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Bridge walkway between Terminal 1 and 2 at Chicago OHare airport

Chicago’s O’Hare airport is the primary one serving the greater Chicago area. It’s located to the northwest of the downtown core, often referred to as the loop, has for passenger terminals, and is one of the busiest airports in the United States. O’Hare is full of art, both permanent and rotating collections. On my last […]

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Photo Friday: Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 28, 2014

Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo, Japan

The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan, crosses Tokyo Bay and connects the city to Odaiba, a waterfront development and entertainment area. The bridge is officially names the Shuto Expressway No. 11 Daiba Route – Port of Tokyo Connector Bridge, it was given the name Rainbow Bridge by the public as a result of the colored lights […]

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Photo Friday: La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 21, 2014

Cathedral Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

In a combination of quirky architecture juxtaposed with religious consecration and symbolism,La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Designed by Antoni Gaudi, the basilica combines Gothic and Art Nouveau elements to create a project that defies explanation. La Sagrada Familia is not a cathedral, that’s a specific designation given to the […]

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Photo Friday: El Castillo, Chichen Itza

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 17, 2014

Pyramid at Chichen Itza Yucatan Peninsula Mexico

Located in the Riviera Maya, Chichen Itza was one of the largest ancient Maya cities in Mexico. Today, Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. Dominating the ruin site is a pyramid Temple of Kukulkan (a serpent deity), often called El Castillo, or the […]

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Walking in Siracusa Sicily Italy

Siracusa, on the island of Sicily, is well known for its rich Greek history, which includes ancient amphitheaters, architecture, and culture. The entire city of Siracusa is a UNESCO World Heritage site, citing  the numerous “monuments and archaeological sites situated in Syracuse are the finest example of outstanding architectural creation spanning several cultural aspects; Greek, Roman and Baroque.” Additionally, it […]

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  The construction of the Gothic-styled Cathedral of Our Lady, a Roman Catholic cathedral that is a centerpiece of Antwerp, Belgium, was started in the middle of the 14th century, although not completed until 1518. It features exemplary Gothic architecture, yet also blends well with the ornate Baroque architecture of the rest of the city. The interior […]

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Photo Friday: Lisbon at Night

by El-El on December 27, 2013

Lisbon Portugal at night

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, even older than Rome, Paris, and London (by a couple hundred years). Often overshadowed by those well known capital cities, Lisbon provides travelers with a much less expensive travel experience, offering wide choices for value luxury priced hotel, food, and sightseeing. And with the airport […]

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Photo Friday: Pitigliano, Italy

by El-El on December 20, 2013

Pitigliano Italy

During the middle ages, Pitigliano, Italy, situated between Florence and Siena, was a refuge to Jewish settlers.  As Jews were being expelled in other areas of Italy (and the rest of Europe), many settled peacefully among the hills of Pitgliano. For awhile, it was considered the little Jerusalem, and while the population has dwindled, many […]

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Photo Friday: Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 6, 2013

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are the tallest twin buildings in the world. The towers were officially opened in August 1999, and their 88 floors dominate the city’s skyline. Tower One is occupied by Petronas, a gas and oil company, and its subsidiaries, and Tower Two houses a variety of companies, including Seattle […]

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Photo Friday: Barcelona Airport, Spain

by El-El on November 29, 2013

Barcelona Airport

Barcelona’s El Prat Airport (BCN) is located about seven and half miles from the city center, and is the second largest airport in Spain (behind Madrid). It is the primary airport in Catalonia and primarily serves domestic Spain routes along with European and North African destinations, with more limited service to North America. It the 9th […]

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