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Theme Park

Fox, Disney Hit With $1.75 Billion Suit for Backing Away From Malaysian Theme Park

VarietyHollywood Reporter - Nov 26, 2018
In a new lawsuit, Genting Malaysia Berhad alleges spending $750 million to bring to life a theme park just outside of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that would leverage Fox intellectual property including Ice Age and Planet of the Apes, only to have Fox and ...  

Luna Park

Astoria Performing Arts Center To Present Benefit Concert Of LUNA PARK: A NEW MUSICAL
Broadway World - Nov 5, 2018

This December, Astoria Performing Arts Center will bring the magic of Coney Island to Queens. For two performances only, Luna Park: A New Musical will bring audiences back to 1903 Brooklyn when the lights of the world's most iconic amusement park went ...  

Amusement Park


Hartsville Waterpark looks back on successful first season

wpde.comwpde.com - Nov 20, 2018
Hartsville, S.C. — People in the Pee Dee no longer have to drive to the beach to enjoy some time at a water park in summer. It was an experiment several years in the making, and this past summer Hartsville's Neptune Island Water Park made its debut.  

Wild Animal Park

Roller Coaster

Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel lawsuit settled, terms confidential
Kingsport Times News - Nov 5, 2018

The lawsuits name as defendants: Family Attractions Amusement (FAA) of Georgia (the company that operated the rides for the fair), the owners of FAA, High-Lite Rides of South Carolina (the manufacturer of the Ferris wheel) and Michael O. Howard (the ...  

Merry Go Round

A fun-filled Holiday Market will benefit the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round
WWLP.com - Nov 15, 2018

If you're looking for a great day out with the family, and a way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping, the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round has an event that you'll definitely want to check out. It will feature crafts, vendors, live entertainment, food ...  

Thrill Rides

Brendan Walker: The science and art of thrill rides

New ScientistNew Scientist - Nov 20, 2018
Brendan Walker: The science and art of thrill rides. Hear how thrill engineer Brendan Walker designs the whitest of white-knuckle rides, and how to terrify for fun. Tags: engineering · New Scientist Live talks 2018 · psychology ...  


Legoland to stop using plastic straws

Sarasota Herald-TribuneSarasota Herald-Tribune - Nov 28, 2018
WINTER HAVEN — All of the countless models displayed at Legoland Florida Resort are made of plastic blocks. By year's end, though, the attraction will no longer have plastic sticking out of its beverages. Merlin Entertainments, corporate owner of the ...  

Coney Island

Disney World

The Ultimate Guide to Disney World For The Holidays

Food & WineFood & Wine - Dec 3, 2018
Never mind the potential for 85 degree afternoons, and all that complimentary sunshine; year after year, Disney World is one of the best places to soak up those Christmas vibes, from nightly tree lightings, because one is never enough, to Santa ...  

Disney Land

Follow These 5 Tips to Make Your Trip to Disney World Truly Magical

The Urban TwistThe Urban Twist - Dec 3, 2018
Most families plan a trip to Disney World to experience the magic of the happiest place on earth. Unfortunately, certain inconveniences can put a damper on a trip to the amusement park. If you want to ensure that your trip to Disney Land is truly ...  

Six Flags

Holiday event opens at Six Flags parks nationwide

q985online.comYoungstown Vindicator - Dec 2, 2018
'Tis the season for thrilling roller coasters, millions of dazzling, LED lights and holiday memories for the entire family as Six Flags Entertainment Corporation kicks off its annual holiday spectacular, Holiday in the Park. This year, the event is ...  

London Zoo

Georgia Aquarium

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, Nov. 29

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Nov 29, 2018
You can see SCUBA Claus at the Georgia Aquarium Thursdays through Sundays at the 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. dive shows. The Submariner St. Nick is part of the Aquarium's holiday activities, which include tree lighting, breakfast with Santa and the 4-D ...  

