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Theme Park

Three UK theme parks close down water rides after girl's death

The GuardianThe Guardian - May 11, 2017
Water rides at a number of theme parks across Britain have been shut down indefinitely after an 11-year-old girl died when she fell from a “river rapids” ride at Drayton Manor theme park. Evha Jannath, from Leicester, was at the park in Staffordshire ...  

Luna Park

Bright spring weather frames Luna Park's Opening Day | Brooklyn ...

Brooklyn Daily EagleBrooklyn Daily Eagle - Apr 13, 2017
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams tries out the lead car on the Cyclone during the opening day at Luna Park. Eagle photos by Andy Katz ...  

Amusement Park

OWA to bring 'Wahlburgers' to amusement park in August

WEARWEAR - May 18, 2017
The OWA held a press conference on Wednesday morning to announce a new tenant, which will be the Boston burger restaurant Wahlburgers. Director of Business Development Greg Rawls made the announcement. He said the first Wahlburgers location ...  


A floating waterpark is planned for a beach on Lake Michigan ...

MLive.comMLive.com - May 2, 2017
A proposal for a massive floating waterpark is nearing the final approval stages that will bring it to a beach on Lake Michigan.  

Wild Animal Park

Baby fever? Wild Animal Park in Chittenango is booming with babies (photos)

Syracuse.comSyracuse.com - Apr 28, 2017
CHITTENANGO, N.Y. -- From a jaguar cub and twin lemurs to a baby camel and a kangaroo that recently left his mother's pouch, the Wild Animal Park in Madison County is booming with babies. The private zoo located on 12 acres just north of the village of ...  

Roller Coaster

Why you'll flip over the new roller coaster at Six Flags, The Joker

KTULFort Worth Star Telegram - May 16, 2017
The supervillains will have Batman surrounded at Six Flags Over Texas this season when The Joker joins the nearby Mr. Freeze and Riddler attractions as the theme park's 13th roller coaster. The maniacal free-fly coaster will start playing its tricks on ...  

Ferris Wheel

Extra-tall traveling Ferris wheel coming to MN State Fair

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - May 19, 2017
An extra-tall traveling giant Ferris wheels is coming to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair's Machinery Hill.  

Merry Go Round

NHL's Goaltending Merry-Go-Round Gets an Early Start
New York Times - May 17, 2017

When the Carolina Hurricanes traded a third-round pick to the Chicago Blackhawks for the rights to Scott Darling, the N.H.L.'s goaltender carousel started spinning. After Carolina signed Darling to a four-year, $16.6 million deal, the Dallas Stars sent ...  

Thrill Rides

Drayton Manor re-opens after girl, 11, dies but many thrill rides including rapids and roller coasters remain closed

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - May 13, 2017
Drayton Manor Theme Park reopened today following the death of an 11-year-old girl — but a number of popular thrill rides are not operational. Tragic Evha Jannath died in hospital from head injuries after falling into the water on the Splash Canyon ...  


Goshen approves host agreement with Legoland

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - May 16, 2017
GOSHEN – Since the birth of a local Legoland plan 18 months ago, theme park executives have come from the East bearing three gifts for the town – host-site fees, payments in lieu of taxes and infrastructure upgrades. Goshen's town board voted 4-1 ...  

Coney Island

WWII Vets, Ages 102 and 90, Give Coney Island Students Special Lesson

NY1NY1 - May 19, 2017
Some students in Coney Island got a history lesson from a pair of World War II veterans Thursday. "They should know how we feel. I know they are happy," said 102-year-old Cosimo Vanneri. "We feel that we accomplished something and we can relate to ...  

Disney World

Unlocking the mystery behind 'Pandora: The World of Avatar'

WESH OrlandoWESH Orlando - May 12, 2017
Stepping across the bridge in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom transports guests four light years away to Pandora: The World of Avatar. "It's an incredible experience to be able to share what we've worked on for five years," said Matt Beilar, a ...  

