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Theme Park

Disneyland style theme park worth £3.5 billion is coming to the UK

The IndependentThe Independent - Aug 4, 2017
A giant theme park to rival Disneyland, with rides, rollercoasters, a theatre, retail and food outlets, hotels and a nightclub, is set to open in Dartford, Kent. Plans to build the £3.5 billion Paramount Entertainment Resort had a setback in June, when ...  

Luna Park

Before there was Kennywood, there was Luna Park
Tribune-Review - Jul 19, 2017

Younger, and newer, visitors to Kennywood Park may be unaware of its predecessor, Luna Park, a short-lived, turn-of-the-20th-century amusement park in North Oakland that is perhaps more accurately described as a carnival sideshow. The park's strange ...  

Amusement Park

Looking Aft: Book recalls loss of Excelsior Amusement Park

SW News MediaSW News Media - Aug 11, 2017
In “Excelsior Amusement Park: Playground of the Twin Cities,” Greg Van Gompel details how, in July 1973, the E&F Development Co. proposed condominiums and a restaurant valued at $10 million. It would cover 8.6 acres of the 16.5 acres that Excelsior ...  


Waterpark proposal slides onto NCIDA agenda
Buffalo Business First - Aug 8, 2017

American Niagara Hospitality Group is working with the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on a series of tax breaks for the first phase of the project -- the development of a 150,000-square-foot, two-story, daredevil-themed waterpark that ...  

Wild Animal Park

Weekend Adventure: Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

WZZMWZZM - Jul 29, 2017
"The most exotic would be our giraffes, our zebras, our wildebeast...we have lots of different antelopes, some of our birds are pretty exotic and different," said Joshua Baker, the Park Manager at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. The park started as a ...  

Roller Coaster

Stocks rise modestly at end of a roller-coaster week

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Aug 11, 2017
“It's been a bit of a roller coaster this week, with all the rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea,” said Jeff Kravetz, regional investment strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. “That did temporarily shake investors' complacency, but we think ...  

Ferris Wheel

Mini Ferris Wheel Mocks Rahm, Rips Plan To Close South Loop School

DNAinfoDNAinfo - Aug 11, 2017
Academy parents debuted the Ferris wheel last week, a few months after Chicago Public Schools announced its plan to close National Teachers Academy, 55 W. Cermak Road, and convert it to a new neighborhood high school for the Near South Side.  

Merry Go Round

How Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona could start a transfer merry-go-round

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Aug 7, 2017
After suddenly being withdrawn from Liverpool's squad to face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, speculation over Philippe Coutinho's future intensified. Barcelona want Coutinho to replace Neymar , after his world record £199 million switch to PSG was ...  

Thrill Rides

Thrill rides not for everyone

Zanesville Times RecorderGrand Island Independent - Aug 14, 2017
It's state fair time, which signifies the start of fall, which in turn means the end of summer freedom and school. We are not big “fair people,” but we do take advantage of the fair being so close. The first year the State Fair was in Grand Island was ...  


Legoland plan in Goshen meets opposition from activists

News 12 WestchesterNews 12 Westchester - Aug 10, 2017
A group of Orange County activists say a multimillion-dollar Legoland theme park goes against the Town of Goshen's master plan. Legoland wants to build its newest theme park on a 500-acre lot off Route 17. The planning board approved the park's ...  

Coney Island

Coney Island's ride from beach resort to iconic theme park

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News - Aug 14, 2017
Coney Island had been discovered, never mind Henry Hudson, by the rich yachtsman swells of the earlier 19th century, and after the Civil War it turned into a ...  

Disney World

Friends committee plans Disney World trip

The Oshkosh NorthwesternThe Oshkosh Northwestern - Aug 7, 2017
One of the premier vacation spots in the United States, Disney World, is the family vacation that dreams are made of. Winnebago Senior Tours, a committee of the Friends of the Oshkosh Seniors Center, a trusted and experienced trip organizer having ...  

