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Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park 'may face charges' over death of girl

BBC NewsBBC News - Aug 12, 2018
Theme park bosses could face a corporate manslaughter charge over the death of an 11-year-old who fell out of a water ride during a school trip. Evha Jannath fell from the Splash Canyon ride on a school trip at Drayton Manor Theme Park in May 2017.  

Luna Park

Luna Park's Steeplechase roller coaster jams up, causing scare

News 12 BrooklynNews 12 Brooklyn - Aug 1, 2018
A Luna Park ride caused a scare and an evacuation Monday night when it stalled 8 feet above the ground. No one was hurt, but it marked the second time in three days that a ride at the park got jammed with people aboard. On Saturday, the Cyclone ...  

Amusement Park

A New $2-billion Amusement Park Four Times the Size of Disneyland Is Coming to Ohio (Video)

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Aug 2, 2018
Developers are about to break ground on a new amusement park outside of Columbus, Ohio. Planet Oasis Ohio is investing $2 billion in the park project, the Detroit Free Press reported. It will be built on 350 acres of land in Sunbury, or about four ...  


Behind-the-scenes look at Big River Waterpark in New Caney

KPRC Click2HoustonKPRC Click2Houston - Aug 2, 2018
NEW CANEY, Texas - We took a behind-the-scenes look at the eagerly-awaited Big Rivers Waterpark inside of Grand Texas Theme Parks in New Caney. The owner, Monty Galland, said the project has been a big undertaking but will, hopefully, be worth the ...  

Wild Animal Park

Giraffe born at Alto area wild animal park, public asked for names

MLive.comMLive.com - Jul 19, 2018
ALTO, MI -- A Kent County wild animal park wants the public's help to name a new addition -- a baby giraffe -- that came into the world just last week. Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park posted images of the giraffe Wednesday, July 18 on it's Facebook page.  

Roller Coaster

Busch Gardens offers behind-the-scenes roller coaster tours for thrill seekers

ABC Action NewsABC Action News - Aug 7, 2018
TAMPA, Fla. — Calling all roller coaster fanatics! If you've ever wanted to stand at the top of a coaster just for the thrill of it now is your chance. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is offering limited-time roller coaster tours from August 16 to August 19 ...  

Ferris Wheel

Vandal damages park's Ferris wheel

Jacksonville Journal-CourierJacksonville Journal-Courier - Aug 6, 2018
Police are looking for those responsible for damaging the Ferris wheel in Community Park. Vandals etched words into a bench of the wheel, damaging the paint, as well as damaged a set of Christmas tree lights during the past week, according to a report ...  

Merry Go Round

Review: A more modern 'Holiday Inn' marvels at Merry-Go-Round

Auburn CitizenAuburn Citizen - Aug 2, 2018
Ted Hanover (Benjamin Mapp) and Jim Hardy (Ben Mayne) perform in their song and dance act in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's production of "Holiday Inn," which continues at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Owasco through Aug. 22.  

Thrill Rides

SeaWorld Orlando: Thrill rides set for late runs on Aug. 17

Orlando Sentinel (blog)Orlando Sentinel (blog) - Aug 7, 2018
SeaWorld Orlando's thrill rides — including Manta, Mako and Kraken — will operate late on Aug. 17, which is Thrill Fest Ride Night.  


Legoland NY raises $3K for nonprofits

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - Aug 6, 2018
Hide caption. Legoland New York raised $3,000 for not-for-profit organizations during a series of three “Awesome Awareness Days” between March and June. Proceeds were divided equally between Beautiful People of the Hudson Valley and Pets Alive ...  

Coney Island

An interactive instrument shaped like a house is coming to Coney Island

Time OutTime Out - Aug 2, 2018
Coney Island has always offered its share of unusual sights (Ever been to the Mermaid Parade or the Coney Island Walls?), so don't be surprised by the odd, ramshackle construction popping up this weekend on the Coney Island Boardwalk at West 12th ...  

Disney World

Disney World: How to make the most of a busy vacation

Darren Grant was on a mission. The Stuarts Draft man climbed in his silver Kia Niro just before 3 p.m. on May 30 and, along with his daughter, Emma, and girlfriend, Lee Anna Ralston, hit the road. There were a few stops, all quick ones, for food and gas.  

