September 20, 2023

Spend a Night in These Renovated 1920s Train Carriages to Experience Luxurious Rail Travel

Have you ever wished you could travel back in time? Well, there's a place that will immediately transport you back 100 years for the night. After completing a $19 million renovation, The Hotel Chalet at The Choo Choo presents completely restored train carriages from the 1920s and 1960s which have been redesigned as guest rooms in the style of their era. The one-of-a-kind accommodations are located in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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August 31, 2023

Where Are These Modern Architectural Wonders? Guess the City [Quiz]

Go around the world with some of the most iconic pieces of architecture from the 20th and 21st centuries in this week's quiz. We're testing you on your love of architecture and your knowledge of geography in this 15-question architecture trivia quiz. In it, you'll see a photograph of a well-known piece of modern architecture. Then, it's up to you to tell us what city the building is located in.

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August 11, 2023

Notre-Dame Spire is Being Rebuilt According to Original 19th Century Designs After Collapsing From the 2019 Fire

In April 2019, the world watched in horror as the roof of Paris's famous Notre-Dame cathedral was consumed by flames. Racing up the spire despite the best efforts of countless firefighters, the flames engulfed the iconic spire, which came crashing down onto the lead roof. Much of the roof was consumed, many of the treasures inside destroyed, and the damage extensive.

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July 13, 2023

How Haussmann Architecture Transformed All of Paris With Modern Buildings

As one of the world's most walkable cities, Paris makes wandering around an ideal way to experience life in the French capital. As you stroll along its streets, you'll encounter all kinds of eye-catching sites, like its world-famous metro entrances, one-of-a-kind storefronts, and, towering above the rest, its historic Haussmann apartment buildings. Designed by Baron Georges Eugène Haussmann as a means to modernize 19th-century Paris, these buildings have since become a symbol of the city's traditional charm.

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