Discover New Zealand Northland on a self-drive tour of the Twin Coast ...
After a brief stopover at the marina for a fish 'n' chips lunch and a tour of Claphams National Clock Museum – home to some of the quirkiest clocks in the world including one that travels backwards or anticlockwise through time – I continue north to ...
July 17, 2015
Beyond the Black Forest
lake in the Black Forest, scenic Lake Titisee was carved out by a glacier. Two kms in length and a kilometre wide with a depth of 40 metres, it is ideal for sailing, swimming and boating, as well as cycling, or simply strolling along its promenade ...
April 18, 2015
Kovels: Comic hankie goes for super price
Q: I have a smoking cabinet or side table that is 25 inches high, 15 inches wide, and 12½ inches deep. It has two doors . Answer: Marks on Japanese pottery can be found in several colors, including red, green, blue, yellow, brown and black. Q: I ...
June 12, 2015
Giant cuckoo clock at PDX welcomes travelers, in a very Portland way (photos ...
advertising campaign at Portland International Airport, December 18, 2014. A 24-foot tall, handcrafted cuckoo clock, recognized as the largest free-standing cuckoo clock in North America, looms over the south atrium between the A, B and C ...
December 19, 2014
Secrets and Scandals - Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006, Chapter 15
Departments along a wide corridor overflowed with bright color. . Gertrude and I followed him into shadows beneath its black framework, where we climbed a steel stairway into bright sunshine and gazed out on a series of interconnected observation ...
June 15, 2015
'The Longest Ride' Review: Scott Eastwood's Abs Take Center Stage in Nicholas ...
Manhattan-bound after her graduation from Wake Forest University, she at first ignores Luke's invitations to dinner before eventually succumbing to his charms. On their way home from their date, they spot a car that drove off the road; Luke carries ...
April 6, 2015
On The Scene Cruising Europe's Rhine River
In comparison to the big Ocean liners which have you running into hordes of crowds wherever you turn, this Viking Longship has spacious common areas, intimate lounges and wide-open Sun decks where one can enjoy alfresco dining in open space with ...
May 7, 2015
Travel Portland , the official destination marketing organization for the city of Portland, unveiled the centerpiece of its winter advertising campaign at Portland International Airport, December 18, 2014. A 24-foot tall, handcrafted cuckoo... The giant clock was handmade in Oregon and assembled in Portland as part of Travel Portland's "Portland is Happening Now" campaign. Featuring icons from Portland's growing legend, the clock was handcrafted by Portlander Nicolas Gros, a sculptor and mechanical designer and chainsaw-sculptor J. Chester Armstrong of Sisters, Oregon. The body of the clock was carved from a single piece of Oregon Maple. The designers spent six-months to complete the piece which is nearly 10-feet wide at its base and weighs three tons.
“The Longest Ride” offers two Nicholas Sparks movies crammed into one, but wouldn’t you know it, as it’s the less-interesting one that gets the lion’s share of screen time. Fans of Sparks’ sappy trademarks — manly men wearing distressed flannel shirts and driving weathered pickup trucks, bright-eyed women with smarts and careers but lacking a manly man in a flannel shirt to make their lives complete — will come away... Manhattan-bound after her graduation from Wake Forest University, she at first ignores Luke’s invitations to dinner before eventually succumbing to his charms. Luke carries driver Ira Levinson ( Alan Alda ) to safety, while Sophia rescues a box on the passenger side that contains decades’ worth of Ira’s letters to his late wife, Ruth. To help him recover, Sophia reads the correspondence aloud to the hospitalized man, leading to the B-story, flashbacks of young Ira ( Jack Huston , “Kill Your Darlings” ) courting Ruth (Oona Chaplin, “Game of Thrones”) in 1940s North Carolina,... Director George Tillman Jr. (“Men of Honor”) and screenwriter Craig Bolotin (“Black Rain”), adapting Sparks’ novel, relegate Ira to the role of Magical Geezer, whose main importance to the story is teaching Luke and Sophia important lessons about...
It is a long flight to get us there although Delta affiliate KML offers direct flights to Amsterdam from San Francisco airport and I must say the service and food and chair-side TV screen offerings on board made for an exceptionally enjoyable 10... I read that Viking Longships topped Conde Nast Travelers 2014 Reader’s Poll for ” Best River Cruise Ships” so I was excited to venture on this brand new Viking Eir on its fourth actual voyage out. Viking cruises on the Rhine are so popular this year, one starts on the 8 day cruise every single day to keep up with the demand. In comparison to the big Ocean liners which have you running into hordes of crowds wherever you turn, this Viking Longship has spacious common areas, intimate lounges and wide-open Sun decks where one can enjoy alfresco dining in open space with... First day on board……Basel to Breisch & the Black Forest Adjacent to Germany and France, Basel is a perfect gateway hub of diversity with its 200,000 people who are separated by the Rhine River.
The Latest: Keuchel with clean 1st All-Star inning for AL
8:30 p.m. After Sandy Kofaux threw the ceremonial first pitch off a rubber placed about 45 feet from home plate to Johnny Bench wearing a red and black gloves the two items ... experimenting with a 20-second pitch clock in Double-A and Triple-A.
July 12, 2015
The Latest: Warm applause for Rose on field at All-Star Game
San Diego outfielder Justin Upton had a red and black sleeve. Many of the players that have shoe ... MLB has been experimenting with a 20-second pitch clock in Double-A and Triple-A. Manfred says the results are encouraging but bringing the clock to ...
July 12, 2015
Cheese & Chocolate, Castles & Culture! How to Find More Fun with Less Fuss in Europe
In storybook-like Breisach, amid the Black Forest, a life-size cuckoo clock dances outside a marketplace filled with these intricately carved timepieces. Also watch glassblowers sculpt delicate art and... ...indulge in world-famous, decadent Black ...
July 9, 2015
Southwest Germany tourism officials make push for South Florida travelers
Black Forest Ham and Cuckoo clock. Visitors to the Black Forest can also find unique tourist experiences such as sleeping in a wine barrel or in quaint vacation apartments called cuckoo nests. "It's a diverse state with a lot of different attractions ...
July 2, 2015
Going Cuckoo Over Nature's Oddity
That’s the common hawk-cuckoo for you. It though appears like a hawk ... The path we walked on was parallel to a natural and wide stream with tall and large forest trees bearing flowers and fruit. It was then that we heard a high pitched repetitive ...
July 1, 2015
Cuckoo for clockwork
Most of the cuckoos Lehn works on are German-made Black Forest cuckoo clocks with movements made by Regula and Hubert Herr. He avoids estimating the monetary value of any cuckoo clock because he says most people value their clocks for personal reasons.
June 25, 2015
The Doctor Is In at the Cuckoo Clock Hospital
Today you can likely find him in his own personally designed and constructed workshop, the Cuckoo Clock Hospital ... clock. These metrics and diagnostics allow him to properly adjust the cuckoo. Most of the cuckoos Lehn works on are German-made Black ...