Disney Land

Marvel could become master of the cinematic universe if Disney land Fox assets

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jul 23, 2018
Marvel could become master of the cinematic universe if Disney land Fox assets. Mooted US$71.3 billion studio purchase may see X-Men, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Fantastic Four appear in future big screen blockbusters. By Business Insider. 23 Jul 2018.  

Six Flags

Frederick | Zip Trip: The Six Flags America FOX 5 First 5

FOX 5 DCFOX 5 DC - Aug 10, 2018
Our Six Flags America FOX 5 First 5 of the Day is Michael! We met up with him during our FOX 5 ZIP TRIP to FREDERICK! Michael is 2-years-old and is enjoying the summer! If you are out-and-about during our FOX 5 ZIP TRIP fun and take a photo - post it ...  

London Zoo

Digital Daily: Lions at London Zoo Get New Toys Ahead of World Lion Day

KSTPKSTP - Aug 9, 2018
August 09, 2018 02:41 PM. World Lion Day came early at the London Zoo. Asiatic lions were treated with new toys. Lioness sisters Heidi, Indi and Rubi looked pleased to find their enclosure filled with specially designed boomer balls. Advertisement.  

Georgia Aquarium

This is how Georgia Aquarium feeds its four whale sharks

WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta - Jul 30, 2018
ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium is home to many animals, including four massive whale sharks named Trixie, Alice, Yushan, and Taroko. Access Atlanta got up close and personal with the whale sharks, getting a behind-the-scenes tour of what goes down ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Loew's Chicago Hotel Gives Up Plastic Straws In Partnership With Shedd Aquarium

ForbesForbes - Aug 1, 2018
Loews said in a news release that it had become the first hotel to join the “Shedd The Straw” campaign in cooperation with Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. The campaign is aimed at keeping plastic out of the world's lakes, rivers and oceans, with Shedd noting ...  

Georgia Aquarium

This is how Georgia Aquarium feeds its four whale sharks

WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta - Jul 30, 2018
ATLANTA - The Georgia Aquarium is home to many animals, including four massive whale sharks named Trixie, Alice, Yushan, and Taroko. Access Atlanta got up close and personal with the whale sharks, getting a behind-the-scenes tour of what goes down ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey aquarium needs a name for its new penguin chick

CNNCNN - Aug 2, 2018
The newest member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's penguin colony was born July 7, and her human caretakers want your help deciding on her name. The littlest resident of the renowned California aquarium is currently on display with her parents until she ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

It's always Shark Week at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Statesman JournalStatesman Journal - Jul 18, 2018
This curiosity lead Burke to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in 1997. Before that, he spent his time researching in the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean and working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “I never thought about working at an ...  


Brookfield Zoo Offers 'Kids' Free Days' This Week

NBC ChicagoNBC Chicago - Aug 7, 2018
Brookfield Zoo announced they are offering 'Kids' Free Days' where children ages 11 and under will receive free admission for a limited time during the first ...  

Washington Monument

DC's 8 major monuments ranked, from most to least effective

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 26, 2018
OK, sure, but that's skirting the larger point: The Washington Monument is a 555-foot-tall phallic symbol. George Washington is the father of our country, and the Washington Monument is America's, um, you know. It's a totem of power, whether realized ...  

Greek Parthenon

Ashes to Ashes

Times of IndiaTimes of India - Aug 11, 2018
This theatre resembled the Greek Parthenon, with six Doric columns. Stories abound about Sans Souci staging Othello, where Othello was played by Bengali actor Baishnav Chandra Adhya and Desdemona by Leach's daughter. While staging the play ...  

Statue Of Liberty

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty trolls Melania Trump in court with 'I really care' dress

Activist Patricia Okoumou talks to reporters outside of an United States federal courthouse following her hearing, which was related to her arrest on July 4th when she scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest the Trump administration's ...  

India Gate

Why so much secrecy around India Gate construction: Delhi HC

The Indian ExpressThe Indian Express - Jul 31, 2018
The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked why construction at the India Gate roundabout is being carried out in secrecy, and sought to know what is being built behind the walls. “As a citizen, we have a right to know about it. We also want to rejoice (in) it ...  

Arc de Triomphe

Neufbosc to be given Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe preparation

Racinguk.com - pure racing entertainmentRacinguk.com - pure racing entertainment - Jul 15, 2018
Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris runner-up Neufbosc will be aimed on the Prix Niel en route to the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Trained by Pia Brandt, the Mastercraftsman colt has progressed steadily this season, winning a Listed race and a Group Three at ...  