Disney Land

Local basketball coach accused of stealing from team's parents

Log Cabin DemocratLog Cabin Democrat - Aug 5, 2017
Two parents recently filed theft reports with the Conway Police Department stating Richmond scammed them of money that was to be used to fund a trip for their children to attend a trip to Disney Land along with other team members. According to their ...  

Six Flags

Six Flags is building a Wonder Woman roller coaster, and it sounds ...

A.V. ClubA.V. Club - Aug 7, 2017
Six Flags has announced a brand new Wonder Woman roller coaster that's set to debut next spring at its Texas Fiesta park in San Antonio. As revealed in USA ...  

London Zoo

In Photos: London Zoo's Lions Celebrate World Lion Day

LondonistLondonist - Aug 10, 2017
ZSL London Zoo's lionesses, Rubi, Heidi and Indi were given a boomer ball designed like the Earth, to mark three years of support from Liontrust. The asset fund management company helped to build London Zoo's Land of the Lions, and supports ZSL's ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Mark Ruffalo, aka the Hulk, makes new friend at Georgia Aquarium

WXIA-TVWXIA-TV - Jul 27, 2017
Mark Ruffalo, aka the Hulk, makes new friend at Georgia Aquarium. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Business owners in downtown Atlanta say a movie shoot has dragged out for weeks, making the street all but impassable and disrupting ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Shark Week At The Shedd: Meet The Aquarium's New Shark Expert

DNAinfoDNAinfo - Jul 28, 2017
DOWNTOWN — The Shedd Aquarium has a new shark expert just in time for Shark Week. Steve Kessel started this month as director of Marine Research at the Shedd, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive. That means it was too soon for him to plan this year's activities ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Mark Ruffalo, aka the Hulk, makes new friend at Georgia Aquarium

WXIA-TVWXIA-TV - Jul 27, 2017
Mark Ruffalo, aka the Hulk, makes new friend at Georgia Aquarium. Error loading player: No playable sources found. Business owners in downtown Atlanta say a movie shoot has dragged out for weeks, making the street all but impassable and disrupting ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Sea Lion Caves still wild, after 85 years on the Oregon coast

OregonLive.comOregonLive.com - Aug 6, 2017
Still, that's cheaper than other coastal attractions, like the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the West Coast Game Park Safari. McMillen said there's no need to make sweeping changes at the Sea Lion Caves, relying instead on the natural wonder that made them ...  


Aww! Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes baby giraffe | fox8.com

fox8.comfox8.com - Aug 7, 2017
CLEVELAND-- A newborn giraffe may give April and baby Taj a run for their money! The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced Monday that it welcomed a male ...  

Washington Monument

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

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 13, 2017
It's so hot in DC, this chocolate Washington Monument just melted away. Read More. 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.  

Greek Parthenon

Why Is There a Full-Scale Replica of the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee?

ArtsyArtsy - Jul 26, 2017
Tourists and Tennesseans today get a much better look at the statue in Nashville than the plebs of ancient Greece, who are believed to have glimpsed the inside of the Greek Parthenon only on special occasions. In recreating the design attributed to the ...  

Statue Of Liberty

See John Oliver Blast 'Minion' Stephen Miller For Statue of Liberty Comment

RollingStone.comRollingStone.com - Aug 7, 2017
CNN reporter Jim Acosta clashed with Miller over the bill, referencing the words on the Statue of Liberty requesting the world's "tired," "poor" and "huddled masses." The policy advisor responded, "The poem that you're referring to was added later. It ...  

India Gate

Multimedia show at India Gate to commemorate contribution of ...

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Aug 11, 2017
The timings of the event will be from 7 pm to 10 pm inside the India Gate Circle. Each show will be of 30 minutes duration, repeated three to four times.  

Arc de Triomphe

Douglas Waymark dies attempting to swim English Channel

BBC NewsBBC News - Aug 8, 2017
Mr Waymark was taking part in the Enduroman Arch 2 Arc challenge, a continuous triathlon from Marble Arch in London to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It involves an 87-mile run to Dover, swimming the channel and cycling 182 miles to the French capital.  

