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Scottish Bannock in the Yukon

Scottish Bannock in the Yukon
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June 3rd, 2010 | Susan McKee | Read More | Comments: 2
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Following the Freedom Trail in Niagara

Following the Freedom Trail in Niagara
... The cemetery can be a little tricky to find as you have to navigate several back roads to get to it, but it is extremely interesting if you like history. Freedom Park is located along the Niagara River, and every year they have a reenactment of The Crossing. Leaving Fort Erie, you can next head along the Niagara Parkway to the historic town of Niagara on the Lake (map).  The Negro Burial Ground (map), is commemorated by a historical plaque and can be found on a main street in Niagara on the Lake....
June 2nd, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 1
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Port of Call: Darwin, Australia

Port of Call: Darwin, Australia
... of the Northern Territory (map). With it‘s fascinating collection of indigenous art and interesting exhibits highlighting Darwin’s dramatic history (bombed by the Japanese during WWII and flatten by Cyclone Tracy in 1974), the museum is well worth a visit. Plus it‘s the home of Sweetheart, the Northern Territory’s icon crocodile that gain notoriety in the 1970’s by attacking a number of aluminum dinghies at a popular Darwin fishing spot. Caught, and accidentally drowned in 1979, Sweetheart...
May 31st, 2010 | Liz Lewis | Read More | Comments: 0
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Photo Friday: Saltires in the High Kirk

Photo Friday: Saltires in the High Kirk
... has just underwent restoration and now is the glorious vaulted ceiling that church building had when it first opened. St Giles has a very roundabout history.  It was once a single, massive church, and then later on the building was split up into several different churches serving different sects of the population.  It was always known as a church that welcomed everyone and anyone. Before you visit, be sure to check out the official St Giles Cathedral website for their extensive (but easy to digest!)...
May 28th, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
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Daytrip from Madrid: Medieval City of Toledo

Daytrip from Madrid: Medieval City of Toledo
... as well as the medieval center of the country. Poised on a hilltop overlooking the surrounding valley, the city of Toledo is blessed with both history and natural beauty. As one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Toledo is definitely a quintessential stop during any visit to Spain. What’s best is that it is located just 70km from the Spanish capital of Madrid, an easy 25-minute train ride away. Toledo was proudly declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO thanks to its unworldly beauty and...
May 26th, 2010 | Nellie Huang | Read More | Comments: 1
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History, legends and entertainment in the Maiden Tower

History, legends and entertainment in the Maiden Tower
On a small islet located in the Bosporus just off the coast from Üsküdar on the Asian side of Istanbul sits another famous landmark, full of history and legends: The Maiden Tower. (map) At first glimpse, it’s just a lighthouse, but ask any local about the maiden tower and immediately you will be regaled with stories about love and jealousy, tragedy, good food and music. How does all that fit together? Maiden Tower in the Bosporus history of the Maiden Tower A watch tower was first build...
May 25th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 5
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Still standing in unabashed glory – Hagia Sofia

Still standing in unabashed glory – Hagia Sofia
... a church for 917 years, a mosque for 482 years and continues its historical function as a museum since 1935. No other building with such multiple history has survived fires, earthquakes, wars and anything in between for so long and still looks as if it could easily stand for another 1000 years or so. The name Hagia Sofia does not, as is often thought, refer to a saint. It rather is the translation from ancient Greek meaning ‘Holy Wisdom of God.’ The current building was constructed under the...
May 23rd, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 0
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May Revolution Anniversary Celebration Update

May Revolution Anniversary Celebration Update
... in the parade beginning at the central Plaza de Mayo (map) and will culminate in the Avenida 9 de Julio, with themed scenes narrating our history. There are 19 scenes, narrating a journey through 200 years of history which is commemorated on this date, with a stunning theatrical display. 8 pm: Show at the main stage:Fito Paez. Photo credit: Pablo Related places: A Avenida 9 de Julio Buenos...
May 19th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 0
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Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep

Ancient History on Dublin’s Doorstep
Beyond all of the pubs, music, and food that travelers love about Ireland, there is a rich history to be discovered. Some of it is as recent as the last few decades, but some of it is as old as 5,000 years ago. Taking the time to see this side of Ireland during a visit to Dublin will help to give you a well-rounded perspective on what and who shaped Ireland into how it is today. One of the best daytrips outside Dublin to gain this historical perspective is Newgrange, in the Boyne Valley, County Meath...
May 16th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
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Texas Film Round-Up Helps You Preserve History

Texas Film Round-Up Helps You Preserve History
... up the herd. The Texas Film Round-Up, sponsored by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI), features free movies, a traveling exhibit on media history, and a free digitization program for those who want to help preserve Texas history. The event is hosted at the Angelika Film Center, where free screenings will be held Friday, May 14th, and Saturday, May 15th. Viewers are encouraged to bring snacks, blankets and chairs, since the films will be shown outside. If it rains, the movies will be shown...
May 14th, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 4
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Photo Friday: Niagara’s Lighthouses

