Category Archives: heritage tourism

Lordy Lord, Lourdes! Pilgrimage Site Suffers Record Flooding

The rainwater and snowmelt that flooded southwest France just over a week ago has finally receded.  The normally tranquil Gave de Pau river rose as much as 15 feet, spilling over its banks and pouring into medieval towns across the Pyrenees. … Continue reading

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Culture in Peril Shares Photos and Videos

I missed the Instagram memo and decided to start a Flickr Photostream instead.  I like the use of the Flickr portfolio to share images and videos more than the actual social media component of Instagram, though I’m sure each service … Continue reading

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Sagamore Hill: Teddy Roosevelt’s ‘Summer White House’

My two-day local heritage tour ended with a chilly visit to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.  Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of United States, passed seven summers here between 1902 and 1908.  A native of Manhattan, Roosevelt grew up visiting this part … Continue reading

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A Few Historic Sites on Long Island, NY

Today was a good day for a brief heritage tour of Long Island’s historic landmarks.  Here are select photographs I took while driving through Cold Spring Harbor, Huntington, Oyster Bay, and Laurel Hollow.  Located on the north coast of Suffolk County, these gorgeous seaside … Continue reading

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An Online Guide to North American Historical Markers

I always appreciate people informing me of ongoing projects in cultural heritage preservation and heritage tourism.  Sharing information about their work, whether in initial stages of planning or full-scale operation, allows me to then spread the word and further develops … Continue reading

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