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The Whispering World

John David Mann | Posted 11.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John David Mann

My wife talks to birds. No, that isn't quite right. It's not that she talks to them. They converse. Not in words, like "squawk squawk squawk" equals...

England's Swanky, Strawberries-and-Cream South

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Recharging batteries. Sampling lots and lots of fine food and wine. Soaking in a tub. I'm at Gatwick Airport and the ''Welcome to Britain" ads tell m...

8 Things You Didn't Know About Swans

Mary Lou Simms | Posted 01.29.2017 | Green
Mary Lou Simms

Art by Sue Miller There are three species of swans in North America: - the mute swan, the trumpeter swan (found mostly in Canada and the northern ...

15 Breathtaking Photos of the Charles Bridge

Olena Kagui | Posted 06.21.2015 | Travel
Olena Kagui

After living in Prague for almost two decades, I am still as fascinated with the Charles Bridge as tourists are seeing it for the first time. During these many years, I have discovered the best spots to photograph the Charles Bridge. Some much less-known than others.

Murdering Swans

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.25.2014 | New York
Karl Grossman

What's with the plan of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to slaughter all 2,200 mute swans -- those beautiful, elegant, graceful birds -- in the state?

Past Is Prelude In Japan

Jim Calio | Posted 11.21.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

On my last day in the city, I watched a businessman approach a shrine, waft incense smoke from a pot into his nostrils and then continue on to work, his leather briefcase in hand.

Meet Boston's 'Lesbian' Swan Duo, Romeo And Juliet

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A famous "lesbian" swan couple is making waves in Boston this week. As gay blogger BosGuy is reporting, Romeo and Juliet, two graceful swans to ca...

Hotel Bel Air: The Swans Stay in the Picture

David Dixon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

If Robert Evans, the infamous Hollywood producer, were to have opined on the Sultan of Brunei's renovation of the Hotel Bel Air, I imagine that his first demand would be that "the swans stay in the picture."

Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Summer)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Central Park lights the stage in all her glory, for summer has arrived, voluptuous and steady. No longer do the denizens of the city fear nature's vacillating affection.

Belgian Spring: Chocolates, Flowers, Canals and More (Photos)

Lea Lane | Posted 06.20.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Experts Stunned By Swan 'Divorce' At Slimbridge Wetland

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Experts have told of their surprise after witnessing a rare "divorce" between a pair of swans at a Gloucestershire wildfowl sanctuary. The Bewick's s...

Beautiful Swans (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week has seen swans returning to England after their annual migration from the arctic. Their arrival comes later than usual this year and experts...