Jefferson Memorial

Ruth B. McGuire

Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 - Aug 3, 2018
Burial will be held at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ruth's name to Rainbow Hospice and ...  

Lenins Tomb

Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jan 20, 2015
Two Russian performance artists were jailed for 10 days on Tuesday after throwing holy water at the Lenin Mausoleum on Red Square and shouting, "Rise up and leave!" The men were sentenced to 10 days in police cells for petty hooliganism after the ...  

Washington Monument

DC's 8 major monuments ranked, from most to least effective

Washington PostWashington Post - Jul 26, 2018
OK, sure, but that's skirting the larger point: The Washington Monument is a 555-foot-tall phallic symbol. George Washington is the father of our country, and the Washington Monument is America's, um, you know. It's a totem of power, whether realized ...  

World Trade Center Memorial

Abducted 12-year-old believed to be in 'extreme danger'

New York PostNew York Post - Aug 3, 2018
The group had visited the World Trade Center memorial, where JinJing was approached by a couple. It's unclear whether it's the same couple seen leaving the airport with JinJing in tow, but police believe the two events are related. A witness told cops ...  

Yad Vashem

Hungarian PM's Yad Vashem visit met with protests

YnetnewsYnetnews - Jul 19, 2018
Yad Vashem said in response, "The Hungarian prime minister is a guest of the State of Israel. Yad Vashem receives guests of the state in accordance with the visit plan made by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, which is in charge of official visits in the ...  

Vietnam Memorial

Vietnam Memorial Wall Replica On Display In McKeesport « CBS ...

CBS PittsburghCBS Pittsburgh - Aug 10, 2018
A replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on display in McKeesport this weekend.  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Largest US Museum Metropolitan Museum of Art To Return Two ...

NDTVNDTV - Aug 8, 2018
An eighth-century stone sculpture of Goddess Durga and a limestone sculpture from the third century will be returned to India by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ...  

Tate Museum

Maria Balshaw Has the Art World on Her Shoulders

BloombergBloomberg - Nov 24, 2017
Call it a symptom of regional strife or simply the growing pains of an increasingly global society, but for Maria Balshaw, who became director of Britain's Tate museum in June, an energized, politically active public presents an opportunity. “The goal ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Indiana University and Uffizi Gallery unveil website featuring first set ...

IU NewsroomIU Newsroom - Aug 8, 2018
As a result of a collaboration between Indiana University and the Uffizi Gallery in Italy, it's now possible to view some of the world's most admired ancient artifacts ...  

Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums chief talks values, even to celebrities and pols

Crux: Covering all things CatholicCrux: Covering all things Catholic - Aug 13, 2018
ROME - When Director Barbara Jatta takes someone around the Vatican Museums, whether it's a titan of the earth or a group of local schoolkids, she knows she's not preaching in the strict sense. She's there to explain the art, not to deliver a sermon ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

'A very accessible exhibit' from Spain's Prado Museum

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - Jun 1, 2018
After its run in Albuquerque, there are plans to take it to Las Cruces. If you go. WHAT: Travelling exhibit from the Museu Nacional del Prado in Spain WHEN: Opens today and runs through Aug. 31. WHERE: Civic Plaza, 1 Second NW, Downtown Albuquerque  

Hermitage Museum

Hermitage Museum Outdoor Craft Show

TAPinto.netTAPinto.net - Jul 19, 2018
The Hermitage Museum's annual outdoor craft show will be set up on the tree shaded front lawn of the Hermitage Museum with over sixty exhibitors participating with arts and crafts. The sponsor is the Friends of the Hermitage and the show is promoted by ...  

Smithsonian Museum

Water/Ways Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit to open at Raven Hill

Petoskey News-ReviewPetoskey News-Review - Aug 11, 2018
EAST JORDAN — The Water/Ways Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Raven Hill Discovery Center in East Jordan. Deleta Smith from the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians will perform a water ...  


the fantastical city dreams of visionary artist bodys isek kingilez at MoMA

DesignboomDesignboom - Aug 12, 2018
new york's MoMA presents 'bodys isek kingelez: city dreams', the first US retrospective of the late congolese artist, whose colorful, intricate sculptures explored utopian possibilities for global cityscapes. the exhibition spans kingilez's three ...  

Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum Store to Showcase, Sell Exclusive Hilma af Klint-Inspired Capsule Collection

The Guggenheim Museum Store has announced an exclusive capsule collection inspired by the works of Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) for in-store and online sale. “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future,” the first solo exhibition in the United States ...  

The Louvre

Weekend Round-Up: True Louvre Style

Nashville SceneNashville Scene - Aug 10, 2018
Salutations, Creamsters, and a happy Friday to ya. On this day in 1793, a former royal palace in Paris opened to the public as the Louvre museum under the French revolutionary government. The museum's collection of some 11 millennia of artwork and ...  

J Paul Getty Museum

Fashion ads find a place in art: In a Getty Museum exhibit
Arkansas Online - Aug 12, 2018

In the hills high above Los Angeles, within the white-columned serenity of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the bastard stepchild of the fine art world is finally getting its birthright. "Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011," which ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Largest US Museum Metropolitan Museum of Art To Return Two ...

NDTVNDTV - Aug 8, 2018
An eighth-century stone sculpture of Goddess Durga and a limestone sculpture from the third century will be returned to India by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

With New Urgency, Museums Aim to Cultivate Curators of Color

New York TimesNew York Times - Aug 8, 2018
From the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma), they are hiring more minority staff members, offering paid internships and teaming with foundations and ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Former UC Berkeley art museum building to be converted into scientific research hub

Daily CalifornianDaily Californian - Jul 18, 2018
A building with a Brutalist architectural style that formerly housed a UC Berkeley art museum will be converted into a campus research hub for life sciences. The Woo Hon Fai Hall building, previously home to the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film ...  

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery's 20th anniversary exhibition presents Australia's hidden histories

ABC NewsABC News - Aug 9, 2018
For the 20th anniversary of Canberra's National Portrait Gallery, 10 female artists were given 10 metres of wall space to create artworks that respond to this prompt. The resulting exhibition is So Fine: Contemporary Women Artists Make Australian History.  

British Museum

British Museum to lift profile of world's oldest living culture

The AustralianThe Australian - Aug 3, 2018
The British Museum is seeking to address a Mediterranean “bias” in its collections and will devote more space to indigenous Australia, including historic artefacts and objects from the present day that demonstrate the “entire span of human history in ...  

Belvedere Palace

A Guide To Vienna The Fairytale City

ForbesForbes - Jul 17, 2018
Beyond the grande dames - the likes of The Kunsthistorisches Museum, which dates back to 1891, or the pulchritudinous 18th-century Belvedere Palace - you'll find the exciting new guard of the city. Soaring cocktail bars like Das Loft on the 18th storey ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington DC

Musee D Orsay

Baltics' centennial exhibition at Musee d'Orsay draws over 236000 visitors

Baltic TimesBaltic Times - Jul 19, 2018
RIGA - The Baltic states' centennial exhibition "Wild Souls. Symbolism in Art of the Baltic States" at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris drew more than 236,000 visitors from all over the world, a spokesperson for the Latvian National Museum of Art has said.  

Museo Del Prado

PradoEducación rediseña su espacio digital

innovaspaininnovaspain - Aug 6, 2018
PradoEducación, el “proyecto vivo” que en un principio nació como “el puente entre el Museo del Prado y el siglo XXI”, ha rediseñado, junto a Telefónica, su espacio digital iniciando un nuevo lugar interactivo donde tengan cabida todas y cada una de ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Today in Korean history
Yonhap News - Aug 9, 2018

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

Southern Branch of National Palace Museum to hold 'cat festival' in Taiwan's Chiayi

Taiwan NewsTaiwan News - Aug 3, 2018
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – To time with the “Cat Festival”—a room escape game presented by the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (故宮南院), the Culture & Tourism Bureau of Chiayi County invites the public to sign up for the event while ...  

Tokyo National Museum

How Le Corbusier Became Big in Japan

New York TimesNew York Times - Aug 8, 2018
In describing his 1931 proposal for the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum (now the Tokyo National Museum), where he drew on Le Corbusier's work for the Palace of the League of Nations, he anticipated attacks from traditionalists, and he argued that to ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

European museums may loan back some works stolen from former colonies

Washington PostWashington Post - Aug 9, 2018
The Victoria and Albert Museum in April staged an exhibit of objects — including a gold crown and chalice — taken by the British Army from Ethiopia in 1868. “Even at the time, this episode was regarded as a shameful one,” the museum noted. Ethiopia ...  

