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Extended Travel: Stirling, Scotland

Doune Castle

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands,’ Stirling has been an important part of Scottish history since Roman times due to it’s location at the base of the Scottish hills and its defensible crag and tail hill.   The city today is best remembered for its strategic importance in the Wars of Scottish Independence which involved freedom fighters William Wallace ... Read More »

News: This is England ’86

  Focusing on the lives of non-racist and nationalist northern English skinheads in 1983, the 2006 film This is England by Shane Meadows opened to wide critical acclaim, making many ‘Best of’ lists for the year. Now four years later, Meadows is revisiting the characters he made famous in a four part TV sequel entitled This Is England ’86. The ... Read More »

Spotlight On…Cinecittà Studios

HBO

  Not often does something started by a horrible dictator result in years of prosperity and art but Cinecittà Studios is that exception. Opened in April of 1937 by Mussolini in order to promote Italy and fascism with the slogan “Il cinema è l’arma più forte” (Cinema is the most powerful weapon), Cinecittà Studio is now the largest production studio ... Read More »

News: The Quileute Wolves and Twilight

Wold headress, Quileute Tribe, courtesy of National Park Service

In an attempt to clarify a multitude of misconceptions about the Quileute Tribe resulting from the Twilight films and books by author Stephanie Meyer, the Seattle Art Museum is presenting a new exhibition entitled Behind the Scenes: the Real Story of Quileute Wolves. The exhibition will run for one year and is comprised of 25 objects of Quileute art that ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Lourdes, France

Torchlight Marian Procession to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, photo by Pierre Vincent

Once a sleepy market town on the way to the Pyrenees resorts, since the miraculous vision of a young girl in 1858, Lourdes now attracts 5 million people each year, many of whom have come on a pilgrimage to the site in order to receive the ‘healing’ waters.   Bernadette Soubirous, or Saint Marie-Bernarde Soubirous, was born in 1844, the ... Read More »

News: Wilton House Receives Award

Wilton House Dining Room

The popular filming location Wilton House has won the UK’s top award for Restoration, given out each year by The Historic Houses Association and Sotheby’s. Wilton’s entry into the contest was for its beautifully restored dining room that used both traditional and modern methods of repairs, undertaken by many local craftsmen. Wilton House, situated near Salisbury in Wiltshire, stands on ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Versailles, France

Palace of Versailles, 1860

A visit to Paris is not complete without a day trip to the town of Versailles. Only 10.6 miles outside of Paris, Versailles was once a bustling medieval village, a common stopping place for those on the road into the city. In 1671, the medieval town, with its narrow alleys and winding street pattern was demolished by King Louis XIV ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

Jamiaca Independence Day Flag

  Celebrations: Jamaican Independence Day – Join Jamaicans all over the globe and show your support for Jamaica today, their Independence Day, by wearing the colors of the Jamaican flag, Green, Black and Gold. In Kingston, Jamaica’s capital, there will be an Independence Day Grand Gala at the National Stadium at which popular local star Richie Loop will be performing. ... Read More »

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