Shedd Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, Nov. 29

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAtlanta Journal Constitution - Nov 29, 2018
You can see SCUBA Claus at the Georgia Aquarium Thursdays through Sundays at the 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. dive shows. The Submariner St. Nick is part of the Aquarium's holiday activities, which include tree lighting, breakfast with Santa and the 4-D ...  

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium unveils new treatment center

Monterey County HeraldMonterey County Herald - Nov 27, 2018
PACIFIC GROVE — In front of a cheerful crowd, a unique kelp ribbon was cut Tuesday morning at the Monterey Bay Aquarium commemorating the Juli Plant Grainger Animal Care Center, the latest addition to the aquarium's facilities. Julie Packard ...  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Watch for stranded sea turtles on the Oregon coast this winter

KEZI TVKEZI TV - Nov 29, 2018
The Oregon Coast aquarium is reminding residents that if you're out walking the beach this winter, keep an eye open for stranded sea turtles. Winter storms and transitioning ocean conditions along the Pacific push sea turtles northward into colder ...  


Washington Monument

Photo Op: Tinley Parker captures Washington Monument

The Tinley JunctionThe Tinley Junction - Dec 2, 2018
Photo Op: Tinley Parker captures Washington Monument. Tinley Park resident Lynn Fitzgerald submitted this photo taken by Bridget Fitzgerald in May of the Washington Monument in Washington DC. PHOTO SUBMITTED. Submitted Content. 10:58 am CST ...  

Greek Parthenon

Greek Australian success story in the marketing arena
Neos Kosmos - Nov 14, 2018

... different after being dressed as a Greek Kandyla any time there was a primary school super hero day or Greek national celebration to be had, and my grandfather had built a house in Queensland which was modelled on the Greek Parthenon with nearly as ...  

Statue Of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty's original torch will be in a new museum on Liberty Island

Lonely Planet Travel NewsLonely Planet Travel News - Nov 26, 2018
The original Statue of Liberty torch is heading to a new museum that is due to open on Liberty Island in 2019. Visitors may be surprised to learn that the torch Lady Liberty now holds in her raised hand is not the one she first held when she was given ...  

India Gate

Arc de Triomphe

Macron visits Arc de Triomphe after Saturday Paris riots

ReutersReuters - Dec 2, 2018
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron immediately went to the Arc de Triomphe after returning to Paris on Sunday from Argentina to assess the damage after rioters looted and defaced the famous landmark during a day of riots. TV images ...  

Jefferson Memorial

Lenins Tomb

American Communists rest in peace behind Lenin's tomb

Russia Beyond the HeadlinesRussia Beyond the Headlines - Nov 11, 2015
The Kremlin necropolis is the final resting place of such illustrious Soviets as Josef Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev, Georgy Zhukov and Yury Gagarin, but John Reed and Bill Haywood are buried there as well. To get to Lenin's Tomb, still one of Moscow's ...  

Washington Monument

Photo Op: Tinley Parker captures Washington Monument

The Tinley JunctionThe Tinley Junction - Dec 2, 2018
Photo Op: Tinley Parker captures Washington Monument. Tinley Park resident Lynn Fitzgerald submitted this photo taken by Bridget Fitzgerald in May of the Washington Monument in Washington DC. PHOTO SUBMITTED. Submitted Content. 10:58 am CST ...  

World Trade Center Memorial

NYPD's focus turns to keeping World Trade Center memorial events safe

amNYamNY - Sep 11, 2018
The eyes of the world — and the NYPD — will be focused Tuesday on the World Trade Center memorial for the 17th ceremony of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Hundreds of family members of the more than 2,900 victims, as well as assorted politicians, VIPs ...  

Yad Vashem

Minsk Ghetto victims commemorated in Yad Vashem in Jerusalem
Belarus News (BelTA) - Nov 21, 2018

MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) – A commemorative ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the Minsk Ghetto was held in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem on 21 November. The initiator of the event was the ...  

