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Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin was the great Russian poet of the 19th century whose poems marked Golden Age of Russian poetry. Even today his verses are so well-known that many Russians easily quote them by heart.
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Iím standing in a beautiful courtyard overlooking a panoramic view of flowering gardens, a green forested hillside and far below, the sparkling blue Ionian Sea. Surrounding me stand the Muses: all nine of them. Iím next Erato, the Muse of poetry..
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Stanley Park, which is located at the western entrance to Vancouverís harbour, became the favorite haunt of an Indian princess/poet, Pauline Johnson.
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Rome has a few hidden gems to offer: unusual corners, often not widely known to Romans themselves.
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Born in Swansea, Wales in 1914, Dylan Thomas was Walesí most beloved poets. He has been acknowledged as one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century.
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About 150 years ago upon this very spot, President Abraham Lincoln had just been shot in Fordís Theater and was being carried across this road to the Peterson Boarding House.
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Tucked into a corner of a seven-acre, blimp- hangar, Steve Schrammís lifetime collection of WWII battle scenes is the newest exhibit at Tillamook Air Museum.
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ďThe most theoretical and intentional town on the whole terrestrial globe,Ē wrote Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky about St. Petersburg, Russia, where he lived for about 30 years.
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