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Theme Park

Legoland theme park, a $500 million project, advances in Orange ...

The Daily FreemanThe Daily Freeman - Sep 15, 2017
GOSHEN, N.Y. >> The proposed Legoland theme park project passed yet a major hurdle Thursday evening following a public hearing held by the Goshen Town ...  

Luna Park

New Yorkers head to Luna Park to support Harvey victims

NY1NY1 - Sep 10, 2017
Luna Park visitors Sunday had a chance to have fun while helping people who are struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Amusement park officials say ten percent of proceeds from ticket sales were given to the JJ Watt Foundation's Houston Flood ...  

Amusement Park

The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature

Slate Magazine (blog)Slate Magazine (blog) - Sep 21, 2017
I was scheduled that day to draw caricatures in the Italian-themed section of Busch Gardens, an amusement park in my hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia. The caricature stand was sandwiched between the giant spinning teacups and the train that runs the ...  


Nordic Themed Rulantica Waterpark Rises on the Shores of Europa-Park

InPark Magazine (press release)InPark Magazine (press release) - Sep 18, 2017
Europa-Park's 450,000 square meter resort extension is well underway. An elaborate Nordic theme and 25 water attractions guarantee an unforgettable adventure for the whole family at the Rulatntica waterpark. After an eventful day, the new four-star ...  

Wild Animal Park

Living Treasures Wild Animal Park Welcomes Baby Giraffe

CBS Pittsburgh / KDKACBS Pittsburgh / KDKA - Sep 6, 2017
NEW CASTLE (KDKA) – The Living Treasures Wild Animal Park has welcomed a new baby giraffe. According to a press release, the calf was born on Sunday, Aug. 27. Following an exam, the calf, named Calvin, weighed in at 145 pounds and was ...  

Roller Coaster

Fairview Ladies keep volley alive in roller coaster season

The TennesseanThe Tennessean - Sep 15, 2017
“We have had a roller coaster of a season,” described Fairview High School head volleyball coach Amanda Franson. The Lady Jackets have generated big wins. On September 9, the Lady Jackets traveled to compete in the McEwen Varsity Volleyball ...  

Ferris Wheel

Heart-stopping video of Ferris wheel rescue attempt gone wrong

New York PostNew York Post - Sep 18, 2017
When a carriage carrying two young boys on a Ferris wheel at a North Carolina fair began tilting outside of its normal range, workers shut the ride down and attempted to climb up on the ride to fix the issue. Unfortunately, one of the workers fell off ...  

Merry Go Round

Mirror and Express ride the merry-go-round of mismatches

The GuardianThe Guardian - Sep 17, 2017
Mirror and Express ride the merry-go-round of mismatches. Peter Preston. The courtship of the two UK titles is nothing new – the newspaper industry has a long history of questionable acquisitions. New owners Tronc plan to expand the digital operations ...  

Thrill Rides

Foxwoods Adds Thrill Tower With Two Rides For The Fearless

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - Sep 14, 2017
The tower is made up of two thrill rides. The four-person Sky Drop chair slowly rises to 120 feet, then free falls to the courtyard. The two-person Sky Launch flings two people into the sky about 10 stories high at dizzying speed, and then drops them ...  


Legoland clears another key hurdle

Times Herald-RecordTimes Herald-Record - Sep 15, 2017
Legoland supporter Chris Caffrey says "let's get to work," at a Goshen Town Board meeting in Goshen on Thursday. For a photo gallery, go to ...  

Coney Island

Brooklyn developer plans trolley service for Coney Island ...

Curbed NYCurbed NY - Sep 11, 2017
The Coney Island Trolley will connect the development to the Stillwell Avenue subway station.  

Disney World

Disney World and Universal Orlando Get Through a Hard Week
Motley Fool - Sep 18, 2017

I wasn't exactly alone, but spending the past week at Disney World and Universal Orlando was surreal in terms of the light crowds. It's undeniable that Disney and Comcast will lay some of the blame of any potential shortfall this quarter on Hurricane ...  

Disney Land

A St. Louisan plays what if ...

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Sep 12, 2017
Riverfront Square includes the animatronics so many Disney Land rides are famous for, as well as restaurants and other attractions, and Walt Disney actually planned it. The four-level, completely enclosed attraction is north of Busch stadium. Reality ...  

