Evening at the carnival in Oxford Michigan (courtesy AcrylicArtist at Flickr CC)

Evening at the carnival in Oxford, Michigan (courtesy AcrylicArtist at Flickr CC)

Welcome to the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, where we tour the world in a single post, via submissions from a variety of different blogs, all about any aspect of one, single city or fair-sized town.

We normally publish every other week, and the next edition will be hosted on Sheila’s Guide.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog, please contact me as the Carnival organizer:  Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. You do need to register on the carnival administration website (it’s easy and free) to submit to this or any blog carnival.

Here’s more info and background about the Carnival of Cities blog carnival, and now….

Off we go!

Cities in Europe

Nantes, France   Zhu presents People of Nantes, Winter Edition posted at Correr Es Mi Destino, saying, “The streets are packed in Nantes, mostly with last-minute shop­pers look­ing for the per­fect gift. Then there are the sea­sonal attrac­tions, Christ­mast mar­kets, fun fairs, out­door stalls, per­form­ers, etc. who draw a crowd as well.”

Bolton Abbey, England   Darren Cronian presents Days Out at Bolton Abbey posted at My Life in Yorkshire, saying, “Bolton Abbey located in the scenic and beautiful Yorkshire Dales is a fantastic place to visit for all of the family, with something to do for everyone. If you are looking for a place to have a picnic and scenic ramble in the dales, then Bolton Abbey needs to be on your list of places to visit.”

Bratislava, Slovakia   Maureen McAllister presents So surprised by Slovakia posted at McAllister and Co.

Florence, Italy   David Leonhardt presents Discovering Dan Brown’s Florence from his bestselling “Inferno” posted at World Vacations Travel Blog, saying, “Inferno, by Dan Brown is not only a great thriller to read, but an introduction to Florence for arm-chair travelers who want to taste the rich textures of central Italy.”

Oxford, England   Barry Williams presents December Update posted at Farmers Review – You’re never alone, saying, “So the time has come again to sit down and write the monthly (give or take) blog. And like some of my fellow bloggers my mind has gone blank. You wouldn’t think it was overly difficult to remember what you have done in the last few weeks, but it turns out that it is.”

Istanbul, Turkey   Vanessa Morgan presents Istanbul’s most famous cat posted at Traveling Cats.

London, England   Adam Groffman presents 7 Best: Where To Go Ice Skating in London posted at Eating London Tours, saying, “Short guide to the best ice rinks in London – found it useful and helpful for planning my winter trip to London”

Cities in the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Sarah Haight presents Dubai Time lapse Video and Photos | Tour of Dubai posted at The Luxe List, saying, “We love Dubai, and love this timelapse video which gives you a great idea of what to expect when visiting this mesmerising destination.”

Cities in the Americas

Napoleon, Ohio, USA   Dominique King presents Henry County Courthouse in Napoleon, Ohio posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “The vintage-1880s Henry County Courthouse is one of several Ohio county courthouses designed by architect David Gibbs, who also designed the Wyoming State Capitol building and was one of Oklahoma City’s first mayors.”

San Francisco, California, USA   I had some thoughts on my personal blog about appreciating where you’ve lived, in Travel Post Friday: the City by the Bay posted at Sheila’s Guide To The Good Stuff.

That concludes this edition, and thanks very much for visiting and supporting the Carnival.

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy, recent) blog post – once you’ve registered – to the next edition of the Carnival of Cities using our carnival submission form.  Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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