Disney Land

Forget Disney Land, wipe your beery eyes and enjoy Florida's hidden highlights

The SunThe Sun - May 7, 2017
Forget Disney Land, wipe your beery eyes and enjoy Florida's hidden highlights. From taste-testing pints along a craft beer trail to peacefully kayaking in the sun... there's more to do in the Sunshine state than theme parks. By Jenny Green. 7th May ...  

Six Flags

Two Six Flags Parks Place Spurs, Warriors Wager

550 KTSA550 KTSA - May 14, 2017
Two Six Flags parks are getting in on the wagers between the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, Texas, are each standing by their teams competing in ...  

London Zoo

Manchester studio creates campaign for London Zoo's adult-only ...

Prolific NorthProlific North - May 10, 2017
Manchester's Edit_ brand studio and strategy consultant Claire Rigby have launched a campaign to promote London Zoo's new adult-only nights. 'Zoo Nights' is ...  

Georgia Aquarium

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to release loggerhead sea turtle

UGA TodayUGA Today - Apr 26, 2017
The stragglers live at the aquarium for about three years before being released or transferred to a larger home at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, where they can educate a broader audience about native sea turtles found on the coast. As an ambassador ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium may raise admission prices

WGN-TVWGN-TV - May 10, 2017
CHICAGO — The Shedd Aquarium is asking to raise the price of admission for the first time in 17 years. The park district board was supposed to vote on the proposed hike Wednesday but its meeting has been postponed. Once the new pricing structure goes ...  

Georgia Aquarium

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant to release loggerhead sea turtle

UGA TodayUGA Today - Apr 26, 2017
The stragglers live at the aquarium for about three years before being released or transferred to a larger home at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, where they can educate a broader audience about native sea turtles found on the coast. As an ambassador ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Has the Chillest Livestream on the Internet

MotherboardMotherboard - May 17, 2017
A few years ago, my wife and I went on a nice vacation to Monterey, California. We spent a lot of time walking by (but never into) the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We also enjoyed taking in the gorgeous views of the shores of Monterey Bay (which lately ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

What's next at Oregon Coast Aquarium? New exhibit -and renewed help for marine animals

KATUKATU - May 1, 2017
New exhibit -and renewed help for marine animals. by Kristin Goodwillie. Jim Burke with the Oregon Coast Aquarium said sea turtles are are on the Oregon Coast - and the loggerhead species is even rarer still. (Oregon Coast Aquarium photo). aqua2.PNG.  


Columbus Zoo announces names of polar bear cubs | WBNS-10TV ...

10TV10TV - May 14, 2017
Anana's cub is named Amelia Gray and Aurora's cubs are Nuniq and Neva.  

Washington Monument

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

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Apr 23, 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

Microsoft brings coding to Minecraft: Education Edition

MobileSyrupMobileSyrup - May 2, 2017
The company uploaded a few maps of its own, including ones that take players to feudal Japan and the Greek Parthenon in Athens, giving students the ability to learn about the history of those eras. The update also comes with a mapping feature that lets ...  

Statue Of Liberty

Ferry to shuttle New Jersey Statue of Liberty visitors

News 12 New JerseyNews 12 New Jersey - May 15, 2017
(AP) - Visitors going to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from New Jersey will face a longer ferry ride because structural problems forced officials to close the security screening center. A shuttle service will ferry visitors to New York City's ...  

India Gate

Odisha Parba 2017: India Gate lawns to turn into mini-Odisha for this cultural fest

Hindustan TimesHindustan Times - Apr 28, 2017
“It's a matter of pride for me to perform at the India Gate. For this event, I will sing songs with a social message,” says Das. No festival in Delhi is complete without delicious food. At Odisha Parba, expect specialities from Cuttack — Raghu ...  

Arc de Triomphe

Macron Greets Crowd After Arc De Triomphe Ceremony

Hundreds of people had braved the rain to catch a glimpse of Macron, as he headed to the Arc de Triomphe to pay his respects at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Former investment banker Macron becomes the youngest post-war French leader and the first ...  

