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Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds @ Nuremburg, Germany

The Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds in Nuremburg, or Documentation Center for short, is housed in the North Wing of the unfinished congress hall built by the National Socialist Party. Nuremburg being the home-base for the party, the unfinished congress hall is the largest architectural remains built by them and no other place would be more suitable to hold a permanent exhibit of “Fascination and Terror”, which showcases the rise and fall of Adolf Hilter, the progression of National Socialist movement and the crimes committed.  Special attention were given to events, things, people, architecture related to Nazi-ruled Nuremburg, with the Nuremburg trials being the closing chapter for this tormented piece of history.

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber Day Trip @ Bavaria, Germany

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a little medieval town that is almost too beautiful to be true. Known for its exhilarating Christmas Markets, it also served as an inspiration for Disney’s Pinocchio and parts of the movie Harry Porter and the Deathly Hallows were filmed there.  It’s 1.5 hours away from Nuremburg and easily reached by train.      Continue reading

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Duolun Cultural Street @ Shanghai, China

Duolun Cultural Street (多伦路名人街) is lined with rows of beautifully manicured trees that has exquisite fusion of architectural styles combining Chinese, South East Asian, European and Islamic influences all in one street.  It is quiet and does not have the busy vibe nor the crowd like the rest of Shanghai and it’s the ideal place for those that like to go off the beaten path. Statues of famous writers and activists such as Lu Xun and Mao Dun, are erected on this road not by coincidence as these were the people that resided on this street, or in the vicinity of Hongkou district where Duolun Street is situated.  Each statue has a placard that gives a brief explanation about the person.     Continue reading

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