Buildings

Walled Cities of the Caribbean

In many people’s imaginations, walled cities are associated with mediaeval Europe, but such cities exist all over the world. In this post we look at walled cities from around the Caribbean.

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Thursday, 12th March 2015

The Kingdom of Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan has long held an air of mystery for many in the West. Isolated between India and China, and with restrictions on tourism and other foreign influences, this tiny nation (often considered to be the setting for…

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Thursday, 15th January 2015

On this day: annual celebration of grid-based word puzzles (9,3)

That’s right – today is Crossword Day! Whether you prefer cryptic, quick, diagramless, or the countless other variations, it’s a day to celebrate crosswords in all their forms. You’ll need a really big pen (oh, and a knowledge of the…

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Sunday, 21st December 2014

On this day: Band Aid Recorded ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’

What is this non-descript building in north-west London, you ask? It just happens to be the studio where one of the biggest selling singles in UK history was recorded. On this date in 1984, a star-studded list of pop and…

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Tuesday, 25th November 2014

The Pearl-Qatar artificial island complex

The Pearl-Qatar is a luxurious residential and resort development being constructed on a network of artificial islands in the waters north of the Qatari capital Doha. The development’s name comes from the pearl-diving industry which used to be based on…

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Thursday, 13th November 2014

On this day: Dresden Frauenkirche was Reconsecrated

On October 30, 2005, Dresden Frauenkirche was reconsecrated. Destroyed during WWII, the ruins were left as a memorial by then East German leaders, though it was rebuilt after reunification. For a more detailed history see our post from a few…

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Thursday, 30th October 2014
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On this day: Victoria Terminus Opened

On June 20, 1887, Victoria Terminus opened in Mumbai. Now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, it is the busiest train…

On this day: Pinball was Banned in Atlanta

June 19, 1939 was a dark, dark day in the city of Atlanta. The city council voted to outlaw ……

On this day: Paul McCartney Was Born

On June 18, 1942, Paul McCartney was born. His childhood home was 20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool. Fifteen years later…

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