Jefferson Memorial

14 briefly stuck in Jefferson Memorial elevator | WTOP

WTOPWTOP - Apr 19, 2017
Fourteen people, including a park ranger, were stuck in an elevator at the Jefferson Memorial for about 20 minutes on Wednesday morning.  

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 23, 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

Villanova student objects to softball team's 'inappropriate' photo at 9/11 Memorial

PhillyVoice.comPhillyVoice.com - Apr 30, 2017
These are students who payed their respects at the World Trade Center Memorial and took a photo together to commemorate it. Don't you have something more important to worry about? If you belonged to any type team,which I highly doubt you do, you ...  

Yad Vashem

As Trump's visit looms, tour of Yad Vashem still unconfirmed

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsJerusalem Post Israel News - May 15, 2017
THEN-US PRESIDENT Barack Obama participates in a wreath laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance during his visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on ...  

Vietnam Memorial

US refuses to add sailors' names to Vietnam Memorial

NavyTimes.comNavyTimes.com - May 21, 2017
US refuses to add sailors' names to Vietnam Memorial. By: Chris Carola, The Associated Press, May 21, 2017 (Photo Credit: Navy via AP). ALBANY, N.Y. — The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Considers Mandatory Fee for Out-of-State Visitors

Valley NewsValley News - May 18, 2017
In this May 10, 2017 photo, people sit on the steps at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The museum is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems. As part of its recovery efforts ...  

Tate Museum

Tate Museum Saturday Club Features Ancient Amphibians

Oil CityOil City - May 5, 2017
The May edition of the Tate Geological Museum's Saturday Club will look at water-dwelling amphibians. The free event will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. The adaptations that allowed the first amphibians to leave the water to ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Best museum exhibits in Europe this spring

After an extensive five-year restoration project, Leonardo da Vinci's Adoration of the Magi is returning to Florence's Uffizi Gallery. The Adoration of the Magi was a common subject in 15th-century Florence, but Leonardo veered from the style of other ...  

Vatican Museums

Can Vatican display shed light on the fate of the Menorah?

The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel - May 13, 2017
“A few years before, my late sister Daniela, who back then was the director of the Jewish Museum, had already envisioned an exhibit on the Menorah in Rome, and the idea was received enthusiastically by the Vatican Museums,” Di Castro says. The exhibit ...  

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

Manolo Blahnik's Most Artistic Shoes Are Now on Display in Russia

Footwear NewsFootwear News - May 11, 2017
Legendary designer Manolo Blahnik officially opens his “Art of Shoes” retrospective today in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibition at The State Hermitage Museum showcases 212 shoes and 80 original drawings, which are part of Blahnik's extensive archive.  

Smithsonian Museum

African-American history museum tickets selling out in minutes. More on sale Wednesday.

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - May 1, 2017
Intense interest by the public in a new Smithsonian museum is not entirely unprecedented, however. When the National Museum of the American Indian opened 12 years ago, that museum had 2 million visitors in its first year of operation. And just as with ...  


The Met, MoMA, and other NYC museums poised for expansion: map

Curbed NYCurbed NY - May 16, 2017
As New York City's museums deal with a massive influx of visitors, both from city dwellers and tourists, many of these cultural institutions also have to contend with a lack of space to accommodate the masses. To prepare for the increase in people, as ...  

Guggenheim Museum

Solange Has Added A Second Performance At The Guggenheim ...

The FADERThe FADER - May 16, 2017
Solange has added another show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.  