Photo Friday: Niagara’s Lighthouses
... result of the canals that ran through the Region. Photo Credits: Megan Pasche Tags: history, lighthouses, photo friday ...
May 14th, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 1
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American Ship In The Center of St. Petersburg

American Ship In The Center of St. Petersburg
... and meet the local veterans who took part in Northetn Convoys, implemented by the allies of the anti-Hitler coalition. You can also share a piece of history by visiting the frigate on May, 10 between 15.00 and 18.00. The ship is located on the Lieutnant Schmidt’s embankment till May, 11. Also, keep in mind that May, 10 is an off-day in Russia, but all the services such as transport, shops and entertainment will be working. Related places: ...
May 9th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
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Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Progressive Dinner

Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Progressive Dinner
... of the period and enjoy a special salad provided by the University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Academy.  The celebration of Lahaina’s history and missionary and whaling days will then progress to the Baldwin Home [map], where they will be greeted by the costumed Baldwin family.  The dinner stop will recall the hospitality of the Baldwin family, who often hosted sea captains and other visitors at their table.  Wine and beer will be served at the first three venues. Hale Aloha On...
May 7th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Remember the Alamo with Phil Collins

Remember the Alamo with Phil Collins
... director of the Dallas Historical Society, “You don’t usually think of rock stars as historians, but Phil Collins has immersed himself in Texas history for a number of years to the point that even his youngest children, ages 5 and 6, can identify Travis, Crockett and Santa Anna when they see their pictures.” Mr. Collins says his interest in the Alamo was sparked from watching the 1950’s TV show “Davy Crockett” as a child. He now lives in semi-retirement in Switzerland, where...
May 4th, 2010 | Tui Cameron | Read More | Comments: 0
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Daytrip Outside Dublin: Glendalough

Daytrip Outside Dublin: Glendalough
... (map) St. Kevin founded a monastery in this serene location of County Wicklow beside two lakes. Today, this attraction is not only popular with history buffs, but is a spectacular place to hit the trails with a picnic. Start off your day exploring the monastic ruins and graveyards before heading out on one of the many paths into the forest, along the lakes, or into the hills. The one downside to visiting Glendalough (Valley of the Two Lakes in Irish) is that it is a very popular attraction and can...
April 29th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 2
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The Day of the Great Victory In WWII

The Day of the Great Victory In WWII
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April 27th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
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Check out the Outrigger Reef’s new Canoe Hale

Check out the Outrigger Reef’s new Canoe Hale
... is underway. The Canoe Hale joins a myriad of other cultural displays, exhibits and programming at the Outrigger Reef that honor Hawaii’s voyaging history. The Outrigger Reef’s “O Ke Kai” series is held several times during the year when representatives from The Friends of Hōkūle‘a and Hawai`iloa share Hawaii’s canoe-building legacy and restoration work on traditional Hawaiian canoes at free presentations. Two more programs are scheduled this year – June 12 and September 12, 2010,...
April 27th, 2010 | byun | Read More | Comments: 0
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Istanbul’s Blue Wonder – the Sultan Ahmed Camii

Istanbul’s Blue Wonder – the Sultan Ahmed Camii
... famous architect of the time, Sedefkar Mehmet Ala and work on the Sultan Ahmed mosque, better known as the ‘Blue Mosque’ got under way. A bit of history True to his ambition, the mosque was constructed on the site where the Great Palace of Byzantium had been. It wasn’t big enough, so more surrounding buildings had to be purchased and torn down to make room, as well as part of the hippodrome. Four  minarets weren’t enough either, Sultan Ahmed had to have six. As far as the interior decoration...
April 26th, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 3
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The wooden houses of Istanbul

The wooden houses of Istanbul
... and steel prevailed. Princes’ Island, Zeyrek and Suleymania These are the districts in Istanbul where you can admire Istanbul’s wood building history. The biggest example is what once was an orphanage built in 1898 on Büyükhada which is one of the Princes’ Islands. Beautifully restored wooden villa on Princes' Island Around the Suleymania Mosque and in the district of Zeyrek, further up the Golden Horn you can wander the streets and see some restored great wooden houses. Then, there...
April 21st, 2010 | inka | Read More | Comments: 4
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Cruiser Aurora: Warship Number One in Russia

Cruiser Aurora: Warship Number One in Russia
... in 1956 was turned into a museum that was of great symbolic importance for promoting Soviet ideology. Now Aurora is a branch of the Museum of the history of  the Russian navy and is happy to host visitors, though most of tourists prefer seeing such highly-promoted venues like the Hermitage or The Russian museum. What’s interesting is that Aurora is so far a warship that is managed by the Ministry of defense, not by the Ministry of culture. It means that you visit very old, but still active...
April 20th, 2010 | Ivan Stupachenko | Read More | Comments: 0
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