Kremlin Armoury

In Transit: Notes from the Underground

Roads and KingdomsRoads and Kingdoms - Jun 6, 2018
Subterranean commuting might not be anyone's idea of a good time, but even in a city packing the war-games treasures and priceless bejeweled eggs of the Kremlin Armoury and the colossal Soviet pavilions of the VDNKh, the Metro holds up as one of ...  

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum and Vans have collaborated on new limited edition apparel

Lonely Planet Travel NewsLonely Planet Travel News - Aug 9, 2018
The museum and the clothing company have collaborated on a new collection of Vans sneakers and apparel that were inspired by the famous works of Van Gogh, like his iconic painting of sunflowers. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is home to the ...  

Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi Gallery to open Black Mirror exhibition, looking at art as social satire

Evening StandardEvening Standard - Aug 8, 2018
An exhibition at London's Saatchi Gallery will explore how political uncertainty is influencing the work of contemporary artists. Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire, whilst not affiliated with Charlie Brooker's hit series, will explore similar themes ...  

Getty Center

Survey 100 Years Of Iconic Fashion Photography At The Getty

Haute LivingHaute Living - Jul 25, 2018
This summer the Getty Museum presents “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011,” spanning more than 180 photographs, costumes and drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center, in the Los Angeles neighborhood of ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Mummies in Tweed? Wes Anderson Is Bringing His Retro Whimsy to Vienna's Art History Museum for His Curatorial ...

artnet Newsartnet News - Jul 10, 2018
Now, the museum has finally released a few details about the mysterious project, which will be called “The Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures from the Kunsthistorisches Museum​.” The exhibition dates have also changed, moving back a few ...  


A day at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: 17th-century Dutch master painters

Daily CalifornianDaily Californian - Jul 9, 2018
In the afternoon, we went to the Rijksmuseum to see the 17th century masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and many others. But first, I want to introduce a bit about the four types of paintings produced at that time: genre painting ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Dorothy Iannone heads up COS x Serpentine Park Nights 2018

The Week UKThe Week UK - Jul 25, 2018
Until the end of September 2018, Escobedo's London structure will be home to the COS x Serpentine Park Nights, an annual programme of cultural events debuted in 2002 commissioned in partnership between the Serpentine Gallery and the London ...  

Brandenburg Gate

Watch timelapse video showing making of Glasgow's 'Brandenburg Gate' at Glasgow Green

Glasgow LiveGlasgow Live - Aug 5, 2018
With Berlin being co-hosts of this year's European Championships, it's no surprise we had to honour the city in some way. And at the weekend a giant cardboard Brandenburg Gate 'popped-up' at Glasgow Green as part of Festival 2018 at the European ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Squibb Bridge temporarily shutters for repairs

Curbed NYCurbed NY - Aug 2, 2018
It seems like Brooklyn Bridge Park's Squibb Bridge just can't seem to stay open long enough. In April 2017, the bridge re-opened after three years of repairs, and now just a little over a year after that the bridge has closed yet again. This time ...  

Canadian Rockies

NZ woman died in bridge jump in Canadian Rockies

Newstalk ZBNewstalk ZB - Aug 9, 2018
The Salmon Arm Observer in British Columbia has reported that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called to the Bruhn Bridge over the Sicamous Channel in the Canadian Rockies at 2am yesterday local time. "According to an RCMP press release, the ...  


Italy scraps free Sundays at cultural sites like Pompeii and the Colosseum

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - Aug 2, 2018
Since July 2014, more than 480 state-run cultural sites, including Pompeii, the Uffizi and the Colosseum, have been free to visit on the first Sunday of every month. Known as Domenica al museo (Sunday at the museum), the policy was one of many culture ...  

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower reopens after staff strikes over 'monstrous' lines | Fox ...

Fox NewsFox News - Aug 3, 2018
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, over six million people climb the “Iron Lady” every year.  

Golden Gate Bridge

Terrorism concerns force race shift on Golden Gate Bridge

Marin Independent JournalMarin Independent Journal - Jul 27, 2018
Runners who are part of the San Francisco Marathon on Sunday will be squeezed onto the Golden Gate Bridge's sidewalks after span officials banned roadway use because of terrorism fears. In the past, more than 40 special events have occurred on the ...  

