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A Cartoon Network Theme Park Is Coming to Bali and Adults Are Invited, Too

Travel+LeisureTravel+Leisure - Jun 11, 2018
Fans of Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, and Ben 10 are going to want to book a trip to paradise. A Cartoon Network-branded theme park is coming to the Bali, and is projected to be complete in 2020. The 10-acre park will have water rides, surf rides ...  

Luna Park


New ride debuts at Luna Park

News 12 BronxNews 12 Bronx - May 25, 2018
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer which made Friday the perfect day for Luna Park in Coney Island to unveil its new ride: the Astro Tower. People of all ages can enjoy the new ride. "It was scary at moments," says Yenna Butler.  

Amusement Park


What's next for this old amusement park and shopping center site? Officials will reveal plans today

Dayton Daily NewsDayton Daily News - Jun 18, 2018
During the early 20th century, Frankie's Forest Park was an amusement park that at times contained a zoo, dance hall, racetrack and roller coaster. The amusement park closed in 1958. Later, Forest Park Plaza, Dayton's earliest open-air retail center ...  

Waterpark


Big Rivers Waterpark on track for June 29 opening near New Caney

Chron.comChron.com - Jun 14, 2018
Brightly colored water slides and buildings that will soon hold alligators and an interactive play structure seemed to magically arise out of the field of dirt along Texas 242 near New Caney where Big Rivers Waterpark calls home. On target for a June ...  

Wild Animal Park


Beautiful moment rare giraffe calf born at Kent wild animal park
Daily Mail - Jun 13, 2018

Beautiful moment rare giraffe calf born at Kent wild animal park. With less than 2,500 mature Rothschild giraffes left in the wild, staff at the Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve near Hythe in Kent are celebrating the birth of a healthy male calf. He is mum ...  

Roller Coaster


2 people fall after roller coaster derails

CNNCNN - Jun 15, 2018
2 people fall after roller coaster derails. Two riders fell 34 feet to the ground when a roller coaster derailed in Florida, according to the Daytona Beach Fire Department. Source: CNN · CNN Original Series on CNNgo. Watch Full episode on. Anthony ...  

Ferris Wheel


Letter: Long wait for Ferris wheel
Virginian-Pilot - Jun 14, 2018

After the Parade of Sail that opened Harborfest on Friday, I took five members of my family to ride the Skystar Ferris wheel at Waterside District. The ride itself was enjoyable, but it was operated very poorly. Skystar has 36 enclosed gondolas that ...  

Merry Go Round


Holyoke celebrates 25th anniversary of Merry-Go-Round

WWLP.comWWLP.com - Jun 15, 2018
HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - A celebration was held for a Holyoke landmark that's been around for a quarter of a century Thursday night. A fundraiser at the Holyoke Log Cabin celebrated the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round's 25th anniversary. The antique carousel ...  

Thrill Rides


'Roadkill Nights Powered By Dodge' Brings Legal Drag Racing and ...

Detroit Free PressPR Newswire (press release) - Jun 13, 2018
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Roadkill Nights Powered By Dodge' Brings Legal Drag Racing and Thrill Rides Back to Woodward ...  

Legoland


Legoland Florida: the first 100 dads get in free on Father's Day

Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel - Jun 15, 2018
The first 100 Dads who arrive at Legoland Florida can get in for free Sunday — Father's Day — for the theme park's latest promotion. The complimentary admission is good for the theme park and the water park, Legoland said Fridat in a press release.  

Coney Island


Photos + Video: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade Was the Place to Sea and Be Seen

Bedford + BoweryBedford + Bowery - Jun 18, 2018
Throngs of New Yorkers festooned in sparkly neon fishnets, purple glitter and dolphin-shaped crowns descended on Coney Island this past Saturday for the 36th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Beachgoers were treated to frolicking sharks atop floats ...  

Disney World


Disney Tests Pricing Power at Theme Parks

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal - Jun 18, 2018
Later this month, Disney is opening “Toy Story Land” at Disney World, and it has “Star Wars” lands under construction at Disney World and Disneyland. Disney has invested more than $15 billion in its parks world-wide in the past five years, including at ...  

Disney Land


Here's what the Spurs have been up to this summer

mySanAntonio.commySanAntonio.com - Jun 18, 2018
It's been two months since Spurs fans last saw the team on the court, but the players seem to be enjoying the timeout. From the hardwood to Europe, Japan and Disney Land, the Spurs are making the most of their "Gone Fishin'" season while San Antonio ...  

Six Flags


Microsoft, Six Flags, and Other Income Plays

Barron'sBarron's - Jun 20, 2018
David L. King, a veteran portfolio manager, takes a strikingly holistic view of income investing, whether it's common stock dividends, convertible bonds, or other investments that pay a stream of cash. “The confusion on specialization is that the rules ...  

