Category: History Lesson

Logical Progression

A symbolic architectural achievement and testament to equality in design & education.

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The Renowned Royal Romance

Queen Victoria's memorial to her husband, Albert, who orchestrated what is considered the first "World's Fair" in 1851 at London's Hyde Park.

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From Battlefield To Balustrade

Unique architectural styles pepper this Philadelphia neighborhood, including what was once the home of Horace Jayne.

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Punk Palace

Seattle is known as the birthplace of Grunge music, and this is the first theater in the US with a convertible audience space to make the floor turn into a punk palace.

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Hemingway’s Haunts

Mesmerized by the area’s natural beauty, it was in Sun Valley that the author felt like he could finally live the life of his many idealistic characters—hiking, hunting, and enjoying time with locals that knew the rugged landscape.

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Bows Versus Bogeys

The Old Course is enshrined in golf lore not only for being the oldest golf course in the world, but a site that also had a major impact on the modern game.

Adventure Curiously

A Case of the Nosy Neighbor

This beloved gateway to the South Korean palace, has endured several rounds of damage and restorations over its first 600 years of existence.

Architectural Wonders

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Wacky Quacky Traditions

This college is virtually unchanged since its opening in 1438, whispering centuries of stories to its visitors. The most famous tale of all? A Duck on Parade.

Quality Quirks

King of the Con Men

A story of Old Western claims, nefarious activity, railroads, and lots of deception. Bring your pickaxe.

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Cryptic Coastal Communication

The KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station still stands, saved by its historic legacy, a few highly dedicated volunteers… and a whole lotta luck.

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Par For The Course

Over the years, The Masters rules and traditions have developed alongside a tailored piece of clothing.

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A Knightly Polish Parable

A holy site in Poland that not only built on the foundation of Christianity in the country but a rock with mystical powers.

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Ireland’s Perfect Pint

An Irish cultural phenomenon, Mulligan’s pub has welcomed the likes of Judy Garland, James Joyce, and John F. Kennedy.

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Estonian Eagles & Eggs

The age-old question of the chicken or the egg comes in a slightly different form for Estonians, who would likely prefer the equation the eagle or the egg.

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Hidden Wonders

Follow along on our journey as we dive into the history of Sotheby’s and the stories behind some of their magnificent jewels and timepieces. 


Unlikely Essential Workers

After the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Women answered the call to serve their country - promptly joining the workforces at one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities in the United States.


The Last of the Steel City Funiculars

The steep-sided Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania used to be home to more than 24 inclined planes or “funiculars" - today only two remain.

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