Go Play With Your Toys
They are everywhere you look. Peering down from shelves. Climbing pipes and stanchions. Suspended from ceilings and the tops of display cases. Action figures….in action. “Sometimes he will come in late at night, once we’re closed, to move them around and rearrange things. I never know what I’ll find in the morning!” said the friendly, knowledgeable woman at the front desk. You’ll find the Toy & Action Figure Museum on one of the charming brick-lined downtown streets in tiny Pauls Valley, Oklahoma (on Interstate 35 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.) Similar to the National Museum
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Dublin Food: Leo Burdock
In just about every community in Ireland, from neighborhoods in the heart of Dublin to the small villages in the west, you will find someone cooking up fish and chips. One of he best places to enjoy fish and chips in Dublin is Leo Burdock. The fish will most likely be cod, though there are other kinds of fish to had as well, depending on the day’s catch. Ever since Bella and Patrick Burdock started their shop in 1913, the business has relied on the very freshest catch from Dublin’s fishing fleet, so you might see plaice, haddock, pollack or
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Palatul Adevarul: From Bustling Newspaper Headquarters to Urban Ruin
Are you an aficionado of urban ruins? I am. There’s something about abandoned buildings that simply fascinates me. The bigger, the better. This week, I had a chance to explore Palatul Adevarul, or Palace of Truth, in Bucharest, Romania. The Palace of Truth, or Truth Palace, was originally built in 1898 as the headquarters of Romania’s largest newspaper – Truth. In 1940 during World War II, Germans took over the building to publish their “Bucharest Daily Sheet.” Then in 1951, the communist party came in and printed the “Star.” Finally, in 1989 with the fall of Communism, many of the buildings in
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A Walk Around Downtown Pittsburgh
If your mental image of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of a grungy industrial morass with maybe a little old school smog and a couple of polluted rivers thrown in for good measure, let today’s city surprise you…. This is a green, clean, walkable place with spectacular architecture, excellent transportation options, and plenty of places to find great food. You can walk around downtown Pittsburgh and see all of the places below in one day – if you hustle in comfy walking shoes – although you can always save your feet and some time by jumping onto the light rail or
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Exploring History Beneath Atlanta’s Airport
In Atlanta, there are underground trains to move you among the seven terminals and the other areas of the airport. Makes sense: the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport encompasses quite a bit of ground. It also serves more than one million passengers a year. Perhaps, though, you’d like to stretch your legs after a long flight. Maybe, with the ebb and flow of all those passengers, you’ve hit a time when the trains just look too full of people for your liking. Could be you have a long layover and feel like taking a wander. The designers of the Atlanta airport’s transport
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