London Zoo


London Zoo: A Father's Day tribute to sandgrouse dads

Arizona Daily SunArizona Daily Sun - Jun 19, 2018
Sandgrouse are unusual enough birds that scientists have disagreed about where to place them taxonomically. Previously, they were classified with the true grouse in an order that also includes turkeys, partridge, quail, pheasant and other gamebirds.  

Georgia Aquarium


Georgia Aquarium, Travis Manion Foundation partner for Military Survivors Family Day

CBS46 News AtlantaCBS46 News Atlanta - Jun 11, 2018
More than 150 families of fallen military will attend the Military Survivors Family Day held at the Georgia Aquarium June 12. The event is a partnership between the Travis Manion Foundation and the Georgia Aquarium. Guests attending the event will be ...  

Shedd Aquarium


Stroller: Why was the Shedd Aquarium so special?

Martinsville BulletinMartinsville Bulletin - Jun 15, 2018
WEDNESDAY'S TRIVIA ANSWER: What was the first inland aquarium with permanent salt water fish displays? That would be the Shedd Aquarium. Built in 1930 in Chicago, the facility was funded by Marshall Field & Company's president John Graves Shedd.  

Georgia Aquarium


Georgia Aquarium, Travis Manion Foundation partner for Military Survivors Family Day

CBS46 News AtlantaCBS46 News Atlanta - Jun 11, 2018
More than 150 families of fallen military will attend the Military Survivors Family Day held at the Georgia Aquarium June 12. The event is a partnership between the Travis Manion Foundation and the Georgia Aquarium. Guests attending the event will be ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium


Special needs kids explore the ocean underwater at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

KSBW The Central CoastKSBW The Central Coast - Jun 17, 2018
Monterey Bay Aquarium in collaboration with Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System will host its 17th annual "Days of Discovery this year on June 16, 17 and August 25. Over the three days, more than 100 youth with cognitive or physical special needs ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium


A touching encounter

Oregon Coast TodayOregon Coast Today - Jun 5, 2018
There was a lot I didn't know about jelly fish until last week when I took part in the newest Oregon Coast Aquarium encounter — the Sea Jelly Encounter. In the past, I've been behind the scenes for all sorts of aquarium events. I've held hands, in a ...  

Zoo


Baby Fiona book out on Tuesday, proceeds will go to zoo

WXIXWXIX - Jun 16, 2018
Happily, I can tell them that she is thriving and is a normal young hippo,” said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “She is here today because the Zoo care team never gave up on her. I wrote this book to share the incredible events that occurred ...  

Washington Monument


Building taller than Washington Monument planned for Tysons Corner

FOX 5 DCFOX 5 DC - May 30, 2018
VIENNA, Va. - Developers are preparing to break ground in Tysons Corner on a building that would be taller than the Washington Monument. The development, being led by Clemente Development Company – the developer behind The View in Tysons ...  

Greek Parthenon


How the Parthenon Came to Live in Nashville

HowStuffWorksHowStuffWorks - Jun 13, 2018
As with the Greek Parthenon, the columns on the Nashville structure are not completely straight, but have a slight swelling, called entasis that makes them look straight at a distance. The structure is also full of friezes and carvings, and includes a ...  

Statue Of Liberty


The Statue of Liberty Poem is a Beautiful Sentiment … Too Bad Our Immigration History Doesn't Live Up to It

The Mary SueThe Mary Sue - Jun 14, 2018
As a born and raised New Yorker with two immigrant parents, I know what the Statue of Liberty is supposed to mean. “Bring me your poor and huddled masses,” it says, and while it is a sentiment filled with beauty and promise, it is also, very much a lie.  

India Gate


Eid ul-Fitr 2018: Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory; check roads commuters need to avoid

India.com NewsFinancial Express - Jun 15, 2018
Eid ul-Fitr 2018: The Delhi Traffic Police on Friday issued an advisory for the commuters in the wake of Eid celebrations on June 16 and 17. A large gathering is expected at the India Gate and surrounding parks at the national capital on Eid. The ...  

Arc de Triomphe


The Champs-Elysées Is Turning into a Giant Movie Theater

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Jun 15, 2018
Just when you thought Paris couldn't get any more cinematic: On July 1 at 8 p.m., the Champs-Elysées is shutting down and the Arc de Triomphe will be transformed into an outdoor theater, according to The Local. This is a one-night-only event ...  