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial statue prototypes donated to Monticello and UVa

The Daily ProgressThe Daily Progress - Aug 7, 2017
Two prototypes for the 19-foot bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson that stands in the Jefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. were donated to Monticello and the University of Virginia as reported in the Aug. 7, 1944 edition of The Daily Progress. “The ...  

Lenins Tomb

Between the Lines: Worshipping At Lenin's Tomb

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

Washington Monument

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

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 13, 2017
It's so hot in DC, this chocolate Washington Monument just melted away. Read More. 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.  

World Trade Center Memorial

American flags stolen from memorial site

The Riverdale PressThe Riverdale Press - Jul 21, 2017
“I walked by the area where the World Trade Center memorial was stolen, and it looked terrible,“ Eysser said. “So I put up a flag on that spot.” That was June 30. The next week, just after Independence Day, Eysser headed to the firefighters union ...  

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem marks 75 years since murders of Polish Jewish ...

The Jerusalem PostThe Jerusalem Post - Aug 8, 2017
Educators Janusz Korczak and Stefania Wilczyńska sacrificed their lives to care for the Warsaw ghetto orphans.  

Vietnam Memorial

DAR lay wreath at Vietnam Memorial

Courier-Times (subscription)Courier-Times (subscription) - Aug 13, 2017
The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution while at their annual meeting placed a wreath at the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C. to honor the Indiana men and woman who gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. An Indiana flag with a red rose ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

With 'Open Access,' the Met Museum's Digital Operation Has a Bona Fide Hit on Its Hands

artnet Newsartnet News - Aug 10, 2017
In February, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it was pursuing a new Open Access policy—releasing high-resolution imagery of all its public-domain works (over 375,000 in total). Six months later, the new initiative has had a major ...  

Tate Museum

McClung Museum Hosts All That Glitters Gilded Age Party August 17

Tennessee TodayTennessee Today - Jul 24, 2017
The exhibition is presented by Home Federal Bank, the Henley and Peggy Tate Museum Fund, and Clarence Brown Theatre. Additional support is provided by Knox County, the City of Knoxville, and the Arts and Heritage Fund. The McClung Museum is ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Italy's Uffizi Gallery encourages longer visits with new pricing

The FlorentineThe Seattle Times - Jul 31, 2017
MILAN (AP) — The famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence is taking a swipe at so-called “hit-and-run tourism,” announcing on Monday price increases on single-entry tickets, while inaugurating three-day and annual passes that offer discounted entry with ...  

Vatican Museums

A new light shines on Raphael's work in the Vatican Museums
ROME REPORTS TV News Agency - Jul 29, 2017

These 2,400 LED lights are not meant to dazzle spectators as much as they are meant to recreate the lighting conditions Raphael would have used to paint these rooms in the Vatican Museums in the sixteenth century. The task was difficult because it was ...  

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

Missing Non-Verbal Man Last Seen At Smithsonian Museum

Patch.comPatch.com - Aug 1, 2017
Washington DC, DC - Samly Keosiphanseang is 34 years old, but functions at a level of an 8-year-old, and is considered non-verbal. He was last seen in DC.  


In a Major Sale, MoMA Will Auction More Than 400 Photographs From Its Collection at Christie's

artnet Newsartnet News - Aug 9, 2017
artnet News reached out to MoMA to ask what artists or genres it intends to target for future photo acquisitions, but had not received a response as of publication time. Himes said the museum “very much responded to the strategy” of offering the works ...  

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum Presents Josef Albers in Mexico
WebWire (press release) - Aug 10, 2017

From November 3, 2017, through February 18, 2018, the Guggenheim Museum will present Josef Albers in Mexico, an exhibition illuminating the relationship between the forms and design of pre-Columbian monuments and the art of Josef Albers (b. 1888 ...  

