Getty Presents an Array of Free Talks Sprouting this Spring at the Getty Center
Santa Monica Daily Press - Mar 27, 2017

Spring has sprung and the Getty is offering a full line-up of talks on a variety of subjects at the Getty Center. Highlights include appearances by sculptor Charles Ray, photographers Chris Killip and Jane and Louise Sealander, photographer and ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum


Kunsthistorisches Museum: Unterm Rock der Amazonen und Perserinnen

DiePresse.comDiePresse.com - Apr 17, 2017
Kunsthistorisches Museum: Unterm Rock der Amazonen und Perserinnen. Sie waren hinter Wänden versteckt und in jämmerlichem Zustand: Jetzt bekommen zwei Gemälde mit ungewöhnlichen, starken Frauenszenen von Rubens' Lehrer wieder die ...  

Rijksmuseum


Emperor's collection of dodos and dragons to go on display at the Rijksmuseum

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - Mar 23, 2017
A collection of 750 remarkably well-preserved watercolours of plants and animals—both real and imaginary—assembled for Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor from 1576 to 1612, is due to go on long-term loan to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The set, put ...  

Serpentine Gallery


BIG's Serpentine Pavilion finds permanent home in Vancouver

DezeenDezeen - Mar 28, 2017
The annual pavilion commission by London's Serpentine Gallery has been running since 2000, and allows architects without UK projects to build in the country for the first time. Past designers include Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron and many ...  

Brandenburg Gate


Barack Obama and Angela Merkel Plan Globalist Reunion at Brandenburg Gate

Breitbart NewsBreitbart News - Apr 11, 2017
Former President Barack Obama plans to speak at a forum in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel to share their ideas about global responsibility in an increasingly inter-connected planet. The topic of discussion will be ”Being Involved in Democracy ...  

Brooklyn Bridge


Good Friday Tradition Unfolds on Brooklyn Bridge

Iosco County News HeraldIosco County News Herald - Apr 14, 2017
Hundreds of Catholics marked a Good Friday tradition in New York by walking over the Brooklyn Bridge behind a person carrying the Cross. The gathering observed the "Way of the Cross" with prayers and song. (April 14). Subscribe for more Breaking News: ...  

Canadian Rockies


14 social media posts that best recap the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half-Marathon

Canadian Running Magazine (blog)Canadian Running Magazine (blog) - Apr 9, 2017
Though its one of Alberta's newer road races, the Jasper Canadian Rockies Half-Marathon makes a good case as one of the most picturesque running events in the country. The second annual Jasper Half took place on Saturday in the heart of Jasper ...  

Colosseum


Pope speaks of humanity's “shame” in Good Friday procession

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Apr 14, 2017
ROME (AP) — Thousands of people, including nuns, families with toddlers, and young tourists, endured exceptionally tight anti-terrorism checks to pray at the Good Friday procession at the Colosseum, where Pope Francis expressed shame over humanity's ...  

Eiffel Tower


Eiffel Tower to go dark to honor Russia victims

fox6now.comfox6now.com - Apr 4, 2017
PETERSBURG, Russia — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says the Eiffel Tower will remain dark overnight to honor the victims of the St. Petersburg subway bombing. Hidalgo said the lights on the famous monument will be switched off at midnight in Paris, when it ...  

Golden Gate Bridge


Golden Gate Bridge, Transamerica Pyramid go dark for a cause

SFGateSFGate - Mar 26, 2017
When the lights go down in the city — especially when the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid go dark — it doesn't have anything to do with rock 'n' roll, but with the survival of planet Earth. At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, the lights went dark ...  

Great Barrier Reef


Great Barrier Reef Hit By Bleaching For The Second Year In A Row

NPRNPR - Apr 10, 2017
For the second consecutive year, aerial surveys show severe coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia. While severe bleaching events have occurred three other times in the past 20 years — in 1998, 2002 and 2016 — this year ...  