Vietnam Memorial

Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall in Florence Dec. 7-9

Coos Bay WorldCoos Bay World - Dec 3, 2018
The traveling exhibit is shaped in the likeness of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., the center panels in black contain the names of those lost in Vietnam and on the USS Pueblo. There are panels off both sides in sandstone color with the ...  

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Met's Imprudent Expansion Plans
National Review - Dec 1, 2018

I often write about the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Its shows are almost always superb. My only quibbles with them, or at least the ones I've seen and whose catalogues I've read, is that they're often too big and ...  

Tate Museum

Uffizi Gallery

Flora Commedia at the Uffizi Gallery

The FlorentineThe Florentine - Nov 20, 2018
Opening on November 20, Cai Guo-Qiang's newest exhibition is dedicated to the spirit of the Renaissance. Flora Commedia features over 60 works by the Chinese artist, spread throughout the rooms at the Uffizi Gallery, opening a dialogue with the ...  

Vatican Museums

'Cultural maintenance'

ND NewswireND Newswire - Nov 27, 2018
“They plan trips of a lifetime to Rome to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica because these facets of the Vatican Museums are not only masterpieces, but peak culture.” Bevacqua works in the Vatican Museums Patron's Office, with seven ...  

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 sees return of 40-year record number of visitors
TASS - Nov 8, 2018

SAINT-PETERSBURG, November 8. /TASS/. The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg now welcomes 4.5 million visitors per year, Hermitage Director General Mikhail Piotrovsky told TASS. The number of visitors has topped the record high reached in ...  

Smithsonian Museum


Glenn Lowry, MoMA Director, Will Continue Through 2025

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 16, 2018
Glenn D. Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, will remain in his post for another seven years, leading New York's most significant institution of 20th- and 21st-century art through 2025. Mr. Lowry and the MoMA board have agreed to an ...  

Guggenheim Museum

“Architecture Effects” at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Blouinartinfo UK - Nov 27, 2018

The building of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which was inaugurated in 1997, was the first and seminal example of architecture carried out and made possible by means of computer technology. It was, at that time, considered a model of the communicative ...  

The Louvre

J Paul Getty Museum

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Met's Imprudent Expansion Plans
National Review - Dec 1, 2018

I often write about the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's the gift that keeps on giving. Its shows are almost always superb. My only quibbles with them, or at least the ones I've seen and whose catalogues I've read, is that they're often too big and ...  

Los Angeles County Museum Of Art

'Soul of a Nation' showcases timeless power of black art

National Catholic ReporterNational Catholic Reporter - Dec 1, 2018
(The eventual result was the landmark "Two Centuries of Black American Art, 1750-1950," in 1976, first at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then at the Brooklyn.) The Black Emergency Cultural Coalition was founded in 1969, and new institutions ...  

Berkeley Art Museum

Holiday shopping — and giving — made easy with the UC Berkeley gift guide

UC BerkeleyUC Berkeley - Dec 4, 2018
BAMPFA store and membership: Inspire the imagination with art, film and unique gifts from the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Shop the BAMPFA store for a curated selection of items, such as Rigel Stuhmiller's illustrated calendar, a ...  

National Portrait Gallery

British Museum

Belvedere Palace

The Latest: Leaders discuss Ukraine elections at Paris meet
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - Nov 11, 2018

Tusk placed flowers at the monument to the first state and armed forces leader, Marshal Jozef Pilsudski, by the Belvedere Palace where Pilsudski resided. Tusk, an opponent of Poland's right-wing government, said the political disputes about Poland's ...  

National Gallery Of Art Washington DC

Musee D Orsay

Museo Del Prado

Friends of Florence and American Friends of the Prado Museum announce restoration of Fra Angelico's Annunciation
ArtfixDaily - Nov 23, 2018

Museo del Prado Announces Restoration of its Annunciation by Fra Angelico thanks to support from American Friends of the Prado Museum and Friends of Florence. Renaissance masterwork will be the centerpiece of a special exhibition of the artist's work ...  