Jefferson Memorial


Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools

WLS-TVWLS-TV - Jun 15, 2018
Jefferson Memorial Pool Outdoor Pool 4822 N. Long Avenue (773) 685-3347. Website Portage Pool - Indoor Indoor Pool 4100 N. Long Avenue (773) 685-7189. Website Portage Pool - Outdoor Outdoor Pool 4100 N. Long Avenue (773) 685-4987. Website  

Lenins Tomb


Between the Lines: Worshipping At Lenin's Tomb

WMUKWMUK - Mar 17, 2017
Judith Rypma has had a love affair with Russia that has spanned most of her life. In 23 trips, the master faculty specialist in English at Western Michigan University has observed changes from the former Soviet Union to the Russia of today. Many of her ...  

Washington Monument


Building taller than Washington Monument planned for Tysons Corner

FOX 5 DCFOX 5 DC - May 30, 2018
VIENNA, Va. - Developers are preparing to break ground in Tysons Corner on a building that would be taller than the Washington Monument. The development, being led by Clemente Development Company – the developer behind The View in Tysons ...  

World Trade Center Memorial


Slain Parkland educators honored at World Trade Center memorial stair climb

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Jun 4, 2018
NEW YORK — Families of three Stoneman Douglas educators killed on Valentine's Day gathered at the base of One World Trade Center just past 4:30 a.m. Sunday, groggy and wearing orange T-shirts that read “Guest” on the backs. Linda Beigel Schulman ...  

Yad Vashem


Prince William to visit Yad Vashem with Chief Rabbi Mirvis as Israel trip itinerary announced

Jewish ChronicleJewish Chronicle - Jun 11, 2018
Prince William is to visit Yad Vashem and the Peres Centre for Peace on his Israel trip, as well as meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, Kensington Palace has announced. The Duke of Cambridge will arrive in the evening ...  

Vietnam Memorial


Traveling Vietnam Memorial leaves mark on Wamego

KSNT NewsKSNT News - Jun 17, 2018
After four days in Wamego, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall replica is being packed up and taken to another city. Even though the wall has been in Northeast Kansas for less than a week, the impact it has made will stay with people for the rest of ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Nights at the Museum: When the Met Became a Movie Studio

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 10, 2018
For those couple of weeks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a museum by day, as usual, and a movie studio by night. When the galleries closed, the film crew arrived, hauled in the gear, set it up, filmed a few scenes and finally, around dawn, knocked ...  

Tate Museum


Frist Art Museum's new Martin ArtQuest Gallery fosters community and collaboration

The TennesseanThe Tennessean - Jun 4, 2018
Many world class art museums around the world have also used MAQ as a template to design their own family-friendly, interactive spaces, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Museum in London, ...  

Uffizi Gallery


The Uffizi Gallery Gathers Some Heavy Hitters in a New Room

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 8, 2018
FLORENCE, Italy — Last Sunday evening, soon after the final visitor had trickled out of the historic Palazzo Pitti, Eike Schmidt, the director of the Uffizi Gallery, gathered with other museum officials in the palace's main picture gallery. They were ...  

Vatican Museums


The Vatican Museums

Wanted in RomeWanted in Rome - Jun 8, 2018
The Vatican Museums are one of those places people never forget. But if you think that's only because of their jaw-dropping art collections, think again. A lot of people will never forget the long hours waiting to get in, the crowded rooms, and the ...  

Museu Nacional Del Prado


Impressionisti. Capolavori della Collezione Clark

ArtelabArtelab - Mar 2, 2011
L'ultima e più recente è l'importante monografica Pasión por Renoir, aperta ad ottobre 2010 al Museu Nacional del Prado di Madrid, con l'intera collezione di trentuno dipinti di Pierre-Auguste Renoir, mai usciti prima insieme dalla sede di Williamstown.  

Hermitage Museum


Hermitage Museum cat to predict FIFA World Cup winners

WOAIWOAI - Jun 11, 2018
One of the cats at St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum will try and predict the winners of the upcoming World Cup soccer games. Achilles is a blue-eyed, white cat that is very low key. He's one of about 50 cats who live at the world famous Hermitage Museum.  

Smithsonian Museum


Oprah Winfrey Is Now an Exhibit in a Smithsonian Museum

TIMETIME - Jun 11, 2018
Oprah Winfrey ended her iconic daytime talk show in 2011, but it's already a museum piece. On Friday, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened a temporary exhibit called “Watching Oprah,” which features artifacts from the set ...  

Moma


'New York Is a Union Town!': MoMA Union Demonstrates Outside Gala

ARTnewsARTnews - Jun 1, 2018
Near the museum's entrance, dozens of MoMA workers were also on hand, calling on the museum to meet its demands in ongoing negotiations over a new contract. (The previous one expired last month.) They walked in a loop and held placards for the UAW, ...  

