Carnival of Cities for 14 July 2011

Carnival of Cities logoWelcome 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.)

This is the July 13 edition but published a day late, because the ol’ vacation beach condo did not quite have the web access I expected.  Oh, well, it was vacation!

The previous edition was hosted on June 29 by Sheila’s Guide and the July 27 edition will be over at Arrows Sent Forth.

If you would like to host a future Carnival edition on your blog please contact me at Sheila “at” sheilascarborough “dot” com. The August and September editions are still open. Thanks!

Off we go….

Cities in Europe

Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway Anne-Sophie Redisch presents Svalbard – polar bear country posted at Sophie’s World, saying, “Capital of the Svalbard Archipelago, at 78° north, Longyearbyen is probably the northernmost city in the world.”

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic Quiet Wanderings presents The Good Tea Place: Cesky Krumlov posted at Quiet Wanderings, saying, “Thought this article on Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic might suit your Carnival.”

Cities in the Americas

Chicago, Illinois, USA Createlive presents We’re Going On An Adventure, Charlie! posted at CREATElive.

Bigfork, Montana, USA   Beth Blair presents Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge: A Family-Friendly Montana Dude Ranch posted at The Vacation Gals, saying, “Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge provides a terrific break from the everyday life; a dude ranch with activities fit for kids of all ages, it’s a respite that families return to again and again.”

Tofino, British Columbia, Canada Bonnie Way presents Explore: Tofino, BC posted at The Koala Bear Writer.

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Nicole presents Slow Food Garden at White River State Park posted at Arrows Sent Forth, saying, “I loved this garden in the middle of a great urban park in downtown Indianapolis.”

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Matthew Hyde presents Toronto Superman Stories posted at Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, saying, “Toronto has a major but underappreciated connection to the character of Superman; here’s how I discovered how resonant that is…”

Big Sur, California, USA Byteful Travel presents Top 5 Memories of Big Sur’s Andrew Molera Park (How to Charge Seagulls & Live) posted at Byteful Travel, saying, “Big Sur, CA: There are some days when the very air you breathe seems to embrace you like a comforting hug. September 9th was *not* one of those days. It was better. On our way back north, my aunt and I spotted another captivating park within Big Sur, CA: The Andrew Molera State Park (or AMSP). As it turned out, this second stop in Big Sur had many stunning sights in store and would give me the opportunity to touch the waters of the Pacific for the first time in over four years.”

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Dominique King presents Visit the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan posted at Midwest Guest, saying, “Admirers of former First Lady Betty Ford flocked to the Gerald R. Ford museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to honor her life as the museum prepared for her final funeral ceremonies at the Fords’ grave site on the museum grounds.”

Rochester, New York, USA Traci Suppa presents World’s Largest Public Collection of Video Games, Rochester, NY posted at Go BIG or Go Home, saying, “I wouldn’t make a six hour drive for just any exhibit of electronic games. The International Center for the History of Electronic Games in Rochester, NY, boasts the world’s largest public collection of video games. We played through the e-evolution, from Pong to Wii! My son found Nirvana.”

Tunica, Mississippi, USA Lisa Konupka presents Tunica is Open for Business! posted at Down the Road in Tunica MS Blog.

Cities in the Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Keith Kellett presents Across the Creek posted at Travelrat’s Travels, saying, “Dubai; a side you don’t often hear about.”

That concludes this Carnival edition, and thank you for visiting.

Please submit your (ONE, non-spammy) blog post 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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