Six Flags

'Pushing the envelope': Great America extends Fright Fest, plans ...

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Sep 15, 2017
Six Flags Great America starts Fright Fest this weekend — at least a week earlier than normal, and the park is also planning to be open for the first three ...  

London Zoo

Weigh a python? Leave it to the London Zoo

The Seattle TimesThe Seattle Times - Aug 27, 2017
Weighing and measuring the animals is a chance for keepers to check on their well-being and diets. Vital statistics from the London Zoo's weigh-in will be entered into a database, the Zoological Information Management System, and shared with zoos ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium, Red Brick Brewing to release more beers spotlighting animals

WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta - Sep 16, 2017
The Georgia Aquarium and Red Brick Brewing Co., Atlanta's oldest operating craft brewery, have entered into a long-term partnership to release seasonal craft beers. The two entities will release beers with flavor profiles appropriate for each season.  

Shedd Aquarium

Chicago date idea: Shedd Aquarium then a Divvy bike ride

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Sep 15, 2017
Discover the underwater animal world at Shedd Aquarium while basking in the fact that the experience is 100 percent free of charge. Throughout September, Shedd is offering free admission to anyone with a valid Illinois I.D. Make sure to check out the ...  

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium, Red Brick Brewing to release more beers spotlighting animals

WSB AtlantaWSB Atlanta - Sep 16, 2017
The Georgia Aquarium and Red Brick Brewing Co., Atlanta's oldest operating craft brewery, have entered into a long-term partnership to release seasonal craft beers. The two entities will release beers with flavor profiles appropriate for each season.  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

BC Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon Named "Good Alternative" By Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

CBC.caSeafoodNews (subscription) - Sep 19, 2017
COM [Seafood News] by Amanda Buckle September 18, 2017 Salmon farms are engulfed in a bit of a controversy following escapement issues, but that hasn't stopped the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program from recognizing Atlantic farm raised ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Day Sept. 30 | Outdoors ...

Coos Bay WorldCoos Bay World - Sep 22, 2017
NEWPORT — What “otter” place is better to celebrate International Sea Otter Awareness Day than the Oregon Coast Aquarium? Saturday, September 30, the ...  


Detroit Zoo says bye to black and brown bears, expands grizzly ...

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Sep 18, 2017
When it comes to bears, the Detroit Zoo says less is more -- sending a black and brown bear to a Colorado preserve to give more space for grizzlies.  

Washington Monument

Watch the Washington Monument bisect the rising sun

Washington PostWashington Post - Sep 18, 2017
On two days a year, the Washington Monument bisects the rising sun when viewed from the Netherlands Carillon. Saturday was one of those days.  

Greek Parthenon

Creativity with purpose and purpose not losing creativity
The Manila Times - Sep 13, 2017

The Greek Parthenon on the Athenian Acropolis built in 432 BC was a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena— the goddess of wisdom, craft, and war. The Roman Aqueducts, like the arches of the Pont du Gard built between 40 and 60 AD in modern-day ...  

Statue Of Liberty

Jet skier plows into ferry near the Statue of Liberty

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News - Sep 16, 2017
A jet skier crashed into a ferry near the Statue of Liberty Saturday afternoon, according to authorities. The personal watercraft was cruising in the Upper New York Bay near the scenic tourist spot around 1:10 p.m. when it collided with the vessel, a U ...  

India Gate

Government puts its foot down to protect India Gate greens

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Sep 15, 2017
NEW DELHI: The lawns around India Gate — symbolic of the nation's capital and featured in numerous films such as Bollywood hit Rang De Basanti — will no longer be as widely accessible to movie makers and other events. The reason for the clampdown is ...  

Arc de Triomphe

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hope Zarak faces crucial gallop on Tuesday

The GuardianThe Guardian - Sep 18, 2017
Zarak will have a crucial workout on Tuesday in preparation for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly a week on Sunday. The four-year-old, a best-priced 16-1 for the highlight of the European Flat racing season, has had a break since winning the ...  

