The National Trust for Historic Preservation annually complies a list to identify “important examples of the nation’s architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.” The designation can help galvanize grassroots and political support for protecting sites, but isn’t always welcomed by locals. Here are looks at eight from this year’s cohort, many of which are in urban areas.
The day in photos from around the world.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes dry faucets in India, a visit to Serbia and three Baltimore Blast games.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a spacecraft’s awakening, an IMF visit to Romania and two East Coast food events.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Isabel caused havoc along the East Coast. The hurricane’s winds topped out at 165 miles per hour and clocked at 105 as the storm reached shore at the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The storm was the worst in 2003 in terms of its costly damage.
March 14 Photo Brief: All smiles from Pope Francis, North Korea does some target practicing and Pippa takes in the horses
It’s all smiles today for the new Pope, North Korea takes in some target practice, Pippa Middleton goes to the race track for the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet and more in today’s daily brief.
Colonial Williamsburg was a success when it opened to the public in 1934. But when visitors continued to arrive into the fall and the Christmas holidays, town fathers were at a loss for attractions, so they placed live candles in the windows of all the restored buildings and paid staff members to baby sit them through the evenings so the buildings would not burn.
But as time passed, officials decided that a Christmas decorating contest would give residents of the town the incentive to put on a show for visitors. Today, the contest is more competitive – and creative – each year, with bragging rights and a cash prize on the line.