The Louvre

Not just visiting the Louvre! Here are some fun things to do on your trip to Paris

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Aug 2, 2017
With the monsoons just about beginning to wane in India, travellers are already reminiscing their sun-kissed summer holidays. Not wanting to withstand any holiday withdrawal symptoms, the adventurous traveller continues to explore the world and tick ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

Some call criticism of Bible museum unfair, despite smuggled antiquities purchase

Baptist StandardBaptist Standard - Aug 7, 2017
For years, museums and institutions, from Yale University to Chicago's Field Museum to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, have contained items of questionable provenance that had to be returned. Some of these missteps generated headlines, and ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

With 'Open Access,' the Met Museum's Digital Operation Has a Bona Fide Hit on Its Hands

artnet Newsartnet News - Aug 10, 2017
In February, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it was pursuing a new Open Access policy—releasing high-resolution imagery of all its public-domain works (over 375,000 in total). Six months later, the new initiative has had a major ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

The Follow-Up to Rain Room Is Brilliant and Unsettling

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Aug 14, 2017
... attracting day-long lines when it moved to New York's Museum of Modern Art prior to a 15-month stint at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. But where Rain Room allowed visitors to feel omnipotent, walking freely through a room of falling water ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Need to Get Out of the City? Here Are 5 Art-Themed Day Trips for Summer's Dog Days

artnet Newsartnet News - Aug 9, 2017
For the final stop, drive north to UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and check out the solo exhibition by Ugo Rondinone. Don't miss his subversive and amusing installation Vocabulary of Solitude (2014–16), which features a room full of ...  

National Portrait Gallery

National Gallery in a dispute with its neighbour, the National Portrait gallery

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Aug 4, 2017
As two of London's most prestigious art institutions, not to mention close neighbours, they have much in common. But the National Gallery has found itself at loggerheads with the National Portrait Gallery over its plans to build an extension that the ...  

British Museum

British Museum exhibition to showcase communist currencies

The GuardianThe Guardian - Aug 14, 2017
The British Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Photograph: The Trustees of the British Museum. A 1980 50-yuan note from China shows the people leading the development of a modern China: a farmhand, an industrial ...  

Belvedere Palace

Erwin Wurm's Fat House installed outside baroque palace in Vienna

DezeenDezeen - Aug 8, 2017
An "obese house" by Austrian sculptor Erwin Wurm has been installed on the lawn outside an 18th-century palace in Vienna. Wurm first created the Fat House in 2003, as a commentary on middle-class consumer culture. It is now on show outside the Upper ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

The hand that draws: Washington gallery showcases drawings from the last 700 years
Architectural Digest India - Jul 17, 2017

The Woodner Collection at the National Gallery of Art Washington DC includes drawings executed by outstanding draftsmen such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, and Pablo Picasso, among many others. Share on facebook; +. Uma Nair.  

Musee D Orsay

Barnes Foundation's big catch is lured back to Paris to re-join famed Musee d'Orsay

Philly.comPhilly.com - Jul 18, 2017
Less than two years after arriving at the Barnes Foundation from Paris' Musée d'Orsay, the Barnes' chief curator Sylvie Patry, 48, is returning to France and to her erstwhile museum. It's pretty much a dream job, she says. The Orsay, as she calls it ...  

Museo Del Prado

Cretaceous snails conceal themselves in monuments in Madrid

Science DailyScience Daily - Aug 3, 2017
The fountains standing next to the Museo del Prado are built using a sedimentary rock full of gastropod shells from the time of the dinosaurs. These fossils have revealed the origin of the stone: forgotten quarries in Redueña, in the province of Madrid ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Today in Korean history
Yonhap News - Aug 9, 2017

1993 -- The South Korean government decides to build the National Museum of Korea in central Seoul. The museum first opened in a hall of Gyeongbok Palace in northern Seoul in the winter of 1945, shortly after Korea regained its sovereignty from ...  

National Palace Museum

Taiwan museum makes exhibit images free to download

BBC NewsBBC News - Jul 13, 2017
According to popular news website The Paper, Taipei's National Palace Museum has placed 70,000 high-quality electronic images in a free-to-download archive so that online users can enjoy its exhibitions. It also provides a database for users to ...  