Jefferson Memorial

Park Service tests technique for cleaning microbes from Jefferson Memorial dome

Washington PostWashington Post - Sep 17, 2017
It's not mold, soot, or automotive exhaust. Rather, officials say, it is biofilm, an unappetizing-looking smear of microscopic organisms splotched over the dome of the Jefferson Memorial. The instantly noticeable black-and-gray stain does nothing for ...  

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

Watch the Washington Monument bisect the rising sun

Washington PostWashington Post - Sep 18, 2017
On two days a year, the Washington Monument bisects the rising sun when viewed from the Netherlands Carillon. Saturday was one of those days.  

World Trade Center Memorial

Moments Of Silence, Reading Of Names Mark 16th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks

CBS New YorkCBS New York - Sep 11, 2017
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others have gathered at the World Trade Center memorial to mark the anniversary of the terror attacks that ...  

Yad Vashem

UN Secretary-General Guterres visits Yad Vashem
Ynetnews - Aug 28, 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Yad Vashem and placed a wreath in the Yizkor tent. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon accompanied Guterres in his visit and told him: "Nowadays, when we're witnessing ...  

Vietnam Memorial

Killeen Vietnam memorial welcomes veterans home | Military ...

The Killeen Daily HeraldThe Killeen Daily Herald - Sep 23, 2017
When Vietnam veterans say “welcome home” to one another, it's an act of remembering — memories of loyalty, selflessness and the cold shoulder the American ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires First-Century Egyptian Coffin

ARTnewsARTnews - Sep 12, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has acquired the gilded lid of a first-century Egyptian coffin. The work will now be on view in the museum's Egyptian galleries. Since 1971, the coffin has been owned by a private collector (whose name is not ...  

Tate Museum

Latest sick obsession at art museums, galleries

WND.comWND.com - Sep 21, 2017
Galleries and media enthusiastically pimp the gay lifestyle to all comers, but the regal state museums held themselves somewhat aloof for a spell. Repositories of a grand Christian history, they hold the relics of nations and kings. But Britain's Tate ...  

Uffizi Gallery

Room Mate Luca is Florence's most colourful hotel

Evening StandardEvening Standard - Sep 12, 2017
Where is it? Close to the very centre of Florence but away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded tourist areas. The Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio are around a 10-minute walk away. What's the story? Part of a Spanish group that prides itself ...  

Vatican Museums

High on Rome

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 15, 2017
Our guide — petite but commanding — handed us earpieces and marched us to a line outside the Vatican Museums. Hundreds of people waited with us, a mere fraction of the number that would descend when the museums opened to the general public.  

Museu Nacional Del Prado

Hermitage Museum

Resident cats die in Hermitage fire

euronewseuronews - Sep 8, 2017
A fire at St Petersburg's Hermitage museum has harmed one of its oldest collections – its resident cats. The Russian state museum was evacuated when a fire broke out around midday on Friday (September 8). No one was hurt but several cats who live in ...  

Smithsonian Museum

Historic Fort Steilacoom joins free 'Smithsonian Museum Day—Live', Saturday

Sun SentinelThe Suburban Times - Sep 21, 2017
Families, friends, students, and scouts are all invited to visit Historic Fort Steilacoom on Saturday, Sep 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the national, free event: “Smithsonian Museum Day—Live!” Many guides and docents will impart history and lead ...  


MoMA's Louise Bourgeois Exhibition Shows Her Architectural Inspiration

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - Sep 22, 2017
Louise Bourgeois, the American sculptor whose work is beloved by designers and collectors alike, has a new retrospective show at MoMA, where her prints, paintings, and illustrations will be on display in the first comprehensive survey of its kind ...  

Guggenheim Museum

Falls the Shadow, Guggenheim Museum, New York — brave, earnest

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Sep 5, 2017
Falls the Shadow contrasted heavy with light even before it began, as an eager multigenerational crowd 500 strong filed up the Guggenheim's spiral ramp to stand along the rim from the sixth ring down. Lines as colourless and bright as the reflection of ...  

The Louvre

The Louvre to unveil art oasis in United Arab Emirates

The Philadelphia TribuneThe Philadelphia Tribune - Sep 9, 2017
After a five-year delay, caused partly by a global financial crisis and plummet in oil prices, the Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open to the public on Nov. 11. The Gulf branch of the iconic Paris museum was originally slated to open in 2012, and then 2016.  

