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Louisville’s Parks Score Remains Among The Worst In The U.S.

Louisville’s Parks Score Remains Among The Worst In The U.S.

Louisville is home to one of four park systems in the country designed by the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted. It’s also home to approximately 120 city parks, Jefferson Memorial Forest and the Parklands of Floyds Fork. But Louisville still ranked among the worst in the country ...

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The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon

It would be unusual to come to Burgundy and not, at some point, talk about wine. But I hadn’t expected it to seep into my conversation with the director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, the region’s capital. Up on a top floor of this sprawling museum, once the ...

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Did the Ancient Romans Use Infographics?

Did the Ancient Romans Use Infographics?

Screen shot of an Illustration of a colony from a 6th century CE manuscript called the Codex Arcerianus, which is a copy of the earlier collected works that guided Roman land surveyors as they marked off, measured, and mapped property lines (image courtesy the Wolfenbüttel Digital Library of the Herzog ...

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Visa to Rai Coast now available online – POST

Visa to Rai Coast now available online - POST

A Century and a half ago, 148 years to be exact, on September 20, 1871, after an extended voyage, Nikolay Miklouho-Maclay disembarked from his corvette Vityaz on the north-western shores of the New Guinea Island, in Astrolabe Bay. Later he would name this momentous location the Maclay Coast – his ...

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A Traviata for the 21st Century takes Paris by storm

A Traviata for the 21st Century takes Paris by storm

A daring new staging of Verdi’s legendary La Traviata brings the classic tale into the internet age. And it has clicked with audiences at Opera Garnier. In Simon Stone’s take on the beloved opera, the heroine Violetta is an influencer, an “it-girl”, independent and digital savvy. South African soprano Pretty ...

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What You Need to Know About Visiting the Eiffel Tower

What You Need to Know About Visiting the Eiffel Tower

Everything you need to know about Paris’ Iron Lady. When the Eiffel Tower was first unveiled in 1889 at the Exposition Universelle or Paris World Fair, she was famously slammed by some France’s most elite intellectuals (including Alexandre Dumas and Guy de Maupassant) as an architectural eyesore. The critics were ...

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Two Weeks in Turkey Isn’t Enough

Two Weeks in Turkey Isn’t Enough

Turkey—where Europe meets the Middle East—deserves a high position on your list of places to visit. A vibrant Western country with many stories to tell, it has a long and rich history and a diverse landscape that embraces pristine beaches and the honeycombed hills of Cappadocia.  Now is a good ...

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Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati – Rome, Italy

When approaching the Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati (“Four Crowned Martyrs”) on the Caelian Hill in Rome, a bulky, thick-walled structure emerges on the way to the Lateran that looks more like a fortress than a church. Its history has indeed been tumultuous yet it’s miraculously preserved some of Rome’s ...

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