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These U.S. Cities Have More Parking Lots Than Housing

“The twin gods of Smooth Traffic and Ample Parking have turned our downtowns into places that are easy to get to, but not worth arriving at.” The quote is from urban designer Jeff Speck. It’s hard to think of a pithier one to describe the parking pandemic blighting America’s city centers—except perhaps the title of a Bloomberg article on the same topic:...

Sat May 18, 2024 00:44
Kažnjavanje Dirke (The Punishment of Dirce) in Pula, Croatia

The story of Dirce's punishment goes something like this: Dirce was a powerful demigoddess, who married Lycus, king of Thebes. Her niece Antiope was impregnated by Zeus, and she gave birth to twin sons Zethus and Amphion. Dirce was not fond of Antiope, so despite fleeing due to her shame at her pregnancy, Dirce had Lycus force her back to Thebes. Her...

Fri May 17, 2024 23:14
Starrucca Viaduct in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania

Construction of the New York & Erie Railroad had been underway, off and on, for 14 years when it faced a compound problem in 1846. The railroad's charter from New York State required the road to be built as far as Binghamton by December 31, 1848. To get there, the track needed to traverse a deep valley a couple of miles south of the New York-Pennsylvania...

Fri May 17, 2024 22:15
Sand Dunes of St. Anne's in Saint Annes, England

These sand dunes are a spectacular site across the coast of St. Anne's in northwest England. A lush wildlife habitat, it is an important natural sea defense along the Fylde Coast and because the stretch of St. Anne's beach is so vast when the tide is out, it makes the landscape look like you're in the Sahara desert. Blackpudlians are nicknamed "Sandgrownians,"...

Fri May 17, 2024 21:46
C-Boy's Heart & Soul in Austin, Texas

The first floor of C-Boys Heart & Soul is awash in red velvet upholstery and vintage furnishings. A heart-shaped neon light glows behind the bar, and live music fills the venue seven days a week. In name and spirit, the venue is an homage to Louis Charles “C-Boy” Parks, the manager of the legendary Austin blues club the Rome Inn. In the 70s,...

Fri May 17, 2024 21:17
Whip In in Austin, Texas

If you find yourself sitting in traffic on 1-35 in South Austin, you might find your eye drawn to Whip In's vintage neon sign. For almost 40 years, this fusion eatery has been a touchstone of the city's craft beer scene. In 1986, Amrit and Chandan Topiwala bought a convenience store in the Travis Heights neighborhood. At first, the unassuming building...

Fri May 17, 2024 20:14

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