Great Wall Of China


Ben to walk Great Wall of China to fund children's lunches

The Press, YorkThe Press, York - Apr 19, 2017
A FATHER will hike along the Great Wall of China to raise money for some of the world's poorest children. Ben Sheath, 40, from Stockholm Drive, Fulford, is one of nine people walking a 45km stretch of the mammoth 21,196km structure. Mr Sheath, a ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon


Housing development based on Hanging Gardens of Babylon proposed for Birmingham

DezeenDezeen - Apr 14, 2017
Architects of Invention references one the seven wonders of the ancient world with this design for a residential development in Birmingham, England. Based on the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Garden Hill proposal comprises two modular ...  

Hoover Dam


Mega-dams, like Hoover, probably wouldn't be built today

Marketplace.orgMarketplace.org - Mar 29, 2017
Hoover Dam in 1936, the year it was completed. The dam was finished two years ahead of schedule and under budget, a feat unlikely to occur today.  

Tower Of Pisa


Inauguration in Dubai of the Alabaster Tower of Pisa
MENAFN.COM - Mar 21, 2017

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017: The Project of 'The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Japan and in the United Arab Emirates supported by Tuscany Tourism Board, Chamber of Commerce of Pisa, Municipality of Pisa and Municipality of Volterra. After the success of ...  

Machu Picchu


Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu and Peru | Travel | kykernel.com

Kentucky KernelKentucky Kernel - Apr 17, 2017
South America is a continent rich in history, diverse cultures, people, and languages. Nestled in the Andes mountains lies the city of Cuzco, the starting point for ...  

Mount Fuji


Mini Mount Fuji makes a big impression at Tokyo mall

Asahi ShimbunAsahi Shimbun - Mar 23, 2017
A mini Mount Fuji made of organic waste is stopping shoppers in their tracks at a high-end shopping mall courtyard in the busy Roppongi district of Tokyo's Minato Ward. Named Edo-Fuji, the miniature model was erected to mark the 10th anniversary of ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro


In her own words: How a Marine veteran amputee conquered Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Military TimesMilitary Times - Apr 4, 2017
Editor's note: Retired Marine Sgt. Kirstie Ennis climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in March as part of a fundraising effort for Waterboys.org, a nonprofit founded by NFL defensive end Chris Long that provides well water to African communities. Ennis became the ...  

Niagara Falls


Zombies, go-carts aiding growth of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Buffalo Business First - Apr 19, 2017

In the past year, Niagara Falls, Ont.-based HOCO has upgraded many of its Clifton Hill holdings such as Ripley's museum and Kelsey's restaurant. Additional work is being done to the 175-foot tall Niagara SkyWheel ferris wheel, an attraction due to ...  

Terracotta Army


Terracotta Army's silent march through history

gbtimesgbtimes - Mar 27, 2017
The First Emperor didn't want to die. He sent thousands of young men and women on a voyage to search for the land of the immortals. They never came back. He even took pills laced with mercury that his court doctors assured him would prolong his life.  

Pyramids Of Giza


Facts About the Great Pyramids of Giza

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - Apr 3, 2017
It's no wonder that our fascination with the pyramids of Giza have endured for millennia. The massive Great Pyramid—built for the Pharaoh Khufu and finished around 2560 B.C.E.—is the only marvel of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World ...  

Sistine Chapel


Exclusive: Secret Room Holds 'Lost' Michelangelo Artwork

National GeographicNational Geographic - Apr 21, 2017
The drawings on the walls represent works he intended to finish as well as masterpieces he completed years earlier, she says, including a detail from the statue of David (finished in 1504) and figures from the Sistine Chapel (unveiled in 1512). “He was ...  

Stonehenge


App recreates the original Stonehenge experience

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 12, 2017
A 'virtual tour' of Stonehenge called the Soundgate is being released as an app that transports people back to various eras in Stonehenge's history, including when the standing stones were at their zenith, and long before the traffic noise from the ...  

Sydney Opera House


Northfield Student, Daye Gordon, to Perform at Sydney Opera House
The Northfield News - Apr 19, 2017

Daye Gordon a student at Northfield High School, has been selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House. They will perform tenor in July with the Honors choir. Participation in one of the two Honors Ensembles is ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge


Sydney Harbour Bridge races really is going way too far

Herald SunHerald Sun - Apr 17, 2017
You cannot be serious: the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge becoming a racetrack. Picture: Supplied. Even as a late-hours idea penned on a restaurant napkin, the Coathanger Handicap reveals more about the mindset of a jurisdiction that is no longer ...  

Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal Restaurant Accused of Using EBT Cards to Buy Business

Tristatehomepage.comTristatehomepage.com - Apr 13, 2017
An Evansville restaurant under investigation for a number of possible food violations has now been cited for alleged welfare fraud.  

The Forbidden City


Scottish skills to help save Forbidden City

The Times (subscription)The Times (subscription) - Apr 1, 2017
Centuries after China's elite craftsmen were summoned by emperors to build the Forbidden City, Scottish experts have been called in to help preserve the iconic palace. Chronic air pollution in Beijing, combined with climate change and wear and tear ...  

Uluru


Stunning footage of Uluru transformed into waterfall

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 20, 2017
Stunning footage has captured the moment Uluru became a waterfall after pouring rain produced cascades down Australia's sacred rock. The sides of the iconic rock were temporarily transformed into a splendid water feature as the normally harsh desert ...  

Angkor Wat


Angkor Wat's Collapse From Climate Change Has Lessons for Today

National GeographicNational Geographic - Apr 5, 2017
From the 12th century onwards—around the time the most famous temple, Angkor Wat, was built and the empire reached its apogee—the large new channels primarily disposed of water to the lake. Over the next couple of centuries, the system seems to have ...  

Victoria Falls


Kenya Airways to fly directly to Victoria Falls starting May

The Star, KenyaThe Star, Kenya - Apr 17, 2017
Kenya Airways will from May 1 fly directly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the airline has said. The new route between Nairobi and Victoria Falls will operate three times a week— Monday, Thursday and Saturday, CEO Mbuvi Ngunze (pictured) said in a statement.  

Westminster Abbey


HM The Queen attends Service of Thanksgiving for Lord Snowdon

Westminster Abbey (press release)Westminster Abbey (press release) - Apr 7, 2017
Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of the Rt Hon The 1st Earl of Snowdon GCVO in St Margaret's Church on Friday 7th April. They were accompanied by the Duke of Cambridge, ...  

Big Ben


Big Ben's reign end on high note

Southern Times AfricaSouthern Times Africa - Apr 21, 2017
WINDHOEK – Big Ben had a productive year after his big win at the 2016 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs), were he was crowned the Best Male Artist of the Year. Although his reign ends on Saturday, April 29, Big Ben said the awards opened doors ...  

Times Square


Hundreds Of Sikhs Tied Turbans On Strangers In Times Square This Weekend

Huffington PostHuffington Post - Apr 17, 2017
In honor of the Sikh holiday of Vaisakhi, more than 500 Sikh volunteers gathered in New York City's Times Square on Saturday to teach tourists and passers-by about their faith in a memorable way. The volunteers claim to have tied 8,000 turbans during ...  

Montmartre


Montjeu sons spreading influence over jumps

Racing Post BloodstockRacing Post Bloodstock - Mar 23, 2017
However, the youngest and perhaps most upwardly mobile son is Montmartre, who provided the meeting's first winner, Supreme Novices' Hurdle hero Labaik. It is tempting to emphasise the influence of Sadler's Wells as the key factor in Montjeu's ...  

Notre Dame de Paris


Idesse, la jeune Belge de la comédie Notre-Dame de Paris

dh.bedh.be - Apr 21, 2017
On se souvient tous de la première version Notre-Dame de Paris, comédie musicale, inspirée du roman éponyme de Victor Hugo, qui a révélé au grand public ...  

Palace Of Versailles


Who is Elisa Lasowski? Versailles' Marie-Therese and star of Game of Thrones and Burnt

The SunThe Sun - Apr 19, 2017
Many would assume from the show's name that most of the scenes would be filmed at the Palace of Versailles. And this was true of certain scenes that were filmed in the staterooms, bedrooms and gardens of iconic Versailles. However a lot of the show was ...  

Trevi Fountain


Tourists toss more than €1.4m into Rome's Trevi Fountain

euronewseuronews - Apr 17, 2017
The value of the coins retrieved is up by more than 100,000 on the 2013 figure, the last time the count was released, according to the agency DPA. The charity Caritas says the money raised will be used to subsidise a supermarket for the city's needy.  

