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Earth: Dupplin Moor, Scotland, site of a great medieval battle.

This grassy sloping field located in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, is traditionally called Dupplin Moor. On this field 682 years ago today, on August 11, 1332, a battle occurred here … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: the Wacken Open Air Sky Bar, Wacken, Germany.

One week from today, I will be at Wacken Open Air, the world’s largest heavy metal festival! The excitement is building, so you can forgive me if I have Wacken … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Bob’s Big Boy Broiler, Downey, California.

This is the first of my Mad Men geography articles to go outside of New York City! Although the show takes place mostly in New York, there’s a strong Southern California … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Bergkirchweih beer festival, Erlangen, Germany.

My, I seem to have been doing a lot of these 360cities.net posts from Germany lately! And beer gardens, too. This one is in Erlangen, and this amazing photo was … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Beautiful sunset, Recife, Brazil.

There’s no history behind this post, no story, no hidden significance. I put this up here for the sheer beauty of the shot. This sunset painted the sky over Recife, … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location: “Heller’s Luxury Furs,” 246 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Mad Men geography” post. This one is a little obscure, but, I think, important to the show. This address, 246 Seventh Avenue in … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: the Catacombs of Paris.

This macabre maze of human bones exists in a series of subterranean chambers under the old medieval city gate of Paris, now Place Denfert-Rochereau, in Montparnasse, Paris. The Catacombs of Paris … Continue reading

June 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Sardi’s, 234 West 44th Street.

Admit it. You love Mad Men geography. This is Sardi’s, one of the most famous restaurants in Manhattan. Sardi’s is woven so tightly into the history and culture of the Broadway theater … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: Paper Moon Diner, Baltimore, Maryland.

This wacky eatery features not only bold food, but an extremely bold artistic look as you can see just from glancing at the above screenshot. Go to the full 360cities.net … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth Panorama: 1950s Communist-era kitchen, former East Germany.

In the American history class I’ve been teaching this term we were recently talking about the importance of the kitchen and its fittings as a symbol of Cold War-era consumerist … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments
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