Guggenheim Museum


The Guggenheim's Giacometti Show May Surprise You, If You Know Where to Look

ObserverObserver - Jun 11, 2018
His thin, solitary sculptures are logos for the alienation that haunted the post-war world. Like it or not, Alberto Giacometti is an art brand. The Guggenheim is likely to be mobbed by visitors eager to see Giacometti's cadaverous men and women ...  

The Louvre


Stunting on the Louvre: Beyoncé, Jay-Z and the art of swagger

Washington PostWashington Post - Jun 19, 2018
The latest video by the Carters, a.k.a. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, is a treat. Filmed in the Louvre, “Apesh--” begins with close-ups of various old master paintings. A bell tolls atmospherically. And then, out of nowhere, comes a moment of pure swagger ...  

J Paul Getty Museum


"Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011" at Getty

BLOUIN ARTINFOBLOUIN ARTINFO - Jun 11, 2018
Chronicling the trends of fashion photography that have defined evolving ideas of style and beauty through the century, the J.Paul Getty Museum presents "Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011," June 26-October 21. The exhibition includes ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art


Nights at the Museum: When the Met Became a Movie Studio

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 10, 2018
For those couple of weeks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a museum by day, as usual, and a movie studio by night. When the galleries closed, the film crew arrived, hauled in the gear, set it up, filmed a few scenes and finally, around dawn, knocked ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art


ASU Art Museum Partners With Los Angeles County Museum Of Art To Train And Spark Interest In Arts

KJZZKJZZ - Jun 12, 2018
That's certainly the case when it comes to museums, and as part of the effort to change perceptions and open things up, ASU is partnering with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to teach and train potential curators via master's-level coursework. One ...  

Berkeley Art Museum


Asian Art Museum takes a risk with young star chef's destination cafe

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Jun 6, 2018
In its new location, the Berkeley Art Museum cafe, Babette, hosts monthly dinners attuned to screenings at the Pacific Film Archive. The Asian Art Museum has taken on food programming, too, in the form of monthly Tasting Menu events. (At the next one, ...  

National Portrait Gallery


Andy Warhol tops bill at Michael Jackson 60th birthday art show

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 16, 2018
Several versions of the late “King of Pop” are heading for the National Portrait Gallery next week with the opening of an exhibition devoted to Michael Jackson that will mark what would have been his 60th birthday. Prominent among the Jackson-inspired ...  

British Museum


The Elgin Marbles, British Museum: Why returning them to Greece is a crazy idea

TravellerTraveller - Jun 11, 2018
The Acropolis Museum gets about 1.5m a year compared with over 6m who come to the British Museum. Those 6m would not only miss out one of the high points of world art, but the sculptures could no longer be studied or appreciated against the relics of ...  

Belvedere Palace


CSB softball in Europe: Saying goodbye with Kate
College of Saint Benedict Athletics - Jun 14, 2018

The Belvedere Palace and Imperial Rose Garden in Vienna, Austria. And, Karlštejn Castle along with all of Prague, Czech Republic. It is fitting that today is our first day home, seeing that it is world softball day. Having the opportunity to play ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington DC


Musee D Orsay


Actu – La Fillette de Picasso prêtée au musée d'Orsay

Expo in the CityExpo in the City - Jun 11, 2018
La Fillette », datée de 1905 acquise par les Nahmad, famille de marchands d'art, sera prêtée exceptionnellement au musée d'Orsay dans le cadre de l'exposition Picasso, organisée en collaboration avec le Musée national Picasso-Paris. Cette exposition ...  

Museo Del Prado


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

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - Jun 1, 2018
Carina Dyer of Albuquerque looks at reproductions of 92 masterpieces from the collection of Museo del Prado in Spain on display at Civic Plaza. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal). The exhibition in New Mexico has been by the efforts of James Long, ...  

National Museum Of Korea


2018.6.14 Museums & Galleries

Korea JoongAng DailyKorea JoongAng Daily - Jun 13, 2018
The National Museum of Korea, in collaboration with the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, the National Museum of Mongolia and the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum, looks back at the civilization that developed in the ...  

National Palace Museum


National Palace Museum to host first ever comic-themed exhibition

Focus Taiwan News ChannelFocus Taiwan News Channel - Jun 15, 2018
Taipei, June 15 (CNA) The first ever comic-themed exhibition to take place at the National Palace Museum in Taipei will be dedicated to the late comic book artist Chen Uen (鄭問), the Minister of Culture said Friday. At the opening ceremony for the ...  