J Paul Getty Museum

'Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney' at J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
BLOUIN ARTINFO - Sep 15, 2017

J. Paul Getty Museum has organized this focused two-part exhibition to celebrate David Hockney's 80th birthday, and it includes self-portraits made over the past 65 years and key photographs from the 1980s that investigate time and perspective ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires First-Century Egyptian Coffin

ARTnewsARTnews - Sep 12, 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has acquired the gilded lid of a first-century Egyptian coffin. The work will now be on view in the museum's Egyptian galleries. Since 1971, the coffin has been owned by a private collector (whose name is not ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

How Archaeologist Michelle Rich Found Her Way From a Tent in the Guatemalan Jungle to LACMA

artnet Newsartnet News - Sep 13, 2017
Michelle Rich in "Ancient Bodies: Archaeological Perspectives on Mesoamerican Figurines" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the exhibition she curated as the Mellon postdoctoral curatorial fellow in the Art of the Ancient Americas ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Fall fare ranges from politics to video games, technology to tomorrow's jobs

UC BerkeleyUC Berkeley - Sep 19, 2017
... 6:30 p.m. conversation with Wired editor Nicholas Thompson at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive on Monday, Sept. 25. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The talk is part of Berkeley's Art, Technology and Culture ...  

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery Set to Reopen 'America's Presidents' Exhibit

NBC4 WashingtonNBC4 Washington - Sep 12, 2017
The National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, "America's Presidents" is set to reopen to the public on Sept. 22 after being closed for 18 months. According to the Smithsonian's press release, the exhibit had been closed so it could be "extensively ...  

British Museum

The Museum of Colonialism

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Sep 16, 2017
The latest controversy to embroil the British Museum began, as it often seems to do in the early 21st century, on social media, when @britishmuseum tweeted a reply to an innocuous #AskACurator question about exhibition descriptions. “We aim to be ...  

Belvedere Palace

Melania Trump Is 'Committed to Helping' Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Us WeeklyUs Weekly - Sep 6, 2017
First Lady Melania Trump is pictured during a meeting with Polish President's wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda (Unseen) at the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw on July 6, 2017. ANDRZEJ HULIMKA/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump's Family: Kids, Grandkids, Wives ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington Dc

Musee D Orsay

National Gallery Singapore ties up with Musée d'Orsay for blockbuster exhibition in November

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Sep 19, 2017
The first section, Colours Of Impressionism: Masterpieces From The Musée d'Orsay, traces the emergence of modernism in Europe through major Impressionist works from the collection of one of Europe's leading art museums the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.  

Museo Del Prado

Lehigh presents first US exhibit of works of Cuban artist Wifredo Lam

Allentown Morning CallAllentown Morning Call - Sep 16, 2017
Lam went to Madrid, Spain, to study art under Fernando Zaragoza, curator of the Museo del Prado and teacher of Salvador Dali. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, Lam sided with the Republicans, the anti-fascists, and made posters and propaganda.  

National Museum Of Korea

15th-Century Epitaph Tablet Returned to South Korea
Archaeology - Sep 20, 2017

“This myoji will act as a crucial material for studies on the history of ceramics,” said Lee Su-kyung of the National Museum of Korea. The blue-gray tablet, made of buncheong celadon, stands 11 inches tall, and is inscribed on all four sides with the ...  

National Palace Museum

LG Display uses OLED lighting to transform galleries inside National Palace Museum of Korea

DezeenDezeen - Sep 14, 2017
Dezeen promotion: by replacing the lighting inside the National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul, LG Display has created more space for exhibiting historic artefacts and royal treasures. LG Display introduced OLED lighting into the imperial museum.  

Tokyo National Museum

Kuroda Seiki's 'Clouds' at Tokyo National Museum

Blouinartinfo UKBlouinartinfo UK - Sep 14, 2017
The Tokyo National Museum collects, houses, and displays a comprehensive collection of artworks and antiquities from Japan but also from other countries across Asia. The Museum is also known for conducting research and investigations concerning its ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum adds WeChat as its collection

Jakarta PostJakarta Post - Sep 17, 2017
The Victoria and Albert Museum adds WeChat as its collection. News Desk. The Jakarta Post. Jakarta | Sun, September 17, 2017 | 01:11 pm. The Victoria and Albert Museum adds WeChat as its collection ...  