The Louvre

Make the Most of the Louvre

New York TimesNew York Times - May 1, 2017
The Louvre, a former fortress and royal palace, is one of the world's most awe-inspiring museums, a trove of history from the seventh century B.C. to the mid-19th century. Antiquities from the East and West vie for attention with masterpieces by ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum Presents "The Lure of Italy: Artists' Views"
Fine Books & Collections Magazine - Apr 21, 2017

“For many, Italy represented - and still represents today - a stunningly lush treasure of scenic wonder, with picturesque ancient sculptures, historic buildings, and dramatic landscapes,” says Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “This ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Considers Mandatory Fee for Out-of-State Visitors

Valley NewsValley News - May 18, 2017
In this May 10, 2017 photo, people sit on the steps at the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The museum is rebounding from more than a year of internal turmoil and financial problems. As part of its recovery efforts ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

LA Reincarnation: New Art Spaces in Vintage Settings

New York TimesNew York Times - May 18, 2017
... of Los Angeles, a city still in its infancy by comparison, have mainly taken the form of gleaming new edifices like the Getty Center in Brentwood and the Broad, with Peter Zumthor's proposed addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Berkeley Symphony announces new season; Joana Carneiro returns to conduct

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - May 12, 2017
Also on the 2017-18 season are three events curated by the Berkeley Symphony for the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive's “Full” Series for new and experimental music. Those events are scheduled for March 31, April 29 and May 29, 2018.  

National Portrait Gallery

JFK Portrait Going on Display at National Portrait Gallery

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - May 18, 2017
JFK Portrait Going on Display at National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery is putting a portrait of John F. Kennedy on display in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. | May 18, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn ...  

British Museum

British Museum director Hartwig Fischer reveals his masterplan

The AustralianThe Australian - Apr 26, 2017
On an early-morning wander through the British Museum, with the crowds yet to arrive and many of the lights still off, empty galleries echo with the sound of distant doors being unlocked, and Hartwig Fischer, the museum's first foreign director since ...  

Belvedere Palace

The Star Online - May 6, 2017

After that I travel to the 18th century Belvedere Palace which was the summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy. It has been converted into a museum that houses the greatest collection of Austrian art and works of Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Max ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

Musee D Orsay

Idéalement versatile

Forum OpéraForum Opéra - May 9, 2017
En miroir de l'exposition actuellement présentée au Musée d'Orsay, Au-delà des étoiles, qui dévoile la représentation du « paysage mystique » sous des pinceaux aussi différents que ceux de Monet, de Kandinsky, de Harris ou de Gauguin, le concert de la ...  

Museo Del Prado

Ovid's Metamorphoses is the ultimate sourcebook for artists

Apollo MagazineApollo Magazine - Apr 22, 2017
1655–60), Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez. Las Hilanderas (c. 1655–60), Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez. Museo del Prado, Madrid. Readers who came to the Metamorphoses first-hand, meanwhile, met a self-conscious tour de force of poetic ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Rare public view: Korea's highly prized national treasures

Yonhap NewsYonhap News - May 12, 2017
The question jumped into the mind of Yi Young-hoon, director-general of the National Museum of Korea, while his organization -- together with the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) -- were putting together a special exhibition to show historic ...  

National Palace Museum

The Forbidden City's treasures for the masses, at their finger tips

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - May 7, 2017
The best role model in Chinese cultural merchandising would come from the Palace Museum's Taiwanese counterpart – the National Palace Museum, with which it shares its roots. The Taipei museum's holdings were spirited out of mainland China in 1949 ...  

Tokyo National Museum

Buddhist statue masterpieces by Unkei on display in Tokyo in fall

Asahi ShimbunAsahi Shimbun - May 14, 2017
Ryusuke Asami of the Tokyo National Museum says on April 20, “We will hold a record large-scale exhibition of Unkei's Buddhist statues.” TV personality Tomoe Shinohara says, “Unkei created so much inspiring jewelry art for his statues that I feel that ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

What might have been: the Victoria and Albert Museum's never-built tower

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - May 10, 2017
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) once dreamed of building a landmark to dominate the London skyline. That was in 1868, when Henry Cole, the museum's first director, personally designed a 250ft-high octagonal tower with an external spiral staircase.  

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

Three held in custody after anti-Shell protest at Van Gogh Museum

DutchNews.nlDutchNews.nl - May 15, 2017
Three activists are being held in custody three days after taking part in a protest at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum to highlight its relationship with Dutch oil giant Shell. Seven women were arrested for staging an unscheduled 'performance' in the foyer ...  

