Welcome to the August 26, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Cities. This is a blog carnival that is organised by Sheila Scarborough of Sheila's Guide To The Good Stuff and BootsnAll Family Travel Logue fame and is hosted on a different blog every two weeks.
This post will be a wonderful opportunity to tour the world via one blog post and I encourage you to click on the links below and see the carnival of photos, stories and experiences. The focus of the carnival is on any aspect of a single city or a fair sized town. If you are a blogger and you have written a relevant post, why don’t you submit it for possible inclusion in our next carnival?
The next edition (on September 9) will be hosted on the Wandering Educators blog; click here to submit an entry for consideration. If you’d like to take a turn as host, please email Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com.
Are you all ready? Starting with Europe and Asia and then on to Australasia and the Americas, it is time to travel!
Cities in Europe
Ljubljana, Slovenia Shannon ODonnell tells a wonderful, colourful story with Street Theatre and Summer Festivals in Ljublijana posted at a little adrift: a rtw travelogue, saying, "The summer atmosphere was quite alive in Slovenia with their annual Street Theatre Festival and summer ballet in the park."
Bristol, England With a flair of colour and adventure, Heatheronhertravels presents I’ve been to the Night Glow at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta - Video posted at Heather on her travels, saying, "Every year my home town of Bristol hosts a balloon festival, and as I'd never been in 20 years here, I though it was about time for me to experience the Night Glow."
Riviera Corniches, France Mick Hart presents Driving Through The Riviera Corniches In France posted at Globe Cheap Travel, saying, "There are literally 1000’s of places worth seeing on this planet in a life time, and just as many things to experience. Since our days in this world are numbered, it’s a good idea to start traveling!!"
London, England William Wallace gives you the best of London with What Is The Best Free View In London Well Let Me Tell You! posted at London Is Cool.
Scheveningen, The Hague, The Netherlands Happy Hotelier presents Postcards from Scheveningen – A Plea to revive the Scheveningen High Back Beach Chair posted at Happy Hotelier, saying, "I really miss those high back beach chairs. Any suggestions of a modern equivalent?"
Cities in Asia
Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan Sheila Scarborough delights with A magical visit to Hayao Miyazaki’s Ghibli Museum in Japan posted at Family Travel Guide, saying, "If you like the new movie Ponyo, learn more about its creator Hayao Miyazaki at his Ghibli Museum, near Tokyo."
Minato Mirai, Yokohama, Japan Tony Alexander dazzles us with Back In Minato Mirai, Yokohama, Japan posted at The Soul of Japan, saying, "After returning to this city after a short vacation I am reminded of the little things I do like most about this city".
Cities in Australasia
Sydney, Australia Mike Bergin presents Urban Cockatoos, Sydney over at 10,000 Birds, saying, "Charlie Moores puts together a beautiful presentation of urban Sulphur-crested Cockatoos in Sydney, Australia."
Cities in the Americas
Los Angeles, California, USA Jack Norell presents August 2009 means free gigs in Los Angeles posted at Eyeflare - Travel Articles and Tips, saying, "During this August, L.A. celebrates the warm weather with loads of free concerts all over the city."
Washington, D.C., USA presents Tysons Corner – Washington DC’s Upscale Center for Shopping posted at The DC Traveler – Washington DC travel & tourism information, saying, "While Washington, DC may be known for Smithsonian museums, monuments to presidents and memorials, it also has some first-class shopping at Tysons Corner."
Seattle, Washington, USA Jessie Voigts describes culinary delights in Eating your way through Seattle - with a child in tow! posted at Wandering Educators, saying, "Best places to eat in Seattle - All kid-friendly"
New York, New York, USA NYC, If You Are discusses The Best Part About Getting Evicted posted at NYC, If You Are, saying, "My experience, searching for an apartment on Craig's List after getting evicted. Written by a NYC local."
Tucson, Arizona, USA Kevin Grieves takes us back into the history of Tucson with On this day in history: Tucson, Arizona founded, 1775 posted at The Modern Historian.
Zarcero, Costa Rica Marina K. Villatoro presents an absolute treat with Edward Scissorhands Escaped and Was Found in Zarcero, Costa Rica - Photo Friday posted at The Travel Expert(a), saying, "Fun Town in Costa Rica!"
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Jennifer presents The Insectarium – New Orleans, Louisiana posted at Two Kids and a Map, saying, "The Insectarium is the first new attraction to open up in New Orleans, Louisiana. Even if you don't love creepy crawlies, it is worth a visit!"
Québec City, Québec, Canada Corinne McDermott delights us with Ville de Québec avec un bébé (Québec City With Baby) posted at Have Baby Will Travel, saying, "As a first-time mom, I would never have believed that traveling with such a young baby would be so easy".
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Wendy presents Santa Fe's Oldest posted at Escape From New York, saying, "Santa Fe, New Mexico the USA’s oldest state capital also boasts the oldest church, house and continuously occupied building."
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA Christopher Kendalls presents Virginia Beach Set to Buy Old Circuit City Property; Expect to See Expansion of Town Center posted at Associated Content, saying, "What will happen to Town Center, aka "downtown" Virginia Beach now that the city may purchase the old Circuit City property?"
Monterrey, Mexico Silicon Valley Blogger presents Why Study Abroad? Get Educated In A Foreign Country posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "I discuss studying abroad a place such as Monterrey, Mexico, for example!"
That concludes this edition. Thank you for visiting Emm in London and I hope you stop by again if this was your first visit.
Submit your (one, non-spammy) blog post about any aspect of any SINGLE city to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.