Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science has been derided as an oppressive eyesore ever since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin built it as a gift to the city. Having survived persistent calls to tear it down — the building marked its 60th birthday on July 22.
Cinque Terre (“Five Lands” in Italian), are picturesque, pastel-colored villages strewn a few miles apart along the Mediterranean coast between Pisa and Genoa in northern Italy. Each comes with its own personality.
Trier, Germany, sits comfortably in the midst of Western Europe, minutes from Luxembourg and close to France, all European Union members. Sharing the euro, the town’s 105,000 residents share a regional sensibility with their neighbors
French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem.
When you visit the Skirball Cultural Center, nestled into a wooded hillside close off the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, for the newly opened exhibition dedicated to legendary rock promoter Bill Graham, be sure to make a right turn just past the entrance and wander down the hallway to the modest Ruby Gallery.