Great Barrier Reef

A man on a mission to capture the Great Barrier Reef

Brisbane TimesBrisbane Times - Aug 11, 2018
Welcome to the underwater world of Cranitch, who for 35 years has been the photographer at Queensland Museum and is on a personal mission to document the Great Barrier Reef and work of scientists trying to protect it. “I guess one week in four I'm in ...  

Great Wall Of China

Airbnb has a listing on top of the Great Wall of China — here's how you can win a free trip

CNBCCNBC - Aug 3, 2018
Have you ever dreamed of falling asleep atop one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Wake up, because now it's a possibility. For its new "Night At" contest, Airbnb is offering up the chance to win a one-night stay in September on the Great Wall of ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

Things that make you wonder
Ledger Independent - Aug 3, 2018

When one thinks of the Wonders of the World the Pyramids at Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue of Zeus at Olympia or the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus spring readily to mind.  

Hoover Dam

The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery

New York TimesNew York Times - Jul 24, 2018
Hoover Dam helped transform the American West, harnessing the force of the Colorado River — along with millions of cubic feet of concrete and tens of millions of pounds of steel — to power millions of homes and businesses. It was one of the great ...  

Tower Of Pisa

San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits

CBS NewsCBS News - Aug 5, 2018
This is not like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. And there it is: the inevitable comparison to that greatest engineering gaffe of them all. Not the landmark any present-day developer wants to be associated with. Millennium Partners declined our request for ...  

Machu Picchu

Tourists remain hospitalized after Machu Picchu train crash

Peru ReportsPeru Reports - Aug 2, 2018
Though prior government reports estimated that there were 15 injuries from Tuesday's collision between two trains, a new report from the National Civil Defense Institute (Indeci) reported that 54 people were hurt following the crash on kilometer-88 of ...  

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji eruption fears prompt Japan to draw up disaster plans

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jul 31, 2018
According to a simulation conducted by scientists at the Meteorological Research Institute, an eruption of Mount Fuji could deposit ash to a depth of more than 1 meter on the prefectures surrounding the iconic mountain and in western parts of Tokyo ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

First American all-black expedition team climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

ABC NewsABC News - Jul 19, 2018
But for one determined group, they never imagined accomplishing the summit of a lifetime and making history as the first U.S. all-black expedition team to hike Mount Kilimanjaro. A unique group of 11 climbers, ranging in age from 25 to 60 and from all ...  

Niagara Falls

National drum corps practicing at Falls
Niagara Gazette - Aug 4, 2018

The last time the Corps was in Niagara Falls — in 2000 — they held a special performance entitled “Rhythm at the Rapids” at Prospect Point and the music they performed was entitled "Niagara Falls." That year they won the DCI World Championships that ...  

Terracotta Army

Tickets sold out for art museum's 'Terracotta Army' exhibit

WCPOWCPO - Aug 10, 2018
CINCINNATI-- Sorry to march all over your weekend plans. If you wanted to check out the Cincinnati Art Museum's Terracotta Army exhibit, it is sold out! The museum announced Friday that general admission tickets are sold out for the remainder of the ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Great Pyramid of Giza discovery: 2500 year old burial site and rare artefacts revealed

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Jul 16, 2018
It is located in Memphis which was the first capital of ancient Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and also home to the three pyramids of Giza. Archaeologists found a mummification workshop which can be used to learn more about the origin of the ...  

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel Choir Delivers Message of Peace, Unity Worldwide

Voice of AmericaVoice of America - Jul 30, 2018
Those who have been lucky enough to enjoy the Gregorian chants and complex Renaissance melodies of the pope's choir say it's like hearing the angels sing.  


Builders Of Stonehenge May Have Been From Wales, More Than 100 Miles Away

NPRNPR - Aug 3, 2018
A new study reveals that the architects and builders of Stonehenge may have been Welsh, from more than 100 miles away. The journal Scientific Reports reveals some human remains excavated at the site were from the Preseli Mountains in Wales.  

