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- Constantine Peter Cavafy "Ithaca"
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ART / LITERARY
USA

About 150 years ago upon this very spot, President Abraham Lincoln had just been shot in Ford’s Theater and was being carried across this road to the Peterson Boarding House.
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USA

Tucked into a corner of a seven-acre, blimp- hangar, Steve Schramm’s lifetime collection of WWII battle scenes is the newest exhibit at Tillamook Air Museum.
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RUSSIA

“The most theoretical and intentional town on the whole terrestrial globe,” wrote Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky about St. Petersburg, Russia, where he lived for about 30 years.
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ENGLAND

London can be called the city of museums. As a frequent visitor to this multicultural city, my family and I make it a point to visit and revisit two of the most famous museums of London, namely the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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FRANCE

If you've been to Versailles you'll know that it redefines large. Looking out from the main palace, the gardens go past the horizon in two directions—literally as far as the eye can see. The historic site covers 2,000 acres, making it larger than Manhattan.
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RHODE ISLAND

From 1729 to 1731, the house at 311 Berkeley Avenue — a sturdy, rust-red farmhouse, two stories high — was the residence of one of the most prominent philosophers of the 18th century, the great Irish philosopher and Anglican clergyman George Berkeley.
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INDIA

If you love flowers and feel like what Luther Burbank says, you must visit Bengaluru’s bi-annual flower show at Lalbagh Botanical gardens, easily one of the city’s best known landmarks. The show that coincides with India’s Republic Day (26-Jan) and Independence Day is usually a 10 day long extravaganza related to flowers.
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CUBA

Wandering between Hemingway’s two favorite pubs and the hotel he lived in for seven years, it becomes clear that although he traveled extensively, he liked rambling within a small radius when he was in Havana. Both of his regular watering holes were within a five minute walk of his hotel.
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