Tokyo National Museum

'Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro' at Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum presents "Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro” at the gallery's home venue. The exhibition entitled "Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro” is a part of the Japanese Archaeology and Special Exhibition (Heiseikan). Ninnaji ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

ChicagoNow (blog)ChicagoNow (blog) - Aug 4, 2017
I did not remember having visited it during any of my previous visits to London and I was looking forward to it. I had not read up on it beforehand so I was not prepared for what it was. Which is a museum of "decorative arts and design. In a large part ...  

Kremlin Armoury

A tribute to Martin Roth (1955–2017)

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

Van Gogh Museum

What's showing outside the megaplex?

Chron.comChron.com - Aug 9, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 1001 Bissonnet; mfah.org. VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING: The life of Vincent van Gogh, as presented through the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. 2 p.m. Thursday. SENSE AND ...  

Saatchi Gallery

'From Selfie to Self-Expression' at Saatchi Gallery, London

The #SelfExpression competition marks Huawei's and the Saatchi Gallery's ongoing commitment to provide a platform for the most creative smartphone imagery to be discovered and enjoyed. The open-entry competition gives everyone over 16 the ...  

Getty Center

Harold Williams, who oversaw construction of the Getty as founding president of J. Paul Getty Trust, dies at 89

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Aug 1, 2017
Still, there was something oddly intriguing about the offer and Williams took the job, becoming the founding president of the J. Paul Getty Trust and overseeing construction of the Getty Center, the Brentwood campus that is part of the respected J ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Locarno Film Review: 'Freedom'

VarietyVariety - Aug 8, 2017
Nora (Johanna Wokalek) wanders past Breugel's “Tower of Babel” painting in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, while in Berlin, unaware of her whereabouts, her lawyer husband Philip (a sympathetic Hans-Jochen Wagner), teenage daughter Lena ...  


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

Ways of seeing with Arthur Jafa

Apollo MagazineApollo Magazine - Aug 9, 2017
The most common form of colour blindness is red-green. In one corner of Arthur Jafa's dense exhibition of photography, video and objects at the Serpentine Gallery is LeRage (2017), a large freestanding cut-out of comic book character the Hulk angrily ...  

Brandenburg Gate

70th Independence Day Parade at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

PKKHPKKH - Aug 10, 2017
The Embassy of Pakistan organized an 'Independence Day Parade' on August 8 at the historic 'Brandenburg Gate' in the German capital. A huge number of Pakistani diaspora including women and children participated in the parade. Pakistani flags and ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

The Personal and Political Struggles of the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

New York TimesNew York Times - Aug 8, 2017
The subject of Wagner's engaging new biography, “Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge,” is known for his engineering legacy, but he was also a talented wordsmith. Roebling's unpublished memoir, letters and ...  

Canadian Rockies

The two Wayne Sawchuks meet in Canadian Rockies

Wicked Local CohassetWicked Local Cohasset - Aug 11, 2017
It was 2009, when I first started thinking it might be interesting to go meet the other Wayne, and go on one of those two-week expeditions on horseback, in a camping environment, and see wildlife I hadn�t seen before in person, like grizzly bears, bald ...  


In DARPA's Colosseum, the Combatants are RF Signals
EE Times - Aug 7, 2017

You've read the history books and seen some of the many movies about the famed Roman Colosseum (the 2000 film “Gladiator” with Russell Crowe is just one of them): in that fabled amphitheater, completed around the year 70 A.D., the combatants included ...  

Eiffel Tower

Your everything guide to visiting the Eiffel Tower

CNNCNN - Aug 2, 2017
(CNN) — Picture Paris and you conjure images of the Eiffel Tower soaring above the city. It was only supposed to be a temporary structure, but the wrought-iron icon has become as much part of the fabric as the River Seine. Designed as the red-painted ...  

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge sues daredevils for stunt climb
Marin Independent Journal - Aug 11, 2017

Teatime, the nom de guerre for Wisconsin-based stunt climber Peter Kurer, is being sued by the Golden Gate Bridge district for a recent clamber up the international landmark. Also named as a defendant is Kurer's alleged confederate, Thomas Rector.  