National Museum Of Korea

Jung Il Woo Becomes PR Ambassador For National Museum Of Korea

hellokpop (press release) (blog)hellokpop (press release) (blog) - Dec 3, 2018
Three days since returning from his military enlistment, Jung Il Woo makes his first public appearance. On December 3, Jung Il Woo attended the opening ceremony of 110th anniversary of National Museum of Korea. In line with the celebration of the ...  

National Palace Museum

Tokyo National Museum

The precocious potters of ancient Japan

Apollo MagazineApollo Magazine - Nov 24, 2018
This is despite a boom in interest in the subject in Japan at present, highlighted by the first major exhibition of Jomon ceramics at the Tokyo National Museum this summer – among the 350 objects on display were several items now designated National ...  

Victoria And Albert Museum

Kremlin Armoury

The last of the Tsars: on the trail of the ghosts of Romanov Russia
Telegraph.co.uk - Nov 3, 2018

Constructed in 1851, the Kremlin Armoury is one of Moscow's oldest museums. The dazzling Imperial treasures inside its chambers range from Tsar Mikhail's coronation sceptre to an exquisite ivory egg designed by Fabergé in 1913 to celebrate the 300th ...  

Van Gogh Museum

Saatchi Gallery

Getty Center

Kellie Jones on the Rise of Performance Art in the 1970s

HyperallergicHyperallergic - Nov 27, 2018
... the walls of the white cube. The event is free, but tickets are required. When: Tuesday, December 4, 7:30–9pm. Where: The Getty Center (Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles). More info at the Getty Center.  

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Wes Anderson's Offbeat Debut as a Curator Drove a Storied Museum's Staff Crazy. The Results Are Enchanting

News18artnet News - Nov 7, 2018
In the vast, gilded cupola hall of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum on Monday evening, filmmaker Wes Anderson stood in an eggplant-colored corduroy suit before hundreds of Austrians, as well as friends Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman.  


To Celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Rembrandt's Death, the Rijksmuseum Vows to Show 'All the Rembrandts'

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 14, 2018
Soon, you can—or at least you can see all of the Rijksmuseum's Rembrandts, which amounts to the largest trove of art by the Dutch Golden Age master in the world. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is part of the Dutch museum's effort to pull out all ...  

Serpentine Gallery

Summer of architecture and art: Christo, Jeanne-Claude and the Serpentine Pavilion.

Architecture AUArchitecture AU - Nov 29, 2018
Concurrently, the Serpentine Gallery is showing a survey exhibition of 60 years of work by the veteran artist Christo and his wife, the late Jeanne-Claude. The London Mastaba, their first installation in London, is displayed on a floating platform ...  

Brandenburg Gate

Brooklyn Bridge

Scarsdale Man Killed In Fiery Brooklyn Bridge Pile-Up, Cops Say

Patch.comPatch.com - Nov 23, 2018
Scarsdale Man Killed In Fiery Brooklyn Bridge Pile-Up, Cops Say. Kristopher​ Hambas was killed when his Volkswagen burst into flames on the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning, police said. By Kathleen Culliton, Patch Staff | Nov 23, 2018 10:13 am ET ...  

Canadian Rockies

A skier's circuit: The 'powder highway' through the Canadian Rockies

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 30, 2018
Now I'm alone atop the Terminator 2 Peak at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, one of many worthy pit stops along British Columbia's “powder highway,” a 642-mile loop of road in the Canadian Rockies that affords access to a dizzying variety of skiing: more ...  


Roman Colosseum not named after part of the human anatomy
The Laconia Daily Sun - Nov 21, 2018

That word is properly spelled COLOSSEUM. It is named for the COLOSSUS of Nero, a COLOSSAL statue of the emperor, which stood near the entrance to the amphitheater. The word is not derived, as your spelling would suggest, from an unpleasant part of ...  