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

Free Getty Concerts: 'Off the 405' Opens

NBC Southern CaliforniaNBC Southern California - May 16, 2017
Which makes the easy-to-recall handle of The Getty Center's long-running, pay-nothing summer concert series a phrase you probably already have used on more than one occasion. Off the 405, which jams over five spring-to-summer Saturday nights, ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Can Vatican display shed light on the fate of the Menorah?

The Times of IsraelThe Times of Israel - May 13, 2017
... we received from national and international museums,” says Di Castro, highlighting the important loans that the exhibit received from institutions such as the Louvre, the London National Gallery, the Israel Museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in ...  


'They all look miserable': British artist uses FaceApp to turn Rijksmuseum frowns upside down

CBC.caCBC.ca - May 19, 2017
"They all look miserable," the British designer and illustrator told As It Happens host Carol Off. "You imagine you'd been sitting there for, I don't now, five hours, waiting for someone to paint you, you're not gonna look particularly happy. So ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Chanel to Cohost the Serpentine Summer Party in London

WWDWWD - May 9, 2017
The invitation to the party, which is taking place on June 28 at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, features a handwritten note by Karl Lagerfeld: “The Summer Party 2017” in smudgy green watercolor crayon. The Serpentine Gallery has always ...  

Brandenburg Gate

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

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Apr 23, 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 ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

Finally, an Entrance Worthy of the Brooklyn Bridge

New York TimesNew York Times - May 9, 2017
This squeezebox-like corridor has long served as the unofficial welcome to the Brooklyn Bridge for those coming to it from its namesake borough. More functional than charming, it is a particularly soulless stretch of concrete that was known as “the ...  

Canadian Rockies

The romance of travelling by train

The GuardianThe Guardian - May 17, 2017
The train is just made for epic journeys through awe-inspiring wildernesses. And in the Canadian Rockies, if you want views, you've got them, in abundance. Rocky Mountaineer, which provides luxury train journeys through Western Canada and the Rockies, ...  


Maria Sharapova at the Colosseum in Rome

NewsdayNewsday - May 16, 2017
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova (R) jokes with an assistant at the Colosseum on May 14, 2017 in Rome. Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been given a wildcard to play in the Italian Tennis Open which started with qualifications ...  

Eiffel Tower

Lake Geneva mansion by Eiffel Tower designer up for sale

Daily MailDaily Mail - May 15, 2017
A lake-side mansion built by the man behind the Eiffel Tower for a wealthy fashion designer could sell for more than £35million at auction. Stephen Sauvestre was commissioned to build Chateau de Promenthoux in the late 1890s by Jean-Philippe Worth, the ...  

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge Restricts Visitor Parking On Mother's Day « CBS ...

CBS San Francisco Bay AreaCBS San Francisco Bay Area - May 12, 2017
Golden Gate Bridge officials are urging visitors on Mother's Day to take mass transit, bike, taxi or rideshare to the bridge, as parking lots next to the bridge will be ...  

Great Barrier Reef

'We can't be passive bystanders': Advisers call for dramatic re-think ...

GeekDad (blog)The Sydney Morning Herald - May 20, 2017
The federal government's expert panel warns the current strategy doesn't address the gravest threat facing the Great Barrier Reef.  

Great Wall Of China

China unveils replica of Great Wall
Daily Mail - May 19, 2017

Would YOU believe this is the Great Wall of China? Replica of the famous fortress is so realistic 'some tourists think they're climbing the original site'. Video footage uploaded on May 15 shows a replica of the Great Wall of China located in Nanchang ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

Hanging Gardens of Birmingham: Architects design incredible tower concepts with 'oasis-like' terraces

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 20, 2017
According to ancient texts the Hanging Gardens of Babylon boasted elaborate terraces, magnificent water features and floating plants. It looks like Birmingham could have its own mythical-like garden tower if new designs drawn up by a British architect ...  