Sagrada Familia


Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia Breaks A New Record

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Apr 11, 2017
The famed Basílica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, has just broken a new record, becoming the first attraction in the world to get more than 100,000 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The travel website revealed that the attraction has a ...  

Cn Tower


12-year-old girl shows up to CN Tower climb, beats all competitors

Canadian Running Magazine (blog)Canadian Running Magazine (blog) - Apr 12, 2017
Thousands of Canadians arrived at an iconic national landmark over the weekend to test their speed in a race completely different than your typical road race: a dash up the steps of the CN Tower. As it turns out, the fastest lady in the event is just ...  

Space Needle


Drone operator investigated for causing 'substantial risk of death' in ...

KIRO SeattleKIRO Seattle - Apr 8, 2017
No criminal charges have yet been filed, but KIRO 7 has learned the 19-year-old licensed operator who crashed his drone into Seattle's Space Needle on Dec.  

St. Mary Axe


Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

LondonistLondonist - Apr 18, 2017
It actually depicts Prince Vultan, Brian Blessed's character in Flash Gordon (1980). The film received its premiere at the nearby Odeon cinema. To achieve its graceful curves, 30 St Mary Axe is clad in futuristic hybrid glass. The advanced material is ...  

Terminal Tower


K&D eyes preservation tax credits for Terminal Tower redo

Crain's Cleveland BusinessCrain's Cleveland Business - Apr 2, 2017
A key first step is underway in transforming Cleveland's Terminal Tower for the live, work and play era of downtown development with the addition of apartments. Willoughby-based K&D Group has filed to seek Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the ...  

Empire State Building


GWEN STEFANI'S FACE ON THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

KBOE 104.9 FMKBOE 104.9 FM - Apr 24, 2017
Blake Shelton might have a tall order ahead of him if he wants to impress his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, anytime soon. That's because Harper's Bazaar recently projected a giant image of Stefani onto the Empire State Building in New York City in honor of ...  

Chrysler Building


Chrysler Building's owners lock down $300M refi

The Real Deal MagazineThe Real Deal Magazine - Mar 23, 2017
UPDATED: Thursday, March 23 at 9:36 p.m: The owners of the famed Chrysler Building pulled off $300 million to refinance the property, according to records filed with the city Thursday. The National Bank of Abu Dhabi is providing the financing for the ...  

Petronas Twin Towers


Petronas Twin Towers shines
The Edge Markets MY - Apr 4, 2017

PETALING JAYA: The iconic Petronas Twin Towers led the list of properties that emerged tops at the inaugural TheEdgeProperty.com Malaysia's Best Managed Property Awards 2017. Petronas Twin Towers was the gold winner in the non-strata commercial ...  

Burj Khalifa


Mumbai will have a tower taller than Burj Khalifa and a new Marine ...

YourStory.comYourStory.com - Apr 19, 2017
We are making a green, smart road, three times bigger than the Marine Drive. We plan historic landmark bigger than Burj Khalifa.  

Willis Tower


Willis Tower Calder mobile coming down

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Mar 28, 2017
A monumental mobile by Alexander Calder, one of the 20th century's great artists, began to disappear from its decades-old home in Willis Tower's lobby Monday, headed for an art storage facility and an uncertain future because of a legal dispute over ...  

Burj Al Arab


Nick Jacobsen jumps off the Burj al-Arab in Dubai

SurferTodaySurferToday - Apr 12, 2017
Nick Jacobsen has kite jumped off the Burj al-Arab, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Danish kiteboarder leaped off the third tallest hotel in the world using his kite has a parachute and hang glider. This is probably the most dangerous stunt ever ...  

Freedom Tower


Rally At Freedom Tower Shows Support For Venezuela Protests

CBS MiamiCBS Miami - Apr 19, 2017
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Venezuelans in South Florida congregated in front of the emblematic Freedom Tower on Wednesday to show support for marches against Venezuela's president. The thousands that gathered are against the “coup d'etat promoted by the ...  

 
 
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