Kremlin Armoury

The hunt for the million-dollar Faberge eggs

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 29, 2015
There were 10 held at the Kremlin Armoury; another 10 are thought to have been stolen in 1918; and many more were sold by the Bolsheviks and scattered across the West. Today seven imperial eggs are still missing, along with many of their “surprises ...  

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum protested over ties to Shell
NL Times - Sep 11, 2017

Fossil Free Culture previously protested at the Van Gogh museum in May. Since then, the museum has been trying to arrange a meeting with the group to discuss why they work with Shell. So far that meeting hasn't been arranged, according to the newspaper ...  

Saatchi Gallery

Invisible artist blends in at the Saatchi Gallery for first UK live performance

Evening StandardEvening Standard - Sep 15, 2017
A Chinese artist dubbed “The Invisible Man” has given his first live UK performance at the Saatchi Gallery. Liu Bolin travels around the world blending into backgrounds, painted to match his surroundings until he disappears. The Disappearing Act ...  

Getty Center

'Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA' Begins With a Bang at Getty Center Celebration

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter - Sep 17, 2017
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA finally took its official bow Friday night with a blowout celebration at the Getty Center honoring the numerous nations and artists represented in the landmark exhibit in over 70 museums and galleries throughout Southern ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Uffizi Gallery Director Eike Schmidt Makes Speedy Exit to Lead Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum

artnet Newsartnet News - Sep 5, 2017
The German art historian Eike Schmidt, who has been at the helm of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence since 2015, has announced that he will be leaving his post in the second half of 2019 to take up the leadership of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum ...  


Now you can see famous Dutch masterpieces without ever leaving Amsterdam airport

Lonely Planet Travel NewsLonely Planet Travel News - Sep 8, 2017
The Rijksmuseum opened its very own branch of the museum at the airport back in 2002 but now a major renovation means it has its very own specially-designed exhibition space, allowing passengers a chance to get a dose of culture before flying out.  

Serpentine Gallery

Artist Arthur Jafa marks final weekend at Serpentine with live lathe jazz recording and limited edition vinyl

The Vinyl FactoryThe Vinyl Factory - Aug 31, 2017
Presented by The Vinyl Factory and Serpentine Gallery, this unique Listening Session features musicians of a “dismembered jazz ensemble” performing separately at locations around London, including Jason Moran, Melvin Gibbs and Micah Gaugh, with ...  

Brandenburg Gate

Rainy Berlin dampens marathon world record bid

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Sep 24, 2017
A revived Kipchoge then surged clear of Adola as they approached the iconic Brandenburg Gate, leaving the rookie with the consolation of setting the fastest ever debut time on a record-eligible course. Cherono was unchallenged en route to her second ...  

Brooklyn Bridge

Remembering the Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede That Never Happened

WNYCWNYC - Sep 13, 2017
There's a new monument sitting in Brooklyn Bridge Park: a trio of cold-cast bronze elephants, with a plaque dedicating the statue to the victims of the Brooklyn Bridge Elephant Stampede of 1929.  

Canadian Rockies

Squirrel stockpiles may expose grizzlies to train danger

Earth Touch NewsEarth Touch News - Sep 5, 2017
Sounds a bit nonsensical on the surface of it, but new research out of the Canadian Rockies suggests otherwise. A team from the University of Alberta has discovered that squirrel stashes of grain dribbled from railcars might be drawing grizzlies to the ...  


A fashion company is paying to maintain Rome's Colosseum | PBS ...

PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour - Sep 3, 2017
The 2000-year-old Colosseum in Rome is visited by nearly 5 million people every year. But maintaining the site, and Italy's many other ancient treasures, is a ...  

Eiffel Tower

Paris Tourism: Eiffel Tower to Get Bulletproof Glass in Security Upgrade

NewsweekNewsweek - Sep 19, 2017
Updated | The Eiffel Tower, one of the world's most visited tourist attractions and an iconic symbol of France, is getting a security upgrade that will see bulletproof-glass walls erected around it. Work on the changes, which follow a series of ...  