Hoover Dam

Iconic Hoover Dam lights up in turquoise for lung health

SFGateSFGate - May 12, 2017
The Hoover Dam opened in 1936, generating the first electric power produced by the dam. Located at the Nevada-Arizona border, the Hoover Dam and other Colorado River facilities now provide drinking water and hydropower to about 40 million residents, ...  

Tower Of Pisa

Harput Ulu Leaning Minaret Rivals Tower of Pisa

Asharq Al-awsat EnglishAsharq Al-awsat English - May 16, 2017
Ankara- A new study found that the minaret of Harput Ulu mosque near the eastern Turkish province of Elazığ is more inclined than the Pisa tower in Italy. Harput Ulu mosque dates back to the Seljuk era. The study conducted in the Firat University ...  

Machu Picchu

Valerie says 'Yes!' at Machu Picchu

Philippine StarPhilippine Star - May 15, 2017
The venue of the proposal was made memorable by the fact that visiting Machu Picchu is on top of their bucket list. Machu Picchu is known as the Lost City of the Incas, one of the highest peaks in the world, located in the Andes Mountains in Peru. They ...  

Mount Fuji

Fun nature tours draw visitors to Mount Fuji's northern areas

Asahi ShimbunAsahi Shimbun - May 10, 2017
FUJIYOSHIDA, Yamanashi Prefecture--Offering magnificent views of Japan's highest peak, tourism operators in Mount Fuji's northern areas are packaging additional back-to-nature attractions to lure an increasing number of non-Japanese visitors.  

Mount Kilimanjaro

An Amateur's Guide to Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - May 10, 2017
Here's how to conquer Africa's highest peak, even if you aren't a seasoned mountaineer. Back when I was a grad student, and in what I considered pretty good shape, I closed in on the 18,200-foot summit of Kala Patthar near Everest and thought ...  

Niagara Falls

Falls Rotary Club celebrates 100th anniversary

Niagara GazetteNiagara Gazette - May 20, 2017
Anderluh joined dozens of fellow Rotary Club members and community leaders during a centennial event held Friday at the Four Points Sheraton on Buffalo Avenue. The event celebrated the founding of the Niagara Falls, New York Rotary Club, which was ...  

Terracotta Army

Terracotta Army: The greatest archaeological find of the 20th Century

BBC NewsBBC News - Apr 25, 2017
In March 1974, Chinese farmers digging a well unearthed the greatest archaeological find of the century - the buried Terracotta Army. After coming across a life-sized human head made of clay in Xi'an, China, archaeologists were called in to investigate.  

Pyramids Of Giza

The lonely pyramids of Giza: Egyptian tourism's decline

Aljazeera.comAljazeera.com - Apr 24, 2017
The bellwether of the Egyptian tourism industry is perhaps the Great Pyramids of Giza. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tourists used to scurry about the idyllic and dusty dunes surrounding the mighty sunbaked temples. Although tourism is apparently ...  

Sistine Chapel

Exclusive: Secret Room Holds 'Lost' Michelangelo Artwork

National GeographicNational Geographic - Apr 21, 2017
The rough outline may be a version of a figure from Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel. Photograph by Paolo Woods, National Geographic (Left) and Photograph by Getty Images (Right). The artwork is visible today because Dal Poggetto took no ...  


From Stonehenge To The Pyramids, Artist Nails Miniature Landscape Photography Like Never Before

Indiatimes.comIndiatimes.com - May 12, 2017
When you are passionate about something, it can take you just about anywhere you like. Meet Vatsal Kataria, who, with his artistic skills, has travelled the world and that includes his own imaginary land. Kataria who is a commercial still life ...  

Sydney Opera House

S-Town creator comes to Sydney Opera House

theMusicNEWS.com.au - May 22, 2017
It has been downloaded 40 million times and Reed will appear on the Opera House stage in July to talk about making S-Town and what has happened since it was released in March. *Brian Reed will appear at the Sydney Opera House on July 29 with tickets ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

'You get to create your own show'

dailytelegraph.com.audailytelegraph.com.au - May 19, 2017
This is the design and production hub of some of Vivid Sydney's most ambitious projects including Dreamscape, the world's largest interactive lighting display, that links the entire Quay precinct from the Sydney Opera House to the Sydney Harbour Bridge ...  

