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Airports, airways, and the arena don't forget Sept. 11

We thought we would collect up all of the 9-11 anniversary remembrance tweets from airlines, airports, aviation groups, agencies, and unions, however we’re positive we ignored loads.

Let us know if we missed yours and we’ll add it to the list.

For National Book Lovers Day: our new ebook

Amelia Earhart Reading,” International Women’s Air & Space Museum,

August nine became National Book Lovers Day and we celebrated by using touring some of the locations in Seattle which can be featured in our new book, 111 Places in Seattle That You Must Not Miss, which starts offevolved delivery these days.

The e book is part of the global 111 Places collection, which offers locals and skilled vacationers courses to hidden treasures, unnoticed gem stones, and captivating curious locations in awesome cities.

For the Seattle manual, I’m pointing readers to many airport and aviation-related gadgets round town, such as the art collections at each Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and King County International Airport – Boeing Field (BFI).

Richard Elliot’s ‘Eyes at the World’ at SEA
Brad Miller’s “30,000 Feet” Photo by means of Joe Freemans Courtesy 4Culture

The Museum of Flight is represented within the ebook, with the story of the Taylor Aerocar, an early flying car that labored.

Taylor Aerocar III, one wing folded lower back for floor journey, one wing connected for flight.

And we additionally factor people to the tiny pocket park on the seashores of Lake Union wherein they’ll find a plaque marking the spot wherein the primary Boeing aircraft took off.

The plaque reads “From this website, Boeing launched it first plane, the B&W, in 1916.”

Of direction, there are plenty of other non-aviation web sites inside the ebook, which includes the Giant Shoe Museum, the arena’s greenest business constructing, a haunted staircase, the Rubber Chicken Museum, a shop wherein you can purchase personalised magic wands, the vicinity where you could lease a rowboat totally free, and lots greater.

We desire you’ll get a copy of 111 Places in Seattle That You Must Not Miss out of your preferred bookseller.

Out & About in Arundel, England

Airport Search is out and approximately in the English nation-state for some days with Gary Gatwick, the mascot for London’s Gatwick Airport.

Arundel, in West Sussex, is an smooth one-hour teach journey from Gatwick Airport. The metropolis looks like one of these storybook English cities we sometimes see on TV travel shows, citadel and all.

Arundel offers captivating B&Bs including the House Arundel, as well as charming espresso stores, vintage shops, and traditional English u . s . pubs, such as the only we visited in The Swan Hotel.

Among the primary attractions here are the Arundel Museum and the medieval Arundel Castle.

Collections on the Arundel Museum include pre-historical flint tools discovered in early settlements around the town, Roman floor tiles located on the site of a luxurious Roman villa, and the huge WWII air raid siren that once sat at the roof of the Town Hall.

It’s an amazing concept to forestall in on the museum to learn about the records of the town and get your bearings earlier than heading up to the fort.

If you’re lucky, local records expert John Barkshire might be round to take you around the museum and factor out his favourite items. His own family has been in Arundel because the early 1800s and we were venerated to have him pose for a image with Gary Gatwick while status next to an showcase approximately a rare illuminated church choir e book from Arundel.

Arundel Castle

In a country that appears to be chock complete of castles, the Arundel Castle stands proud due to the fact it is so properly-preserved and cared for. And due to the fact it is one of the longest inhabited castles inside the United Kingdom.

First constructed on the give up of the 11th century, it has been restored and rebuilt over time and is presently the house to the Duke and Duchess of Norfolk and their children.

Before you go to, you can examine all about the records of the citadel right here. When you do visit, make certain to put on sturdy footwear. That manner you’ll be able to easily make your manner thru the hallways, bedrooms, staterooms, library, impressive gardens, and up the slim stone steps to the Keep. And there you’ll be rewarded with terrific perspectives and, like Gary Gatwick, possibly have an come upon with one of the knowledgable, in-character guides.

New ebook filled with dazzling maps

If you’re a severe tourist, you probable love maps.

And if you love maps, you’ll love the maps in a new e-book from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England that celebrates the art of atlases with a glance within the museum’s series of maps, globes, and map-related ephemera.

A is for Atlas: Wonders of Maps and Mapping, is a highly illustrated birthday party of cartography from the 13th century to today.

Celestial globe, unknown maker, first half of of the seventeenth century

The book draws at the museum’s series of extra than forty,000 maps, charts, globes, and atlases, which includes a sixteenth-century map of the sector changing the face of a jester, a 19th-century inflatable globe, and a 20th-century water-resistant map that saved lives during the Second World War.

Fool’s Head World Map, by unknown artist, round 1590
 
Inflatable Globe, George Pocock, 1830

The oldest item in the e-book is a manuscript map of Mesopotamia by using Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Muhammad al-Farisi al-Istakhri, dated before 1282. Mountain levels are illustrated in a deep crimson with floral and geometric patterns, whilst the rivers Tigris and Euphrates waft across the page in an imposing blue.

Islandia, Abraham Ortelius and Anders Vedel, 1585

The maximum latest object is a soccer globe made for Mark Wallinger’s First World War centenary paintings, One World by Mark Wallinger. This 2018 football is a photographic representation of the Earth as seen from satellite imagery. This globe become commissioned to mark the centenary of the First World War, commemorating the ‘Christmas Day ceasefires’ that took place at the Western Front in 1914.

One World, Mark Wallinger, 2018

Rather than technique the gathering chronologically, A is for Atlas attracts on the gathering in twenty-six themes, which includes ‘commemoration’, ‘manuscript’, ‘sea monsters’ and ‘treasure’.

The e book also indicates the outcomes of an investigation into a 19th-century globe. An endoscope become fed via a hole in a Newton & Son terrestrial desk globe from 1842, supplying Dr Barford an unusual view – the interior of a globe. The research discovered evidence pages from diverse books of the Bible lining the inner and assisting the papier-mâché hemispheres.

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