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Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

New York, United States

Today the Manhattan skyline consists mostly of luxury apartments and condominiums.  It’s nigh impossible to find cheap housing, especially if it is not subsidized by the city; but 150 years ago Manhattan was home to some of the world’s worst slums.  Poor workers and immigrants were packed like sardines into unsanitary mid-rise buildings, which became known as tenements. In 1865, as many as 50...

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

London, United Kingdom

The fifth and current iteration of St. Paul’s Cathedral was consecrated in 1708, but the diocese of St. Paul’s has been in existence since 604AD.  After the Great Fire of 1666, the decision was made to rebuild the cathedral from scratch rather than trying to restore the severely damaged Gothic version.  The new design, by architect Sir Christopher Wren, was a Greek cross in the Baroque R...

Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt Zoo

Frankfurt, Germany

The biggest attraction for families with children and toddlers is the Frankfurt Zoo. Located in the Ostend, it attracts quite a crowd on Sundays and public holidays. With 4,500 animals of over 400 species, the Zoo promises lots to see on its extensive and well-maintained 11-hectare grounds. Admission fees: adults 8 Euros and children 4 Euros. Opening times: 10 am- 7pm in summer.       ...

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago, United States

The Lincoln Park Zoo was founded in 1868 and is one of the oldest zoos in America.  Its beginnings were humble enough, with a donation of swans from New York's Central Park.  The animal collection has expanded slowly over time.  The Lion House was built in 1912 and the Monkey House in 1927.  Today the zoo is home to around 1,250 animals. The Kovler Lion House is a bit of a...