Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki 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. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous ConnectionsTamaki Makaurau, the original Māori …

Cleveland, Ohio

Photo: Parker B Lewis Building Wikipedia: Cleveland is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lake shore, as …

New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Asphalt Art Activations (2021) “Rice Terraces” by Dasic Fernandez New York is the most populous city in the United States. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from the Lenape language Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/JoAWwgUHGKoELMsH8 City Parkspeoplemakeparks.org Photos Embedded Tweets WikipediaRoosevelt IslandLong Island City …

Smart Cities

Hashtags Cities are getting smarter.Hashtag: #smartcities HeadlinesFinalists Named in IDC Government Insights’ Fourth Annual Smart Cities North America AwardsCity of Las Vegas invests $1.5m in intelligent transportation technologyThe case for … making low-tech ‘dumb’ cities instead of ‘smart’ onesLas Vegas Gambles on a ‘Smart City’ Technology Makeover – CityLab2018 Readiness Challenge winners reflect on their …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla Puebla City (Ciudad de Puebla de Zaragoza) (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy, and folk art. …

Prague

Photo: Nan Palmero, Gulliver Zepplin at Submarine Cables at Dox Museum Prague Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/CGctVPUxXZfyaAM98 HeadlinesOvertourism in Prague: Ideas for post-coronavirus times? – DW ‘I’m a stranger in my own city’: Prague takes on Airbnb to dam flood of tourists – Guardian RailwayPraha hlavní nádraží …

Madrid

Photo: Santiago Lopez-Pastor, Bulevar de la Naturaleza Madrid is the capital of Spain. What would locals like visitors to know about the city? Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps Natural worldMadrid is located on the Manzanares River. Madrid has a number of city parks, including Parque del Buen Retiro located downtown and near the Prado Museum. Once outside Madrid, …

Omaha, Nebraska

Photo: Ron Reiring Omaha is located on the Missouri River, about 10 miles (15 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/xLJGgGux8UVKH4WX7 Key Linksvisitomaha.comcityofomaha.orgTripAdvisor MuseumsThe Durham Museum @TheDurhamMuseum, 801 South 10th Street , is dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of the United States’ western region. The museum is housed in …

Public Art in Las Vegas

Photo: Art Motel The following are snapshots of public art and street art in greater Las Vegas, part of our modified, off-the-beaten track approach to the Grand Circle of the Southwest. Downtown Muralsplaycation.vegastayloredphotomemories.comfindmasa.com Embedded Tweets Videos [email protected]@[email protected] DowntownEver-changing street landscape in DTLV. Downtown Murals / Street Arthttps://www.neighborhoods.com/blog/your-guide-to-the-murals-of-downtown-las-vegashttps://www.tayloredphotomemories.com/las-vegas-murals-guidehttp://www.plazahotelcasino.com/blog/dface-unveils-latest-las-vegas-downtown-arthttp://dtlv.com/2017/06/02/erogenous-zone-cultural-corridor – 705 N. Las Vegas Blvdhttps://twitter.com/ronmader/status/843174228564234240http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-las-vegas-murals-20170221-story.html Wayne Littlejohnhttp://www.littlejohnstudio.com/atomic-tumbleweedhttp://wayne-littlejohn.squarespace.comArtist …

New York City Links

New York City Flag Links related to New York City presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNYC Tourism May Not Fully Recover Until 2025, City Booster PredictsAn Interview With New York Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver, FAICP Why Manhattan’s Skyscrapers Are Emptyhttps://youtu.be/RQCArJGIKpchttps://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/lets-not-destroy-new-york-city-brutalist-masterpiecesforty-percent-of-manhattans-buildings-could-not-be-built-todayBefore and After: The New York State Pavilion Gets a Paint JobWorld’s first underground park to …