Tokyo National Museum


Tokyo looks to kick start nighttime spending by tourists but transportation remains an obstacle

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Jun 15, 2018
Since April last year, the Tokyo National Museum has extended its opening times by one hour on Fridays and Saturdays, to 9 p.m. It is not only trying to accommodate people who finish work earlier as part of Japan's labor reforms but is also attempting ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum


The Real Story Behind Frida Kahlo's Style

Inquirer.netNew York Times - Jun 15, 2018
A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London explores how the artist's physical disabilities influenced her well-known image.  

Kremlin Armoury


Travel, trade but do not raid
Dartmouth-Today - Jun 14, 2018

Victory Day, May 9, may have had an effect, but we were well received and if one spoke the odd Russian word, like “spaciba” (thank you), people were thrilled one had made the effort. The treasures in the Kremlin armoury, the art in the Old Tretyakov ...  

Van Gogh Museum


Van Gogh's Yellow 'Sunflowers' Could Start to Turn Olive Green

New York TimesNew York Times - Jun 1, 2018
AMSTERDAM — The yellow petals and stems of Vincent van Gogh's January 1889 version of “Sunflowers” in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam are microscopically wilting, say researchers at the University of Antwerp in Belgium and the Technical ...  

Saatchi Gallery


London's Saatchi Gallery showcases 'unknown' artists

euronewseuronews - Jun 13, 2018
We felt that they needed further attention and a wider audience," explains Philippa Adams, Senior Director at the Saatchi gallery. "Some of them are very well respected within the art world but others are very new, they just finished college,” Adams added.  

Getty Center


Down the Nile, into the Mediterranean

Easy Reader NewsEasy Reader News - Jun 16, 2018
That's what scholarship endeavors to do, and that's what this very solid exhibition does as well. It's quite an accomplishment. Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World is on view through Sept. 9 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center ...  

Kunsthistorisches Museum


Egon Schiele's God of Desire

HyperallergicHyperallergic - Jun 16, 2018
Special exhibitions featuring Klimt's work are currently being held at the Leopold, the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, but none are solo retrospectives, while Schiele has been awarded two within 12 months.  

Rijksmuseum


Photographer Erwing Olaf donates hundreds of works to Rijksmuseum

DutchNews.nlNL Times - May 25, 2018
Photographer Erwin Olaf donated 412 photographs, seven videos and countless magazines to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The museum also bought 60 of his other photographs and three videos for 200 thousand euros, the Volkskrant reports.  

Serpentine Gallery


Serpentine Pavilion 2018 shows "what you can create with simple things" says Frida Escobedo

DezeenDezeen - Jun 13, 2018
In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Mexican architect Frida Escobedo explains why she used stacks of roofing tiles to create this year's Serpentine Pavilion. Escobedo's pavilion, which was unveiled outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens ...  

Brandenburg Gate


Deutsche Bank to open Berlin art centre Palais Populaire in September

Art NewspaperArt Newspaper - Jun 14, 2018
With more than 750 sq. m of exhibition space, the Palais Populaire is located in the Prinzessinnenpalais at 5 Unter den Linden, the boulevard leading up to the Brandenburg Gate. Deutsche Bank is a major sponsor of contemporary art, focussing on ...  

Brooklyn Bridge


A Hot Dog Bus Is Serving Free Hot Dogs at Brooklyn Bridge Park All Summer

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities - Jun 11, 2018
Austrian artist Erwin Wurm is ringing in the summer with his latest whimsical creation: the Hot Dog Bus, which is now slinging out free frankfurters at Brooklyn Bridge Park on summer weekends. For this art (and culinary) experience, Wurm has ...  

Canadian Rockies


Ray LaMontagne Covers 'Blue Canadian Rockies' For Spotify Singles

JamBaseJamBase - Jun 15, 2018
He also offered his arrangement of “Blue Canadian Rockies” which was written by Cindy Walker and performed in the 1952 film of the same name by Gene Autry. A cover of the song was recorded by The Byrds on their acclaimed 1968 album Sweetheart Of ...  

Colosseum


'Gladiator' Cast Reunites at Rome's Colosseum for Charity Screening

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter - Jun 7, 2018
Castmembers Russell Crowe, Connie Nielsen and Tomas Arana reunited to present the film under the stars with the Colosseum as its backdrop. A live orchestra played the famous Hans Zimmer score with vocals performed by Lisa Gerrard, co-writer of the ...  

Eiffel Tower


Eiffel Tower Tightening Security With Bulletproof Glass | HuffPost

HuffPostHuffPost - Jun 18, 2018
The Eiffel Tower is tightening security by adding bulletproof glass and a metal fence to help protect the monument and visitors from potential terrorist attacks, ...  

