Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Carnival of the Cities

Welcome to the fifty-sixth Carnival of Cities! This is a carnival of locality blogging. Rather than limiting to a specific theme, it gathers posts on all the various aspects of the places where we live and travel.


Corey of 10,000 Birds describes a classic urban birding trip - taking several subway trains to look for birds in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

The Bird Ecology Study Group reports on a recent trip to Bali. One village they visited has a heron roost where about 20,000 cattle egrets gather each evening in a remarkable spectacle.

In two weeks of "absolute birding," Amila from Gallicissa found Sri Lanka's 33 endemic bird species.

For my own contribution, I offer this post on some special bird sightings near my home in central New Jersey.

Locations to visit

Dave from Around Anchorage describes Fort Richardson National Cemetery, the last stop for many soldiers from World War II and subsequent conflicts.

Escape from New York suggests a visit to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi.

The Perceptive Travel Blog reports on a group that recreates old painted advertisements on small town buildings, including these examples from Atlanta, Illinois on Route 66.

Mexican Pop Spot describes finding tissue paper flowers in Mazatlan, Mexico.

Gavin of The world according to GRP suggests a way to fund infrastructure improvements in Perth.

Things to do

The DC Traveler reports that the Magna Carta is back on permanent display in the National Archives after its sale at Sotheby's.

Uptake suggests some family activities for St. Patrick's Day in Austin.

Living Abroad

Christine of Me, My Kid and Life describes the adjustments that Americans need to make while living in France - and how out-of-place they can look.

Entry Level Living has advice for those who want to move to NYC.

Living in London chronicles a short trip to Bruges.

What I See Out My Window presents Julie's view of the Eiffel Tower.

An American in Oslo has a list of gyms in Norway.


The Costa Rica HQ has recommendations for (non-alcoholic) drinks to try if you visit there.

Bleeding Espresso recounts a trip to Messina in Sicily and describes the city.

The Traveling Mamas have recommendations for family-friendly vacations in Los Angeles.

Less Than a Shoestring has some "no-budget" tips for visiting Stockholm and Nyköping.

That brings this edition of Carnival of the Cities to a close. Thanks to all who submitted links! Next Wednesday, the carnival will appear at the Family Travel blog. You may submit posts through the carnival submission page.