Archive for the 'Museum' Category

Canada: Toronto, Ontario: Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Hockey Hall of Fame is dedicated to all things hockey including the history of ice hockey, and exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including, of course the Stanley Cup.

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Canada: Toronto, Ontario – Ceiling Domes in Casa Loma

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The home of Sir Henry Pellatt was one of the first in America to have recessed lighting installed in the domes of some rooms creating glowing ceilings.


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Canada: Toronto, Ontario – Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Who would guess a shoe museum could be such fun, so informative and so creative? The history, the designers, the famous shoes and the oddities will please just about anyone who comes here.

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Canada: Toronto, Ontario- Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Women who love shoes will love this museum. It traces the history of shoes from thousands of years ago to today.

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Italy, Rome: Vatican Entrance, Rome

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Entrance to the Vatican Museums. Michelangelo’s ceilings in the Sistine Chapel is right near here.

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FL, Daytona Beach: Vettes at the Lighthouse XII

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Completed in 1887, the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is a fascinating piece of Florida history. It towers over others as the tallest lighthouse in Florida, offering spectacular, 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

If you are feeling adventurous you can climb the 203 steps to the top and be rewarded with some truly breathtaking scenery and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.
There’s an on-site museum featuring a fascinating rare Fresnel Lens exhibit, artifacts on lighthouse life and shipwrecks.

On May 11th, from 10am – 2pm, over one hundred Corvettes of all ages will be on display at Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. Vettes at the Lighthouse XII, hosted by the Ponce Inlet Corvette Club,  the car show will feature music, door prizes, food, silent auction and trophies. This is a must-see for every car enthusiast. All proceeds are donated to local charities.

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Italy, Venice: Doge’s Palace, Venice

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

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The Doge’s Palace, Palazzo Ducale, was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic. The Venetian Gothic construction started around 1340 and was modified many times over the centuries due to fires and governmental needs.

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Austria, Innsbruck: Fancy Crystal Chapeaux

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

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Photo ops at the end of the tour at Swarovski Crystal Worlds near Innsbruck, Austria.

 

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Great Britain, London: Ravens Guarding the Tower of London

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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When you visit the Tower of London, you learn the superstition about why there always are ravens guarding it. Look for the raven master near the line to go in to the Crown Jewels. He’s happy to chat with you.

 

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France, Paris: Crowning of Napoleon

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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In the Louvre, one of the largest paintings at 33 ft. x 22 ft. was unsurprisingly commissioned by Napoleon himself of his 1804 coronation. His official court painter Jacques-Louis David, created a Facebook of French politicians, Napoleon’s family and, of course a selfie of the painter himself.

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