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Hippodrome

Hippodrome

Istanbul, Turkey

The Hippodrome was at the center of Greek and Roman civic life.  Here citizens of all classes would gather to watch chariot races.  Istanbul's dates back to the start of the third century AD, when it was still called Byzantium.  When Constantine moved the capital here, one of his first acts was to expand the Hippodrome.  For the next millennium it was a crucial part of the city...

Mount Lebanon

Mount Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon

Mount Lebanon is the name of the mountain range that bisects the country.  They are one of its greatest gifts.  In the summer they provide spectacular views, hiking, and a relaxing escape from Beirut.  In the winter they provide the region’s best skiing.  Throughout much of history, they protected the coastal cities from invaders, allowing trade to thrive.  The highest pea...

King Hussein Park

King Hussein Park

Amman, Jordan

King Hussein Park, or Al Hussein National Park, covers 170 acres of West Amman.   It is a recent creation, and one of the city's few green spaces.  The park can get pretty crowded on weekends.  It doesn't compare to any of the world's great city parks, but it's still a good place to unwind and maybe take in a game of football.  The view is pretty good as well.  There...

St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Dublin, Ireland

St. Patrick's Cathedral is named for St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who brought Christianity to the island in the fifth century.  His holiday on March 17, the date of his death, is a celebration of all things Irish.  The site of the church is supposedly where a well that St. Patrick used to baptize converts was once located. The current iteration of the cathedral was const...