Golden Gate Bridge


Golden Gate Bridge district sets forum on San Rafael transit hub
Marin Independent Journal - Jun 11, 2018

Fresh off a key vote in Tuesday's election, Golden Gate Bridge district officials will hold a meeting Tuesday to gather input from the public on a new downtown San Rafael transit center. The project could cost $42 million, according to preliminary ...  

Great Barrier Reef


Great Barrier Reef: four rivers are most responsible for pollution

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 14, 2018
Four rivers are most responsible for polluting the Great Barrier Reef, according to research that scientists hope will help governments better target efforts to reduce damage to the reef from land use. The Burdekin, Fitzroy, Tully and Daintree rivers ...  

Great Wall Of China


Marathon on the Great Wall of China

ReutersReuters - May 24, 2018
Two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, have been detained in Myanmar since Dec. 12, 2017. At the time of their arrests, they had been working on an... May 23 2018. Halal holiday in the sun. Hotels and resorts on Turkey's shores, featuring ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon


Live Wire: What were the original seven wonders of the world?
The Fayetteville Observer - Jun 7, 2018

According to Ancient History Encyclopedia, Philo's list included the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt; the Hanging Gardens of Babylon; the statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece; the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; the Colossus of ...  

Hoover Dam


2 arrested in Arizona after shooting near Hoover Dam

Las Vegas Review-JournalLas Vegas Review-Journal - May 27, 2018
Two people were arrested Saturday night in Arizona after a stolen car was involved in a drive-by shooting near Hoover Dam, police said. The shooting was reported shortly after 6:45 p.m. south of the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, the Arizona Department of ...  

Tower Of Pisa


The Leaning Tower of Pisa has withstood earthquakes for centuries. Now, scientists know why.

Washington PostWashington Post - Jun 7, 2018
The Leaning Tower of Pisa and its 5.5 degree lean have vexed engineers for centuries. Partially constructed on unexpectedly soft soil, the ancient bell tower began to lean before it was even finished, a historical goof that went on to become one of the ...  

Machu Picchu


Pilgrimage to Bagan, Machu Picchu helped Nirmalya Kumar bounce back after Tata Sons firing

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Jun 19, 2018
“I always wanted to visit Bagan [Myanmar], Machu Picchu [Peru] and Borobudur [Indonesia]. So I call that my pilgrimage,” Kumar said. “When you see these wonderful places that have been around for more than a thousand years, you realise that you are ...  

Mount Fuji


Volcano eruption warning: After Kilauea Japan's Mount Fuji could be NEXT

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Jun 7, 2018
Hawaii's raging volcano has been fiercely erupting for weeks with fast-moving lava and plumes of toxic ash exploding from its crater, but geologists warn Mount Fuji volcano could be next and could be even more explosive. Kilauea's volcano has unleashed ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro


WATCH :No mountain is too high for Masingita
Independent Online - Jun 10, 2018

The inborn disorder affects muscle tone, movement and co-ordination, and therefore makes it a challenge for sufferers to partake in extreme physical activities - let alone being able to summit a 4900metre high mountain such as Mount Kilimanjaro.  

Niagara Falls


Niagara Falls sets 'Summer in Your City' plans

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Jun 12, 2018
Niagara Falls officials will announce a summer schedule of more than 60 events for children and families Wednesday. The Summer In Your City Series, which actually runs into October, will include free outdoor fitness sessions, movie nights, STEAM ...  

Terracotta Army


Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered' China's terracotta army

BBC NewsBBC News - May 26, 2018
The farmers, it would turn out, had stumbled upon one of the most stunning archaeological finds of the 20th Century: a terracotta army estimated at 8,000-strong, crafted on an industrial scale 2,200 years earlier to defend the emperor in the afterlife ...  

Pyramids Of Giza


The Pyramids of Giza Are Near a Pizza Hut, and Other Sites That May Disappoint You

New York TimesNew York Times - May 31, 2018
The pyramids of Giza in Egypt are not nearly as remote as many people think.CreditMaya Alleruzzo/Associated Press. You're probably familiar with those sweeping, romantic shots of the pyramids of Giza. In photos, movies and textbooks, there's sand as ...  

Sistine Chapel


The Sistine Chapel exhibit in downtown Houston is nice, but it's not art

Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle - Jun 11, 2018
Let's make it clear from the get-go: The life-size photo reproductions of frescoes from the Sistine Chapel, on view through July at the Corinthian event space downtown, are not art. They are displays that offer lessons on art history and stories from ...  

