Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks, London

Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks, London
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. ONE OF THE greatest things about London is its history. Everywhere you go there’s something from the past to fascinate and astound. Walking from Tower Hill station you pass not only some of the largest remnants of the Roman wall...
June 1st, 2012 | DINING, QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, THE UK | Read More

Banksy Strikes Again!

Banksy Strikes Again!
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photo Copyright © Joanna Abram. The first weekend of June sees the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 60 years of Elizabeth II on the throne. Preparations for all sorts of events are taking place across London, the UK and no doubt other parts of the world...
May 25th, 2012 | FUNKY SIGNS, STAFF, THE UK | Read More

The Great Dismal Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom except where indicated. The Great Dismal Swamp, in the North Carolina and Virginia section of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, sounds like a depressing place. Think dark, craggy trees draped with moss, stagnant water and strange noises...
May 18th, 2012 | Boating, QUIRKY PLACES, Scenic Wonders, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Taos Is for Writers

Taos Is for Writers
By guest blogger Deonne Kahler. Feature photo Copyright © Brian Williams. Story photos Copyright © Deonne Kahler except where credited otherwise. WRITERS AND ARTISTS have been hanging out in Taos, New Mexico, seemingly forever. D.H. Lawrence, Willa Cather, R.C. Gorman, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Nichols,...
May 1st, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, QUIRKY PLACES, USA MAINLAND, WRITING | Read More

Funky Signs: No Standing on the Toilet Seat

Funky Signs: No Standing on the Toilet Seat
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. MATAMATA IS A peaceful little Kiwi town not far from the city of Hamilton. At least it was peaceful, until March 1999 when tons of heavy machinery moved in to transform the surrounding farmlands into The Shire. Yes, the Bagginses come...
October 17th, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS, NEW ZEALAND, STAFF | Read More

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio

Movies Under the Bridge, Poland, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. I WAS IN Poland, Ohio in July taking photos for a story (Summer Vacations at My Grandma’s House by Julia Munroe Martin) when I met a local who showed me the bridge over Yellow Creek. At first glance, this bridge is nothing special. Sure,...
October 10th, 2011 | QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Here’s what happened. (Beware the travel story that starts with “Here’s what happened.”) One morning, I hear a guy on NPR say that if you stand on top of Mt. Diablo, you can see more of the earth’s surface than...
September 30th, 2011 | QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More