Lost in Translation "Language is the source of misunderstandings." — Antoine de Saunt-Exupéry in The Little Prince Important: Systran, which for years provided our translation functionality, shut down their service in May. We're now using Google Translate. PUBLIC COLLECTORS Announcing: the first ever Public Collectors benefit! Public Collectors has been going strong without a single grant and with minimal outside support since 2007. In order to add some funding for future projects to the pot, including a presentation of the project about Malachi Ritscher that will happen at Experimental Sound Studio's gallery in the Fall, and upcoming publishing work, I’m doing a little benefit.
Fascinating and Luxurious: Pimalai Resort & Spa in Thailand Freshome readers, here’s a post that we believe will raise your spirits. For today we decided to showcase this impressive resort and spa located in the beautiful Thailand. Found on adelto, the luxurious 5- star Pimalai “refuge” blends with the natural environment creating unforgettable experiences for the tourists who decide to spend their holidays here: Peace, Serenity, Solitude. new york secrets itineraries by Anna Balkrishna and Erin O’Hara (From left) Whispering Gallery in Grand Central Terminal, photo by Alex Lopez • Tunnels under Columbia, photo by Mira John (via Flickr) New Yorkers love to think they know everything about their city—where to find the best street-meat cart, how to avoid paying full price at museums, what route to take to skip traffic down Broadway. But New York City can reveal new treasures to even its most grizzled veterans. Beyond the city where we work, eat, play and commute every day lies a hidden New York: mysterious, forgotten, abandoned or just overlooked.
The Skyscraper Museum The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device. Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines.
Awful Commercials dot com April 24, 2014 A rainy April is almost behind us, and Wilmington is looking ahead to a slightly less rainy May. Revenge of the Rims on the River Car Show Speaking of rain, if you thought you missed out on the Rims on the River car show, it was postponed to May 16th - 18th. All previous registrations will be honored, and there is still time to submit new registrations. Southern Culture on the Skids will return, as will Skye Paige and The Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show. Sadly Betty White was unavailable to participate in the Globe of Death Stunt Show this go-round. Mystical, Magical & Magnificent Monasteries in Meteora (20 Pics) The caves in Meteora, Greece, had inhabitants for fifty millennia, but due to raids, “hermit monks” moved to the safety of sandstone rock pinnacles in the 9th century and began building monasteries. More monks and nuns came, building more monasteries perched high upon the cliffs. Wikipedia reports, “Access to the monasteries was originally (and deliberately) difficult, requiring either long ladders lashed together or large nets used to haul up both goods and people. This required quite a leap of faith — the ropes were replaced, so the story goes, only ‘when the Lord let them break.’” UNESCO World Heritage says, “The net in which intrepid pilgrims were hoisted up vertically alongside the 1,224 ft. cliff where the Varlaam monastery dominates the valley symbolizes the fragility of a traditional way of life that is threatened with extinction.” Photo #1 by Vaggelis Vlahos
Free Walking Tours New York City Welcome to Free Tours by Foot, New York City’s only name-your-own-price walking tour company. These interesting and informative tours will take you through many of the city’s most famous neighborhoods. Part New York food tours, part New York sightseeing tours, they’re one of the best free things to do in NYC. We also offer free bike and bus tours. We provide a platform for licensed, local, freelance tour guides to lead tours at no upfront costs, so that you may enjoy an interesting sightseeing tour for whatever price you like, even free. You get to determine what a tour was worth, if anything, after the tour, thus ensuring that your tour guide must strive to give his or her best on every tour.
Statue of Liberty — Statue of Liberty History Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with the year 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The Statue was a joint effort between America and France and it was agreed upon that the American people were to build the pedestal, and the French people were responsible for the Statue and its assembly here in the United States. However, lack of funds was a problem on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In France, public fees, various forms of entertainment, and a lottery were among the methods used to raise funds.
Hidden flavours of Paris Want to savour the French capital's best steaks, freshest baguettes, most welcoming bars and secret street markets? Discover the hidden gems of Paris' food scene with the help of the experts. The article, taken from an edition of Lonely Planet Traveller magazine, shows you how. The secret patisserie - Gérard Mulot Image by Paul and Jill Gérard Mulot is a splendid patisserie and traiteur in St-Germain.
Free Things to Do in NYC for the Holidays A surprising number of events are free and open to the public all year in New York. There are free musical performances, readings by authors, kids' events, art galleries and even free theater performances and movies. A little digging reveals a whole zero-cost world of excellent entertainment and culture beyond the big-ticket items like Broadway shows and pop-star performances. Some museums in New York are free all the time, including the American Numismatic Society, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Museum of American Folk Art and the National Museum of the American Indian.
Paulista Avenue Residence – Sao Paulo, Brazil Paulista Avenue Residence – Sao Paulo, Brazil When it comes to city living in Sao Paulo, Brazil, it’s hard to find better than this. The Paulista Avenue Residence is a refurbishment of a modern classic, updated by the group at Piratininga Arquitetos Associados. The new design maintains much of the modern character of the Abelardo de Souza classic, with a geometric hive-style ceiling and cool concrete columns. A tile floor and contemporary furnishings give the home a high-style treatment, fit perfectly for the father-and-son singles that live within. While the private rooms are locked away in the back, the entertainment section of the home features an open loft floor plan and wide, unrestricted views of the Sao Paulo streets.
Events at Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers W-WOW! RADIO puts YOU in the radio studio HERE AT THE SHOP Old-time mystery radio returns to Partners & Crime for the 2009-2010 season with two brand-new episodes each month. Just go through the secret entrance hidden in the bookcases and find yourself in a 1940s radio studio, where the actors, sound effects artist and organist recreate your favorite mystery radio plays. The password is FUN!