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Bull Fighting in Arles Arena

Spanish bullfighting appeared in France in 1701. The restoration of the Arlesien arena in 1825 allowed for the organization of the “free running” or “Camargue running”. The first bullfight in the arena took place in 1830. It is a bloody pastime, with matadors taunting and agitating the animals as bullfighting assistants gouge the bulls with lances and bull hooks. Over the course...

International Day Against Nuclear Tests 2015

The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29. It was established on December 2, 2009 at the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly by the resolution 64/35. Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. The International Day Against Nuclear Tests aims to raise public awareness...

Native American Clothing Contest at Santa Fe Indian Market

The Santa Fe Indian Market® is a 93-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The Indian Market attracts 150,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. The Native American Clothing Contest is one of the most beloved and anticipated events. The contest includes categories for traditional...

Colonial Life – Upper Canada Village

Upper Canada Village is a heritage park in the village of Riverside near Morrisburg, Ontario, which depicts a 19th-century village in Upper Canada. Construction of Upper Canada Village began in 1958. The village is made up of 40 authentic buildings plucked from 10 communities that were flooded as a result of the St. Lawrence Seaway project. You can wander through Cook’s Tavern, the Blacksmith’s...

Bagpipe World Championships 2015

The World Pipe Band Championships is a pipe band competition currently held in Glasgow, Scotland every August. The event has been operating regularly since 1930. The 2015 championship season came to a close with the 69th World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. After two days of competition and four performances, sixteen adjudicators crowned Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia from Scotland Grade 1 World...

The 2015 Big Hoot Owls in Birmingham

The 89 owl sculptures have appeared in Birmingham. Each owl sculpture is 5ft 5ins tall. The Big Hoot has brought businesses, artists, schools and the local community together to create a public art trail of stunning owl sculptures on display across Birmingham from 20 July until 27 September. The best way to see amazing owls is to follow the trail around the city and see how many you can spot. In October...

High Roller – The worlds Tallest Ferris Wheel

The view of Las Vegas has changed with the world’s largest, tallest observation wheel, the High Roller at the LINQ. It is a 550-foot tall and 520-foot diameter giant Ferris wheel on the Las Vegas Strip.It was opened to the public on March 31, 2014, and is the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. It holds 40 passengers in each of 28 pods. The price of a High Roller ride is just too expensive. A basic...

Streets of Brussels

Brussels is quickly gaining a reputation as city with its small town charm, trendy bars and restaurants, fabulous food, great nightlife, fantastic shopping, numerous museums, and other attractions. No trip to Brussels is complete without sampling the world-class chocolate for which Belgium is known. In a country with more than 2,000 chocolate shops, this is an easy mission to accomplish. This city...

Summer Streets in NYC – Slide the City

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s streets. It provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. It is a combination of a walking tour, bike tour and block party. Nearly 7 miles along Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park is opened to cyclists, walkers and people watchers without interruption...

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Photos

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S is an achievement of intense passion and beauty for the senses. Based on the previous SLS, it has lost weight and gains a real trunk with room for two golf bags. The two-seater is characterized by hallmark rear-wheel-drive proportions. The V8 biturbo front mid-engine ensures optimum weight distribution, which forms the basis for superb driving dynamics (0-to-60 time...

Battle of Flowers – Legendary Fiesta in Valencia

The first July Fair was held in Valencia in Valencia in 1871 and lasted for just few days in 2015. More than a million marigolds fly through the air at the traditional Battle of the Flowers. Elaborately decorated floats pass up and down the Paseo de la Alameda in the city centre, as crowds throw flowers at their occupants. They in turn attempt to defend themselves with tennis rackets and other improvised...

Classic Cars – Cadillac Eldorado 1967

The Cadillac Eldorado is a personal luxury car that was manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 1953 to 2002 over ten generations. The 1967 Cadillac Eldorado is a milestone Cadillac by any standard. The knife-edged, ultra-contemporary shape was an attention-getter in 1967 – and it influences Cadillac design to this day. Although the chassis and underbody structure borrowed heavily from Oldsmobile’s...

Carlos Santana – Latin Rock Legend in Europe

Carlos Santana is a Mexican-American rock guitarist. He became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered rock, salsa and jazz fusion. Carlos Santana currently has 16 gigs booked in cities: Mar. 8 – Saint Petersburg, Fla., Mahaffey Theater Mar. 10 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center Mar. 11 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium Mar....

Tour de France 2015 in Pictures

The 2015 Tour de France is the 102nd edition of the Tour de France. It started in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 4 July 2015. The race then visits Belgium and then follows a route across France in an anti-clockwise direction, concluding on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, on the 26 July. General classification after stage 12: 1. Chris Froome 46:50:32′ 2. Tejay van Garderen 2:52′ 3. Nairo Quintana...

43th Rally San Marino 2015 Photos

Paolo Andreucci and Anna Andreussi, Peugeot 208 T16 R5, are the winners of the 43rd San Marino Rally, race organized by F.A.M.S. and valid as fifth round of the Italian Rally Championship and fourth of the Gravel Trophy. The driver from Tuscany obtained the final victory at the end of the two racing days, leading Simone Campedelli and Danilo Fappani, Peugeot 207 S2000 with an advantage of 26.9s. credit:...