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Experiencing the Block Where Denver Began

Larimer Square is the Denver's first designated local historic district

Larimer Square, in the Lower Downtown neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, is the city’s first designated local historic district. The history associated with the buildings on the 1400 block as well as Larimer Street itself have played an important role in the economic and social importance of the area, and that impact continues to evolve. Today, […]

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Bringing A Christmas Story to Life in Cleveland

Transforming a Cleveland neighborhood like any other into something monumentous

The movie “A Christmas Story” was released a week before Thanksgiving 1983 to a mixed reception from audiences and critics. Over the years though, television airings and the home video release of the film turned it into a seasonal classic for audiences across the world. A cable network started a 24-hour marathon of the film […]

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Experiencing the Past, Present and Future of Scotland on Calton Hill

The connection that Calton Hill has with the past and future of the city has allowed it to influence the culture of the city in the present in a powerful way.

As the home to various icons that represent important aspects of Scottish culture, Calton Hill in Edinburgh allows visitors to connect with the country in a very real manner. The National Monument, the Nelson Monument and the Dugald Stewart Monument connect visitors to this past, while the City Observatory and stunning views of the city provide viewers with […]

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The Evolution of the Ferry Building for the 21st Century

How did a transportation hub transform into a world-class public food market?

As one of the most famous landmarks in San Francisco, the Ferry Building has played an important part in the development of the city in multiple ways. From its position on Market Street near the city’s financial, banking and transportation district, it has served as a figurative gateway for residents and visitors but also as […]

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Wrocław’s Dwarfs Combine Soviet History with Contemporary Delight

A legacy that is so much more than the sum of its tiny parts

You wouldn’t know it at a quick glance, but Wrocław is full of dwarfs. The largest city in Western Poland is home to a collection of bronze statues that are about a foot tall. These dwarfs (krasnale in Polish) hide in various places within and just outside of the Old Town. Unlike trolls that live […]

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How Lands End Attracts Visitors from Across the World

Showcasing the kind of legacy that can be built by taking advantage of the resources and history of a location

Given the location of Lands End within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California, it can be difficult to pinpoint the importance and relevance of the park. With numerous federal, state, city and private parks located throughout the city, it’s tempting to think of Lands End as just another park on this […]

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The Transformation of German Legacy via the Berlin Victory Column

A monument that embodies the transformation of Germany itself

Though it doesn’t tower over the skyline of Berlin like the Berlin Television Tower, the Berlin Victory Column, aka the Victory Column, aka Berlin Siegessäule, can still be seen from quite a distance. It is a monument that has a history directly and indirectly connected to the city of Berlin and nation of Germany. It […]

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