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Thoughts on a Weekend in Venice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Marshall Fine

Venice outstripped any expectations I might have brought to the experience. It was far more cinematic than any movie could do justice to.

LOOK: Fantastic Tree Sculptures at the Palace of Versailles

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
VisualNews.com

2013-06-17-treesculpturesvisualnewsWhen it comes to contemporary art, the Palace of Versailles isn't exactly the first place that springs to mind. Now Italian artist Giuseppe Penone is bringing a new flavor to the magnificent place.

PHOTOS: Discovering Hidden Venice

Christine Negroni | Posted 10.19.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Wet, tired, happy, we boarded the vaporetto and called it a day knowing we accomplished something rare. We'd found the places in Venice where the locals go when they want to relax and had an authentic and memorable experience among them.

Coming Full Circle: Ireland After St. Pat's

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Charles Karel Bouley

Ireland may be a world away for so many of you, but let me tell you, it's waiting to welcome you. It's been welcoming people for thousands of years and will go on.

10 Geeky Facts About The World's Most Famous Places

Posted 01.16.2013 | Travel

For some people trivia isn't just a game, it's a way of life. Stat junkies and info nerds alike spend hours finding new minute details about places ar...

PHOTOS: TOP TEN: Street Art Moments Of The Decade

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

While many of the antecedents of our modern Street Art movement can be traced to the 1960's, the last 10 years have provided a perfect storm of demogr...

As U.S. Debates, China Undergoing '21st-Century Building Boom'

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HANGZHOU, China — Gravel-laden barges glide past the willow-fringed banks of the Grand Canal, plying a trade route built 2,500 years ago to brin...

'Water' by Steven Solomon: The Rise and Fall of Civilizations, a Water World Prequel

Charles Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles Taylor

Steve Solomon's new book on "Water" is the real world prequel to Kevin Kostner's "Water World." No fiction here, but nonetheless a multitude of wonderful stories and insights brilliantly told.