Houston

Photo: Ken Lund, Old Harris County Courthouse Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. History Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen’s Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Omar Colonial cities in Mexico were laid out in a grid fashion with a plaza at the center. The word ‘zócalo’ means ‘pedestal’ and usage dates back to a planned monument that was never completed beyond the pedestal. Nevertheless, the word was used not only to describe Mexico City’s plaza but most plazas throughout …

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is New Mexico’s most populous city and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande. Events The first week of October check out the International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the …

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Photo: Kent Kanouse, Downtown Santa Fe Established in 1610, Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the USA. Recommended Listening http://ksfr.org Elsewhere on the Web meowwolf.com/santa-fe/ quetengabuenamano.com folkartmarket.org swaia.org Current time in Santa FeSanta Fe Santa Fe SF Best of Santa Fe – SFR Visit Santa Fe Santa Fe Folk Art Gallery Santa Fe …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla Puebla City (Ciudad de Puebla) (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy, and folk art. History Founded …

El Paso, Texas

Photo: Jasperado, Chamizal El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, located in the far western corner of Texas. History El Paso was incorporated as a city in 1873. The city’s real growth started with the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1881. Planeta.com El Paso Links Texas Texas …

Downtown Las Vegas

Photo: Eternity Downtown Las Vegas (commonly abbreviated as DTLV) is the central original gambling district and historic center of Las Vegas. Downtown is the heart of the city and one in the midst of a grand renewal. Hashtag: #DTLV Quotes “I’ve been working to walk the walk and be down here. You can’t create density …

Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Indigenous Connections Tamaki Makaurau, the original Māori name for …

Denver, Colorado

Photo: USFWS Mountain Prairie, Bison Herd Denver is the capital and most populous municipality of Colorado. The city is located is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Google Map Reference If it is 4pm in Denver, what …

San Francisco

Photo: Nan Palmero, Sunset Questions What would locals like visitors to know about San Francisco? Quotes San Francisco has only one drawback — ’tis hard to leave. – Rudyard Kipling Time Current local time in San Francisco Headlines https://www.thenation.com/article/san-francisco-school-mural http://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Best-parks-for-Bay-Area-camping-in-a-great-11021457.php http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/what-san-francisco-says-about-america.html https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/07/12/why-are-there-ships-buried-under-san-francisco They Don’t Make San Francisco’s Playgrounds Like They Used To What to eat …