During the Manhattan Project, workers were sanctioned into communities. Each had its own town square where residents at respective plants could purchase their food…because of this, Oak Ridge lacks a central downtown area, but has many clusters of interesting places instead.
Beltane is a time to show gratitude to the Universe for bringing us out of the dark cold season into a new one full of light…some of us also call it Hexennacht, a time for waking the witch.
I don’t believe there is anything in the whole earth that you can’t learn in Berlin except the German language.” – Mark Twain’s Notebook.
Superstition holds that women who pay a visit, and a few Euros, to Saint Munditia will soon find their true love.
One particularly foggy night in München required Adolf Hitler to take the train home instead of a car. It was November 1939, and an anti-Nazi activist named George Elser had planted a bomb. Hitler was giving a speech that night but it was abruptly cut short in order for him to catch the train. He left just minutes before the bomb went off.
Moscow’s historically bohemian Arbat district is where ancient rulers charged their caravans into town and tradesmen followed route to sell their wares. It was first mentioned in literary works as far back as the early 1400s.
Germany’s most popular castle ruins withstood centuries of repeated brutal attacks, yet went unscathed during both World Wars. In the heart of Germany, Heidelberg rests over the Odenwald mountains divided in two by the Neckar River. Mark Twain wrote “I have never enjoyed a view which had such a serene and satisfying charm about it…