Philadelphia Links

Philadelphia flag What would locals like others know about Philadelphia? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesPhiladelphia is a leader in turning old factories and offices into apartments – InquirerNo City Needs A Championship As Badly As Philadelphia | FiveThirtyEightPhotos: 10 images of Philly that will make you think differently about the cityA …

San Francisco

Photo: Guillermo Durán, Park (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on San Francisco, California Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/n8mM4GeoGcEneFo9A QuotesSan Francisco has only one drawback — ’tis hard to leave.– Rudyard Kipling TimeCurrent local time in San Francisco HeadlinesI tried dream tea, lotus flowers and cannabis substitutes from San Francisco’s ‘smart shop’ for obscure psychedelics – SF Gatehttps://www.thenation.com/article/san-francisco-school-muralhttp://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Best-parks-for-Bay-Area-camping-in-a-great-11021457.phphttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/what-san-francisco-says-about-america.htmlhttps://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/07/12/why-are-there-ships-buried-under-san-franciscoThey Don’t Make …

Kiruna, Sweden

Photo: Arild, Aerial view (Some rights reserved) Kiruna (Northern Sámi: Giron, Finnish: Kiiruna) is the northernmost town in Sweden, situated in the province of Lapland. Google Maps NewsKuriren.nu Tourismkirunalapland.se – Facebook Elsewhere on the WebWhy Sweden is relocating an entire town – BBCMarknadsdags: “Här i Jukkasjärvi siktar vi högt” (Market Day: “Here in Jukkasjarvi We …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, ‘Superorganism’ (2021) by Esem Projects (Some rights reserved) Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 3 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kBCYs5yvbmxZQc8ZA Stray Observations Brisbane has more species of plants, …

Auckland = Tāmaki Makaurau

Photo: Denisbin, View from Maungawhau / Mount Eden (Some rights reserved) Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Joining …

Tlalpan, Mexico City

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Bosque (Some rights reserved) Mexico City – Spotlight on the delegation, aka neighborhood of Tlapan Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/kVvrY5Qxf6tJJm2x6 Wikipedia: Tlalpan is one of the 16 administrative boroughs (called “delegaciones” in Spanish) of the Federal District of Mexico City. It is the largest borough, with over eighty percent under conservation as forest …

Quito, Ecuador

Photo: Robert Lee, Centro Histórico (Some rights reserved) Ecuador – Quito is one of the few cities to experience four seasons nearly every day of the year. Also, its high altitude and sunny disposition make it a spirited place to live and visit. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/3fKsvnwkELxC5Wwc6 According to the historian Juan Paz y Miño, Quito comes …

Québec City

Photo: a.canvas.of.light (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Québec, capital of the province of Québec. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/FyzKHCsRYVGQHNY86 Elsewhere on the Webville.quebec.qc.ca – @villequebec WikipediaQuebec City Features Planeta

Happy Birthday, Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Old Fort (Some rights reserved) Happy #117 in 2022. Las Vegas celebrates its birthday on May 15. Hashtag: #HappyBirthdayVegas As a city Las Vegas was founded on May 15, 1905 when 110 acres near Stewart/Garces/Main/Fifth (Las Vegas Boulevard) were auctioned. For history buffs, Clark County Museum is a must. We are also …

Las Vegas History

Photo: Ron Mader, Barber Shop Pole (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Las Vegas History Videos The Forties The Thirties Funded by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial, “The City of Las Vegas: The Thirties” focuses on life in Las Vegas in the 1930’s. The episode will feature how the Hoover Dam, gambling, weddings, divorces …