Eiffel Tower

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Tries to Deter Suicides on Golden Gate Bridge

Voice of AmericaVoice of America - Nov 25, 2018
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a famed tourist attraction and, to many, even one of the so-called "Seven Wonders of The Modern World." But to some, it serves as a dark path, a way to end their lives. Throughout the years, thousands have ...  

Great Barrier Reef

New science could save dying coral reefs, in the Great Barrier Reef ...

National GeographicNational Geographic - Nov 29, 2018
Researchers are grappling with how to preserve Australia's Great Barrier Reef—and coral reefs around the world—from warming seas.  

Great Wall Of China

As Great Wall of China Crumbles, Drones Deployed to the Rescue

News18News18 - Nov 26, 2018
The Great Wall of China, while not visible from space no matter what trivia tells you, is one of the most enduring monuments of the world's most populous country and a testament to the craftsmanship and construction skills of its people. It's also ...  

Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

Green Roofs for Free
Habitat magazine - Nov 28, 2018

Researching the feasibility of a green roof is more than a financially smart move. The concept of bringing nature to the city goes back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon around 500 B.C. Green roofs are no longer just for hobbits. Co-ops and condos can ...  

Hoover Dam

Discovery review continues for Hoover Dam barricade suspect

Prescott Daily CourierPrescott Daily Courier - Nov 27, 2018
KINGMAN – Matthew Phillip Wright of Henderson, Nevada, charged with blocking Pat Tillman Bridge with an armored car in June, appeared before Judge Billy Sipe on Monday for a pretrial conference. According to Lindsay Smith, who represented the ...  

Tower Of Pisa

How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Dec 2, 2018
The gravitationally-challenged landmark is leaning less after years of ambitious engineering work. Fortunately for the millions of tourists who come here every year, the 57-metre (186-feet) tower remains beautifully askance. The medieval bell tower, a ...  

Machu Picchu

5 Things Not to Do When Visiting Machu Picchu

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - Nov 13, 2018
Machu Picchu, Peru, is still one of the top destinations in the world for many tourists interested in a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Of course, with that level of popularity comes overpriced hotels, packed trails, and other things a seasoned traveler ...  

Mount Fuji

mount fuji architects studio uses CLT wood for prefab housing in japan
Designboom - Nov 28, 2018

masahiro harada and mao harada of mount fuji architects studio have been awarded this year's g-mark japan good design award for their kiraku-no-ie prefabricated housing. demonstrating how the use of CLT, a cross-laminated wood panel material, can ...  

Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: The Essential Gear List Recommendations

The ManualThe Manual - Nov 29, 2018
Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's highest freestanding mountain and the highest mountain in Africa. It's on almost every avid adventurer's bucket list. There is no technical climbing involved, so it's accessible to nominally experienced hikers, but ...  

Niagara Falls

Fire damages abandoned home in Niagara Falls

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Nov 26, 2018
An early morning fire Sunday damaged an abandoned home at 1154 Centre Ave. in Niagara Falls, according to reports. A neighbor called 911 after smelling smoke just after 6:30 a.m., police said. First responders were met by flames coming from the ...  

Terracotta Army

Mini Terracotta Army Unearthed in China
Smithsonian - Nov 16, 2018

While putting together such a massive burial truly took the resources of an emperor, the idea of being buried with an army must have sounded pretty cool to other blue bloods—as Owen Jarus at LiveScience reports, a miniature terracotta army was ...  

Pyramids Of Giza

Sistine Chapel

No pictures allowed at some of the most popular tourist destinations

Meanwhile, photography is off limits at the Sistine Chapel in Italy. The reason? The flashes from cameras can be harmful to the artwork. Believe it or not, you're also not supposed to take pictures at Westminster Abbey in London. Photos in the church ...  