Great Barrier Reef

Tourism tycoon funds scientific expedition into unexplored part of ...

The Cairns PostThe Cairns Post - Aug 13, 2017
TOURISM tycoon Chris Morris is helping fund a scientific expedition into the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef to search for corals that can survive ...  

Great Wall Of China

LOOK: Russell Wilson goes full Rocky Balboa on the Great Wall of China

CBSSports.comCBSSports.com - Jul 25, 2017
Clearly, Russell Wilson was jealous by what he saw because the Seahawks quarterback decided to take his own trip to China last week, only Wilson's trip was slightly different because he basically decided to reenact an entire scene from Rocky II. If you ...  

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

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead key in providing water to lower ...

The Denver Channel (blog)The Denver Channel (blog) - Aug 5, 2017
BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- Ron Tischer grew up in Las Vegas, but says the water levels he saw at Lake Mead on a recent trip with his kids are somewhat ...  

Tower Of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Chesterfield Observer - Aug 2, 2017

Heather and Mike Venaglia of Midlothian traveled to Italy during October 2016, where they stopped off for a photo in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Luckily, they brought along a pillar of support – the Observer, of course. Have travel plans? Email ...  

Machu Picchu

State College woman travels to Machu Picchu with unusual passport

Centre Daily TimesCentre Daily Times - Aug 10, 2017
There are a couple of things you have to do before hiking the Andes Mountains — and putting a new spin on the concept of a passport is apparently among them. Wendy Coulson, of State College, was sitting in a hospital attempting to help fill out ...  

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

Girl, 8, reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with her family
ABC News - Aug 8, 2017

In July, the 8-year-old from Punta Gorda, Florida, reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro -- after climbing all 19,341 feet -- during a family trip to Africa. "Hi everybody, so today is day 6," Roxy said in a video diary, "and today I, we, finished ...  

Niagara Falls

Hotel Syracuse savior chosen to restore historic Niagara Falls hotel

NewYorkUpstate.comNewYorkUpstate.com - Aug 10, 2017
Niagara Falls, N.Y. -- Ed Riley, who brought the historic Hotel Syracuse back to life with an $82 million restoration, will attempt to rescue an historic hotel with a similar history in Niagara Falls. Riley's Brine Wells Development LLC has been ...  

Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army in Xi'an | SunStar

Sun.StarSun.Star - Aug 4, 2017
IT WAS only in magazines and in documentaries of educational TV channels where I had seen the famed terracotta army that was discovered in Xi'an, China. What a surreal experience it was when I had finally entered this Unesco World Heritage Site. But ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Comparison of collapsed Stadium Southland to Pyramids in Giza called 'pointless rhetoric'

The Southland TimesThe Southland Times - Aug 8, 2017
A comparison of the Pyramids of Giza to Stadium Southland, which collapsed in 2013, has been called out by an Invercargill city councillor. A report from the council's legal advisor Michael Morris, to the council's regulatory services committee on ...  

Sistine Chapel

These limited edition photo books have captured every inch of the Sistine Chapel
The Week Magazine - Jul 28, 2017

La Cappella Sistina ($13,800) is the product of five years' work during which the Italian art publisher Scripta Maneant partnered with the Vatican Museums to digitize every inch of the Sistine Chapel — from Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes to the ...  


We may have cracked the mystery of Stonehenge

BBC NewsBBC News - Jul 17, 2017
Underground imaging and excavation have revealed that Stonehenge was once part of a complicated network of structures: ancient burial mounds, unknown settlements, processional routes and even gold-adorned burials. The finds paint a picture of a far ...  

Sydney Opera House

Evita is coming to Sydney Opera House

Time Out Sydney (blog)Time Out Sydney (blog) - Aug 11, 2017
Move over My Fair Lady: the next vintage production coming to Australia is the original Evita. Opera Australia and John Frost are collaborating to revive the 1978 West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster musical, directed ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney blanketed by thick haze as crews carry out hazard reduction burns

dailytelegraph.com.audailytelegraph.com.au - Aug 14, 2017
Sydney Harbour Bridge against the backdrop of the stunning sunrise created by smoke haze from hazard reduction burns today. Picture: AAP. “I don't think the temperature will be too much of an issue but it depends on the wind strength, which is what ...  

