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The Weird and Wonderful Backstreet Cultural Museum In New Orleans

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This week we’re paying tribute to the weird and wonderful Backstreet Cultural Museum in New Orleans. Set in a former funeral parlour in Treme, this eclectic collection was curated by Sylvester Francis to document local African American traditions and includes … Continue reading

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Sunset Over The Alte Donau

“If the world comes to an end, I’m moving to Vienna where everything happens 50 years later,” the saying goes. Well I can testify that this particular scene – looking up the Alte Danube towards Leopoldsberg – has hardly changed … Continue reading

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Sunset, Fishermen and A Mackerel Sandwich On Galata Bridge In Istanbul

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When I canvassed opinion about things to do in Istanbul, I was told I must spend some time on Galata Bridge, watching the fisherman and enjoying a mackerel sandwich. The bridge spans the mysteriously-named Golden Horn, connecting the two European parts … Continue reading

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Fishmonger At La Boqueria Food Market In Barcelona

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Back in the London Olympic year of 2012, there was another great sporting triumph – when Manchester City snatched the Premier League title from their rivals Manchester United with two late goals against QPR. What does this have to do … Continue reading

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial In Washington DC

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC was intended to honour those killed or missing in action, without making a political statement. The memorial, designed by the then 21-year-old Maya Lin in 1981, chronologically lists the names of the 58,272 Americans who … Continue reading

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My Photo Of The Week: A Happy Seal At Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary

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This photo of a seal at Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary on the North Yorkshire coast is one of my all time favourites. He just looks so content as he pokes his head out of the water and into the spring … Continue reading

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Inspiring Innsbruck, 24 Hours In The Tyrolean Capital

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Tennessee: That Time We Saw A Bear

In honour of Thanksgiving, this week we’re travelling to the US and the state of Tennessee. My other half has lived in the States twice – once in Tennessee and another in Connecticut. He also fondly remembers family trips to … Continue reading

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Austria: The Riesenrad In Vienna

Today’s Thursday Travel Treat is the Viennese Riesenrad. Continue reading

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Playing For Keeps At The National Football Museum In Manchester

If ever you’re going to make a first visit to Manchester, what a better day to do it than when one of its home teams is celebrating winning the Premier League. This is what happened when we took my father … Continue reading

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