New Englanders CMCA chapter hold monthly get-together at Glen Innes' Stonehenge Recreation Reserve

Glen Innes ExaminerGlen Innes Examiner - Nov 26, 2018
Recreational vehicles from around the region met for their monthly get-together at Glen Innes' Stonehenge Recreation Reserve, on the third weekend of November. The 42 attendees were all members of the New Englanders – the local chapter of the ...  

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House's stunning harbour view now accessible to all

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Nov 29, 2018
When Danish architect Jørn Utzon won the international competition to design the Sydney Opera House in 1957, accessibility issues for people with disabilities were not foremost on his or the judges' minds. There was an outcry about the 70 or so steep ...  

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge crash set to cause traffic chaos

The Weekly TimesThe Weekly Times - Nov 24, 2018
Sydney Harbour Bridge crash set to cause traffic chaos0:49. A multi-vehicle crash on the Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to cause traffic chaos. Courtesy: Channel Seven/Sunrise. Most Viewed. 1. Big blaze of bonuses · 2. Current CBRE listings · 3. Spill ...  

Taj Mahal

LETTER: I'm off to abseil down the Taj Mahal

The Westmorland GazetteThe Westmorland Gazette - Nov 27, 2018
LETTER: I'm off to abseil down the Taj Mahal. By Andrew Thomas Editor. Reader's letter. GREAT news about the Honister Zipwire. It's just what we need - more synthetic adventure and more visitors. 3 comments. I can only imagine that the charms of the ...  

The Forbidden City

Why a Hit Chinese TV Show About a Vengeful Concubine Is Causing Fans to Swarm the Forbidden City's Palace ...

artnet Newsartnet News - Nov 26, 2018
Visitor numbers are reportedly up at the Forbidden City thanks to this summer's hit television show Story of Yanxi Palace, which is set in what is now the Palace Museum. A tale of courtly intrigue set during the 18th-century Qin dynasty, the series ...  


Uluru named as one of the '7 Wonders of Australia', Nitmiluk narrowly misses out

Katherine TimesKatherine Times - Nov 21, 2018
TOP SPOT: Uluru has been named as one of the 'Seven Wonders of Australia' as Aussies from across the nation have taken to the country's largest-ever online travel poll to vote for what they believe are the greatest landmarks across the country.  

Angkor Wat

Victoria Falls

Westminster Abbey

China's 'unethical' experiment to create gene-edited babies could spell disaster for humanity

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - Dec 2, 2018
Earlier this month, beneath the extraordinary fan-vault ceiling of the Lady Chapel in Westminster Abbey, Stuart Russell gave a lecture on technological threats to humanity. Mr Russell, 56, is a world-renowned British computer scientist, and the threat ...  

Big Ben

LEGO's massive 4163 piece "Big Ben" is currently $50 off

Boing Boing (blog)Boing Boing (blog) - Nov 25, 2018
At 4163 pieces Big Ben is a massive LEGO set. I have sat on the Apollo Saturn V kit for a while and it is merely 1969. The kit is $50 off today, $199 on Amazon. LEGO Creator Expert 10253 Big Ben Building Kit via Amazon ...  

Times Square

InSight's Mars Landing Warms the Hearts of Chilled Space Buffs in Times Square

Space.comSpace.com - Nov 27, 2018
NEW YORK — A group of about 40 space enthusiasts huddled under umbrellas yesterday (Nov. 26) as the lights in Times Square transmitted news of the "perilous" landing maneuver to bring NASA's InSight spacecraft down to the surface of Mars. From 2 p.m. ...  


Notre Dame de Paris

Notre Dame de Paris in the West End: watch the stars perform live

WhatsOnStage.comWhatsOnStage.com - Nov 10, 2018
The hit French musical Notre Dame de Paris had its West End launch at the French Institute ahead of its 2019 run and WhatsOnStage had a first listen to the cast. Performed in French with English surtitles, the show runs at the Coliseum from 24 to 27 ...  

