“China through the Lens of John Thomson 1869-1872” offers about 50 photographs from the dawn of the art form’s invention, taken by a pioneer of photojournalism. It’s a look back at China before industrialization, before communism, before tourism.
The weather in Hilo, the driest in a decade, according to news reports, was sunny all day, every day. A good sign. But more important was ensuring that our long-planned family trip would be a sizzler, engaging and entertaining little minds.
Happiness is a warm puppy to good ol’ Charlie Brown, but for “Peanuts” fans in Japan, happiness might be the world’s first Snoopy museum, which will host revolving exhibits over the next two and a half years.
Let’s take a trip to Gut City. Name not appealing? Well, that’s the literal translation of Darmstadt, but that’s probably not the origin of this central German city’s name. It possibly was named after a medieval nobleman named Darmunde.
“Don’t come here hungry.” Thus said the man walking in front of me as he showed a friend around the Kleinmarkthalle in Frankfurt, Germany.
Indeed, the sights and smells in this gourmet temple can be overwhelming, even if you are not hungry.