The Amazing Cities Series brings to life the way London, Paris, New York and the other cities came to be what they are today. Each one of them are invaluable guides for students, tourists and, most of all, the people who call those cities their home.
On my recent visit to the UK, I was in London for a few days. My hotel was next to Euston Station and I decided to go for a walk to see the grand St Pancras Station building, which has now been converted to a hotel. As I was walking along, I noticed a sign [...]
On my visit to the UK, I went to the city of Liverpool to attend a family wedding. It gave me the opportunity to follow a magical music tour of the Beatles. Taking a tour bus, our guide Adrian gave an excellent introduction to places like Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Yes, the names of [...]
In search of amazing people I like to go to villages and villes. That is what I do in order to write stories and books for The Amazing People Club. This time I went to Figueres in Spain. That is where Salavdor Dali, the artist, worked for many years. There is now a grand Theatre [...]
William Shakespeare made his name here. So did Charles Dickens. Florence Nightingale made major contributions to hospitals and health in the city. Christopher Wren’s famous St Paul’s Cathedral still stands. The Houses of Parliament designed by Charles Barry grace the River Thames. Buckingham Palace, where the kings and queens have lived since the 18th century, overlooks [...]
How many opportunities have come your way today? How many of them have you taken? Those are questions that Dr William Penny Brookes focused on. As a result, he helped re-ignite interest in the Olympic Games. Rather than choose a major city to bring people together, he chose Much Wenlock. This is a small community [...]
The training is reaching a peak. The athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics are counting down the days. The competitions and events will test them to the limit. Some will break world records. We will see a few athletes run or swim quicker than any human in history. Heros and heroines will be created. But, all [...]