Palace Of Versailles

Palace of Versailles
Inexhibit - Oct 30, 2018

The Palace of Versailles (French: Château de Versailles) is a world-famous 17th-18th-century monumental complex, and a museum, situated in the town with the same name on the outskirts of Paris. Located 20 kilometers / 12.5 miles southwest of Paris, ...  

Trevi Fountain

Rome Cracking Down on Street Drinking, Bad Tourist Behavior With New Laws

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Nov 28, 2018
It may be fun to splash around the Trevi Fountain like Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita, but that "fun" will be short lived, thanks to laws that stipulate anyone bathing or dipping in public fountains will get hit with a hefty fine. Don't believe us? Take ...  

Sagrada Familia

The Tortured 136-Year History of Building Gaudí's Sagrada Família

ArtsyArtsy - Nov 21, 2018
By the time the city has been fully paid back, the structure of the Sagrada Família will finally be complete—assuming, of course, that construction stays on track. The structure of the eye-popping temple is currently projected to be completed by 2026 ...  

CN Tower

Space Needle

The Space Needle is offering Santa photos on its new glass floor
Curbed Seattle - Nov 13, 2018

The Space Needle's new glass floors—called the “Loupe”—are already making the observation deck even more of a photo op than it was before, complete with glass walls and benches that give the illusion of floating over the city. Starting later this ...  

St. Mary Axe

Norman Foster's London Observation Tower Is Instagram Architecture at Its Emptiest

New York MagazineNew York Magazine - Nov 26, 2018
J. Safra Group, the Brazilian conglomerate that bought 30 St Mary Axe in 2014, jumped at his suggestion for the miniature lot next door: Instead of a bona fide skyscraper, an airborne snowglobe. Client and architect may both be hoping to redeem the ...  

Terminal Tower

LOOK: Cleveland's Terminal Tower lit up for Election Day

WKYC.comWKYC.com - Nov 7, 2018
Regardless of the occasion, Cleveland's Terminal Tower has been known to celebrate. And Election Day 2018 has been no exception. As Cleveland's skies turned dark and the cutoff for turning in ballots neared, the city's most famous building illuminated ...  

Empire State Building

Reimagining the Empire State: Artists recreate one of the world's most iconic buildings as a Roman-style coliseum, a ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Dec 2, 2018
The Empire State Building is easily one of the most famous in the world, paving the way for the modern skyscraper ever since it was completed in 1931. And after appearing in hundreds of Hollywood movies and television shows, it has since become an ...  

Chrysler Building

How much for a light-filled Murray Hill studio with Chrysler Building views?

Curbed NYCurbed NY - Dec 5, 2018
This renovated alcove studio is situated on the 14th floor of a 21-story building and features views of the Chrysler Building. A wall of windows in the living room brings in lots of natural light and the equally sunlit sleep alcove can probably be ...  

Petronas Twin Towers

Burj Khalifa

Dine at Burj Khalifa, Macau Tower for a fantastic meal and a spectacular view

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Nov 29, 2018
Located on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa, At.Mosphere is not just a culinary journey; it is an experience of a lifetime. Whether you choose to savour freshly prepared scones and pastries during High Tea at the Lounge or prefer to indulge in the finest meat ...  

Willis Tower

Street Outside Willis Tower Blocked Due To Falling Ice

CBS ChicagoCBS Chicago - Nov 27, 2018
CHICAGO (CBS) — A street outside the Willis Tower has been closed to traffic, after chunks of ice began falling off the iconic skyscraper Tuesday afternoon. Police have blocked off Franklin Street between Jackson and Adams, on the east side of Willis ...  

Burj Al Arab

Freedom Tower

Jayhawks return home from Big Apple with increased confidence, lingering questions
KUsports - Nov 26, 2018

From the top of the Freedom Tower's One World Observatory to the heart of Times Square, the Jayhawks soaked up a little life in the big city before returning home on Sunday afternoon. “First of all, it's great to come to the city,” KU coach Bill Self ...  

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