2019-10-07T07:00:00Z Istanbul, founded under the name of Byzantion on the Sarayburnu promontory around 660 BC, the city grew in size and influence, becoming one of the most important cities in history.
After its reestablishment as Constantinople in 330 AD, it served as an imperial capital for almost 16 centuries, during the Roman/Byzantine (330-120...[Read More]
2019-10-17T07:00:00Z St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565, by Spanish admiral Pedro Men?ndez de Avil?s, Florida's first governor.
He named the settlement "San Agust?n", as his ships bearing settlers, troops, and supplies from Spain had first sighted land in Florida eleven days earlier on August 28, the feast day of St. Augustine.
2019-10-01T07:00:00Z Athens is a global city and one of the biggest economic centers in southeastern Europe. It has a large financial sector and its port of Piraeus is both the largest passenger port in Europe and the second largest in the world, while at the same time being the sixth busiest passenger port in Europe.
Classical Athens was a powerful city-state that em...[Read More]
2019-08-27T07:00:00Z Vienna is the federal capital, largest city and one of nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primate city, with a population of about 1.9 million and its cultural, economic, and political center. Until the beginning of the 20th Century, it was the largest German-speaking city in the world and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Wo...[Read More]
2019-10-13T07:00:00Z Savannah has consistently been named one of "America's Favorite Cities" by Travel + Leisure. In 2012, the magazine rated Savannah highest in "Quality of Life and Visitor Experience."
Savannah was also ranked first for "Public Parks and Outdoor Access," visiting in the all and as "a romantic escape."
2019-10-12T07:00:00Z Washington is a planned city. In 1791, President Washington commissioned Pierre Charles L'Enfant, a French-born architect and city planner, to design the new capital.
He enlisted Scottish surveyor Alexander Ralston to help lay out the city plan. The L'Enfant Plan featured broad streets and avenues radiating out from rectangles, providing room for open sp...[Read More]
2019-10-12T07:00:00Z Frisco has many uncomplimentary things said about her, including a rampant liberalism, as well asLGBT awareness and acceptance
ever. it is a popular tourist destination, The city is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former ...[Read More]
2019-09-21T07:00:00Z Rome's history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines.
Eventually, the city successively became the c...[Read More]
2011-06-28T07:00:00Z "[A] witty and beguiling meditation on weeds and their wily ways....You will never look at a weed, or flourish a garden fork, in the same way again." --Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder
"In this fascinating, richly detailed book, Richard Mabey gives weeds their full due." --Carl Zimmer, author of Evolution
2019-11-03T07:00:00Z London is considered to be one of the world's most important global cities and has been termed the world's most powerful, most desirable, most influential, most visited, most expensive, innovative, sustainable, most investment friendly, most popular for work, and the most vegetarian-friendly city in the world.
London exerts a considerable impact upon the...[Read More]
2019-07-05T07:00:00Z The Vanderbilt family is an American family of Dutch origin who gained prominence during the Gilded Age. Their success began with the shipping and railroad empires of Cornelius Vanderbilt and the family expanded into various other areas of industry and philanthropy.
Cornelius Vanderbilt's descendants went on to build grand mansions on Fifth Avenue in New...[Read More]