The Brooklyn Bridge: Step Outside the Grid in New York City

The Brooklyn Bridge:  Step Outside the Grid in New York City
... of the grid. New Yorkers looking for fresh air and a little exercise often choose a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. On a sunny day, this New York landmark offers some of the best views in the city, and as a bonus: it’s free. Not everything in New York has to cost an arm and a leg. It is possible to walk in either direction (from Manhattan to Brooklyn or Brooklyn to Manhattan) but starting out in Brooklyn and walking towards Manhattan provides the best views. The subway is incredibly handy...
November 1st, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: budget, City Walk, landmark, pizza, sightseeing, top-feature

Sydney Photo Friday: Anzac Bridge at Sunset

Sydney Photo Friday: Anzac Bridge at Sunset
We can see the Anzac Bridge in silhouette in this photo, but the fiery red Sydney sunset is the real star of the show. I love the way that the deep gray clouds add a more drama to the already feisty sky. And we all know why sunsets are better than sunrises right? That’s it; you don’t have to forgo your sleep in to enjoy one! Sunset at Anzac Bridge Image source: Sydney Media ...
June 25th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: landmark, photo

Sydney Photo Friday: Coca-Cola Sign at Kings Cross

Sydney Photo Friday: Coca-Cola Sign at Kings Cross
The Coca-Cola sign at Kings Cross is one of those iconic landmarks I’ve always taken for granted. But I began to wonder recently, why is it there? At it turns out, the billboard has been there all my life as it was erected in 1974. While its owned by The Coca-Cola Company it’s also heritage listed so we won’t lose it any time soon. That’s a good thing too, because as it’s the largest billboard in the Southern Hemisphere I think it’s pretty special. The Coca-Cola...
June 18th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: landmark, photograph

Sydney Photo Friday: Vivid Lights on Archibald Fountain

Sydney Photo Friday: Vivid Lights on Archibald Fountain
With the Vivid Festival still running, I couldn’t resist showing you another of the city’s beautiful landmarks all lit up. Here you see Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park bathed in blue. It’s always been a gorgeous sight, but with those vibrant lights suddenly Sydneysiders can appreciate this landmark, and many others, in a whole new way. The Vivid Festival runs until June 21, so if you haven’t seen it yet make sure you rug up and get out there! Archibald Fountain alight during...
June 11th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: festival, landmark

Sydney Photo Friday: Opera House Lights Up for Vivid Festival

Sydney Photo Friday: Opera House Lights Up for Vivid Festival
Deciding what to showcase on my Photo Friday this week was easy. Deciding which shot to use was the hard part. Since the Vivid Festival launched last week, the city has come alive with colour and lights. Monuments including the Hyde Park Barracks, Archibald Fountain, St Mary’s Cathedral, and as you can see here, Sydney Opera House, have been given modern new makeovers with nightly light shows. If you haven’t seen what’s happening, you’ve got until June 21 to get out and enjoy it! The sails...
June 4th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: festival, landmark, photo

Food with a View at Sydney Tower Restaurant

Food with a View at Sydney Tower Restaurant
The Sydney Tower Restaurant offers plenty of delicious food and one of the best views of the city you’re likely to see. The restaurant sits 300 metres above the city centre, giving diners a bird’s eye view of Sydney’s gorgeous harbour Sydney Tower, seen from Hyde Park across to the Blue Mountains. The restaurant slowly revolves, allowing guests to enjoy a 360-degree view of the city while they eat. The Sydney Tower Restaurant’s self-service buffet offers a range of quality local and international...
June 3rd, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: featuredarticle, landmark, restaurant

Spencer Tunick To Strip Sydney in March

Spencer Tunick To Strip Sydney in March
Acclaimed photographer Spencer Tunick is inviting 2000 Sydneysiders to shed their clothes for the sake of art. He plans to use the Sydney Opera House as a backdrop for one of his famed photographs, which feature hundreds and sometimes even thousands of nude bodies. To be called The Base, the Aussie image will be shot on March 1 to coincide with the city’s annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras festival. “In a way, I’m making a base for the structure, a base for the architecture, and by combining...
January 28th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Art, featuredarticle, festival, gay and lesbian, landmark, News, photography

Party Like It’s 1959 at Hotel Valley Ho

Party Like It’s 1959 at Hotel Valley Ho
... but during the holidays I had the opportunity to visit the property on two separate occasions prompting me to share my experiences about this hip landmark. As I enter the lobby I’m always struck by the flashes of bright, bold colors, clean lines and sleek design of the furniture in the lobby and bar.  No muted earth tones here.  Nothing in the décor is safe, everything makes a statement. Described as a mid-century modern design originally built in 1956, the hotel’s architect Edward Varney...
December 27th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 3
Filed under: hotel, landmark, Scottsdale, top-feature

City of Phoenix Looking for Green Thumbs to Volunteer at Tovrea Castle

... was originally built to be a desert resort. Workers finished renovating Tovrea Castle in June, but it could be nine months to a year before the landmark, a 1930s wedding cake-shaped monument, is open to the public. View an interactive 360-degree panoramic view of Tovrea  While they are putting the finishing touches on this landmark, the city is seeking volunteer docents for tours of Carraro Cactus Gardens. Originally constructed over several years around 1930, the once-lush Cararro Cactus Gardens...
September 1st, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Cactus, castle, gardening, gardens, historical, History & Information, landmark, Phoenix, State Park, Tours, Volunteer Opportunities, Volunteer Opportunity

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