Sydney Opera House

Sarah Grunstein Acclaimed Pianist Performs Two Concerts At The Sydney Opera House
Broadway World - Aug 8, 2018

The New York Times Internationally acclaimed Australian pianist, Sarah Grunstein, returns to the Sydney Opera House by popular demand, to perform two concerts in 2018. While Grunstein is distinguished for her interpretation of Bach's works, described ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge climbing fine increases to $22000 after April stand-off

ABC LocalABC Local - Aug 6, 2018
Four months after a man climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sparking a massive police operation and causing hours of traffic gridlock, the NSW Government has announced it will increase fines for illegally scaling the bridge. Multiple lanes were closed ...  

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit the point of no return

Irish ExaminerIrish Examiner - Aug 12, 2018
The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, and golden when the moon shines. Though this may once have been true for the famously pristine marble monument, a mixture of pollution and poor management has ...  

The Forbidden City

How an army of eunuchs ran the Forbidden City

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jul 23, 2018
The presence of eunuchs in the Chinese court was a long-standing tradition. These emasculated men served as palace menials, spies and harem watchdogs throughout the ancient world. An army of eunuchs was attached to the Forbidden City, primarily to ...  


Camel racing in the shadow of Uluru's ancient red rock

CBC.caCBC.ca - Aug 2, 2018
Australia is a place with many natural wonders. One of the most impressive is the huge dome-shaped mountain, Uluru, sometimes called Ayers Rock. Uluru is a sacred place for the Aboriginal people of Australia. It's also home to many rare plants and animals.  

Angkor Wat

Angkor Park guard halts VN religious ceremony

The Phnom Penh PostThe Phnom Penh Post - Aug 9, 2018
According to a video posted on Facebook, security guards halted the ceremony inside the Angkor Wat temple after which an argument broke out between park officials and the tour guide. The clip shows the guide arguing in favour of his foreign clients ...  

Victoria Falls

Chinese billionaire visits Victoria Falls

ChronicleChronicle - Aug 3, 2018
CHINESE billionaire Mr Jack Ma visited Victoria Falls incognito and spent a night at a hotel in the resort town. Mr Ma (53) landed on Wednesday late afternoon in a private plane with a group of about 20 people and left yesterday morning via Victoria ...  

Westminster Abbey

England's glory: building the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Gallery at Westminster Abbey

The EngineerThe Engineer - Aug 1, 2018
The biggest building project at Westminster Abbey since the 18th Century has seen the conversion of an 800-year-old storage space into a modern gallery and the construction of a new access tower on the exterior of the building. Stuart Nathan reports on ...  

Big Ben

Now & Then pays a timely visit to Big Ben

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Aug 8, 2018
Two of the four faces for its tenants, the Great Clock and Big Ben, perhaps the world's most-famous chiming-and-yet-cracked bell, can be seen through the restoration scaffolding of 1955. That was one year before the creation of London's Clean Air Act.  

Times Square

Pastrami Queen Is Opening a Times Square Location

Eater NYEater NY - Aug 7, 2018
More than 60-year-old Jewish deli Pastrami Queen is making its way to Times Square. The popular Kosher deli known for a thick-cut, crumbly version of pastrami — and for being a go-to for the late Anthony Bourdain — will soon have an outpost at 230 ...  


'Moulin Rouge!' Heads From Montmartre To Broadway

WBURWBUR - Aug 6, 2018
Remember the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film in which a cadre of theatrical bohemians led by none other than Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec sets out to create what it calls a “spectacular spectacular”? Well, in that department, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” makes them ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

The Notre-Dame Cathedral is falling apart — and the US is fixing it

VICE NewsVICE News - Aug 6, 2018
The Notre-Dame de Paris survived 850 years of war and revolution to become the second-most visited site in France after the Eiffel Tower. But bureaucratic inefficiency may pose the most existential threat yet toward the now-crumbling building. The ...  

Palace Of Versailles

Southern Highlands home inspired by the Palace of Versailles for sale

9Honey9Honey - Aug 6, 2018
This opulent home looks like something you would expect to find in Europe, rather than the South Coast of NSW. However this Burradoo home is located just minutes away from picturesque Bowral and it's on the market for $3.9m. Image: Domain · palacefor ...  

Trevi Fountain

The good, bad and ugly sides to Rome – the city can be eternally frustrating, especially if you live there
South China Morning Post - Jul 25, 2018

Every day about €4,000 (US$4,675) is collected from the Trevi Fountain and donated to charity. That's an awful lot of people lobbing coins into a pool to ensure they'll return someday. Rome certainly merits a second visit, there's far too much to ...  

