Sextant bar, Cork city center

Last days of The Sextant bar in Cork, Ireland. This iconic neighborhood bar will close in mid-February after 40 years. The building will soon after be torn down to make way for another glass and steel high-rise building.

Duck-banana statues near the Dubai Mall

Duck-banana statues on the corner of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and Dubai Fountain Street in Dubai. And they’re not the only amusing artworks in the neighborhood. In fact, the public thoroughfares and walkways around the Dubai Mall teem with public art. A casual stroll around the Dubai Fountain allows you to view giant dandelions, […]

Carnival float

The Nice Carnival celebration is one of the largest carnival events in the world. Each year, over a million visitors descend on Nice during the festival’s 15-day run. The theme of Carnival changes each year. In 2017 it was Energy, in 2018 it was Space, and in 2019 it will be Cinema. Despite the different […]

The Villefranche-sur-mer Naval Flower Battle features up to 20 local fishing boats decked out in elaborate flower arrangements

The Villefranche-sur-mer Naval Flower Battle features up to 20 local fishing boats decked out in elaborate flower arrangements. The day begins with a short parade on land. And by short, we mean about 250 yards from start to finish. It’s so short, in fact, that by the time the last group begins walking, the first […]

Marsaxlokk parish church, southern Malta

Parish church of Our Lady of Pompeii, Marsaxlokk, southern Malta. Like most churches on the island of Malta, this local parish church has twin spires, a dome, an arched entrance, and thick stone walls. Despite its solid, imposing exterior, it’s surprisingly light and airy inside. Even more impressive than its size is the fact that […]

Sydney Harbour walk

The Sydney Harbour Walk is a great way to get up close to some of the most famous and iconic spots in Australia’s largest city. The route follows the contours of Sydney Harbour from the Opera House on Bennelong Point, around Circular Quay (pronounced “key” not “kway”), under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and past Walsh Bay […]