Taj Mahal

Government Asked To Clarify Whether Taj Mahal Is Mausoleum Or ...

NDTVNDTV - Aug 11, 2017
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Union culture ministry to clarify its stand on whether the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by ...  

The Forbidden City

The forgotten history of Beijing's first Forbidden City – and the dynasty that founded it

CityMetricCityMetric - Aug 4, 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: to climb or not to climb? The great Australian conundrum

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 7, 2017
But every day as many as one in three visitors to Uluru disregard the traditional owners' requests to keep off the rock – a deeply spiritual place to them – and climb this sacred site, which should be as special to white Australians as it is to its ...  

Angkor Wat

Cambodia Angkor Wat: Ancient statue unearthed

BBC NewsBBC News - Aug 1, 2017
Archaeologists at Cambodia's celebrated Angkor Wat temple complex have unearthed a large statue believed to date back to the late 12th century. The 2m (6.5ft) sandstone human figure probably functioned as a guardian who stood at the entrance to an ...  

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls applies for city status

ChronicleChronicle - Aug 12, 2017
Upon joining Victoria Falls early this year, Town Clerk Mr Ronnie Dube told The Chronicle that his vision was among others, to reduce the municipality's spending and transform the resort town into a world class city. “Part of our priority projects is ...  

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey And Civic Life: An Interview With Claire Foster-Gilbert

ForbesForbes - Jul 23, 2017
As director of the Westminster Abbey Institute, Claire Foster-Gilbert's work ensures that the 1,000-year-old Gothic church serves as more than a place of worship and much more than a stop on a tourist's itinerary in London. She and her team use their ...  

Big Ben

Steelers GM: Have to prepare for life without Big Ben

NFL.comNFL.com - Aug 10, 2017
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger flirted with retirement this offseason, and again upon his arrival to training camp. While some, including NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, noted that this could be a motivational ploy, the team's management team ...  

Times Square

Falcon's Creative Group hits Times Square with new attraction

Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel - Aug 4, 2017
Times Square visitors soon will come face-to-face with humpback whales – virtually speaking, of course — thanks to the work of Falcon's Creative Group on an attraction called National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. “It is something that's ...  


Restaurant Reviews: Fichon in Paris
FranceToday.com - Aug 7, 2017

Montmartre may be one of the most charming neighbourhoods in Paris, but it's not always an easy place to find a good, affordable meal, especially around the tourist-heavy Place du Tertre. Walk a few blocks away from the crowds, however, and you'll find ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral Is Crumbling. Who Will Help Save It?
TIME - Jul 27, 2017

And the features of Notre Dame's famous gargoyles looked as worn away as the face of Voldemort. "They are like ice cream in the sun, melting," says Michel Picaud, head of the nonprofit Friends of Notre Dame de Paris, looking up at them. What is more ...  

Palace Of Versailles

Someone has turned his council flat into a replica of the Palace of Versailles

MetroMetro - Jul 24, 2017
Based on Louis XIV's Palace of Versailles, Adian has transformed the walls, ceiling, fire places and cupboards of his two bed home into works of art. His latest project has been to create a marble-effect toilet. 'I love to keep improving it. I'm very ...  

Trevi Fountain

Wedding pictures: Michael proposes to Anne at The Trevi Fountain, Rome

Gazette LiveGazette Live - Aug 7, 2017
What did the bride wear? An ivory dress with a lace bodice with a flowing chiffon skirt. Make: Stacey by Modeca from Destiny Bridal in Middlesbrough. Shoes were a vintage style heel - Emilie by Ruby shoo. Bridesmaids/flower girls: Frances Agar, 25 ...  

Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia, Spain
Chesterfield Observer - Aug 9, 2017

In May, Jamie and Laura Miller of Chesterfield celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Spain. They're pictured here in front of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí's unfinished church, la Sagrada Familia, with a finishing touch of their own ...  

