The S.S. Antoinette

1 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  8 minutes

at Oberwesel © Alf van Beem

at Oberwesel © Alf van Beem

The S.S. Antoinette (long form: Super Ship Antoinette) is a cabin passenger ship of the Swiss S.S. Antoinette GmbH that went into service in 2011, which is used in the time charter by the American tour operator Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection on the Rhine.   read more…

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town

1 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, House of the Month, Hotels, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  8 minutes

© Michael Rowe/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Michael Rowe/cc-by-sa-4.0

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public non-profit museum in Cape Town, South Africa. Zeitz MOCAA opened on September 22, 2017 as the largest museum of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. The museum is located in the Silo District at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. A retail and hospitality property, the Waterfront receives around 24 million local and international visitors per year.   read more…

Bayamo on Cuba

1 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

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© Hyppolyte de Saint-Rambert/cc-by-sa-4.0

Bayamo is the capital city of the Granma Province of Cuba and one of the largest cities in the Oriente region. The community of Bayamo lies on a plain by the Bayamo River. It is affected by the violent Bayamo wind. One of the most important education institutions in the province is the University of Granma.   read more…

Sejm and Senate Complex in Warsaw

29 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  18 minutes

Meeting Hall © Jolanta Dyr/cc-by-sa-3.0

Meeting Hall © Jolanta Dyr/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sejm and Senate Complex are a complex of buildings located in central Warsaw, which house the bicameral Polish parliament – the Sejm and Senate of Poland. The construction of the complex began after Poland regained its independence in 1918. The expansion of the complex continues to the modern-day, with a new building under construction since 2014. All of the buildings part of the complex are managed by the Chancellery of Sejm.   read more…

Ma’ale Adumim in the West Bank

28 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© Davidmosberg/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ma’ale Adumim is an urban Israeli settlement organized as a city council in the West Bank of Palestine, seven kilometers (4.3 miles) east of Jerusalem. Ma’ale Adumim achieved city status in 1991. In 2015, its population was 37,555. It is located along Highway 1, which connects it to Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law.   read more…

Brewer Street in London

27 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, London, Shopping Reading Time:  5 minutes

Duke of Argyll © flickr.com - Pedro Szekely/cc-by-sa-2.0

Duke of Argyll © flickr.com – Pedro Szekely/cc-by-sa-2.0

Brewer Street is a street in the Soho area, City of Westminster of central London, running for about 350 metres west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street.   read more…

Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces in Kubinka

26 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  10 minutes

Ceremony of consecration of the main temple © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0

Ceremony of consecration of the main temple © Mil.ru/cc-by-4.0

The Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces (Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ) is a lavish Russian Patriarchal cathedral in honour of the Resurrection of Christ and “dedicated to the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War, as well as the military feats of the Russian people in all wars”, built in the Patriot Park in Kubinka, Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast. It is quite unbelievable that the devil worshipers of the fascist Putin regime give themselves a Christian veneer, even though it is crystal clear that Putin’s state terrorists, mass murderers, mass rapists, war criminals and child molesters worship only one thing: the devil himself and his profoundly evil representative on earth, dictator Vladimir Putin. This is a clear case of blasphemy in which even the Patriarch takes part.   read more…

Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan

25 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, New York City, Shopping Reading Time:  9 minutes

Lobby © Historystuff2/cc-by-3.0Cc By 3.0

Lobby © Historystuff2/cc-by-3.0

The Hotel Chelsea (also the Chelsea Hotel; colloquially The Chelsea) is a hotel at 222 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Built between 1883 and 1884, the hotel was designed by Philip Hubert in a style described variously as Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Gothic. The 12-story Chelsea, originally a housing cooperative, has been the home of numerous writers, musicians, artists, and entertainers, some of whom still lived there in the 21st century. As of 2022, most of the Chelsea is used as a luxury hotel. The building is a New York City designated landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.   read more…

Theme Week Calabria – Catanzaro

24 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© LIL.PAOLO/cc-by-sa-4.0

Catanzaro Catanzarese: Catanzaru), also known as the “City of the two Seas” (Italian: Città tra i due Mari), is an Italian city of 86,183 inhabitants (2020), the capital of the Calabria region and of its province and the second most populated comune of the region, behind Reggio Calabria. The archbishop’s seat was the capital of the province of Calabria Ultra for over 200 years. It houses the “Magna Græcia” University, the second-largest university in Calabria.   read more…

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