Stonehenge


New Controversial Idea About Stonehenge Has Archaeologists Shaking Their Heads

Live ScienceLive Science - May 21, 2018
The towering rocks at Stonehenge are so heavy that, according to a new controversial idea, a glacier, rather than Neolithic people, may have carried them from western Wales and dropped them off at Salisbury Plain in England, where the ancient monument ...  

Sydney Opera House


Review: Assassins The Musical at Sydney Opera House

ArtsHubArtsHub - Jun 17, 2018
The cast of Assassins at Sydney Opera House. Photo by Prudence Upton. In a dilapidated fairground shooting gallery an uneasy group of misfits gather. They are quite a diverse ensemble, including one figure dressed in a 19th century frock coat and ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge


Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb awarded to Hammons Holdings for next 20 years

ABC NewsABC News - Jun 15, 2018
The world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge climb will change hands for the first time, after its long-term operator lost its bid for a new 20 year contract. The NSW Government announced that Hammons Holdings Pty Ltd, the operator of Scenic World in the ...  

Taj Mahal


How air pollution, a dying river and swarms of defecating insects threaten the Taj Mahal

ReutersLos Angeles Times - May 22, 2018
India's most famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore, once wrote that the Taj Mahal stood on the banks of the Yamuna River "like a teardrop suspended on the cheek of time." One wonders whether the late Nobel laureate could have found a lyrical description of ...  

The Forbidden City


The origins of Beijing's Forbidden City

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - May 29, 2018
Ten of the 14 years spent building the Forbidden City (1406-1420) were dedicated to planning the Yongle Emperor's new home in painstaking detail. Among the many aspects which architects had to take into account were location, the orientation of the ...  

Uluru


Many add signature to Uluru Statement

Katherine TimesKatherine Times - Jun 12, 2018
“We have canvases filled with people's signatures, and the signatures are only from people who have seen the original Uluru Statement that I am travelling with,” Mr Thomas said. At the hugely popular Barunga Festival over the Queen's Birthday long ...  

Angkor Wat


What 7 Famous Ruins Would've Looked Like on the Inside When They Were New

Popular MechanicsPopular Mechanics - Jun 11, 2018
Time is not kind to buildings—even the greatest ones like Cambodia's Angkor Wat, England's Roman Baths, and Greece's Parthenon. But now we get a view into what experts believed seven marvelous structures once looked like thanks to the work of ...  

Victoria Falls


Gorges Lodge

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Jun 18, 2018
Gorges has one of the best views of any lodge in Zimbabwe – looking down into the spectacular red-rock Batoka Gorge and the wild Zambezi River. It's set amid extensive colourful gardens, and is close enough for easy access to Victoria Falls, but far ...  

Westminster Abbey


Stephen Hawking's memorial service to be held at Westminster Abbey

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 15, 2018
A memorial service for renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking is due to be held at Westminster Abbey. During the ceremony his ashes will be buried alongside other great scientists like Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. The service on Friday will ...  

Big Ben


June 1858: Big Ben mark two

The EngineerThe Engineer - Jun 18, 2018
And if they were hoping to hear the famous Westminster chimes, and the bell that is actually called Big Ben ringing out the hours, then they are also unlucky. Owing to essential repairs, the tower will be sheathed and the chimes silenced until 2021 ...  

Times Square


Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Event Returns June 21

Playbill.comPlaybill.com - Jun 18, 2018
The event, co-founded by Douglass Stewart and Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins, will include free yoga classes held at multiple times throughout the day. Register here; spots are still available for select sessions through 4:30 PM, offering ...  

Montmartre


Paris Jackson, 'Stranger Things' Stars Hit Montmartre for Dior Dinner

WWDWWD - May 24, 2018
PARIS — Christian Dior took over Montmartre institution La Crémaillère 1900 for a dinner on Thursday welcoming guests in town for its cruise show, renaming the cabaret restaurant Chez Christian for the occasion. As a singer and pianist performed Edith ...  

Notre Dame de Paris


Notre-Dame Cathedral In Paris Tops List Of Most-Visited Monuments Once Again

News18News18 - Jun 14, 2018
Some 12 million people visited the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral in 2017, making it the French capital's most-visited monument. The Sacré-Coeur in Montmartre comes next, with 10 million visitors. The Louvre museum takes third place, with visitor ...  

Palace Of Versailles


Where is the Palace of Versailles, how long did it take to build and when was the Treaty of Versailles signed there?

The SunThe Sun - Jun 4, 2018
THE Palace of Versailles is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in France, although surprisingly it wasn't first built to be a palace, but rather a hunting lodge. It's now open to the public and no royal family reside there, however, it ...  