Cn Tower

A new mascot for the CN Tower is a mini CN Tower

Toronto StarToronto Star - Jul 20, 2017
The CN Tower, a defining landmark of the city, has a new mascot. However, the news that the tower has a mascot at all might be more surprising than the mascot, itself. To be fair, what could better represent the iconic tower than a miniature version of ...  

Space Needle

Sorrow at the Space Needle: Dinner at one of Seattle's most expensive restaurants

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Aug 9, 2017
No one's playing the baby grand at the restaurant at the top of the Seattle Space Needle. A sign on top of it reads “PLEASE DON'T PLAY THE PIANO.” Upon arriving for our dinner reservation, we've been told, peremptorily, “Go stand by the piano and we'll ...  

St. Mary Axe

BIG unveils plans for Cactus Towers beside new Copenhagen IKEA

DezeenDezeen - Aug 10, 2017
I don't want to labour such a trivial point, but perhaps BIG are trying to get in ahead of public opinion, knowing their buildings would be dubbed The Cactuses, whatever their official name. (Eg the Gherkin, hardly ever known as 30 St Mary Axe.) jon ...  

Terminal Tower

New terminal, tower building coming to Langley airport

Surrey Now-LeaderSurrey Now-Leader - Aug 9, 2017
Imagine that you are a VIP from out of town who has business in the Langley area – a famous actor or a captain of industry who flies into Vancouver International Airport then takes a helicopter for a time-saving trip to the Langley Regional Airport.  

Empire State Building

Agoda expands to full floor in Empire State Building

New York PostNew York Post - Aug 9, 2017
Priceline's Asian-focused travel site, Agoda, is expanding to a full floor at the Empire State Building. Agoda is currently on 7,600 square feet on the 47th floor and will be moving up and expanding to the entire 27,000- square-foot 66th floor. Deborah ...  

Chrysler Building

Mountain View Chrysler building new store

Chattanooga Times Free PressChattanooga Times Free Press - Aug 8, 2017
Mountain View Chrysler building new store. Ringgold facility will sit on tract twice the size of existing dealership. August 8th, 2017 by Mike Pare in Business Around the Region Read Time: 2 mins. Mountain View Auto Group Managing Partner Don Thomas ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

New skyscraper beside Twin Towers riles tourism operators

Free Malaysia TodayFree Malaysia Today - Jul 30, 2017
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian tourism operators have taken umbrage at the rise of a 77-storey structure built by contractors from China near the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. They say the Four Seasons Place is obstructing the view towards the renowned ...  

Burj Khalifa

Swim inside Burj Khalifa pool for only Dh50

Khaleej TimesKhaleej Times - Aug 7, 2017
Every Wednesday to Friday, the Burj Khalifa is hosting a Rooftop Soiree where residents can not only swim, but also enjoy good music and food. According to their website, it will cost Dh150 - but before you call us out on the headline, read on... Here ...  

Willis Tower

Work to begin on Willis Tower's new three-story retail and entertainment annex

Curbed ChicagoCurbed Chicago - Aug 7, 2017
A plan to wrap the lower three levels of Chicago's Willis Tower with an addition containing new retail, dining, and entertainment space has taken an important first step. Late last week, the City of Chicago issued a renovation permit for interior ...  

Burj Al Arab

Dubai's Burj Al Arab Jumeirah to open new hotel pool deck that stretches out over the ocean

Daily AdvertiserDaily Advertiser - Aug 6, 2017
Already a symbol of modern opulence, Dubai's famed Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel will soon be home to the emirate's most exclusive guest experience. The sail-shaped hotel, which sits on an artificial island and gives itself 'seven stars', is adding a ...  

Freedom Tower

A giant hamburger? Make that water tower a testament to America (Your letters)

Syracuse.comSyracuse.com - Aug 8, 2017
Label it the "Eagle Freedom Tower" with the town's name on it. At the base they can have a circle of flag posts and small park where they can raise the various flags on fitting holidays and special occasions or just flying them at half mast. Have an ...  

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