Golden Gate Bridge

Racers across Golden Gate Bridge limited to sidewalks

SFGateSFGate - Sep 23, 2017
Runners racing across the Golden Gate Bridge in events like the San Francisco Marathon will have to stick to the sidewalks, the bridge district's Board of Directors decided Friday. Until now, participants the San Francisco Marathon and the Rock 'n ...  

Great Barrier Reef

Is this the most underrated alternative to the Great Barrier Reef?

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Sep 13, 2017
Formed from ancient coral reefs 400 million years ago, these caves (400 of them mapped, with hundreds more uncharted) are a little-heralded alternative to the Great Barrier Reef that attracts the vast majority of Queensland's 850,000 visitors per year.  

Great Wall Of China

Drishyam to scale the Great Wall of China

The HinduThe Hindu - Sep 15, 2017
Two years after it broke Malayalam cinema's box office records, and after successful adaptations into various Indian languages, Drishyam continues to make news. Jithu Joseph's film will now speak in Chinese. That is something which normally doesn't ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

Cosentino: If they survive the squirrels, walnuts a tasty prize

Auburn CitizenAuburn Citizen - Sep 7, 2017
Originally called Persian walnuts, they were thought to have been growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. They were even referenced in the ancient Code of Hammurabi. A small fruited nut, they gradually progressed westward and through the centuries ...  

Hoover Dam

This Drunk Guy Became the First to Swim Across the Hoover Dam ...

VICE en_usVICE en_us - Sep 12, 2017
"I don't have any regrets. I even have a tattoo saying 'no regrets.' That's the type of person I am."  

Tower Of Pisa

UDOT says 10600 South Interchange will reopen Monday

Good4UtahGood4Utah - Sep 22, 2017
UDOT recommends using 9000 South and 11400 South as alternate routes to cross I-15 or to get on or off the freeway. 10600 South Underpass Slide, By the Numbers. The underpass is 183 feet long – about as long as the Leaning Tower of Pisa is tall. It is ...  

Machu Picchu

Inca Trail permits to be released four months early | Travel | The ...

The GuardianThe Guardian - Sep 19, 2017
Journey's end … the Inca Trail terminate's at Machu Picchu. Unbridled growth in tourism is damaging the world heritage site and its surroundings. Photograph: ...  

Mount Fuji

'case 3776' brings the majestic mount fuji to your tissue pouch ...

DesignboomDesignboom - Sep 21, 2017
as you pull a tissue paper, you can complete mt.fuji on this tissue case. the case not only accommodates tissues but also has space to store cards and coins on ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

Watch Danny MacAskill Climb Mount Kilimanjaro—Then Bike His Way Down

BicyclingBicycling - Sep 18, 2017
In a new video sponsored by the cycling clothing brand Endura—the same company that partnered with MacAskill on his previous viral videos—the Scottish mountain biking legend hikes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. More impressively, he and his team ...  

Niagara Falls

Seal With Amputated Flipper Headed to Niagara Falls Aquarium

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report - Sep 21, 2017
Seal With Amputated Flipper Headed to Niagara Falls Aquarium. A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to a Niagara Falls aquarium. Sept. 21, 2017, at 11:52 a.m.. Seal With Amputated ...  

Terracotta Army

Warriors from China's Terracotta Army coming to Philadelphia this fall

Lonely Planet Travel NewsLonely Planet Travel News - Aug 22, 2017
This fall, Philadelphia's Franklin Institute Science Museum will be the only East Coast US venue to host Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, showcasing ten life-sized clay figures from China's legendary Terracotta Army, in addition to over 170 ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

The SunFox News - Sep 17, 2017
23 is a date that was pinpointed using codes from the Bible, as well as a "date marker" in the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Meade's views are not endorsed by Roman Catholic, Protestant or eastern Orthodox branches of Christianity. Meade has built his ...  

Sistine Chapel

Sistine Chapel Choir comes to Catholic University of America | WJLA

MichronicleonlineWJLA - Sep 20, 2017
The Sistine Chapel Choir takes up back to the beginning with music that takes us closer to Rome.“The music is some of the most beautiful, profound, spiritual, ...  


Are There Hidden Depths to the Golden Lozenge of Stonehenge?

