Great Place Wednesday: Zaanse Schans, Holland

Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the municipality of Zaanstad in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses; the ca. 35 houses from all over the Zaanstreek were moved to the museum area in the 1970s. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994, is located in the Zaanse Schans.The Zaanse Schans[…]

Great Place Wednesday: FDR Memorial, Washington D.C.

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial is a presidential memorial dedicated to the memory of U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and to the era he represents. For the memorial’s designer, landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, the memorial site represents the capstone of a distinguished career,partly because the landscape architect had fond memories of Roosevelt, and partly because of the sheer difficulty of the task. Dedicated[…]

Great Place Wednesday: Bosphorus, Turkey

The Bosphorus also known as the Istanbul Strait, is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and theDardanelles strait to the southwest together form the Turkish Straits. The world’s narrowest strait used for international navigation, the Bosphorus connects theBlack Sea with the Sea of Marmara (which is connected by the Dardanelles to the Aegean Sea, and thereby to the Mediterranean Sea.) The[…]