Taj Mahal

See the Taj Mahal and the Tigers of India in the style of a Maharaja

Straight.comStraight.com - May 18, 2017
The Taj Mahal is not only one of the most famous works of architecture in the world, it also has one of the most romantic stories behind it. Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, the 17-hectare complex in the ...  

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City's treasures for the masses, at their finger tips

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - May 7, 2017
What has given the sales of the Forbidden City inspired gifts a boost is the Chinese consumers' thirst for royal affairs in the distant past, as evident in the successes of soap operas portraying the lives of Chinese emperors, princesses and concubines.  


Field of Light Uluru commences second season

SpiceNewsSpiceNews - May 9, 2017
Internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro's immersive installation, Field of Light Uluru has commenced its second season and will now continue to delight guests until 31 March 2018. The award-winning exhibition, located at Ayers Rock Resort in the ...  

Angkor Wat

Photo tour: The wonders of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Archaeological Park is one of the true wonders of the world, a bucket-list destination for anyone who loves ruins or ancient cultures. By most estimates, it is the largest religious monument on earth, spanning more than 150 square miles.  

Victoria Falls

16 immigration officers nabbed in one month

The HeraldThe Herald - May 15, 2017
SIX more immigration officers stationed at Victoria Falls and Kazungula border posts have been arrested after allegedly receiving bribes from foreigners to alter visas. The arrest of Vincent Shoshwe, Sheilla Ndabani, Shepherd Gombwe, Simbarashe ...  

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey to say 'goodbye to him'

British Comedy GuideChortle - May 17, 2017
Fans of the comedian, who died March last year at the age of 85, will be able to attend. There will be readings and tributes from the likes of Jimmy Tarbuck, Rob Brydon, Joanna Lumley and Sir Michael Parkinson, together with stirring music from the BBC ...  

Big Ben

Community rallies around Preds super fan 'Big Ben' after concussion

WKRN.comWKRN.com - May 12, 2017
Big Ben, whose real name is Ben Butzbach, sustained a concussion several months ago while raising money for local fire departments and has become sensitive to light and sound. It's a problem that has kept him out of work for months. He posted online ...  

Times Square

RPT-Times Square mayhem raises question about recent redesign
Reuters - May 20, 2017

NEW YORK May 20 The mayhem and death left in the trail of a car that sped along crowded sidewalks in New York's Times Square has revived calls for banning vehicles from the Manhattan crossroads, one of the world's busiest tourist destinations.  


Montmartre, décor de cinéma : (re)visitez le célèbre quartier grâce à une exposition
AlloCiné - May 15, 2017

Du 12 avril 2017 au 14 janvier 2018, les férus de cinéma auront l'occasion de (re)visiter l'un des quartiers parisiens les plus célèbres grâce à l'exposition "Montmartre, décor de cinéma". Pigalle, le Sacré-Coeur, Moulin Rouge,... Autant de lieux ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Paris to auction lovers' locks from its bridges

Pittsburgh Post-GazettePittsburgh Post-Gazette - May 13, 2017
Apart from those removed from the Pont des Arts, the batches on sale will also include locks from the Archbishop's bridge, which leads to the island on which the Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral stands. In all, the batches for sale represent around 7 ...  

Palace Of Versailles

Paris: Joy of life
New Zealand Herald - May 20, 2017

From Monet's garden in Giverny, to the World War II D-Day landing beaches, to the private apartments of the Palace of Versailles, back to our final docking point in Paris, each day's shore excursion had its own expert guide to bring each destination to ...  

Trevi Fountain

Tourists to be banned from stopping at Trevi fountain

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - May 12, 2017
Tourists are to be banned from stopping at Rome's Trevi fountain after a spate of illegal swimming inspired by a scene from 1960 film 'La Dolce Vita'. Under a plan unveiled by Mayor Virginia Raggi, tourists will only be able to visit the 18th century ...  