Ancient OriginsAncient Origins - Sep 19, 2017
Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England is famous throughout the world and it remains today a place of extreme reverence. The monument is constructed from huge megalithic stones, some standing, some stacked upon one another and ...  

Sydney Opera House

Frank Woodley to present Noodlenut at Sydney Opera House | Daily ...

Daily TelegraphDaily Telegraph - Sep 13, 2017
MUCH-loved comedian Frank Woodley has written his first childrens show and will bring it to the Sydney Opera House this month.  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge shut down for charity run

9news.com.au9news.com.au - Sep 16, 2017
Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge is closed this morning as thousands of Sydneysiders hit the pavement for the annual Running Festival. The marathon, which started at 7am at Bradfield Park in Milson's Point, will end 10km away at the Sydney Opera House.  

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' to play UF's Phillips Center Wednesday

OcalaOcala - Sep 24, 2017
A pair of the nation's foremost bluesmen return to Gainesville this week, but in a different way than before — this time they're a collaborative duo.“Yeah, I used to ...  

The Forbidden City

The Forgotten History of Beijing's First Forbidden City

Ancient OriginsAncient Origins - Sep 12, 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: Why you shouldn't climb Ayers Rock in Australia

The IndependentThe Independent - Sep 11, 2017
As the first rays of sunlight hit Uluru (Ayers Rock), making Australia's most famous hunk of sandstone glow a deep scarlet red against the orange-blue sky, the crowd of tourists that has gathered at the sunrise viewpoint lets out a collective coo. It's ...  

Angkor Wat

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Angkor Wat

When it came time to plan a trip to Southeast Asia, there was one spot I would not be skipping, no matter what: Angkor Wat. This temple park in Cambodia has been on my mind for the majority of my life, and I was ready to get my Indiana Jones on when I ...  

Victoria Falls

Airport upgrade spurs 35% uptick in passenger traffic

NewsDayNewsDay - Sep 22, 2017
THE recently-commissioned $150 million Victoria Falls International Airport has experienced a 35% increase in passenger traffic within a few months of its launch, an official has said. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI. Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) ...  

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey marks Battle of Britain anniversary

Westminster Abbey (press release)Westminster Abbey (press release) - Sep 17, 2017
HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron, Battle of Britain Fighter Association, and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey on Sunday 17th ...  

Big Ben

Big Ben, Bryant lead Steelers to win over Vikings

NFL.comNFL.com - Sep 17, 2017
On a day Pittsburgh honored the late Dan Rooney in their home opener, Ben Roethlisberger tossed two touchdown passes, helping the Steelers beat a Sam Bradford-less Minnesota Vikings, 26-9, at Heinz Field. Here is what you need to know: 1.  

Times Square

Onslow resident to be featured in Times Square

Jacksonville Daily NewsJacksonville Daily News - Sep 11, 2017
16 as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Times Square Video Presentation all passing by or leisurely spending time near Broadway will be able to see young Samuel Droberg enjoying a snack at Wilmington's beloved Bitty and Beau's ...  


How to Spend a Day in Montmartre

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Sep 2, 2017
Montmartre brings to mind numerous beautiful clichés: The perfect Parisian café, Moulin Rouge, and, of course, countless scenes from Amélie. It's hard to shake those romanticisms when you first arrive in Paris's 18th arrondissement, up the long and ...  

Notre Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame Is in Desperate Need of Repairs

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Sep 1, 2017
Notre-Dame de Paris cuts an imposing figure over France's capital, but look closely and you'll see that the building is in dire need of repairs. Its stones are eroding. Its delicate buttresses are in danger of collapsing. Many of its snarling gargoyles ...  

Palace Of Versailles

A taste of Versailles as a court insider

The ConnexionThe Connexion - Aug 31, 2017
Bringing the Palace of Versailles to the dinner table, a restaurant is turning a diner à deux into a liaison dangereuse with staff in court costume, dishes Sun King Louis XIV and Louis XV would recognise and Baroque music throughout. Costumed actors ...  

Trevi Fountain

Where to Stay, Eat, and Watch the Sunset in Rome: An Insider's Guide From Chez Dédé

Vogue.comVogue.com - Sep 22, 2017
The Trevi Fountain late at night can take your breath away, and so can a stroll across the Ponte Sant'Angelo 1 hour before sunset.” Watch the sunset at Gianicolo Hill, which offers a panoramic view of the city. “It's maybe the reason why I can't leave ...  