Sagrada Familia

7 Off The Beaten Track Ideas For Barcelona

ForbesForbes - Jul 17, 2018
New York has the Statue of Liberty. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. And Barcelona has La Sagrada Familia. If you visit these three cities, you must see these iconic buildings at least once. Unfortunately, some tourists rarely venture beyond the "must see ...  

CN Tower

Saudi-Linked Twitter Deleted After Seemingly Threatening A Canadian 9/11

Pedestrian TVPedestrian TV - Aug 8, 2018
The tweet showed an image of an Air Canada plane super-imposed onto an image of the Toronto skyline, giving the impression it was heading towards the CN Tower, accompanied by the text “Sticking one's nose in where it doesn't belong!” and “He who ...  

Space Needle

From orca hunts to the Space Needle, living in a wild wild country ...

KUOW News and InformationKUOW News and Information - Aug 7, 2018
Your ballots are due today for the Washington state primary! But what's the likelihood that Russians will tamper with it? We asked Washington Secretary of.  

St. Mary Axe

Top 5 project reports of 2018 so far

Construction NewsConstruction News - Aug 1, 2018
A Thunderbirds-style opening roof, phantom Roman walls and Victorian sewer diversions and are just a few of the elements that made 70 St Mary Axe – better known as the Can of Ham – stand out. It's an instantly recognisable building with its distinctive ...  

Terminal Tower

Reissue of Pere Ubu's 1985 Album 'Terminal Tower' Due Out This Week

Cleveland SceneCleveland Scene - Jul 25, 2018
Reissue of Pere Ubu's 1985 Album 'Terminal Tower' Due Out This Week. Posted By Jeff Niesel on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 12:37 PM. unnamed.jpg. One of the best bands to ever come out of Northeast Ohio, Pere Ubu continues to make cutting edge music to this ...  

Empire State Building

11 Weekend Happy Hours Near the Empire State Building

City Guide NYCity Guide NY - Aug 7, 2018
Weekend happy hours aren't as rare as you may think, especially on the bustling streets of Midtown East near the Empire State Building. If you know where to look, you'll find cheap drinks and snacks. We're offering up a list of bars near the Empire ...  

Chrysler Building

New exhibition at The Skyscraper Museum devoted to the invention and evolution of Manhattan's skyline

ArchinectArchinect - Aug 10, 2018
Home to the Empire State Building, the Art Deco Chrysler Building, and now, the super-tall One World Trade Center, New York's notable horizon has become a civic signature of the city. Ever-changing, a new exhibition SKYLINE at The Skyscraper Museum in ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers' owner denies building new skyscraper

Yahoo Singapore NewsYahoo Singapore News - Jul 19, 2018
KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 — The company that owns the iconic Petronas Twin Towers has clarified that it is not currently building a new skyscraper, but is instead constructing a parking and retail space to be integrated with an upcoming train station on ...  

Burj Khalifa

Video: Daredevils jump from World's tallest building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa

Khaleej TimesKhaleej Times - Jul 31, 2018
Imagine jumping from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa! French daredevils Fred Fugen, Vince Reffet and Noah Bahnson jumped from the building for the second time after their Guinness World Records attempt in 2014. The video is ...  

Willis Tower

Willis Tower Fast Facts

CBS ChicagoCBS Chicago - Aug 3, 2018
March 16, 2015 – The Blackstone Group announces it has signed a deal to buy Willis Tower for $1.3 billion. 2016 – Paul Kurzawa, a film executive from the DreamWorks Animation studio, is hired to oversee redevelopment of the tower in an effort to boost ...  

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab to undergo renovation in 2019

ArabianBusiness.comArabianBusiness.com - Jul 12, 2018
Jumeirah's iconic, sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab is set to undergo renovation in the summer of 2019, according to company CEO Jose Silva. “We will also renovate [Burj Al Arab], probably in summer 2019," he told Arabian Business. The hotel, which ...  

Freedom Tower

Cities and Towers – Past, Present, and Future
Claremore Daily Progress - Aug 10, 2018

The World Trade Center has since been replaced with 1 World Trade Center, featuring a center piece that is known as the Freedom Tower. The height of the Freedom Tower is 1,776 feet which is a deliberate reference to the date of the signing of the ...  

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