Trevi Fountain


Ocean Grove's 16-foot-tall fountain getting restored to 1907 splendor

Asbury Park PressAsbury Park Press - Jun 11, 2018
This ain't no Trevi Fountain — but it's our Trevi Fountain.” For a closer look at Founder's Park and the Fountain of Hope, check out the video atop this story. To contribute to the Fountain of Hope campaign, visit the Historical Society of Ocean Grove ...  

Sagrada Familia


Hamblin & Peterson: Remaking, modernizing Christian architecture in Spain's Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

Deseret NewsDeseret News - May 25, 2018
Among the few successful attempts to modernize medieval and baroque Catholic art and architecture is Antoni Gaudí's Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (The Holy Family), in Barcelona, Spain. Gaudí (1852-1926) was one of the leading figures of the ...  

CN Tower


Pixar's 'Bao' serves up the Toronto experience — CN Tower, Chinatown, streetcars

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jun 15, 2018
Pixar's Bao serves up the full Toronto experience. The eight-minute film is the brainchild of Domee Shi, a Toronto animator, who is the first-ever woman to direct a Pixar short. Shi draws on her life experience when portraying the story of a Chinese ...  

Space Needle


If you love squeegees and horrifying heights, the Space Needle has ...

fox13now.comfox13now.com - Jun 14, 2018
SEATTLE --Wanted: Windex aficionado with extensive experience in not looking down. Actually, four of them. The Space Needle is in the process of hiring four ...  

St. Mary Axe


Mace's Can of Ham brings party tricks to the City

Construction NewsConstruction News - May 16, 2018
Client TH Real Estate appointed Mace to deliver the tower in January 2015 after years of delays. Also known as the Can of Ham due its semi-elliptical design, the lower levels of 70 St Mary Axe have a smaller surface area than the middle floors, which ...  

Terminal Tower


The Balloonfest That Went Horribly Wrong

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Jun 12, 2018
When the balloons are first released, they form a mass of colorful orbs that wraps around Cleveland's Terminal Tower, by turns resembling a meteorological phenomenon, a mushroom cloud, or a locust infestation. The image is both awe-inspiring and ...  

Empire State Building


Empire State Building in New York Lights Up in Croatian Colours

Croatia Week (press release) (blog)Croatia Week (press release) (blog) - Jun 14, 2018
Last night the Empire State Building in New York lit up in Croatian colours as it rotated the colours of all 32 countries participating in this year's World Cup. The World Cup opens on Thursday when hosts Russia plays Saudi Arabia. Croatia's first ...  

Chrysler Building


Jean Nouvel's 82-story MoMA tower tops out

Curbed NYCurbed NY - Jun 14, 2018
Last week, the long-awaited supertall, named 53W53, topped out and it now stands at 1,050 feet tall, tying with the New York Times building and the Chrysler Building as the city's sixth tallest building. A new set of photos from Field Condition gives a ...  

Petronas Twin Towers


Ahoy! Hotel Transylvannia 3 characters sail with Dream Cruises

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Jun 10, 2018
Kuala Lumpur Highlights Tour - Highlights include Merdeka Square & National Monument, Royal Selangor Club & Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Suria KLCC Shopping Center, KL Tower, Cocoa Boutique and Petronas Twin Towers. Explore Kuala Lumpur ...  

Burj Khalifa


#AccordingToRahulGandhi, Mia Khalifa owns Burj Khalifa: Best of Twitter reactions just for you

Daily News & AnalysisDaily News & Analysis - Jun 11, 2018
While one Twitter user posted saying according to Rahul Gandhi, Steve Jobs used to sell apples during his childhood days and another one posted saying Mia Khalifa is the owner of Burj Khalifa, the famous skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  

Willis Tower


Amazon Go store locations planned for Willis Tower, Ogilvie ...

Curbed ChicagoCurbed Chicago - Jun 6, 2018
Get ready—Amazon Go cashierless stores are coming to two locations in downtown Chicago. The online retailer has leased space in Willis Tower and an office ...  

Burj Al Arab


Dubai is the first Unesco Creative City of Design in the Middle East

Lonely Planet Travel NewsLonely Planet Travel News - Jun 11, 2018
With the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope and the instantly-recognizable sail-shaped Burj Al Arab, there's plenty of innovative wonders to admire. The city is also hosting a number of big events that will draw in plenty of travellers in ...  

Freedom Tower


Cheshire volunteer firefighter proposes atop Freedom Tower in NYC

13WHAM-TV13WHAM-TV - Jun 5, 2018
“This was my second time climbing,” said Jim Busch. “I always thought how nice it would be to propose to Lydia on top of the Freedom Tower.” The spark between volunteer firefighters Busch and Lydia Mazza started when they worked at Thompson Hospital.  

 
 
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