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October 25, 2019

The climbing ban for Uluru that was announced months ago finally arrives. The ban goes into effect Saturday, October 26, 2019.


A Climbing Ban at Uluru Ends a Chapter. But There's More to This Australian Story.

By Jamie Tarabay

The New York Times

October 25, 2019


August 10, 2019

Two years ago a post on this blog drew the relationship between two US landmarks in the  history of tennis - the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island and the home  of Robert Walter Johnson in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Hall of Fame resurre...

July 26, 2019

"single-family mansion that's still brimming with most of its original details"

New York's Gilded Age was once marked by fashionable department stores, towering office buildings, and enormous mansions, such as those of the Vanderbilt Family that lined Fifth Avenue on Ma...

July 20, 2019

"The Silk Road is likely to emerge as the most ambitious and expansive international cooperation program for heritage preservation ever undertaken"

For thousands of years, extensive trade networks crisscrossed the great expanse of Eurasia between ancient Chinese empires...

July 20, 2019

In 2016, a group of 10 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings across the United States were nominated to the World Heritage List, however the World Heritage Committee recommended deferment - meaning additional work was needed on the nomination (see original post below). Now, the...

July 19, 2019

“Outsiders are cursed for disturbing the red-colored Uluru monolith reaching for the sky”

Governments and agencies that oversee some historic cities have in recent years developed policies to limit the number of tourists that visit them. From Barcelona to Dubrovnik, Ven...

June 21, 2019

The Italian government rejected a plan that would have closed the Guidecca Canal to cruise ships

Venice has long been battling the twin threats of rising sea level and hoards of tourists (see various links below). Now, the mayor of Venice - Luigi Brugnaro - is claiming...

June 2, 2019

“Many of its older stores are a developer’s dream—soaring spaces with ornate exteriors in the heart of major American cities”

The Gilded Age in the United States generally referred to the post-Civil War period from the 1870s to the turn of the 20th century, when vast in...

May 25, 2019

"The most comprehensive evaluation of park access and quality in the 100 largest U.S. cities." Trust for Public Lands ParkScore Index

When the District of Columbia was first conceptualized by the new U.S. government, it was seen as a vehicle for protecting the federal i...

May 24, 2019

"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain." Mark Twain

During America’s Gilded Age, numerous people focused on the new industrial fortunes as markets for their services. Richard Morris Hunt became a go-to architect for Gilded Age mansions and Fr...

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