Madison Avenue in Manhattan

19 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City, Shopping Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States, that carries northbound one-way traffic. It runs from Madison Square (at 23rd Street) to meet the southbound Harlem River Drive at 142nd Street, passing through Midtown, the Upper East Side (including Carnegie Hill), East Harlem, and Harlem. It is named after and arises from Madison Square, which is itself named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.   read more…

Frankfurt Book Fair

18 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Opera Houses, Theaters, Libraries Reading Time:  7 minutes

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The Frankfurt Book Fair (German: Frankfurter Buchmesse) is the world’s largest trade fair for books, based on the number of publishing companies represented. The five-day annual event in mid-October is held at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The first three days are restricted exclusively to professional visitors; the general public attend the fair on the weekend.   read more…


17 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

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Haggis (Scottish Gaelic: taigeis) is a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver, and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach though now an artificial casing is often used instead. According to the 2001 English edition of the Larousse Gastronomique: “Although its description is not immediately appealing, haggis has an excellent nutty texture and delicious savoury flavour”.   read more…

Santa Clara in Cuba

16 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

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Santa Clara is the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara. It is centrally located in the province and Cuba. Santa Clara is the fifth-most populous Cuban city, with a population of nearly 245,959.   read more…

Place de Clichy in Paris

15 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France Reading Time:  6 minutes

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The Place de Clichy, also known as “Place Clichy”, is situated in the northwestern quadrant of Paris. It is formed by the intersection of the Boulevard de Clichy, the Avenue Clichy, the Rue Clichy, the Boulevard des Batignolles, and the Rue d’Amsterdam. It lies at the former site of the barrière de Clichy, an ancient portal in the Wall of the Ferme générale, leading to the village of Clichy, outside the wall.   read more…

Theater des Westens in Berlin

14 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Berlin, Opera Houses, Theaters, Libraries Reading Time:  7 minutes

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The Theater des Westens (Theatre of the West) is one of the most famous theatres for musicals and operettas in Berlin, Germany, located at Kantstraße 10–12 in Charlottenburg. It was founded in 1895 for plays. The present house was opened in 1896 and dedicated to opera and operetta. Enrico Caruso made his debut in Berlin here, and the Ballets Russes appeared with Anna Pavlova. In the 1930s it was run as the Volkstheater Berlin. After World War II it served as the temporary opera house of Berlin, the Städtische Oper (Municipal Opera). In 1961 it became the first theatre in Germany to show musicals. Since then it has become the “German equivalent of Broadway extravaganzas”, putting on plays and musical comedies.   read more…

Overseas Museum Bremen

13 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  4 minutes

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The Overseas Museum in Bremen (German: Übersee Museum Bremen) is a Natural History and ethnographic museum in northern Germany. In an integrated exhibition of Nature, Culture and Trading, the museum presents aspects of overseas regions with permanent exhibitions relating to Asia, South Pacific/Oceania, Americas and Africa. The building is protected by the monument protection act.   read more…

5 Beekman Street in Manhattan

12 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, New York City Reading Time:  7 minutes

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5 Beekman Street is a building in the Financial District of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It is composed of the 10-story, 150-foot-tall (46 m) Temple Court Building and Annex (also known as Temple Court) and a connected 51-story, 687-foot-tall (209 m) condominium tower called the Beekman Residences, which contains 68 residential units. The 287-unit The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, also known as The Beekman Hotel, occupies all three structures.   read more…

Cours Saleya in Nice

11 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, French Riviera, Bon appétit, Shopping Reading Time:  10 minutes

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The main pedestrian route in Old Nice, the Cours Saleya, parallel to the Quai des États-Unis, extends rue Saint-François-de-Paule to the west, from rue Louis-Gassin to Place Charles-Félix.   read more…

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