Postcards tagged: Landmarks and Monuments
NEWYORK CITY — The TWA Flight Center at Idlewild Airport symbolized everything that was romantic about air travel in the 1960s. This weekend, you can relive the magic.
COPENHAGEN – Kodak moment? This sounds creepy, but walking through Assistens Kirkegård, a cemetery where Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard are buried.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – I was surprised at the weird US brands that kept cropping up — TGIFridays and Hooters seem out of place amidst all the medieval, romanesque, and gothic beauty.
EGYPT – For a a once-in-a-lifetime connection with the earliest glimmers of ego, violence, power, faith, passion, and art, take a deep breath and jump on the next flight to Cairo.
TULUM, Mexico – After a bumpy drive down a dirt road, a motorboat took us through nine different ecosystems. (Amazing!) Pristine, untouched, and beautiful nature at its best.
It’s nice to duck into a dark church and feel the cool, smooth stones, smell the incense of a century’s worth of masses, and observe a quiet space open to everyone.
MONTREAL, Canada – The city is awash in landmarks and world-renown buildings. Architect Mark Gardner makes his must-see list and has a look around.
MUSCAT, OMAN – The mosque was empty when I walked in, and I was glad to have it to myself. It's pretty massive, pretty breathtaking, and awfully pretty.
YANGON, Burma – It's a beautiful, fragile sight. Grand architecture and gilded pagodas that survived years of turmoil mingle with delicious street food and lovely markets.
BALI – Sites with the kids by day and cocktails by night. Bali is more than a romantic getaway. It's fun for the whole, extended, picky, babies-to-gramps, what-about-me family.