New Years Trivia: What’s Really Happening at One Times Square


Tonight the eyes of millions will be on this spot:  the iconic One Times Square. That’s the spot at the intersection of Broadway, Seventh Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, where a sailor grabbed a passing nurse for a kiss at the end of World War II.It’s the Midtown corner where thousands of tourists and revelers gather each year on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop.The façade of the slim 25-story building is a concrete and marble canvas for some of the flashiest neo … [Read more...]

The Abbey of St. Gall and the Flying Cathedral

The Flying Cathedral

From Switzerland, some eye candy for mid-December:The Abbey of St. Gall, founded by St. Othmar on the spot where St. Gall had his hermitage, contains one of the richest medieval libraries in the world.  The interior of the cathedral is one of Europe’s most important baroque monuments, in the Rococo style with carved polished wood, stucco and an elaborately painted ceiling.  Since 1983 it’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Among the most valuable documents in the library’s collection is a … [Read more...]

Eye Candy From the Vatican!

Vatican at nightfall

Coming soon:  The Vatican Pictures 2014 Calendar!Faithful Catholics, art aficionados and the curious will be lining up to order this new photo calendar which captures the historic significance and the ineffable beauty of the Vatican.The developers are waiting for final printing quotes, and are just about to launch a Kickstarter to fund production of the calendar.   According to their new Facebook page, they are using the Kickstarter site because it allows them to print only as many ca … [Read more...]