Sagrada Familia

Barcelona police close off Sagrada Familia church following false bomb report
Catholic Culture - Sep 13, 2017

Barcelona police close off Sagrada Familia church following false bomb report. September 13, 2017. » Continue to this story on Reuters. CWN Editor's Note: The famed basilica, designed by Antoni Gaudí, was consecrated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.  

Cn Tower

Photo of the Day: CN Tower View

Urban TorontoUrban Toronto - Aug 30, 2017
Today's Photo of the Day features a west-facing view captured from the CN Tower's main observation deck. Submitted to our Flickr Pool by Worrawat Engchuan, this dusk view looks over Toronto's Bathurst-Fort York neighbourhood, past the glittering lights ...  

Space Needle

Space Needle renovations take big step forward | KING5.com

KING5.comKING5.com - Sep 16, 2017
The main work should be done by next May allowing visitors a wider and brighter view of Seattle.  

St. Mary Axe

Open House architecture festival this weekend includes all London boroughs for the first time

MetroMetro - Sep 15, 2017
London mayor Sadiq Khan launched this year's festival stood next to a whopping great pink cake in the shape of one of this year's buildings that will be open for the public to explore – the iconic London skyscraper 30 St Mary Axe, fondly known by ...  

Terminal Tower

Forest City sells its last lingering pieces of Tower City for $16 million to the K&D Group

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Aug 25, 2017
The publicly traded company will stick around as a tenant, moving its headquarters and hundreds of workers from Terminal Tower to Key Tower in the spring. The K&D Group paid $15 million for Post Office Plaza, a 477,000-square-foot office building that ...  

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is going dark tonight for those affected by Hurricane Irma

Time Out (blog)Time Out (blog) - Sep 12, 2017
Yet again, the Empire State Building will be going dark to show its support for those affected by the natural disasters tormenting the country. Over the past week, Hurricane Irma has been wreaking havoc on the southeast, turning Miami into flood zones ...  

Chrysler Building

Eiffel Tower Fast Facts
KTVQ Billings News - Sep 21, 2017

1889 - The tower opens during the Universal Exposition, a fair celebrating the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution. It is the tallest structure in the world until 1930, when the Chrysler Building opens in New York. 1981-1982 - Two phases of ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

How the Petronas Towers put Malaysia on the world map

Real Views (blog)Real Views (blog) - Sep 15, 2017
“The Petronas Twin Towers symbolized the desire and aspiration of all Malaysians to be featured prominently on the international stage and as a major player in globalized economy.” For Y.Y. Lau, Managing Director of JLL Malaysia, the Petronas Twin ...  

Burj Khalifa

Sky-high breakfast at Atmosphere in Burj Khalifa

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Sep 9, 2017
Breakfast at Atmosphere in Burj Khalifa features savoury and sweet continental breakfast items including an exotic fruit, cold cuts and cheese selection artfully arranged on a display stand, and freshly baked french pastries. Executive Chef Christopher ...  

Willis Tower

SOM Exhibits 30 Structural Skeleton Models Showing Evolution of Tall Building Design

ArchDailyArchDaily - Sep 15, 2017
Titled SOM: Engineering x [Art + Architecture], the exhibition uncovers the concepts and forms of the firm's greatest achievements, including revolutionary tall buildings such as the John Hancock Building, the Willis Tower and the current world's ...  

Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab interior outfitter turns its eye to the sky

gulfnews.comgulfnews.com - Sep 18, 2017
Dubai: The UAE-based interior outfitter behind the Burj Al Arab and a number of other luxury hotels is planning a move into private jets to cater to the growth of private air travel in the region. Greenline Interiors, founded in Sharjah in 1976, has ...  

Freedom Tower

Last night's moon over Freedom Tower

EarthSkyEarthSky - Sep 12, 2017
The moon rising on September 11, 2017 via Gowri Lakshminarayanan in Jersey City, New Jersey. He wrote: “This is a 21-image composite of the rising waning gibbous moon (~63%) over the Freedom Tower in New York. I've done many composites in the ...  

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