Sagrada Familia

Basilica of the Sagrada Familia named most popular tourist attraction

Starts at 60Starts at 60 - May 9, 2017
When you think of the world's most popular tourist attraction, perhaps the pyramids of Egypt or the Eiffel Tower comes to mind. But neither of those popular spots took out the most popular tourist attraction. According to Tripadvisor, who this week ...  

Cn Tower

CN Tower chef gives students lesson in nutrition at North York Harvest

insideTORONTO.cominsideTORONTO.com - May 17, 2017
CN Tower executive chef John Morris puts the finishing touches on the whole wheat penne and lentil meatballs with lemon and kale pesto dish with help from high school students Julia Maciel (left) and A'miah Williams during a North York Harvest event in ...  

Space Needle

Photos: Space Needle opened to public 55 years ago

seattlepi.comseattlepi.com - Apr 21, 2017
In terms of marking the city for the world, the Space Needle might be Seattle's biggest icon. The 605-foot-tall symbol for the future is not missed in any photo, illustration or other image of the city's skyline. And the view from the top is the only ...  

St. Mary Axe

Oyster sauce group eyes bid for London's 'Gherkin' tower

Financial TimesFinancial Times - May 18, 2017
The group is considering an offer for the building, formally known as 30 St Mary Axe, at a yield of less than 4 per cent, another person said. This would reflect a similar pricing level to fellow Chinese company CC Land's £1.1bn purchase of the ...  

Terminal Tower

Terminal Tower to turn red for charity

cleveland.comcleveland.com - May 11, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Terminal Tower will be colored in red light on Thursday, May 25. The rosy gesture is in support of Red Nose Day, the charity working to raise money to end child poverty. NBC will air the third annual "The Red Nose Day Special" at ...  

Empire State Building

'Super Mario Odyssey' Release Date: Spoiler footage leaks of Empire State Building, desert level

MicMic - May 15, 2017
Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch version is powering ahead for a holiday 2017 release. While there hasn't been much more official footage released since the first glimpse we got back in January, some spoilers have leaked to give us an extra look ...  

Chrysler Building

Rockets owner Leslie Alexander puts Manhattan condo on market for $21.5 million

Chron.comChron.com - Apr 25, 2017
The four-bedroom, four-bath condominium is on the top floor of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences and features 360 degree views of Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. The 4,545-square foot condominium features a master ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Sharing their thoughts on KL's history

The Star OnlineThe Star Online - Apr 24, 2017
He cited the Petronas Twin Towers being built on the site of Kuala Lumpur Turf Club as an example. While it was a pity to see the racing field go, it was replaced by an iconic structure. Finally, Chuari gave the young audience a personal glimpse of ...  

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab Among World's Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions
Al-Bawaba - May 22, 2017

Dubai landmarks the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab are among the top 20 most photographed buildings on Instagram, according to a new study. Sony Mobile and OnePoll revealed the findings as part of a study of the top 30 most photographed locations in ...  

Willis Tower

Skydeck Chicago giving moms chance to have 'Pie in the Sky'

WLS-TVWLS-TV - May 12, 2017
Ninety-nine floors tall to be exact. The Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower is hosting the Mother's Day Pie in the Sky experience. "We're giving her the chance to set up here, set up a table on the 99th floor of Willis Tower have a three course ...  

Burj Al Arab

Spotted: Baby Groot catching some rays by the Burj Al Arab

The National (blog)The National (blog) - May 10, 2017
Baby Groot, star of Marvel Blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy 2, has been spotted sunning himself on the beach by Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab. The diminutive tree-like alien has been in Dubai on a whistle stop promotional tour for the movie, and also ...  

Freedom Tower

The Freedom Tower: A good look at today and history

NewsdayNewsday - May 4, 2017
We went to Manhattan to see just that from the One World Observatory Deck in the Freedom Tower. It wasn't the best weather — it was cloudy and wet — but it was all worth it when we saw the sights when the clouds broke every once in a while. After we ...  

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